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Travel Program

Program Summary

During the winter season, CYA offers players with a higher skill level an opportunity to participate in the countywide Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (fcybl.com) -- commonly known as Travel or Select. 

  • Tryouts are held for travel teams in grades 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th in early October.  Players must attend at least 2 tryouts.  After tryouts, the coaches select 10-11 players per team. 
  • Practice begins as soon as the teams are selected. This program requires a greater time commitment from participants for practice (3 hours per week) and games (1-2 per week).  The FCYBL season runs from mid-November through the beginning of March.  Most games are played at gyms across Fairfax County (often outside the Chantilly area) and in Falls Church, Arlington, or Alexandria.

Player Eligibility

The travel teams are grade-based  This means anyone in the designed grade can participate as long as they are not more than 2 years older than others in that grade as of September 1st of that year.   All players will be expected to provide documentation of their current grade (report card) along with a Walker ID once selected to a team.

Eligible CYA players must reside in Fairfax County and, by FCYBL rules, are limited to our allocated zip codes (22033, 22030, 20151, 20171, 22124, 20191 and 20120), with 2 zip code exceptions allowed per team.

Note that FCYBL also strictly limits the number of players in 4th grade or below who can be selected to the 10 and under teams. For that reason, a separate qualifying tryout will be held for 4th graders prior to the 5th grade tryouts.  At this 4th grade tryout, a limited number of players will then be invited to participate in the 5th grade tryouts.

Registration Information

Online registration for the Travel tryouts season will begin in early September. You must register (at no cost) for Travel/AAU tryouts in order to participate in the tryouts and be invited to join a team if selected.

Once the Travel tryouts conclude and the teams are selected, those players who made the teams will be sent an invitation to participate in our program and directed to register for the Travel program at a total cost of $350.00 (which can be made in upto 3 payments). In addition, Travel players must purchase a travel uniform.

For those players who did not make the team, they will be notified and invited to sign up for our House program if they choose to do so. If someone signed up for House and made the travel team, they will be refunded that House registration fee.