Tryouts 2016/2017

Tryouts  2016/2017

Tryout Details & Birth Year 



HYSA will hold tryouts for our competitive Arsenal program for 2016/2017 May 16 & 17   and May 23 & 24

U11-U12  Monday May 16th & Tuesday May 24th 6-730pm
U13-U14  Tuesday May 17th & Monday May 23rd 6-730pm

 Siebel Soccer Complex Check in starts at 5pm

Check in will begin at 5pm. Players must be at tryouts 30 minutes prior to start and should be dressed soccer appropriately; no Arsenal jerseys bring or wear white t-shirt and be ready to go at 6pm. The session will last 90 minutes. All boys and girls welcome.

HYSA Arsenal Tryouts can be registered for at our website; by clicking the large “Registration” tab on the upper left of home page. Players will attend both tryouts, cost is $75.00 per player. A late fee will be assessed for late or "day of" registration of $25. The $75 fee will be counted to the entire fee of the program. The late fee will not be counted and is non-refundable.

There will be additional fees to pay for teams U11 – U19.  HYSA strives to keep programs affordable and have payment plans and financial assistance for families. All new Parents are encouraged to attend an Orientation meeting at the Concession stand the first night of each age group tryout at 615pm May 16 & 17.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Executive Director, Phil McGovern 406-431-3064

All players will be required to commit to their team by paying the balance of their HYSA Arsenal program fees by deadline announced. 

For players new to the Arsenal program, please be aware that Arsenal teams are traveling teams and your player can end up traveling out of town on many weekends.  See “Cost” below for more information.

Arsenal is HYSA’s highest level program, competing in the MYSA State Leagues and participating in competitive tournaments around the western United States. Arsenal teams have a history of success on and off the playing field and have represented Helena proudly in numerous USYS Region IV Championship tournaments. Most Arsenal teams practice 2-4 times per week and play multiple games on Saturday (and Sunday for tournament play). The average Arsenal team will go to 2-3 overnight tournaments every spring season in addition to competing in the MYSA State Cup at the end of the season.

 Tryouts are held in the Spring for U11-U14 teams, U15 - U19 teams tryout in the Spring and/or Fall according to Tryout Policy, this year U15-U19 will tryout in the Fall so we can better manage the Birth Year change further information found in the Tryouts Details Document. According to state standards, U11 teams are split evenly, according to skill, physicality, and experience. U12-U19 teams are tiered according to ability. Teams are formed in the U11, U12, U13, U14, U16, and U19 age groups for both boys and girls depending upon numbers of players and offerings of age groups for league play by MYSA. HYSA allows play-ups (a player playing with an age group older than they are) on a limited basis based on a number of factors. Players must request this in writing. MYSA does not allow Play Downs.

HYSA tryouts are one of the most labor-intensive activities that we do at HYSA and the process requires a tremendous amount of coordination as well as a number of volunteers who must not only be willing to help out but who must also possess higher level knowledge regarding the game of soccer in order to provide the insights on each individual player that we need to ensure a fair, impartial tryout process. 


Travel teams typically practice 2-4 times a week, and play games on weekends, throughout the season.  In addition, teams may have offseason activities.  The players’ commitment is typically higher for more competitive teams where there may be additional required sessions in the winter and summer. Travel teams need coaches, who have to pass background checks, take a Concussion awareness test provided by the CDC, and start with an F license with US Soccer, further licensing will be required based on level of team and years coaching. HYSA provides stipend and team provides travel reimbursement for their coach(es) in addition a team requires a volunteer manager, and a referee at the level of Assistant Referee, parents may be asked to fill these roles at a team meeting.


Forms & Policies


Fall Fees 
U11-U12   $175 
U13 - U14  $195 
Spring Fees 
$385 U11 U12 
$405 U13 - U19 

Program fees do not cover all expenses that are incurred with a travelling team. There will be payment plan option set up to assist families any further options has to be cleared through HYSA. 

 Click here to see additional expenses that may be incurred and to see what is covered by your program fee.

Arsenal teams are traveling teams – this means that your player can end up traveling many weekends during a season to play their games. Travel may include trips as far away as Billings or Whitefish.


All players will be required to purchase a new uniform starting Fall 2016. Uniforms are purchased at Play on Soccer 1050 Helena Ave. Across from Helena Middle School.





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