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Recreational Soccer Overview


Fall 2018 Registration is Open!
(Also check out CYA Summer Camps & Clinics)


CYA's recreational program was formed in 1971 and is committed to teaching the game of soccer to kids in the Chantilly area. Our league currently offers age divisions from U5 (2013) through U19 (1999).


The recreational soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport, and develop life skills including a life long love of the game.

Primary Objectives

Fun! It is critical that players involved in youth soccer enjoy the game in which they are playing. The organization must instill a passion and enjoyment in the game, particularly how players perceive their coach(es) and interact with them. A leading reason players under 12 discontinue soccer is because they no longer enjoy the game. It has become work.

Development: A necessary element to support fun, without it training and games get stale because there is no improvement.

Life skills: In our case taught through the sport of soccer

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Fall 2018 Registration

Fall 2018 Registration deadlines and fees are as follows:

  • Early registration through June 30 - discounted rate of $130 for bantams, $150 for juniors/seniors
  • Normal registration through July 27  - $140 for bantams, $160 for juniors/seniors
  • Late registration through August 31 - an additional late fee of $25 applies.  Totaling $165 for bantams and $185 for juniors/seniors - placement on a team is NOT GUARANTEED with late registration.
  • Non-Fairfax County Fee.  Players who reside outside Fairfax County, by zip code, have an additional $30 Fee.  This fee is paid directly to Fairfax County each season.

Registrants should expect to be contacted by their assigned coaches after August 24. If you haven't heard from a coach by August 31, please contact the appropriate Age-Group Coordinator (AGC). All recreational games will begin on September 8 and run through November 3, with no games on October 6 (Columbus Day weekend).

Recreational Program Contacts

Role Name EMail
Bantam Division Coordinator (U5-U7) Tyson Faircloth
Junior Division Coordinator (U8-U10) Tim Schaad
Senior Division Coordinator (U11-U19) Patrick Campbell


Games, Practices, and Ball Size by Age Group

Aligning with US Soccer standards, CYA recreational leagues group players by the calendar year of their birth. We will attempt to honor as many requests to "play up" as possible for any players that wish to play up to remain with classmates or existing teams. Players are not permitted to "play down" for any reason. If you are interested in playing up, please note that request when registering.

For U5 to U10 - Bantams & Juniors

Age Group 

Game Days 

Game Format 


Ball Size 

U4 (2015) No Program, Try Academy Instead!
U5 (2014) 8 Saturdays 2v2 (3 or 4 concurrent games) None 3
U6 (2013) 8 Saturdays 2v2 (3 or 4 concurrent games) 1/week on a weekday if coach is able 3
U7 (2012) 8 Saturdays 3v3 (~3 concurrent games) 1/week on a weekday 3
U8 (2011) 8 Saturdays 4v4 (2 concurrent games, no goalkeepers) 2/week on weekdays 3
U9 (2010) 8 Saturdays 7v7 (inc goalkeepers) 2/week on weekdays 4
U10 (2009) 8 Saturdays 7v7 (inc goalkeepers) 2/week on weekdays 4

For Senior Division U11 - U19

Age Group 

Game Days 

Game Format 


Ball Size 

U11 (2008) Saturday or Sunday 9v9 (inc Goalkeeper) 2/week on weekdays 4
U12 (2007) Saturday or Sunday 9v9 (inc Goalkeeper) 2/week on weekdays 4
U13 (2006) Saturday or Sunday 11v11 2/week on weekdays 5
U14 (2005) Saturday or Sunday 11v11 2/week on weekdays 5
U15 (2004) - U16 (2003) Saturday or Sunday 11v11 2/week on weekdays 5
U17 (2002) - U19 (2000) Saturday or Sunday 11v11 2/week on weekdays 5

Beginning at U11, your child will play on a CYA team participating the the Suburban Friendship League (SFL).  The SFL is a recreational soccer league that includes teams from throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland. The SFL season is 8 games with an end-of-season tournament.  Since this is a recreational league, there are no tryouts and everyone plays on a team. Want to “play up” an age group? Revise your registration to indicate that preference or contact the appropriate Age Group Coordinator (AGC) via contacts listed on this page.

For U11 - U19 (Suburban Friendship League):

SFL Field Status | SFL Field Directions


Parents are responsible for obtaining uniforms directly from Soccer Post DC:

Address: 13041C Lee jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA, 22033

Store Hours:

Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm

Saturday - 9am - 5pm 

Sunday - 11am-5pm

**UNIFORM PICK UP DATES FOR FALL 2018 SEASON - July 20th - September 20th**


Coach, Assistant Coach, and Team Parent Volunteers

CYA Soccer is supported by an outstanding group of volunteer coaches and parents across all recreational age groups. Coaching is a rewarding experience, and CYA will support you with training materials and educational opportunities.

Please indicate your interest in coaching or being a team parent when registering your player.

Need to volunteer in order for a background check? Formally indicate that you'd like to volunteer for a specific age group using our registration system.

Do you need to register to volunteer? Yes, if you plan to be on the fields with the kids in the role of a head coach, assistant coach, or "parent helper" facilitating a game. Team managers that coordinate activities (snacks, etc) do not need to volunteer.

Division & Age Group Coordinators (AGCs)

Bantam U5-U7 Junior U8-U10 Senior U11-U19
Tyson Faircloth
Bantam Division Coordinator
Tim Schaad
Junior Division Coordinator
Patrick Campbell
Senior/SFL Division Coordinator
Age Group Coordinators (AGC) Age Group Coordinators (AGC) Age Group Coordinators (AGC)
U5 Coed (2014) - Tim Schaad
U6 Girls (2013) - OPEN U8 Girls (2011) - Patrick Campbell U11 Girls (2008) - Randy Jones
U7 Girls (2012) - OPEN U9 Girls (2010) - Kate Wilke U12 Girls (2007) - Dan Conrad
U10 Girls (2009) - Charlie Zimmerman U13 Girls (2006) - Jon Casey
U6 Boys (2013) - OPEN U14 Girls (2005) - James Metzger
U7 Boys (2012) - OPEN U8 Boys (2011) - Christina Jones U15-16 Girls (2004-2003) - Andy Mudge
U9 Boys (2010) - Dave Lin and Nicole Wood U17-19 Girls (2002-2000) - Rich Schwarzkopf
U10 Boys (2009) - Joe Flynn
U11 Boys (2008) - Susan Frank
U12 Boys (2007) - Byron Snow
U13 Boys (2006) - Anne Hanover
U14 Boys (2005) - Peter Daniel
U15-16 Boys (2004-2003) - Eric Schuchard
U17-19 Boys (2002-2000) - Steve Hilburger
OPEN AGC positions.  Interested?  Please contact the related Division Coordinator.  


Refund Policy

Refunds are not issued to players after the season's opening day.  Should there be a special situation, i.e. season ending injury/medical condition or out of area reloaction, the player's parent/guardian should contact our Soocer Coordinator directy at