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CYA 2018-2019 U7-U8 Winter Pre-Travel Academy!

CYA Winter Pre-Travel Academy

CYA Soccer is excited to announce our 2018-2019 Winter Pre-Travel Academy at the CYA Fieldhouse starting the first week of December! This program is open to any U7 and U8 player (players born in 2011 & 2012) who have completed a tryout and has been invited into the Academy. If you have previously made the CYA Pre-Travel Academy there is no need to tryout for the Winter or Spring Academy. 

The Winter Pre-Travel Academy is lead by Hamel Yousefi , CYA Pre-Travel Director, and coached by the CYA professional staff! CYA coaches will apply age appropriate training curriculum focused primarily on foot skills, and the introduction of basic soccer concepts in order to offer highest development program for U8s and U7s.


  • To improve players Technical Skills (Dribbling, 1v1, Passing-Receiving and Finishing)
  • To make smarter soccer players (THINKERS) - start working on their perception and decision making depending on game situations (on/off the ball)
  • To improve  motor skills and sport specific fitness (coordination, balance and agility)
  • To convey passion and love for the sport of soccer
  • To prepare players for the transition to travel soccer at U9


The Winter Pre-Travel Academy sessions will be held indoors once a week for 12 weeks 


Dates and location:

Sessions: Tuesday Nights

  • U7 Boys 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • U8 Boys 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • U7 & U8 Girls 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: CYA Fieldhouse: 14810 Murdock St, Chantilly, VA 2015

                 2018 Dates: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

                 2019 Dates: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12

Cost: $230

CYA Fieldhouse Rules:

“House Rules” 

  • Please make sure all players are notified that NO CLEATS are permitted in the building. Players must wear turf shoes or tennis/basketball shoes only.

  • Only WATER is permitted on the fields – no Gatorade, sports drinks, or soda permitted. NO FOOD is permitted on the fields

  • NO chewing gum on the fields.

  • All players and parents remain in the café area until just prior to your start time.

  • All players must HOLD any soccer balls – no kicking, dribbling, or bouncing of soccer balls permitted any where except on the field – i.e. Lobby, Café Area, B-Ball Court, Hallways or locker rooms  

  • NOVA Field House staff will escort players to the fields as a group.

  • ONLY players and adult coaches will be permitted on the field.

  • Spectators must stay in assigned spectator areas only. NO FOOD or DRINKS outside the Café Area 

  • Our staff will give a quick welcome to players, parents, and coaches to review the house rules and explain the spectator areas.


2018-2019 Winter Pre-Travel Academy Tryouts!

2018-2019 Pre-Travel Tryouts!

WHO?  U7 (2012) & U8 (2011) Players - Boys & Girls

WHEN?  December 4, 11

Tuesday, December 4 & 11

  • U7 Boys 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • U8 Boys 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • U7 & U8 Girls 6:00pm - 7:00pm

WHERE?  CYA Fieldhouse - 14810 Murdoch street, Chantilly, VA, 20151

If you missed try-outs and are interested, please contact the CYA Pre-Travel Academy Director Hamel Yousefi -