During the summer, SYA participates with dozens of other youth organizations in the Fairfax Stars Summer League (fairfaxstars.org), a Fairfax based league that promotes competition, athletics, and good sportsmanship. The Stars Summer Basketball League serves Boys and Girls Travel teams in Fairfax county. All games are held weeknights in Fairfax County School gyms.
SYA typically fields teams for Boys and Girls 5th grade to 8th grade. One of the many positive side effects of the SYA Travel program is its proven ability to prepare players to participate in high school level basketball.
The SYA Travel Program is intended for the advanced player — it is a competitive program. Tryouts are held where coaches select a limited number of players. Not all players are selected.