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Gym Cancellations for Tuesday January 27 2015
All CYA Basketball activities cancelled except practices at Nova FH/Hoops Plus

At 5:15 am the Fairfax County Public Schools announced that the FCPS schools will be closed today (Tuesday 27 January) due to the weather. As a result, all after-school and recreational activities at Fairfax County schools are canceled for tonight. Thus, no CYA basketball games or practices scheduled at Fairfax County schools will be held tonight. Since the travel league (FCYBL) follows the Fairfax County guidelines, all travel games are canceled as well.

As of 2 PM, both Hoops Plus in Sterling (703 430 8489) and Nova Fieldhouse in Chantilly (703-865-8925) still planned to open tonight for scheduled CYA Basketball practices. Parents of kids on teams practicing at either of these locations tonight might want to check with the facility before heading to either location for practice if it is snowing hard, contact their coach to make sure practice is still on, and use their best judgement as to whether or not to attend practice given the road conditions.

CYA Inclement Weather Policy

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) or individual school authorities can close the school gyms due to inclement weather.Whenever FCPS has announced that the schools will be closed for the whole day or closed early due to weather conditions, then all school gyms  are closed on that day and all CYA practices/games at the schools are cancelled.  FCPS also makes decisions starting Saturday morning on weekend game use. However, a school closure for weather reasons on Saturday does not mean that the gyms will automatically be closed on Sunday. FCPS makes separate determination for Saturdays and Sundays and post this on their website each day.
 
It is the primary responsibility of each coach to determine whether the school gyms have been closed because of inclement weather andto alert the members of his/her team. Parents can also get information about school closings for themselves. This information can be obtained by watching the FCPS channel 21 (Cox, Comcast and Verizon), by going to the FCPS website (http://www.fcps.edu/news/emerg.shtml), or by checking the FCPS Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fcpsva) or Twitter .Coaches and parents are encouraged to sign up for the FCPS Keep In Touch message service that can broadcast information both to an email address and a cell phone (http://www.fcps.edu/kit/). This service will alert coaches to school closings due to weather orother emergency situations. In addition, coaches should check their e-mails on nights prior to game days or in the mornings on game days if it is or has been snowing.
 
Neither Nova Field House in Chantilly or the new Hoops Plus facility in Sterling follow the FCPS gym closure guidelines. Instead, game cancellations at these facilities due to weather are decided upon by the CYA Basketball Board in consultation with the facility staff and the officiating organization. This information will be posted on the CYA website. You can also check the website of the Nova Fieldhouse (http://www.novafieldhouse.com) or Hoops Plus (https://www.hoopsplus.net).

As soon as CYA receives information about weather-related cancellations at the schools, Nova Field House or Hoops Plus, these announcements are posted to the Basketball page of the CYA website (www.chantillyyouth.org/basketball) and to the CYA Basketball scheduling website (). CYA will also endeavor to send out a mass e-mail to all CYA participants from both the CYA main website and the scheduling website. In certain circumstances, CYA may cancel games on the weekends due to unsafe driving conditions even if FCPS or Nova Field House/Hoops Plus have not yet made a decision to close their facilities.

Bottom line: On days when it is snowing or significant snow or ice is on the ground, you should check for any school closures or Nova Fieldhouse/Hoops Plus closures before leaving for your game. If it is snowing or sleeting and facilities are open, parents should use their best judgment about whether to take their child to any scheduled game.

Spring Basketball Program 2015 (grades 4-12 only)

ATTENTION: Registration for CYA Basketball's Winter program for grades 1-12 is closed. Registration for the Spring season opened on January 10. Note that the registration system for the Spring season is new so you cannot log in as an existing user but must register as a new user.

SPRING HOUSE PROGRAM (BOYS/GIRLS GRADES 4-12 only)

Online registration for the CYA Spring House Basketball Program will began in January 2015. The registration fee for grades 4-8 is $155.00 and for grades 9-12 is $165; this registration fee includes a $20 CYA admin fee, a $10 indoor capital improvement fee, and a $5.50 Fairfax County user fee.  The deadline to register without a late fee is March 1st. Beginning March 1st a $25 late charge is assessed on all registrations. To ensure placement on a team, you must register by March 15th. All registrants after March 15th will be placed on a wait list and placed on a team only if space permits. NOTE: Due to Fairfax County rules, a $30 user fee is assessed on any out-of-county registrants.

CYA’s house program is open to all applicants in grades 4-12 regardless of skill level or place of residence. Those who participated in the Winter travel program or played for their High School teams are also eligible to participate in this house program. Most leagues in grade 4-8 have a weeknight practice and a weekend game for the first few weeks and then go to a weeknight game and weekend game for the remainder of the season. High school aged players have a single pre-season practice then go straight to games only (weeknight and weekend games).

The season will start in late March or early April and will go until early June. Skills assessments for grades 4-8 will be held in mid to late March. Games are anticipated to begin the weekend of April 4-5th for most leagues. There will be no games during Spring break.

For more information, see the Frequency Asked Questions page or send an email to the registrar (Cindy Aune) at registrar@chantillyyouth.org.

SPRING AAU PROGRAM (GIRLS AND BOYS GRADES 4-9)

While there is no Travel program in the Spring, CYA last year instituted a pilot AAU program on the girls side for grades 4-8. These players pay a $200 base registration fee and then a supplemental fee depending on how many AAU tournaments they participate in and the cost of those tournaments. They are also required to purchase their uniforms. Players on these teams practice twice a week and play in up to 6  local tournaments over the course of the AAU season.

Last year (2014) CYA instituted a Boys AAU program along the same lines as the girls AAU program established in 2013. Tryouts for both the boys and girls 2015 programs will take place in late February to early March. The coordinator for the AAU girls program is Craig Ballam (sports@theballams.name) and for the boys program is Jon Enders (john.enders24@gmail.com).

New Hoops Plus Facility (Sterling VA)
Directions

Facility Address: 45496 Ruritan Circle, Sterling, VA 20164
Facility Phone: 703.430.8489                    Facility Website: www.hoopsplus.net

Coming from South of Sterling, VA

  1. Take Route 28 North in direction of Dulles Airport
  2. Stay on Route 28 North and cross over Dulles Toll Road in direction of Sterling
  3. Take 625 E/Church Road exit
  4. Go through the Atlantic Blvd / Davis Drive traffic light
  5. Take immediate next left at Ruritan Circle
  6. Follow winding road till you see signs “Indiana Floors” / Road Work Ahead sign
  7. Turn right at this sign (white church will be on left side of street), go down the road to bottom of hill
  8. Look left towards standalone red brick building #45496 (Hoops Plus facility)

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