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 for the Fall Arsenal season are held in August and spring Arsenal tryouts are held the fall before the spring season (as registration for the MYSA state league must be completed before we can practice full-time outside in the spring). According to state standards, U12 teams are split evenly, according to skill, physicality, and experience. U13-U19 teams are tiered according to ability. Teams are formed in the U12, U13, U14, U16, and U19 age groups for both boys and girls. 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.
Spring 2015 is underway with teams practicing indoors and preparing to go outside in March.
Practice Schedule will be posted to coaches.
For more information, please contact:
Phil McGovern, Executive Director