CYA offers those players with a higher skill level an opportunity to participate in the county-wide Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (commonly known as Travel or Select). During tryouts held in early October, the coaches select 10-11 players per team from among all those who sign up at registration for Select. The number of teams per age group is determined by the talent available at tryouts (with a maximum of 3 teams per age group).
Practice begins as soon as the teams are selected. This program requires a greater time commitment from participants for practice (3 hours per week) and games (1-2 per week). Most games are played at gyms across Fairfax County (often outside the Chantilly area) and in Falls Church, Arlington, or Alexandria. Programs are offered at the ages of 10 and under, 11 and under, 12 and under, 13 and under (Boys only), 14 and under (Girls only), 15 and under (Boys), and 18 and under (Boys). The placement of players is generally determined by their age as of October 1st , with some grade exceptions allowed.
NOTE: Tryouts for the U15 and U18 Boys teams are held in late November after the local high schools complete their tryouts.