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Welcome to SYA Girls Softball
Centreville, Clifton, & Fairfax Areas

SYA offers softball in Centreville, Clifton, and Fairfax in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Our recreational league (house program) plays both spring and fall seasons under the Little League banner.  Girls from ages 4-16 are welcome, regardless of ability or previous playing experience.  Xplosion is the SYA competitive travel program with teams 10U through 18U.  Visit our Little League Softball Fees page for all the details regarding age groups, payment and refund polices, equipment needs, etc.

For all the most current information on SYA Little League Softball, check out the SYA Little League web site. We keep all the softball and baseball information most up to date on those pages.

2019 Opening Day Ceremony

Here is the information for SYA Little League Opening Day Ceremony, brought to us by Glory Days Grill:

Saturday, March 30
8:40 am – 10 am (arrive no later than 8:20 am)
Westfield HS Gym – Enter Door #11
Rugby Sponsor

Managers, notify your parents exactly where your team will gather to meet for opening day (i.e. basketball courts – preferably somewhere outside and come in as a team). We will sit all teams in VISITOR side bleachers in order by age.  T-Ball and CP in 1 section to left / MP and AA in next section and AAA, Majors, and Seniors in next section. We need to have everyone seated no later than 8:30 am SHARP. The teams will then be announced with their team banner proudly displayed. While parking is abundant at the school, please pay attention to all signage and don’t park illegally.

Players should wear sneakers only, no cleats. Players should have their uniform shirt, pants, and hat on – show your Nationals pride! You can also leave your gloves, bats, and other baseball gear in the car. Families and all non-players should sit in the HOME stands. Players will still walk around gym and then take a place on the gym floor. Plan on heading out afterwards for your game.

Everyone should park either in front of the school or in the lot area right next to the school where door #11 is. Look for the Westfield HS baseball players to direct you to proper parking locations.

We expect all teams to participate as many of our sponsors will be present and we want this to be an event to celebrate our entire league, the players, and the community. SYA Little League will once again be honoring two outstanding players for their contributions as young citizens to our community. Be sure to congratulate each player as they will be recognized during the activities. We expect to see both the Centreville Wildcats and Westfield Bulldogs high school baseball teams along with the Bulldog Softball team giving high fives to all the players as they parade around the gym – this always pumps up the oldest and youngest of players. read more…

SYA Little League & Amazon Smile

For those Amazon shoppers, here is a way to shop and donate to SYA!

SYA is now a registered organization in the Amazon Smile program.  Amazon Smile is a simple way for you to support SYA every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at, you will find the same prices and selection as with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to SYA.

To participate go to and select Southwestern Youth Association as your charity (this only needs to be done the 1st time you go to  Shop as you normally would and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your qualified purchase to SYA.  It’s that simple.  If you use to shop, just remember to go to

Softball Safety Masks – Required

SYA Little League Softball’s equipment policy: Softball face masks will be required in order to play.

This policy applies to all age groups.  If you have any questions, please reach out to: Softball Commissioner Bob Woodruff —

Example of a face mask is available at this link at Amazon: Amazon

Pet Policy Not Allowed on School Grounds


There are three Fairfax County ordinances prohibiting pets (i.e., dogs) from all Fairfax County school grounds. There are health notices on all FCPS school grounds asking pet owners to NOT bring their pets on school grounds.

Please do not bring your pets to ANY school fields.


It must be on a leash, must remain AT LEAST 15 feet from the field at all times (NEVER to be on the field), controlled by someone that can restrict its movements (i.e. not a child), and any waste must be cleaned up and taken with you.

We prefer that you would NOT bring your pet to any soccer fields. We have had many complaints from concerned parents. While most people are responsible, even the best of dogs will had a bad day.

Because of the number of people who visit the fields, and local health codes, please consider leaving your pet at home while attending soccer games.