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SYC County Basketball

    Brittney Allen

    Brittney Allen

    County Basketball Deputy Commissioner

    County League Program

    In addition to our SYC REC Program, SYC participates in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (“FCYBL”). This league is for select teams from participating youth clubs throughout Northern Virginia and is for players from 5th - 8th grades who are also more skilled players wishing a higher level of competition. 


    Upcoming Events

    BOD Meeting @ 7:30PM

    By Admin 04/01/2022, 12:00am EDT

    2nd Thurs of every month

    About County Basketball

    SYC participates in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League, which offers a more advanced level of competition among teams from youth clubs in Northern Virginia.  This league is for 5th - 8th grades and is more skilled players and involves more games and more time, travel and expense (although not unduly burdensome) than the regular SYC House (Recreational) program.  Due to the extra costs associated with participating in the FCYBL, individuals who are selected for SYC’s County teams pay a registration fee that is generally higher than the recreational basketball registration to defray the added expenses.  Additionally, county players will be issued, and may keep, SYC jerseys and shorts, plus any other uniform/shooting shirt/sweats that may be issued by SYC.  Should any County team decide to enter a tournament, other than the season-ending tournaments sponsored by FCYBL, the cost of these events is borne by the individual teams, not SYC.

    SYC County teams are restricted by FCYBL rules to players residing in certain zip codes assigned by the FCYBL; SYC’s zip codes are 22150, 22152, 22153, 22039, 22079, 22310 and 22315.  Any child living in these 7 zip codes is allowed to play for an SYC County team without a zip code exception. Only two zip code exceptions are allowed per team and no player living outside Fairfax County can play via a zip code exception.  In addition, FCYBL groups County teams by grade – for example, if the player is in 6th grade, they can play on the 6th grade team, whether the player is age 11 or age 12.  Accordingly, FCYBL has done away with the notion of “grade exceptions.” (This is a change from prior years when age group was determined by player age as of October 1, but an exception could be made to age placement based on grade.)   Players will be required to produce proof of grade for eligibility purposes.

    Tryout Procedure

    In order for a player to be considered, he or she must attend at least one of the three scheduled tryout sessions.  It is generally best to attend all three sessions, but SYC is aware that school, fall sports and other activities may create conflicts. Players should try and attend as many sessions as possible. Tryouts may not start until October 1 pursuant to FCYBL rules. 

    Parents are welcome to stay during tryouts, but should not coach their children or otherwise interfere with the tryout process.

    After the third tryout, the selected players will be contacted by e-mail.  If your player is not contacted, then he or she was not selected.  Note that the coaches may elect to have a fourth tryout session with SYC club approval, but these tryouts will be by invitation only and are designed to allow coaches the ability to make a first cut before the final selection.

    Please feel free to contact Jeff Reba, SYC Basketball Commissioner ( or Dan or Melissa Allen, SYC Deputy Commissioner for County Basketball (, with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the SYC County basketball program


    Each team is allowed a maximum of FIFTEEN (15) and a minimum of EIGHT (8) rostered players.

    County Basketball Age Groups

    Boys Girls
    5th Grade 5th Grade
    6th Grade 6th Grade
    7th Grade 7th Grade
    8th Grade 8th Grade