South River Youth Athletics (SRYA) is a non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board representing the South River Community at large, whose mission is to: promote, encourage, direct and operate athletic programs for the children and youth of the South River area, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The association shall also strive to promote ideals of good citizenship as well as good sportsmanship through its athletic programs and activities, and for the benefit of the community.
The purpose of the Association shall be to promote educational, charitable and recreational activities for the benefit of the youth of the South River area. The Association is organized and operated exclusively for the above stated purpose, and no part of the net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any private member.
We believe that participants in youth recreation should learn the benefits of sportsmanship and teamwork while having a whole quality experience that is fun and safe. Participants should be challenged to improve their skills while succeeding to learn the fundaments of the sports they are participating in SYRA coaches should be leaders and role models in the community and on the field. In order for SRYA to be successful we believe the program requires; organization and planning, appropriate facilities and equipment, adequate funding, qualified volunteer leadership, instruction in the fundamentals of the sports, encouragement of spirit in sportsmanship and fair play.