SYA Recreational Soccer

SYA Recreational Soccer

Pee Wee (U4 - U5)

Our 'Pee Wee' program is a great way to let your youngster try soccer in an environment that is both age appropriate and creative. Your player will work with coaches who focus on fun soccer activities while integrating the soccer basics of foot skills, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Small sided games will be played at every session.  

Our Pee Wee program is coed and meets every Saturday at Bull Run Elementary School.   Your assigned crew will play at the same time every week. A shirt is included in the registration fee. You provide a size 3 ball & shin guards for safety. Cleats are recommended, but not required.

Recreational Program (U6 - U12)

Our Recreational Program cannot be beaten! No experience is necessary to play, and there are no tryouts. Our volunteer age group coordinators do their best to honor “special requests”, such as schedule conflicts, location, and practice days / times, and we strive to make the teams balanced between new and returning players.   

The Recreational Program includes at least one practice and one game per week. Our volunteer coaches are licensed within one year and SYA conducts background checks on all of our volunteers.  Starting with U6, teams are separated into boys and girls teams, and beginning with U9 an End of Season Tournament is played.  There are also opportunities for your player to be selected to the All-Star Team at the end of the season to play in an All-Star Tournament against other local leagues.  Recreational Program players should purchase a uniform to wear during games (Uniform Information).

U7 and U8 Academy

SYA offers its U7 and U8 age groups a unique Academy style program which is led by our professionally licensed SYA staff coaches as they work closely with our parent coaches. Our once per week Academy program allows for the players to participate in a positive player centered environment where they are encouraged to develop not only their love of the game but also their technical abilities which are vital at this age. These sessions are designed by the SYA staff with the age-appropriate developmental goals in mind. Every time we step foot on the field, we are aiming to achieve each of SYA’s 5 Core Values: Character Building, Teamwork, Skill Development, Respect, and Recognition.  

Each team will have their once per week Academy practice along with their coach-scheduled individual team practice. 

U7/U8 Academy Schedule 

Boys – Tuesdays @ E.C. Lawrence Park #4

U75pm - 6pm
U8: 6pm - 7pm 

Girls – Fridays @ E.C. Lawrence Park #4

U7: 5pm - 6pm
U8: 6pm - 7pm

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Valor Rising Program  (U7-U8)

This Valor Rising training program is open to all players who want to be dedicated and wish to be exceptional. This program is for players U7 and U8 players looking to enhance their soccer learning experience and prepare for travel soccer. Valor Rising is a supplemental program to our recreational program and is designed to create an environment for individual player development for players who desire a higher level of coaching and training and show great passion for the game of soccer.  This program is designed for competitive soccer players who have a desire to play in the Virginia Valor FC travel soccer program in the following seasonal year.   

The program will encourage individual and small group play development.  The focus of the program is to create an environment that encourages risk-taking and creativity, individual decision-making skills, advanced skill development, and most importantly a fun environment that instills a love for the game.  The coaching model that will be used focuses on guided discovery versus command teaching to allow players the opportunity to enhance individual problem-solving.  Coaching through positive, constructive, brief, and specific feedback. 

It is recognized by both SYA and CYA recreational soccer that our organizations if aligned in a thoughtful, progressive manner, will be stronger as a consolidated entity. With this understanding, SYA and CYA are committing to pursue a collaboration of the two clubs to form

Suburban Friendship League (SFL) (U14 - U19)

It is never too late to try soccer.  The Suburban Friendship League (SFL) has been operating since the Fall 1990 season providing scheduling services for recreational soccer teams. The league’s charter and decisions are based on whether the result is for the good of the players. SFL has twice weekly training sessions and weekly games (some local travel for away games is required).  There is an end of season SFL sponsored tournament for qualifying teams.  Coaches are volunteers, and SYA requires coaches to be licensed within the first year of coaching and does conduct background checks on all of its volunteers. Players participating in the SFL Program are required to wear a numbered uniform during games (Uniform 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