|Welcome to the RYAL Website
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|Spring season is cancelled.
|The Recreational Youth Athletic League (RYAL)
is, as its name implies, a youth athletic program that places a
priority on recreation as opposed to competition. Based in the
Annapolis, Maryland area, RYAL is open to all children ages 5 to
16 in and around Anne Arundel County, with an emphasis on having
each child enjoy participation in sports (primarily soccer) in an atmosphere of affirmation and sensitive
instruction. "Success" is measured by the children's
enjoyment (i.e., fun!), their own sense of personal
accomplishment, the depth of friendships established, and the
development of individual character.
The league is intended to be flexible, adapting to both the
number of children who sign up and the skill levels they bring to
the league. Hence, the number of divisions and the age groupings
thereof vary from season to season to accommodate the group that
|The spring season generally runs from April to early June each year. The last two seasons we have only met and played games on Saturdays. No weekday practices. Soccer is available for all ages and ultimate frisbee is available for older children.
For the last several years we have played at Annapolis Senior High School on Riva Road.
|The fall soccer season generally runs from late August to early November
Registration and skills assessment are held in mid-June. Practices are held one weeknight (typically Thursdays) and games are held on Saturdays. For the
years we have played at Annapolis Senior High School on Riva Road.
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