Each year at FIYA, we're excited to welcome more and more schools into our community! We continuously see an increase in the number of schools who enter sports teams into our core programs: Girls and Boys Volleyball, Girls and Boys Flag Football, Girls and Boys Basketball, Girls and Boys Soccer, and Girls and Boys Futsal (Indoor Soccer); as well as our "tournament" programs including: Girls and Boys Cross Country, Ping Pong, Dance, and Girls and Boys Track & Field.
All of our sports (except for Futsal) are offered for Division 1 (8th Grade & Below), and most sports are also offered for Division 2 (6th Grade & Below), and Division 3 (4th Grade & Below). There is so clearly a demand for interscholastic sports at this level and at FIYA, we are fortunate to be providing a platform to make school sports possible for our Los Angeles youth and continue to fulfill our mission in Strengthening Schools Through Sports.
OUr Unique Community
Because of the limited school leagues available to them in Los Angeles, a majority of our particpants are traditional public and charter schools but even many private, religious, and dual-lingual schools participate in FIYAthletics as well! For most of our schools, FIYA is the sole proprietor of sports opportunities for their students, but some of our other schools belong to outside leagues or programs and continue to participate in FIYA because of the diversity in competition and sports offerings. Many of our schools come from low economic areas and some are from more prosperous areas, but the common unifying theme is: each of our schools is made up of adults who see the value of a sports program within their school community and they work hard to bring it to fruition. We are very proud to be associated and involved with so many different people and educational institutions in our city, and hope that together we can make our local youth schools and communities stronger through sports.
FIYA has a unique community because we are an eclectic makeup of schools accumulating:
- Over 400 School Participants belonging to:
- Los Angeles Unified School District
- Inglewood Unified School District
- Charter Schools of California
- Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- National Association of Independent Schools
- California Association of Independent Schools
- Long Beach Unified School District
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
- The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
- 470+ Teams in 2019-2020
- 10,000+ Student Athletes Since 2011
- 49 Regional Sports Leagues in 2019-2020 from:
- North Los Angeles
- South Los Angeles
- West Los Angeles
- Central Los Angeles
- San Fernando Valley
- From Over 56 Zip Codes of Los Angeles and counting!
*NOTE: Because 2020 spring sports were not able to take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we included our numbers from the previous 2019 spring season*
Many of our school leaders have told us that FIYA has made sports possible for their school, but we as an organization do not exist if it is not for these schools and their proactive leadership. The following schools, located througout all of Los Angeles County, have particpated in FIYA leagues and/or events and we're proud to say are members of our community:
HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES YOUTH SCHOOLS
If you are interested in getting involved or donating to any of our participating schools, we know they would appreciate your support as many solely rely on donors and fundraising to increase the quality of their education and extracurricular offerings to students. At FIYA, we do our best to aid schools in our programs from economically disadvantaged areas and underserved communities so that every student gets a chance to participate in interscholastic sports. With your help, together we can make this possible. Simply click on the name of the school to be directed to their website.