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Tackle Football Information

By Admin, 04/20/23, 1:00PM EDT


Registration closed.

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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.

FCYFL POLICY CHANGE:  FCYFL sets ID card policy.  Players must have a Virginia DMV ID card for the 2023 season.  NO OTHER FORM OF ID WILL BE ACCEPTED BY FCYFL.  Neither a Passport, military ID, school ID, birth certificate, nor any combination thereof 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.

Registration closed. Check back April 2024 for 2024 Tackle Football registration.

Michael Warbel

Michael Warbel

Football Commissioner

season dates

Start Date: August 7, 2023

End Date: By November 19, 2023

registration fee

Early Bird:  through May 31 Extended to June 15th!

  • $200

On-Time:  June 16 - 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.  If we are unable to place the player, you will receive a full refund.



  • Aug 7 - 20:  Monday thru Friday (5 days/week) for 2 hours between 5pm - 8pm.
  • Aug 21 - Sep 3:  Practices may be 3-5 days/week.  The number of practice days per week will be determined by your player's Head Coach.
  • Effective Sep 4:  Practices are 3 days/week.  Your player's Head 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 typically played on a Saturday, but not always.  It is not uncommon to play games on a Sunday or Friday.


Ages 7-16 as of October 1, 2023 (see exceptions below)

  • * 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.