SYA VOLLEYBALL MISSION
The mission of the Southwestern Youth Association Volleyball (SYAV) is to provide Western Fairfax County area youth with the opportunity to play recreational and competitive volleyball in a controlled environment that provides entertainment and enjoyment.
SYAV offers teams that play volleyball at 3 levels of competition and commitment:
House Volleyball is offered in the spring and fall and is for beginning to intermediate level players and will focus on the development of basic volleyball skills. Each week, house teams have one practice (usually on Monday or Tuesday) and one match (Wednesday for high school teams and Thursday for middle and elementary school teams). For more information about SYA’s house volleyball, click here.
Travel Volleyball is for more experienced and skilled payers and will focus developing advanced skills along with offensive and defensive schemes. Travel volleyball is offered for middle school players in the fall and the spring. Travel volleyball may be offered for high school players in the spring. Travel teams practice twice a week and compete in the Dave Lacey Travel League, competing against travel teams from other volleyball organizations on Wednesdays at various locations across Fairfax County. For more information about SYA’s travel volleyball, click here.
Club Volleyball offers the highest level of competition for junior volleyball players. Tryouts for SYA Volleyball Club are held in November with practices starting in December. The club season runs through May or June. Club teams practice twice a week with additional conditioning sessions, and compete in weekend tournaments (some multi-day). For more information about SYA Volleyball Club, click here.
- Clinics are offered for both newcomers and intermediate level players. The focus is developing foundational skills and improving on those skills. Clinics are held each year in the Winter (Jan-Feb) and in the Summer (June-July) Click here for more information.
Remember how much fun you had playing volleyball when you were younger? This is your chance to share your knowledge and love of the game with the next generation of players! SYAV is a volunteer program and we need coaches at every level in order to provide this program for all of the children that want to play. If you are interested in coaching please click here to register to volunteer. We provide practice management, drills, and training for coaches and assistant coaches.