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Open Gyms/County Basketball Tryouts - FREE

By Admin, 08/16/23, 12:00AM EDT


Free, but players must register to participate.

Nikki McNiff

Nikki McNiff

Basketball Commissioner

Dan Allen

Dan Allen

County Basketball Deputy Commissioner

About Open Gyms & County Basketball Tryouts


Open gyms are run by SYC’s County team coaches. Open gym is FREE, but players MUST register to participate. Open gym is an excellent opportunity for players to be seen by County basketball coaches before tryouts in October and is also great for players who just want to play some basketball in a structured, supervised environment.


In addition to our SYC Recreational (Rec) Basketball Program, SYC offers a County Basketball program. SYC County Basketball participates in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (“FCYBL”) with other select teams from participating youth clubs throughout Northern Virginia. The program is for 5th-8th grade players ready to participate in a higher level of competition.  Unlike our Rec program where all registered players are placed on teams, our County program has tryouts where coaches evaluate and select players for their teams.

Players who would like to just participate in Open Gyms are not obligated to try out for County Basketball, and vice versa. 

Registration Fee

FREE! - Registration for open gyms/county basketball tryouts is FREE, but players must be registered to participate.


Boys Grades 5-8
Girls Grades 5-8



Tuesday's - Starting 5 September @ GARFIELD ES

  • 6PM-7:30PM - GIRLS 5th-6th
  • 7:30PM-9PM - GIRLS 7th-8th

 Wednesday's - Starting 6 September @ GARFIELD ES

  • 6PM-7:30PM - BOYS 5th-6th
  • 7:30PM-9PM - BOYS 7th-8th

County Basketball Tryout Schedule

Monday, 2 October

Tuesday, 3 October 

Wednesday, 4 October

Thursday, 5 October

Monday, 9 October

County Basketball Invitation/Acceptance

Players being offered a position on a County Basketball team will receive an email invitation to accept or decline. Players accepting their offers will continue with registration and pay the $375 acceptance fee.

Note: Information is subject to change.