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Recreational Programs

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).

Purpose

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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Register Now for Fall 2017!

Registration for the Fall 2017 season is open!  Register now!  Deadlines and fees are as follows:

  • Early registration through July 1 - discounted rate of $120 for bantams, $145 for juniors/seniors - placement on a team guaranteed for Fall 2017
  • Normal registration through July 25 - $130 for bantams, $155 for juniors/seniors - placement on a team guaranteed for Fall 2017
  • Late registration through August 31 - an additional late fee of $25 applies.  Totaling $155 for bantams and $180 for juniors/seniors - placement on a team is NOT GUARANTEED with late registration.

Registrants should expect to be contacted by their assigned coaches after August 21. If you haven't heard from a coach by August 28, please contact the appropriate Age-group Coordinator (AGC). All recreational games will begin on September 9 and run through November 4, with no games on October 7 (Columbus Day weekend)."



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 Age Groups

Age Group Game Days Game Format Practice(s) Ball Size
U4 (2014) No Program, Try Academy Instead!
U5 (2013) 8 Saturdays 2v2 (3 or 4 concurrent games) None 3
U6 (2012) 8 Saturdays 2v2 (3 or 4 concurrent games) 1/week on a weekday if coach is able 3
U7 (2011) 8 Saturdays 3v3 (~3 concurrent games) 1/week on a weekday 3
U8 (2010) 8 Saturdays 4v4 (2 concurrent games, no goalkeepers) 2/week on weekdays 3
U9 (2009) 8 Saturdays 7v7 (inc goalkeepers) 2/week on weekdays 4
U10 (2008) 8 Saturdays 7v7 (inc goalkeepers) 2/week on weekdays 4

For Senior Division U11 - U19

Age Group Game Days Game Format Practice(s) Ball Size
U11 (2007) Saturday or Sunday 9v9 (inc Goalkeeper) 2/week on weekdays 4
U12 (2006) Saturday or Sunday 9v9 (inc Goalkeeper) 2/week on weekdays 4
U13 (2005) Saturday or Sunday 11v11 2/week on weekdays 5
U14 (2004) Saturday or Sunday 11v11 2/week on weekdays 5
U15 (2003) - U16 (2002) Saturday or Sunday 11v11 2/week on weekdays 5
U17 (2001) - U19 (1999) Saturday or Sunday 11v11 2/week on weekdays 5

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):

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.

SFL Field Status | SFL Field Directions

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Uniforms

Parents are responsible for obtaining uniforms directly from soccer.com instead of from their coaches. Visit our Recreational Uniforms page to learn more.

Recreational Uniforms

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.

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Division & Age Group Coordinators (AGCs)

Bantam (U5-U7)

Tyson Faircloth

BANTAM DIVISION COORDINATOR / U5 (2013) AGE GROUP COORDINATOR

<Open Position>

U6 (2012) Girls Age Group Coordinator. Interested, please contact Tyson Faircloth.

<Open Position>

U6 (2012) Boys AGC. Interested, please contact Tyson Faircloth.

Patrick Campbell

U7 (2011) GIRLS AGE GROUP COORDINATOR

<Open Position>

U7 (2011) Boys AGC. INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT TYSON FAIRCLOTH

Junior (U8-U10)

Tim Schaad

Junior Division Coordinator

Nathan Curtis

U8 (2010) Boys Age Group Coordinator

<Open Position>

U8 (2010) Girls Age Group Coordinator

Joe Flynn

U9 (2009) Boys Age Group Coordinator

Charlie Zimmerman

U9 (2009) Girls Age Group Coordinator

Susan Frank

U10 (2008) Boys Age Group Coordinator

Randy Jones

U10 (2008) Girls Age Group Coordinator

Senior (U11-U19)

Patrick Campbell

Senior Division Coordinator

Byron Snow

U11 (2007) Boys Age Group Coordinator

Nathan Curtis

U11 (2007) Girls Age Group Coordinator

Anne Hanover

U12 (2006) Boys Age Group Coordinator

Jon Casey

U12 (2006) Girls Age Group Coordinator

Peter Daniel

U13 (2005) Boys Age Group Coordinator

James Metzger

U13 (2005) Girls Age Group Coordinator

Eric Schuchard

U14 (2004) Boys Age Group Coordinator

Dan Conrad

U14 (2004) Girls Age Group Coordinator

Steve Hilburger

U15-U16 (2003-2002) Boys Age Group Coordinator

Andy Mudge

U15-U16 (2003-2002) Girls Age Group Coordinator

Steve Hilburger

U17-U19 (2001-1999) Boys Age Group Coordinator

Rich Schwarzkopf

U17-U19 (2001-1999) Girls Age Group Coordinator