McLEAN STRONG Fundraiser for INOVA Fairfax
MYS has teamed up with INOVA Fairfax Hospital and will offer 100% of the proceeds from our McLEAN STRONG fundraiser to support their medical personnel. Show your spirit AND support a great cause by purchasing face masks and t-shirts for your players and family members!
*Items will be shipped directly to your home.*
 
COVID-19 Updates and Recommendations

May 25, 2020

NCSL Spring 2020 Update


April 10, 2020

CCL Official League Statement: COVID-19 Update


April 6, 2020

MYS Spring 2020 Travel Program COVID-19 Update


April 3, 2020

MYS Spring 2020 Recreation League COVID-19 Update


April 1, 2020

DMV United Press Release


March 24, 2020

FCPA has officially closed ALL parks and fields. Please see updated information on their website.

Fairfax County Parks Authority - Coronavirus Update


March 19, 2020

We are urging our membership to practice social distancing and to keep off of the fields in our area to help keep our community healthy. FCPA has pulled all permits for use of the fields. Those fields include:

Lewinsville Park Fields
Linway
Jones Branch (AKA Ken Lawrence)
Police Field
Spring Hill (All Fields)
Spring Hill Elementary School Field
FCPS has closed all fields (all fields on school grounds) and gyms as well.

March 16, 2020

Fairfax County Athletic Community -

Effective immediately, Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) fields are closed to community use through March 29. Any permits issued for use during this time are now null and void.

Additionally, last week Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) canceled community use of FCPS fields and gyms until April 12, 2020. Any permits issued for use during this time are also now null and void.

We ask that you kindly respect the county and FCPS decisions and suspend use of FCPA and FCPS fields as well as FCPS gyms immediately.


March 14, 2020

During this difficult time in our country and community with the coronavirus pandemic, our primary concern is the safety of our parents, players, officials, coaches, volunteers and staff. We feel strongly that we should stay ahead of this ever-changing situation. At this time, MYS has not made any decision to cancel the spring season. Should that change, we will notify you when a decision is rendered by the MYS Board of Directors. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

March 12, 2020

MYS is temporarily suspending ALL club activites effectively immediately. Please read the letter below that was sent to membership today regarding the decision.


MYS Coronavirus Update - Letter to Membership

March 9, 2020

Information provided by VYSA and US Soccer to clubs regarding recommendations for players and families -

March 7, 2020
MYS is monitoring the developing situation with respect to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and will communicate to all members in the event the CDC or other public health authorities issue any specific recommendations or restrictions that would impact or apply to club games or events.
We would like to create one source for information regarding our efforts in regards to coronavirus. The link to the CDC website which updates several times daily in regards to coronavirus is: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. For Virginia please follow the following link: VDH's COVID-19 website for the most current information or contact your local health department if you have questions.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). There is no treatment except supportive care for coronavirus. Please get an influenza shot if you have not already as this can prevent at least a severe case of influenza.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
To assist in limiting potential transmission of any respiratory illness, MYS is recommending the following procedures for all club games in the coming weeks:
  • Players should bring their own individual water to games and trainings to eliminate potential transmission risk from sharing cups and water stations
  • Eliminate post-game handshakes to avoid unnecessary personal contact
  • Have hand sanitizer available for your child/children that they have access to throughout the game
  • Any players, parents, or supporters with any symptoms should not attend competition or training
Common-sense, everyday preventive actions should also be taken, including:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Thank you.
Louise Waxler, MYS Executive Director
Michael S. Antonis, DO, RDMS, FACEP, CAQ-SM, MYS Medical Staff
 
Leidos Jersey Sponsorship Renewed with McLean Youth Soccer

McLean Youth Soccer (MYS) today announced a sponsorship renewal with Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader headquarted in Reston, Va. The two-year sponsorship agreement keeps Leidos as the club's official, exclusive jersey and coach shirt sponsor for the club's recreation program.

