Basketball is one of the longest running programs offered by the Springfield/South County Youth Club. Over the years it has grown to include over 1800 boys and girls spread over 200 teams, in both our house program and in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League. SYC’s program produced two FCYBL age group champions in 2005-2006, but more importantly, provided an opportunity for the children from our community to enjoy a positive athletic experience.
SYC conducts evaluations in all REC league age groups 9u and above. (There are no evaluations held for the 6u clinic or the 7u and 8u programs; players are placed on these teams by the league director.)
The purpose of the evaluations is to form balanced teams. The evaluations take a relatively short time and give participating coaches the opportunity to see all the children signed up for their leagues. In this way they are better prepared to make player selections on the night of the draft.
REC teams start practice in December and meet twice per week – once on a weeknight and once on Saturday – until school ends for the Christmas holidays. When school resumes in January, REC teams will continue to meet twice per week, with a practice on a weeknight and a game on Saturday. The program will generally run until the first or second week of March. Players who are members of a high school basketball team are not eligible to participate in the SYC REC program.
U6 clinic players start their program in January.
For more information, please see our Basketball Program Guide.