Helena Youth Soccer Association

Arsenal Soccer

Arsenal is our most competitive level of program participation. For players and families, it is a lot of fun and also a significant time and financial commitment.

Teams compete in the MYSA (Montana Youth Soccer Association) League and participate 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 & President's Cup tournaments.

 

Ages : 12U-14U (Fall & Spring), 12U-19U (Spring)

Commitment Level :

  • Very High
  • Indoor Winter Practices start in Jaunuary for Spring season (voluntary)
  • Season Practices 2 to 4 times per week
  • Weekend matches on Saturdays
  • Significant Travel
  • 2 to 3 Tournaments on both weekend days (12U usually attends 1 overnight Tournament)
  • Parents may be asked to fill these roles at a team meeting:
    • Team Manager
    • Referee
  • Recommended Volunteer time for HYSA hosted tournaments
  • Recommended Participation in HYSA fundraisers

Suggested Experience :

  • Minimum of 1 year Academy soccer or previous years playing experience

Season Length :

  • Pre-Season: 4 months
  • Regular Season: usually 2 to 3 months
  • Spring: pre-sesaon training starts in January, regular season traing and matches in April through June
  • Spring: compete in the MYSA State Cup
  • Fall: training in August with regular season through October

Team Types for State Registration :

MYSA Overview

  • Classic
  • Select
  • Premier

Expenses :

  • Fall 12U-14U;  $205 Registration; Tryout Fee is deducted from total fee if player makes team.
  • Spring 12U - 19U; $440 Registration; Tryout Fee is deducted from total fee if player makes team.
  • Tryout/Placement Fee: $75  is deducted once from a program.  If a player plays Fall, the Fall fee would be reduced by the Tryout fee, if then plays Spring will pay the total Spring fee.
  • PUMA Uniform (if needed) from Play On Soccer $89.90 2 jerseys,2 shorts, 2 socks
  • Additional tournament fees, determined by team
  • Overnight hotel stays, determined by team
  • Travel expenses for away games (gas and food) personal expenses
  • Coach travel reimbursement an additional cost split by team

What is covered by the Registration Fee ? :

  • Player secondary medical insurance
  • Coaching stipends (Not Travel Expenses)
  • Coaching education expenses
  • Equipment (pinnies, cones, goals, nets, etc.)
  • Game balls for team
  • Referee fees
  • Entrance into MYSA State League
  • Entrance into MYSA State Cup (U13+) or Showcase Cup (U11- U12) (spring only)
  • Entrance into Arsenal Invitational Tournament (Spring)
  • Entrance into Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic Tournament(Fall)
  • Field maintenance expenses (mowing, fertilization, aeration, irrigation, line painting, weeding, etc.)
  • Administrative expenses

Tryouts :

  • 12U to 14U    Tryouts were held Spring 2018, interested players should contact Phil McGovern info@helenasoccer.org 
  • Players attend tryouts in the Spring prior to the season and are placed on teams accordingly (U12 teams are split evenly).
  • More Information on Tryouts

Placement :       REGISTER HERE

Coaches :

Teams are led by experienced and licensed United States Youth Soccer coaches.

  • Pass background checks
  • Pass a Concussion awareness test provided by the CDC
  • Minimum of an F grade license with US Soccer
  • Further licensing is required based on level of team and years coaching

HYSA provides a stipend and the team provides travel reimbursement for their coach(es).

Coaching Resources

Team Managers :

Each team requires a volunteer manager to provide regular team communication, communicate times and locations of practices and matches, help determine and register for Tournament attendance, and collect team fees.

Manager's Manual

Team Referees :

Each team is required to have available at least one Referee at the level of Assistant Referee.

More Information on Referees