About SYA Soccer

SYA Soccer is a registered 501(c) (3) organization based in Centreville/Clifton, Virginia in Fairfax County, less than 30 minutes from our Nation's capital. All SYA Soccer programs maintain fiscal discipline and are supported by the SYA Board of Directors, a highly experienced management and coaching staff and hundreds of volunteers.


SYA Soccer will be a leader in player development and in establishing a lifelong appreciation for soccer among our members. We will be a model soccer club for all developmental levels from the recreational to the elite player.


SYA Soccer develops youth through the sport of soccer by providing quality coaching, a high caliber environment and a commitment to best practices. We impart life lessons through soccer.



SYA Soccer Program Information

Programs Descriptions

U4- U5 Pee Wee (Cubbies)–  Our Cubbies program is a great way to let your youngster try soccer in an environment that is both age appropriate and creative. Your player will work with professional trainers who focus on fun soccer activities, and our coaches integrate the soccer basics of foot skills, dribbling, passing and shooting. Small sided games  will be played at every session.  Cubbies is coed and meet every Saturday at Bull Run Elementary School.   Your assigned crew will play at the same time every week. A Cubbies shirt is included in the registration fee.  You provide a size 3 ball & shin guards for safety. Cleats are recommended but not mandatory.  8 Week session  $185 + $5.50 Fairfax County fees.

U6- U14 Recreational Program–  Our SYA Rec program cannot be beat.  No experience necessary to play, no try out process. Our volunteer age group coordinators do their  best to honor “special requests”, such as schedule conflicts, location, practice day/ time etc. SYA prides itself on dedication to the community we serve…Our Players. We also strive to make our teams balanced.   Our program includes at least one practice and one game per week. Our volunteer coaches are licensed within one year, we background check our volunteers.  In addition to these items SYA offers a once a week Rec STIC Clinic (U6-U14), Goal Keeper Training (U8- U14), & End of Season Tournament (U10-U14).   Please note that U6 is no longer coed.  We will have separate boys & girls teams.  8 Weeks sessions  U7/8 $185, U9-U14 $205+$5.50 Fairfax County Fees

U6-U14 STIC-Skills, Technical, Insight & Creativity Program No tryouts required. This program is optional and available to all registered rec players.  Our SYA STIC program places a heavy emphasis on improving technical skills, ball control and striking the ball. 1 vs 1 attack and defending the play will also be covered.  Principles of play, such as support play in attack will be coached at the basic level for U6-U9 and at the intermediate level for U10-U14.  All SYA coaching staff will be professional, highly trained and make the environment enjoyable for the players.  6 Weeks- NO Additional Cost

U8-U14 GK- Goal Keeper Training- No tryouts required.  This program is optional and available to all registered rec players.  SYA Rec Goalkeeper (GK) Training is designed to prepare GK’s to play at a higher level of play in the future.  The training program to improve each GK will include; shot stopping, handling the ball, key components of angle play, distribution, relevant communication/ leadership skills and kicking from hand and feet. Diving and other relevant GK skills will all be age appropriate. All SYA coaching staff will be professional, highly trained and make the environment enjoyable for the players. 6 Weeks-NO Additional Cost

U10-U14 EOS-End of Season Tournament No tryouts required.  This program is included in your registration fee. Only SYA recreation league teams may participate in the SYA end-of-season tournament. This is a single elimination tournament and gives ALL our players an opportunity to experience the fun of playing soccer in a tournament. NO Additional Cost

U16/U19 SFL-Suburban Friendship League- (Aug 1,1996- July 31, 2001) It is never too late to try a soccer.  The Suburban Friendship League (SFL) has been operating since the Fall 1990 season providing scheduling services for recreational soccer teams. The league’s charter and decisions are based on whether the result is for the good of the players. SFL has twice weekly training sessions and Saturday games (some local travel for away games is required)  There is an end of season SFL sponsored tournament weekend for all teams.  Coaches are volunteers.  SYA requires all coaches to be licensed with the first year of coaching. 8 Weeks $205 + $5.50 Fairfax County Fees.

Additional Opportunities- Each Recreational age group offers unique opportunities for additional training.

U8-U19 All Stars– Our SYA All Stars participate in one local tournament a season. You must be invited and selected to participate. There will be 1-3 kids per rec team selected.  All Stars include several practices with your All Star team with SYA approved coaches. Estimated Cost U8 $50- U9-U19 $40- plus the cost of a jersey if needed $20-

U6-U7 ETP- Emerging Talent Program –   In addition to our House Program listed above.  Your player will have the opportunity to be nominated and invited into our Emerging Talent Program (ETP).  ETP is focused on talented and enthusiastic Recreation players and its mission is to focus on individual player development.. The SYA ETP serves as a direct bridge from the Recreation program to the U8 Academy. In the ETP program, the players in each age group train together at a centralized location in player pools rather than on individual teams. To be eligible to participate in the ETP Program the player must be currently registered in the SYA Recreation Program and must be invited by the Director of the ETP and U8 Academy -  Craig Scott craig@syasoccer.org.

U8 Pre-Travel Academy (Aug.1, 2007- July 31, 2008) U8 Academy follows a comprehensive training plan developed and implemented by highly qualified professional staff.  Focus and priority of the program will be on individual player development rather than team success, and will be specifically focused to increase the player’s technical and tactical skills. Academy players will take part in twice weekly training sessions, crossover U8 games with fellow CCL clubs and winter indoor training and league games.  This structure will bridge the gap between Recreation and Travel Soccer.  This 10 month program is mid-year but we are still accepting try-outs on an individual basis for interested and dedicated players. Please contact Coach Craig Scott at craig@syasoccer.org if you are interested in an evaluation.

U9-U19 Elite Travel Program- SYA is widely regarded as one of the top clubs in the region and is a member of the CCL and NCSL. The club has produced many State Cup champions and still more finalists and semi-finalists. Our coaches have coached all ages and abilities, from the youngest players to college and national teams. Many have played at the game’s highest levels as well, including on national teams and professional teams. They bring a wealth of experience and a variety of perspectives. SYA has a strong club environment with emphasis on teams training together, scrimmaging one another, and club passing players to offer them varied experiences in order to help them develop into the strongest soccer players they can be. Coaches work closely with each other and share a common vision with regard to player development and the club’s future opportunities.  SYA Travel offers unique programs, such as our inclusive Travel Academy for teams from U9-U12. The Academy program began on a limited basis in the late 1990s but began in earnest about ten years ago and has expanded and improved annually ever since. Through Academy, all of our youngest players are afforded the chance to work with not only our top coaches but other top trainers as well. These sessions include speed and agility training and professional goalie training (also available for older goalkeepers). U8 players have a separate academy to help challenge top young players. 

Camps and Clinics- SYA will be posting on our website any upcoming recreational and travel camps and clinics.  Camps include Travel Elite Winter Indoor camps, Rec. Grassroots Winter Indoor camps, Spring Break Week Camps & School Days Off Camps. Please refer to our website for details.  You do not have to be a member of SYA to join us at our camps. Days/prices vary.

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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
E-mail: admin@syayouthsports.org