SYA Football (TACKLE) Parent Information

Table of Contents

  1. FYCFL Weight Chart
  2. Registration Questions
  3. Equipment Issue Times & Information
  4. Key Dates 
  5. Practice Fields
  6. Refund Policy
  7. Player ID Card

FCYFL Weight Chart

Birthday Age Cutoff Dates: Ages 7-11 and 14 – Age on October 1; Ages 15-16 – 15 year olds that turn 16 on or before December 31st must play 155lbs. No player that turns 17 on or before December 31st is eligible to play.

Age on October 1 (See exceptions for 15 and 16 year olds)
Weight Class 7 8 9 10 11 12* 13* 14 15** 16***
AB* Unlimited 90 55              
80LB   UNL/100 90 85 80          
90LB     UNL/110 100 95 90        
100LB       UNL/120 110 105 100      
115LB         UNL/ 135* 125 120 115    
130LB           UNL/ 150* 140 135 130  
155LB             UNL/ 175* UNL/ 165* 160 155

* Unlimited players are not eligible to play in a position that normally handles the ball unless they are at or below the listed maximum ball carrier weight (the weight limit listed next to “Unlimited/” on the chart above). Anklebiters may not weigh more than 70lbs to run the ball. Positions excluded for unlimited players exceeding the maximum ballcarrier limit include all offensive backfield positions, all eligible receivers and tight end positions, and any position not on the first line of a special teams formation. Exceptions include the offensive positions of center, punter, and placekicker.

** 15 year olds that turn 16 on or before December 31st must play 155lbs. *** 16 year olds that turn 17 on or before December 31st are not eligible to play.

Only youth between the ages of 7 and 16 years of age and who weigh at least 40 pounds may participate in the FCYFL. All youth shall play in the Age/Weight Division that they are eligible for. There will be no waivers.

Commissioners are responsible for checking birth dates and weights at club registration and the official FCYFL Weigh-In. For example, a 10 year old will play in the 90# group if he weighs from 86 to 100 pounds. He may not play in the 100# group unless he weighs between 101 pounds to 120 pounds.

For purpose of eligibility in the various Age/Weight Divisions, a players age on October 1 of the current year will determine his football age. Example: A youth who becomes 10 years old on or before October 1 will play as a 10 year old. A youth who becomes 10 at any time after October 1st of the current year will play as a 9-year-old.


Registration Questions
SYA Football

  1. All registrations will be done online. Registration is open to all kids living in Fairfax County ages 7-16. You must be 7 years old as of October 1st & no older than 16 as of October 1st.
  2. You may register online beginning May 1st. The system accepts Visa or MasterCard & Online Checks (your registration is not FINAL until your check payment is received).  You may pay your registration fees, Skills Camp fees, Team Sponsor options and make donations during the online registration process.  You may register multiple players online as well and receive a multiple player discount.
  3. The registration cost is $218.00 per child, which includes the Fairfax County user fee of $8.00 per child included in each registration fee.
  4. Multi-player families (immediate family only) will be given a discount on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th kids registered in the program. The following discounts will be applicable:
    1. 1st player in family  – $ 218.00 Total: 1 kid – $218.00 Total
    2. 2nd player in family – $ 193.00 Total: 2 kids – $411.00 Total
    3. 3rd player in family –  $ 193.00 Total: 3 kids – $604.00 Total
  5. Scholarships & discounts based on need are available. Please talk to the Football Commissioner or his representative at to discuss options that may be available to you.
  6. Any registrations submitted after August 1st will not be subject to the Multi-player family discount.
  7. Any donations to the program are greatly appreciated.



Equipment Issue Times & Information

1) Equipment Issue will be held in early August at Centreville H.S. in the cafeteria located inside the front entrance.

2) Bring your child, no equipment will be issued without the player present.  Non returned equipment status will preclude player from receiving new SYA Football Equipment!

3) Bring your child at the appropriate time, the times for each weight class are listed below. If you have multiple players in the program bring them both at your earliest scheduled time.

4) No parents will be allowed in the equipment issue areas, please be aware your football player will take approx. 30 minutes to fit properly.

5) Please note the condition you receive your equipment in, we expect it back in the same clean condition.

6) Game jerseys are not issued on this day. They are issued at a later date.

7) We will sell mouthpieces, SYA magnets, sweatshirts, etc.:  Cash & checks accepted – Checks to be made out to ‘SYA Football’

Equipment Issue Times (Saturday, August 4th at Centreville High School):

8:00 AM – 155 lb & 130 lb Players

8:45 AM – 115 lb Players

9:30 AM – 100 lb Players

10:15 AM – 90 lb Players

11:00 AM – 80 lb Players

11:45 to 1:00 pm Doors Closed for Lunch

1:00 PM – AB Players

1:45 PM – Close & Pack up

Make every effort to attend this distribution.  Any make-ups will be addressed after primary distribution.


Key Dates


  early Monday Coach & Player Registration online
 July 30 – Aug 2 Mon-Thurs Skills Camp Centreville H.S.
  4 Saturday Equipment Issue Centreville H.S.
  6 Monday Practices begin All host fields
 11 Saturday First Weigh-in (free) Falls Church H.S.
 18 Saturday Second Weigh-in ($20 – cash only) Falls Church H.S.
 25 Saturday Third Weigh-in ($20 – cash only) Falls Church H.S.
  1 Saturday Sully Bowl CYA Fields
  8 Saturday Glory Days Grill Bowl Centreville H.S.
 TBD TBD Final Weigh-in ($60 – cash only) TBD
 15 Saturday Season Begins  



Practice Fields

The following are the practice fields for the entire month of August.  Practice is Mon-Fri, 6-8pm.

Weight Class Location
Anklebiter Braddock Park
80 lb Centreville HS, Stadium field
90 lb Centreville HS, Practice field
100 lb Centreville HS, Practice field
115 lb Centreville HS, Practice field
130 lb Braddock Park
155 lb Braddock Park


Refund Policy

It is the policy of SYA Football to only issue registration refunds if your child has a season ending injury in the first two weeks of SYA’s scheduled practices.

  1. If you are requesting a refund under the preceding condition it must be sent to SYA Football, P.O. Box 471, Centreville, VA 20122-0471, postmarked no later than August 13th or received via E-Mail addressed to no later than August 13th.
  2. The refund will have a $20 Administrative Fee deducted off the base $218.00 Registration Fee. Late Fees and Fairfax Community user fees are not refunded.


Player ID Card

Everyone participating in the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL) must have a valid VA DMV ID card in hand for weigh-in.  No other form of ID is acceptable to FCYFL.  This means FCYFL will not accept birth certificates, military IDs, passports or any form of ID other than a VA DMV ID.

For our returning players this is a gentle reminder to check the expiration date on your current ID.  Older versions of the ID expire after 5 years.  For our new players, here is a link to the Virginia DMV website that explains how to obtain a Child ID Card from DMV.

Due to security issues, the DMV will not issue an ID at the time of application.  These IDs are mailed to your home and the process can take up to 2 weeks.



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Contact SYA
Office Location:
5950 Centreville Crest Lane
Centreville, VA 20121
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 471
Centreville, VA 20122
Phone: (703) 815-3362
Fax: (703) 815-2180