MYS is the organizing body for the recreational soccer league serving the McLean community and is the largest athletic organization in Fairfax County with more than 4,500 youth players between the ages of 3-19. The club's mission is to develop youth through the sport by providing quality coaching, a high caliber environment and a commitment to best practices.Leidos' jersey sponsorship will allow MYS to continue to engage with youth from all socio-economic backgrounds by providing financial assistance to economically deprived families whose children would not be afforded the opportunity to participate and enjoy the benefits of sport. MYS believes that "no child should be left behind", and through Leidos' support, the club can fulfill its mission.

"Leidos is proud to support programs that contribute to the health and well being of our employees, their families, and the communities where they live and work," said Leidos Senior Vice President Melissa Koskovich. "We are also excited at the prospect of these local youth players one day becoming Leidos employees to help us solve tomorrow's challenges with solutions in information technology, engineering and science."

"McLean Youth Soccer and Leidos have built a strong community connection,"said Louise Waxler, MYS Executive Director. "It is rewarding to be associated with a purposeful company that invests in future generations."

Leidos has long been a supporter of a variety of sports in the U.S., supporting teams that include D.C. United (soccer), the Washington Capitals (hockey), the Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics (basketball), emerging e-sports teams Wizards District Gaming (NBA2k) and Caps Gaming (NHL 20), and numerous minor league baseball and youth soccer clubs.

McLean Youth Soccer leaders join Leidos Director of Communication and Marketing, Melissa Koskovich, Mike Coogan, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Relations and Drainesville Supervisor John Foust at the MYS Annual General Meeting. Leidos was presented with the MYS Community Appreciation Award in recognition for their support of the Association.

 
MYS 2019 Annual General Meeting

MYS held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 4th. Executive Director, Louise Waxler presented a recap of the club's successes and progress during the 2018-2019 season. Recreation Coach of the Year awards were presented by Recreation Director Haytham Mansur, Board Member Susan Mrachek, and Board Chair Kirk Robertson to the following coaches:

U6-U8 Boys: David Cummins
U6-U8 Girls: Amy O'Quinn
U9-U12 Boys: Afshin Pashai
U9-U12 Girls: Chris Paquette
U13 and older Boys: Jason Steinbaum
U13 and older Girls: Matt Olson

Leidos representatives, Director of Marketing and Communication Melissa Koskovich and Director of Corporate Social Responsibiltiy and Community Relations Mike Coogan, were presented with the MYS award for Community Appreciation. New Board of Director members Nancy McGuire Choi, Karen Gibian and Elizabeth Kaplan were elected and out-going Chair Kirk Robertson and members James Socas and Whitney Bergendahl were thanked for their service to the club.

To view the presentation in its entirety please click on the link below:

MYS 2019 Annual General Meeting Presentation

Pictured above - Fairfax County Supervisor, John Foust; Leidos Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations, Mike Coogan; Leidos Director of Communications and Marketing, Melissa Koskovich; MYS Executive Director, Louise Waxler; MYS Board of Directors Chair, Kirk Robertson; and dedicated recreation players in attendance for the awards.

 
Fundraising Success for Max Cure Foundation

This year, MYS expanded its fundraising efforts to support Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September. The proceeds from the sales of Gold socks and laces will benefit Max Cure - a local group founded by an MYS coach which supports local residents. Many teams purchased their gold socks and laces to wear during practices and games. We are so proud of our teams' efforts in raising $1200!

"On behalf of the Max Cure Foundation, we wish to express our sincere appreciation to McLean Youth Soccer and all the families that participated in raising money this past September in connection with childhood cancer awareness month. As part of our mission, Max Cure utilizes funds to directly support families with a child in active treatment for cancer while experiencing financial difficulties. MYS' support will provide Max Cure the ability to help support more families in the greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area in an effort to ease some of the financial burdens experienced as a result of having a child diagnosed with cancer. Max Cure has now provided in excess of $700,000 to over 150 families." ~ Jonathan Agin, Max Cure Director

 
Leidos Sponsors McLean Youth Soccer

McLean Youth Soccer is pleased to announce a sponsorship with Leidos Incorporated, a leading technology company headquartered in Reston, Virginia. Founded in 1969, Leidos landed their first long term client the following year, the Defense Nuclear Agency, and has since worked with several government and civil agencies. Since coming under the leadership of Robert Krone in 2014, Leidos has expanded to more than 32,000 employees worldwide. One of their most recent awards was being ranked the #1 government contracting business in 2017 by washingtontechnology.com.

