Field Conditions and Equipment
PRACTICE SLOT ALLOCATIONS – Regular (season and preseason) practice slots will be allocated at the beginning of each season to MYS teams. All practice requests received by the practice request deadline for that season will be processed based on the following priorities outlined below. Practice requests received after the deadline will be handled on a first-come, first served basis
“MPS Teams” (by descending age order)
U18 – U13
Travel Teams (by descending age order)
U18 – U13
Travel Teams (by Descending age order)
U12 – U9
Rec leagues (by descending age order)
Although these are guidelines, the field committee reserves the right to adjust these policies based on the fields allocated by the county or as the needs change.
Travel teams and SFL will be allocated up to two practice slots weekly, House teams will be allocated one practice slot each week. Teams requesting extra practice slots will not have those slots allocated until all teams have received their practice assignment.
As members of the McLean community who enjoy the privilege of using County fields for our games and practices, it is essential that we always respectful of the property rights and privacy of those homes that border the fields and the other people who also use the parks and schools. Accordingly, it is essential that MYS members observe the following code of conduct for all the fields used by our members.
We need to establish a high standard of respect for the environment, the neighbors and the other users of the park and school fields. All of these codes of conduct will help educate our children to be responsible adults and enhance our relationship with the neighbors who share our community.
MYS gains use of the fields by permits granted from the Fairfax County Park Authority. MYS is responsible for monitoring and closing the fields. Regardless of whether a field is officially closed by the FCPA at 3 PM or MYS (via this website or the hotline), it is still YOUR responsbility to monitor field conditions and stay off if conditions warrant. Because this website and the hotline are usually not updated after 3 PM on weekdays and 7 am on weekends, you must help us follow the FCPA guidelines. The FCPA guidelines: fields are closed if you can see standing water on a field, hear a "squishing" sound when you walk, or water puddles around your shoe when you step.