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Looking for information on SYA Travel Teams for 2013-14? The following information should help you find the right person!

SYA appoints an Age Group Lead Coach in each age group. This person is the head coach of the top team and assists the other teams in the groups as needed. The Age Group Leads for 2013-14 are listed below, with a brief biography and an email address. Please don’t hesitate to contact them with questions about the SYA program in your child’s age group, tryouts, or any other questions you may have.

Why SYA?

Looking for the right team and club with the best opportunities for your child’s development? See why SYA may be the right club for your family!

Detailed information about CCL and ASL scheduling specifically for high school players

As the season winds to a close, we would like to share some  information about VCCL (CCL) for the high school age groups, and ASL for U14 teams and above, as well as other developments we are putting in place for 2013-14. We feel that the CCL and ASL leagues offer our players the best opportunity to play meaningful, quality matches on a regular basis through the VCCL and in conjunction, the ASL guarantees them the opportunity to compete in the top tournaments east of the Mississippi River before college coaches eager to find players for their programs.

ASL Event Schedule for 2013-14
Disney Showcase Among the Options!

Entering our second year of participation in the ASL, the decision to join is looking better and better. The Atlantic Soccer League guarantees member clubs' teams entry to some of the country's top tournaments.Teams will enter three of the four events listed below as their ASL schedule with the top teams advancing to the ASL Finals.

                                         ASL SCHEDULE/ DATES 2013-14


Event #1: CCL Showcase (Williamsburg)*

G: 11/23 & 11/14; B: 12/7 & 12/8  

Event #1: Bethesda Showcase (proposed)

G: 11/15 - 11/17; B: 11/22 to 11/24

Event #2: Disney Showcase (Florida)

B: 12/27-12/30; G: 12/31- 1/3

Event #3: Triangle Friendlies (NC)

G: 1/24- 1/26 B: 1/31- 2/2

Event #4: Jefferson Cup (Richmond VA)

B: 3/7-3/9; G: 3/14- 3/16

Event #4: Ultimate Cup (Richmond VA) (U14-15 teams)

G: 2/21- 2/23 B: 2/28- 3/2 

Event #4: LDC (Pennsylvania)

B&G: 2/28- 3/2



ASL Championships – June 2014, location TBD in the Northeast


*We are already playing this as part of our regular VCCL schedule



SYA Players Named to ASL All-Event Teams!
Congratulations ASL All-Event Players

After each game at all ASL events, coaches are asked to nominate two players from the opposing team. SYA teams participated in seven ASL brackets during the Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournaments in November, and one player from each of our teams was named to the All-Event team in his or her respective age group. Garnering honors were Emily Denton- 15G SYA Cardinals Red, Natalie Weare- 16G SYA FVC United, Kacey Wheeler- 17G FCV Heat, Ramez Bakhtari- 14B SYA Comets, Josh Lee- 15B SYA Cardinals Red, Jeff Cox- 16B SYA Ajax Red, and Jhonny de Souza Claros- SYA U17B Excel. The next event, the Triangle Friendlies, saw more SYA players honored: Gabriel Velasco of the U14 Comets and Conor Bloodworth of the U15B Cardinals Red and Jessica Wemberley of the U15G Cardinals Red. At the third event of the season, Ultimate Cup/ Jefferson Cup, the following players were selected: Conor Bloodworth- U15B Cardinals, Matt Lazor- U16B Ajax Red, and Kleyton Parkhurst, U17B Excel. For the girls, Jessica Wemberley from the U15 SYA Cardinals, Natalie Weare from the U16 SYA FCV United, and Quinn Costello-Mays from the U17 SYA FCV Heat were chosen.

SYA Joins new Club Championship League

Fairfax, Va. (March 23, 2013) - Fifteen distinguished soccer clubs in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC, are proud to announce the formation of the new Club Champions League (CCL). The CCL model captures the best of the American soccer experience including elite regional competition, school and ODP soccer, State Cup, showcase and tournament play.
Please read the press release:  docs/CCLannounceFINAL2.pdf

If you have additional questions please email SYA Technical Director Paul Ellis.  

Registration and Payment Information for SYA Travel Soccer Players

SYA travel players selected for one of our travel teams will be sent an email explaining how to accept the position, complete the registration and pay the non refundable deposit.  All travel soccer position must be accepted online.  Parents have the option of paying with a credit card or by check.

Once a player has accepted a position and paid the initial registration fee, there are three remaining payments. Here is the link for rostered travel players to use for the remainder of the year (the link below will not work unless you have used the travel acceptance registration link first):

Travel Soccer Payments are due on the following dates:
Club Dues #2: August 15
Club Dues #3: September 15
Club Dues #4: November 15

Please note that the payment must be received by the due date, or a $50 late fee will be assessed.

Checks may be mailed to the main SYA office, PO Box 471, Centreville VA 20122.

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