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Tackle Football Information

By Admin, 05/05/22, 12:00AM EDT


Fall 2023 Registration opens mid-April 2023.

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SYC is a member of the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL), along with fifteen other youth clubs.  FCYFL is an age/weight based league.  Team placement is determined by BOTH age & weight, not age alone.   Age/Weight Matrix details can be found here.  The football season runs Aug-Nov.

Players must have a government issued ID card (e.g. Virginia DMV ID card) that displays their picture, name, local address, & date of birth.  A school ID card that displays this information is sufficient (e.g. FCPS SIS ParentVUE).   Neither a Passport nor military ID will be accepted by FCYFL.

The ID card is not needed for equipment issue, Preseason Camp, nor practices.  The ID is only used once, at a mandatory FCYFL weigh-in.  Players weigh-in one time only.

Brian Mumford

Brian Mumford

Tackle Football Commissioner

season dates

Start Date: August 7, 2023

End Date: By November 19, 2023

registration fee

Early Bird:  through May 31

  • $190

On-Time:  June 1 - July 31, or until capacity reached.*

  • $260

Late:  Aug 1 - 22, or until capacity reached.*

  • $310

$25.00 2nd child discount in same program.

*Note:  During registration, players may be  waitlisted until we determine if there is space on a team.  It is critical that an accurate player weight be input during registration.  If we are unable to place the player, you will receive a full refund.



  • Aug 7 - ?,  Monday thru Friday for 2 hours between 5pm - 8pm.
  • Aug ? - Sep 1, practices may be 3-5 days/week.  This will be determined by your player's Coach.
  • Sep 4 - Nov, practices are 3 days/week.  Your player's Coach will determine which three days to hold practice.
  • Scrimmage on weekends until games begin (mid-September). 



  • Regular season play opens on September 15, 2023.
  • Games are usually on Saturday.  However, Sunday games are very common.


Ages 7-16 as of October 1, 2023

  • Ages 15-16:  15 year olds who turn 16 on or before December 31st must play 155lbs.
  • No player who turns 17 on or before December 31st is eligible to play.


Practices:  Rolling Valley West Park, 6512 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA  22015

Home Games:  John R. Lewis High School, 6540 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

Away Games:  Fields are located in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, & Prince William

sports equipment/Uniform Items

Equipment/Uniform Provided by SYC Required?
Athletic Supporter/Cup No Yes
Mouth Guard (ON STRAP) No Yes
Cleats No Yes
Water Jug No Yes
Game Socks Yes Yes
Helmet Yes, with hold check Yes
Shoulder Pad Yes, with hold check Yes
Pants Yes, with hold check Yes
Practice Jersey Yes, with hold check Yes
Game Jersey Yes, with hold check Yes

Preseason Football Camp

Sign up for our Preseason Football Camp.  Preseason Football Camp is a GREAT start to the Fall football season.  Join us to knock off the rust & acclimate to football conditions.  Take advantage of this opportunity to meet players & Coaches while working on speed, agility, & football fundamentals!  - Read More & Register Here!


Note: All positions in SYC Football are volunteers and are not paid professionals. We do offer a small discount on your next SYC registration for several positions, but it takes a lot of volunteers to run the program efficiently. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at Volunteer and we will find the best place to maximize your talents within the organization. This is a great opportunity to spend time with your child and support SYC.


  • Deputy Commissioner:  $75
  • Head Coach:  $50
  • Assistant Coach:  $25

Volunteers must be registered, complete the risk management application, and complete abuse training to be eligible for credits.

Please Note: Information subject to change.