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-U19 teams. 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 MYSAS. 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.
For more information, please contact:
Phil McGovern, Executive Director