January 2023

Did you know? SYA celebrates 50 years of serving youth and families in 2023! We were established in November of 1973 with 350 participants. Today, SYA serves more than 13,000 children ages 4-19, and more than 5,000 families in Centreville and Clifton Virginia as well as some surrounding locations.

Keep an eye on the SYA Moments Newsletter, our Facebook Page, and your email inbox for news and information about how we'll be celebrating!

Have SYA memories to share?

Were you an SYA Athlete? We'd love to feature you and your SYA Athletes as we celebrate 50 Years of Youth Sports in our Community.

Send your photos to publicrelations@syasports.org.

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Registration for Spring Sports is OPEN!

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SYA is Hiring a

Part Time Marketing Administrator 

Interested? Send a note to admin@SYAYouthSports.org to let us know you're interested and start the conversation or learn more online.

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary starts off with your Executive Board and your full Board of Directors. Here is your leadership team for 2023.


President - Jeff Stein

CEO - Gary Flather

Vice President - Mark Yeo

Secretary - Shashana Hill

Treasurer - Bryan Hunt

Legal Counsel - Will Pickett


Executive Board members and

Commissioner Basketball - Josh Purdy

Commissioner Cheerleading - Tammy McCarron

Commissioner Field Hockey - Gary Flather

Commissioner Football - Felix Otchere

Commissioner Lacrosse - DeAnna Hughes

Commissioner Diamond Sports - Bob Woodruff (includes Babe Ruth baseball, Tball, Little League Baseball, Little League Softball, Travel Baseball and Travel Softball)

Commissioner Rugby - Brian Robinson

Commissioner Soccer - Neil Kronimus

Commissioner Track - Alonzo Davis

Commissioner Volleyball - Meet Gill

Commissioner Wrestling - Scott Brubaker

SYA is also implementing the sports of Tennis and Ultimate Frisbee soon. Look for information coming to our website - www.syasports.org

Since SYA is a volunteer run orgainzation, we are always in need of help. Please volunteer - we have many areas that we need help in. Sned an email to ADMIN@SYASPORTS.ORG

Thank you and thanks to our 2023 Leadership

Questions and Answers

How is SYA Celebrating the 50th Anniversary?

Throughout the year we'll be celebrating SYA, our amazing athletes, their families, the amazing volunteer commissioners and coaches, the dedicated referees, umpires and sponsors, and the amazing memories we share here in the SYA Moments Newsletter, on our Facebook Page, and throughout each season in a variety of ways.

Interested in helping? We'd love to have your time and talents on our events and projects. Reach out to us at: ADMIN@SYAYOUTHSPORTS.ORG

SYA Announces Soccer Camps and Clinics

Soccer Academy, in partnership with SYA Soccer, will once again hold a 2023 Spring Break Camp! It will take place at SYA Sports Park, 6626 Bull Run Post Office Road, Centreville, VA 20120, April 3-7. 

Registration is now available!

Summer Day Camps - 2023

For boys and girls ages 5 to 14 of all abilities. Our day programs are designed to meet the needs of all types of players.

Registration is now available!

Coaching Parents for a Positive Sports Culture

The news is filled with stories about parents behaving badly at sporting events, and coaches and game officials are often on the receiving end of that poor behavior. PCA workshops designed especially for parents focus on the specific role parents should play in creating a positive sports experience for their child and could go a long way towards redirecting parents’ energy. When parents participate in one of our workshops, they’re appreciative of the message and the tools we provide, but their number one comment on the evaluation is “every parent should be here.” Unfortunately getting parents to attend workshops is nearly impossible. 

Read more online...

COVID Information


SYA wants to thank all members for their efforts in relation to being safe. Your Board of Directors appreciates everyone's patience and understanding of adjustments that have been needed in relation to COVID and ensuring everyone's safety.

SYA develops their protocols based on information from CDC, VA State and local officials.  

Please refer to our updates on our website for the Return to Play protocols. Please note that these were recently updated as of 7-8-2022.

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Thank you for Supporting the Southwestern Youth Association!

Want to Sponsor? Contact Scott Liskey

All funds raised support the SYA Sports Park and all SYA Sports.

SYA Partnerships

Thank you to our longstanding partnerships.

The Pickett Law Group
Willow Springs Towing & Recovery