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 associate shall also strive to promote ideals of good citizenship as well as good sportsmanship through its athletic programs and activities, for the good 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 fundamentals of the sports they are participating. SRYA coaches should be leaders and role models in the community and on the field and court. In order for SRYA to be successful, the association believes the program requires; organization and planning, appropriate and adequate facilities and equipment, adequate funding, qualified volunteer leadership, instruction in the fundamentals of the sports, encouragement of spirit in sportsmanship and fair play.