Southwestern Youth Association Sports

About SYA House Volleyball


The SYA House Volleyball program is designed as a developmental, recreational league for beginning to intermediate volleyball players and for more advanced players that cannot make the commitment for travel or club volleyball. House teams are co-ed and broken into 3 leagues based on age: 

  • Elementary School (ES) – 4th thru 6th grade
  • Middle School (MS) – 7th and 8th grade


Player Assessments for the Fall 2021 Middle School House League** will be held Saturday August 28 at Cassel's Sports Complex, 14000 Park Center Road in Herndon.

  • Players with Last Names beginning A-I: Check-in begins at 3:15 PM, assessment is 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
  • Players with Last Names beginning J-O: Check-in begins at 4:10 PM, assessment is 4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
  • Players with Last Names beginning L-Z: Check-in begins at 5:00 PM, assessment is 5:10 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Please be on time, we have a tight schedule! Please do not ask to switch times. Safety restrictions are requiring that we limit the number of players in the gym at one time.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are optional for vaccinated persons and required for unvaccinated persons

Within each league (ES and MS), SYAV attempts to balance teams with a mix of skill levels on each. At the ES level, players are assigned to teams attempting to balance the number players at each grade level, the number of season of experience and the number of first time players. At the MS  levels, the balance is achieved by means of a player assessment and draft by the coaches of the league. Participation in the MS player assessment is mandatory.

**There is no assessment for Elementary School League players. Experienced 6th grade players who desire to play at the middle school level must attend the MS player assessment. If their skill is determined to be sufficient to play at the middle school level and there is room on middle school teams, they will be included in the middle school draft and placed on a team. 6th graders who do not wish to play at the middle school level, should not attend the assessment.  4th, 5th and 7th graders are not eligible to play up at higher levels.


All practices will be held on a weekday evening for 90 minutes. Typically, house teams practice on either Monday or Tuesday (schedules may vary from season to season). The practice night and time will be assigned to each coach based on the coaches’ schedule needs.  Practices times can range from 5:30-7 pm or 6-7:30 pm or 7:30-9 pm during the week.  

Matches for all leagues are once a week for 90 minutes and will occur between 5:45 PM and 9:00 PM, typically with an early and late time slots. The actual schedule will be determined per level (ES or MS) and will be finalized after the number teams per level is determined. Games are played on either Wednesdays or Thursdays and the full schedule will be released once gym space is confirmed.


SYA requires players, parents, and volunteers to complete a Concussion Training course each year. Click here for more information.

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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