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Fall Pre-Travel Academy 2017

Fall 2017 PTA Tryout dates, Players must register to tryout. Players born in 2010 and 2011 are eligible for the program.

Tryouts are complete. If you missed the tryouts and would like to be considered for the program, you may attend an open tryout. Please contact Jane Dawber for more info.



Fall 2017 Pre-Travel Academy

The Pre-Travel Academy is specially designed for 2010 and 2011 players (U8s and U7s) who are more serious about soccer, that excel in their teams and need a more competitive and challenging environment to develop as young athletes. The Pre-Travel Academy is designed to provide a competitive atmosphere while furnishing the players with positive experiences to nurture their self-esteem, confidence and passion for the game.

The PTA program is lead by Mike Dinuzzo, CYA U7 - U10 Age group Director. CYA professional staff will apply age appropriate training curriculum focused primarily on foot skills, and the introduction of basic soccer concepts in order to offer highest development program for U8s and U7s.

CYA will form four Pre-Travel Academy pools, U8 Boys, U8 Girls, U7 Boys and U7 Girls, for the Fall 2017. The pools will train with CYA professional staff during the season.

The 2010 (U8) pool will train 2 x week and will play with their PTA pools against other clubs on the weekends. The Schedule can be found here. (To be added in the Fall) The dates have been added and the specific details such as fields, times, rosters etc will be added soon.  A CYA coach will be at the fields to assist with the games.

The 2011 (U7) pool will register with the CYA recreational program in addition to the Pre Travel program. The 2011 pool will train once a week with their Pre Travel pool and play 2 - 3 PTA games over the course of the season. (Schedule will be added here) The dates have been added and the specific details such as fields, times etc will be added soon.  (The 2011 PTA games will have CYA U7 listed along with CYA U8. )

The 2011 (U7) players will train and play games each week with their assigned rec team. 2011 players must register for CYA Rec Soccer in order to participate in Pre Travel. Your Rec coach will contact you with the recreational practice schedule and Saturday game schedule shortly.

The Pre-Travel Academy U7 and U8 Pool will most likely become the base of the CYA U9 and U10 travel teams for Fall 2018. We will be holding a Q & A mid season to talk about Travel Soccer and Tryouts. Around 90% of Spring 2017 Pre-Travel players were selected for the CYA Travel Soccer Rising U9s for Fall 2017.


  • To improve players Technical Skills (Dribbling, 1v1, Passing-Receiving and Finishing)
  • To make smarter soccer players (THINKERS) - start working on their perception and decision making depending on game situations (on/off the ball)
  • To improve  motor skills and sport specific fitness (coordination, balance and agility)
  • To convey passion and love for the sport of soccer
  • To prepare players for the transition to travel soccer at U9


Fall 2017 Cost

$330 for 2010 players.

$120 for 2011 players. (2011 players must also register for rec soccer.)

New players must tryout. Invite only.

Times and Location


Below is the Fall 2017 schedule

Mondays: Sully Highlands

August 28th Sept 11th, 18th, 25th Oct 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th

2010 Boys - 615pm - 730pm

2011/10 Girls - 5pm - 615pm

2011 Boys and Girls - 5pm - 615pm

Wednesday: Sully Highlands Field 1

August 23rd, 30th Sept 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Oct 4th, 11th 18th, 25th

2010 Boys and Girls - 5pm - 615pm

(Please note the 2011 players will also receive their Rec game schedule from their rec coach)

Equipment: Mondays wear purple jersey and Weds wear white jersey. Shin guards, cleats and water, Size 4 ball.  If you do not have the CYA Uniform you can order it here

WOG Address - 13832 Redskin Dr, Herndon, VA 20171

Sully Highlands Address - 13808 Wall Road, Herndon VA 20171