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A Special "Welcome" to Giuseppe De Fidio

From Soccer Performance International

CYA Members,

Over the past 8 years, CYA Volunteer and SPI staff have worked tirelessly to develop and implement a player development program with a focus on education.  We bagan in 1999 by hosting a program for all our recreational players  - the "life-blood" of any club. 

In 2000, working with the CYA Bantam Program, we developed HUGS (Help Us Grow in Soccer).  This program was especially designed for our youngest players ages 3 - 7.  These sessions were intended to supplement the education of those players already enrolled in the CYA Program.  Over 2,500 kids have registered and experienced the HUGS program since it was rolled out in the spring of 2000!

In the year’s that followed, CYA continued to grow and we enhanced all of our programs to include coaches training and goal-keeping sessions.  We worked closely with VYSA to provide education and certification to over 300 coaches, dramatically enhancing the education experience enjoyed by all our members.

In 2006, we finally brought together the recreational and travel programs into what we call the CYA Legacy Program.  The seamless transition from "house" to "travel" was complete.  The program currently has 11 travel teams in the U9 - U10 age group with another 6 set to be introduced in mid 2008.

All the above milestones have now brought us to the next level in our educational process.  As a club, we strive to find common ground with organizations (local and international) that have their foundation based on player and coach education.  We at CYA consider Giuseppe "Beppe" De Fidio and Scuola Numero Uno Dei Portieri (SNU) part of this educational alliance.

Beppe and his group will be visiting CYA October 31st through November 4th, 2007.  SNU utilizes experts in the field of goal-keeper development with many acting as technical advisors to professional clubs in Italy. 

On behalf of CYA and SPI, we welcome Beppe to Chantilly and hope all of you can enjoy the insight he has to offer. 

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have regarding any of our programs.  I can be reached at 703-327-8326 or via email at


Andy Vera

Director, Player/Coach Development

CYA Soccer

CYA Goalkeeping Training by SS LAZIO!

Training Schedule Change! 10/26/2007 Read Below!

We are extremely pleased to announce an opportunity for all of our CYA Goalkeepers (U10 - U19) to train with the renowned Scuola Numero Uno (SNU) from Italy!  Giuseppe De Fidio is the goalkeeping coach for Lazio and in addition, he runs the SNU Academy for goalkeepers.   Mr. De Fidio is coming to Washington and will personally train CYA Goalkeepers!

The program is now set to take place between October 31st and November 3rd.   The training schedule is below.  There is no cost for CYA Goalkeepers to participate in this program!  YOU MUST REGISTER for this program by sending an email to Andy Vera (CYA Coaching Director) at

Due to the overwhelming response we anticipate, we can only allow a maximum of 2 goalkeepers per team.  Mr. De Fidio will have another trainer with him yet we must keep the sessions down to a manageable number.

A Special thanks to Andy Vera (Soccer Performance International) for putting this program together!  Andy is the Director of Player Development for CYA and without his help, this unique and unprecedented opportunity would not exist.  Thanks for all of your effort on behalf of CYA Soccer Andy!

Mr. Giuseppe De Fidio is President and Director of SNU (Scuola Numero Uno), one of Europe’s most prestigious goal keeping academies.  His playing and coaching career span over 30 years!  Mr. De Fidio is an expert in youth development (specializing in goal keeping) and has worked with a number of Italian First Division clubs including Torino and Juventus.  Mr. De Fidio is currently on the coaching staff for SS Lazio as their goal keeping trainer and Technical Advisor to their youth goal keeping program. 

You will find the SNU Academy on the internet at  Mr. De Fidio has added CYA to his webpage.  Check it out!  Once you enter his site, you will see the banner across the top telling folks that SNU will visit Washington DC.  Click there and view the CYA information.  By the way, the article below describes Mr. De Fidio’s trip to Washington and was in newspaper in Rome!  How cool is that!  If you want a copy of the article (for all of you Italian readers), let me know.


Welcome to Washington DC Mr. Di Fidio! 

We look forward to a wonderful experience!


