Are You New to Softball?

CYA Softball House Program

We have put together a quick program summary for new families. 

For the Fall Season:

  • Registration begins in June and teams are formed in mid-August.  Late Registration ends September 2nd. 
  • Practices start 3rd or 4th week of August depending on your coach.  If you are late to get back from vacation don't worry but do register. 
  • Games will start in early September.
  • Expect to have at least one practice per week and games are played on Saturdays

For Spring registration:

  • Registration opens in early January
  • Teams are formed towards the end of March
  • Practices start last week of March, first week of April depending on your coach and school spring break schedule
  • Games start the second or third week of April and continue until last week of May or first week of June at the latest.  Season start varies slightly year to year depending upon Spring break
  • Teams will have at least two events per week – either one week night and one Saturday practices or one week night practice and a game on Saturday

General information for new parents and players

  • Players will need their own gloves and softball pants. 
  • Uniform tops and socks will be provided as part of registration. 
  • Softball players generally don't wear hats.  Its like a totally different culture from baseball!
  • Equipment needs are slightly different in the COVID-19 era.  We ask that players NOT share helmets and face masks.   As girls transition from tee-ball to 8U and 10U we require girls wear face masks on the field;  the masks helps build confidence and we want to protect those smiles.  

Fields where the action happens:

  • Tee Ball, 8U and 10U play primarily at Elementary Schools such as Greenbriar East, Greenbriar West and Brookfield
  • 12U plays primarily at Dave Denne Field on Franklin Farm Road
  • 14U/18U and Travel teams can play at Rachel Carson MS, Greenbriar Park #2 and #3, Poplar Tree Park, Chantilly HS

Team formation:

  • Teams will be organized by the age level coordinators
  • If you want to have your daughter play on a certain coach's team or with a buddy, there is a place in the registration form for these sorts of requests.

Who we play:

  • All ages may play interleague against other local clubs.  Travel time will be kept to a reasonable time, normally no more than 15 minutes away.  10U and above are more likely to play against other Fairfax teams
  • All Stars – 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U have the opportunity to play in a county wide tournament.  They get to play All Star teams from SYA, BRYC, Fort Hunt, NVGSA, SYC, and VGSL.  It is normally on Father’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday.  Players are recommended by their coaches and the coordinator picks the teams.  Not all ages participate every year.

Contact Us


CYA Office
14810 Murdock Street
Chantilly, VA 20151

CYA Fieldhouse
14810 Murdock Street
Chantilly, VA 20151

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