As a science and technology solutions company, Leidos looks to provide answers to some of the biggest problems in the world pertaining to national security, health and engineering. Leidos mission is to, "make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science." Leidos also has a proud history of helping to support veterans and their families as over 21% of Leidos employees are veterans.

Those familiar with the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. sports scene may recognize the Leidos name. They have been partners with D.C. United since 2014. Leidos also has sponsorship ties with The Wizards, The Capitals, The Mystics and Leidos Field in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Leidos commitment to the sports world has extended beyond the realm of professional sports. McLean Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Leidos will now be the official jersey front sponsor of our Recreation program for the next two years! We know that our coaches and players will thrive with help from Leidos.

"We love supporting organizations in the communities where we live and work - especially those geared toward helping position future generations for success and healthy lifestyles," said Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This sponsorship will help us inspire local youth who may one day help us solve the tough challenges of tomorrow."

"McLean Youth Soccer is grateful to have been given the opportunity to partner with Leidos joining other prestigious sports organizations in the metropolitan D.C. area. We look forward to being associated with a great company that recognizes the value of our brand and to bring the Leidos story to the MYS membership," said Louise Waxler, MYS Executive Director.

 
Mars, Inc Becomes Sponsor of McLean Youth Soccer

McLean Youth Soccer announced today a partnership with Mars Incorporated, the 6th largest privately held company in the United States by Forbes. More than 100 years ago, Frank C. Mars started making candies in his Takoma, Washington kitchen. From that simple beginning, his son Forrest built Mars into the mature company it is today, first by creating the MILKY WAY® bar with his father and later by expanding the business overseas and diversifying into new categories like pet care and food. Today, the Mars family of Associates is more than 100,000 strong in over 80 countries around the world. Through all that growth, they have remained a private, family-owned business, headquartered in McLean, Virginia.


"I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to partner with such a prestigious company - Mars Incorporated," said Louise Waxler, Executive Director of McLean Youth Soccer. Our partnership with Mars provides us with the opportunity to provide additional financial resources to our need-based players ensuring they are given the opportunity to participate in McLean Youth Soccer. In addition, this partnership will elevate the MYS brand at the local, regional and national levels of the youth game."

The Mars logo will appear on the official MYS uniform jersey of all competitive teams between the ages of 13-19 effective January 2018.

 
Fundraising Effort for Lombardi Cancer Center
McLean Youth Soccer leaders and players presented the Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center with a check for $2000.00 as a result of a fundraising effort held by the club and supported by its players during the month of October. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, MYS teams purchased sets of pink socks and laces and sported them during the month of October!
"Georgetown's Lombardi Cancer Center seeks to prevent, treat, and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education, and partnership with the community; guided by the principle of cura personalis, "care for the whole person. The McLean Youth Soccer club's fundraising efforts will allow us to continue our lifesaving mission in the Washington, DC area," states Justine Weissenborn, Director of Development for the Center.
"There may be no more a terrifying moment in a woman's life than being diagnosed with breast cancer. It's a disease that affects everyone in a women's life with all of those lives changed forever. The soccer community has an opportunity to ensure that every year fewer and fewer women must have that terrible conversation by supporting the efforts of such institutions as the Lombardi Cancer Center. I am extremely proud of our players for making a difference and helping to continue to raise awareness," Louise Waxler, Executive Director, McLean Youth Soccer.
For more details about the lifesaving work performed at the Center visit - https://lombardi.georgetown.edu/
Photo: Check presentation of McLean Youth Soccer leaders and players joining Justine Weissenborn, Lombardi Cancer Center
Director of Development.