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The mission of Reston Youth Association is to enable children to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, RYA programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that children will use throughout their lives


  • To encourage and increase youth participation in football, cheerleading and dance.

  • To ensure a safe and positive playing environment for all participants.

  • To instill life-long values of teamwork, dedication and a superior work ethic in the classroom and on the playing field.


Positive Experiences

  • RYA programs have no tryouts or cutting of rosters.

  • Everyone participates under mandatory rules of play.

  • Individual awards are given for academic excellence, as well on-field activities.


Safe Playing Environment

  • Players are matched by age and weight levels.

  • There are strict mandatory equipment requirements.

  • An enforced rule book incorporates time-tested rules.