Practices are typically on Tuesday and Friday from 530 to 630pm at Nottoway Park. Meet near the soccer field near the bathrooms/fence area. For the week of 10/2: Practice is Tuesday and Thursday due to a time conflict for Coach Craig
Practice will switch to 430 to 530 once daylight savings ends in November, the season ends in mid/late November.
Meets are typically on Sunday afternoons, but there are a few on Saturdays.
This weekend (Sunday October 15th):
Meet at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax 3720 Old Lee Highway Fairfax VA
Packet Pick-Up Available Starting: 12:00 p.m. Course Walks: 12:30 p.m. Races: 1K - 1:30 p.m. 2K – 2:00 p.m. 3K – 2:30 p.m. (Ages 9-10) 3K – 3:00 p.m. (Ages 11-12) 4K & 5K – 3:30 p.m. (4K and 5K races will be run simultaneously)
Park in the park lot or at Daniels run ES, do not park at St. Leos as they have church functions and may tow cars that are in their lot for other events.
looking ahead....schedule for 10/21 is at Providence Park
and 10/28 at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg (requires pre-registration by 10/22 see email from Coach Craig and respond if you can go to that one)
and a home meet on 11/5 once we get clearance from the park. Details to follow.
Parents: check your email settings at vyi.org as you only get emails if you allow emails from vyi.org
or to ensure you get the email subscribe to our email group, just follow the directions below
Want to get on the email list? Send an email to:
Please let us know who you are, as it this is a restricted list and we verify who you are before adding you to the group.
This is a great way to send out a request to get a carpool going or to get updates on meet info. E-mail Coach Craig with questions.
Field and Facility Conduct
Dear Parents and Coaches,
VYI has received some complaints concerning the behavior of some parents, coaches and/or children using area sports facilities. While many of these complaints are eventually discovered to be related to other sports that are not related to VYI, we want to ensure our members continue to be respectful of the neighborhoods, schools, and parks that host our practices and events. Some of the specific complaints we’ve received include:
Parking in front of neighborhood houses and obstructing resident access
Walking through private property
Generally disturbing the peace and quiet of the people living around the fields and gyms
As stated previously, we don’t know if any of the incidents reported involve VYI parents, coaches or children but it is appropriate that we establish guidelines so that everyone knows what is expected of them. Anything a parent, coach or player does while attending a VYI activity reflects on VYI and all of us individually.
Use of area gyms and fields is a privilege not a right. VYI has an excellent reputation in the community and because of that we enjoy certain privileges. It is imperative that we maintain this reputation. We are guests in these neighborhoods and must conduct ourselves accordingly.
We will be amending the parents Code of Conduct rules to spell out specific expectations but here are some rules that we must all follow:
Parking on residential side streets is only permitted when all lots adjacent to a facility are full.
Do not park in the designated SACC (School Age Child Care) parking areas in school parking lots
When it is necessary to park on a neighborhood street we must be quiet and respectful of the residents and their property. This means there should be no yelling, littering or trespassing on private property.
Never park in such a way as to block a driveway or otherwise obstruct the resident from leaving their home or parking in front of it.
Make sure we leave each facility clean and free of trash.
Be a leader. If you witness inappropriate behavior intervene and report to a coach or commissioner as appropriate.
We appreciate your support in ensuring that we have continued access to the facilities that are vital to our sports programs.