Wednesday, October 31st - WoG - "SCHEDULE CHANGE"   No Sessions on Halloween.  The session’s that were originally scheduled for U15 - U19 Boys and Girls have been moved to Saturday!

Thursday, November 1st - WoG - House League Goal Keepers Only

4:30 - 6:00  U10 - U12 Boys and Girls 

6:00 - 7:30  U14 Boys and Girls

7:30 - 9:00 U16 - U19 Boys and Girls 

Friday, November 2nd - WoG -  Travel Goalkeepers Only

4:30 - 6:00  U9 & U10 Legacy Teams - Boys and Girls

7:30 - 9:00 COACHES SESSION!    All CYA Coaches are Invited!

Saturday, November 3rd - Rocky Run Middle School  Travel Goalkeepers Only

10:00 - 11:15   U11 & U12 Girls

11:30 - 12:45   U13 - U19 Girls

1:00 - 2:15  U11 & U12 Boys

2:30 - 3:45  U13 - U19 Boys

38 Years of Tradition and Excellence Continues

Chantilly Youth Association is the premier youth soccer club in Fairfax County.  We are the ONLY soccer club in Chantilly that begins working with our players at 4 years old and have a long tradition of providing a competitive environment for your child to grow.  We offer both a recreational program and an internationally known Travel program that competes at the local, state, national, and international levels.  We are proud to be a certified KID SAFE Organization. All Club Coaches, Managers and Directors must clear an extensive background check to assure the safety and well being of every child participating in our club.   No other local organization can provide the years of tradition, safety, and ethical behavior like Chantilly Youth Soccer.  Don’t be fooled by the others!  Chantilly Youth Soccer is the place to PLAY!  Chantilly Soccer Club  Chantilly Soccer Association CHAN CSC

High School Soccer Update

Winter 2007/2008

We often receive questions regarding the local high school soccer programs so in an effort to keep you all up to speed on things, we have offered some information that will be helpful over the coming weeks:

1)  Become familiar with your school’s website.  The primary schools that CYA feeds into are Chantilly High School,  Westfield High School and Oakton High School.

2)  Your child MUST have a completed Emergency Care Card and an updated Physical to compete in any High School Sport.  Make sure these items are done BEFORE they get to their tryout!

3)  Tryouts start in February!  With the possibility of standing ice and snow,  fields may be closed which means your teams will participate indoor.  Find out the Gym schedule and when Soccer is slated to practice. 

4)  Parents - please be understanding during tryout week.  This is a tough time and will be even tougher if your child doesn’t make the team.  Remember that only a limited number of kids make the High School team but they will always have a slot to play in the CYA Program!

If you have any questions or comments about High School Soccer, send them to us and we will steer you in the right direction. 

Good Luck to all CYA players who aspire to play for their High Schools this Spring!

CYA HUGS is BACK for the Fall 2007 Season!

Help Us Grow in Soccer (HUGS)

CYA and Soccer Performance International (SPI) teamed up a few years ago and developed a program for 3 - 6 year olds called HUGS.  The focus of this program is to introduce the youngest kids to soccer in an environment that is non threatening and fun!  SPI has done a terrific job implementing games that develop motor skills and encourage social interaction.  Over the years we have received numerous positive comments and the number of participants just keeps on growing!

So, for this Fall 2007 season, we wanted to get the information out early and encourage you all to register soon.  You can obtain additional information and register on the SPI website (

Fall 2007 Program Details

The program will take place every Sunday beginning September 16th and ending October 21st.  (NO SESSION ON OCTOBER 7th - Columbus Day).  Date(s):  Sunday,  September 16th ending Sunday, October 21st

Note: There are no sessions scheduled for Sunday, October 7th, Columbus Day Weekend.

Location:   Franklin Middle School
Ages: 3-4 yrs old          5-6  yrs old               
Day:   Sunday               Sunday      
Time: 5:30-6:30PM      5:30-6:30PM                                  
Cost: $90 per player, $60 for each additional sibling

If you have any questions, please contact Andy Vera directly.  Andy is the CYA Player Development Director and runs the HUGS program.  Andy can be reached at

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