Helena Youth Soccer Association

Tournament Information

After a year off due to a pandemic, we are happy to say that 2021 is the 8th year of the Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic, which is the unofficial conclusion of  Montana's Fall season of competitive soccer.

The tournament encourages friendly competition and sportsmanship amongst the region’s birth year 2012-2007 (U10-U14/15) boys and girls competitive and recreational teams.

The tournament’s name comes from the Sleeping Giant Wilderness Study Area, located about 30 miles north of Helena and the mountains in the form of a Sleeping Giant visible from many parts of town, including the Siebel Soccer Complex.


General Information

Dates: October 16-17, 2021

Location: Siebel Soccer Complex - Helena, MT

Hosted by: Helena Youth Soccer Association

Ages: 2012-2007 (U10-U14/15) Boys & Girls

U10 $475, U11 & U12 $525, U13,U14 & U15 $575

MYSA Approval to Host

Official Rules



Match Schedule & Field Locations


Mandatory Team check-in

Who: A coach or team manager from each team participating in the Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic

When: All teams are required to check-in between these times; 5 pm until 8:30 pm Friday, Oct. 15th, and teams can also check-in 1 hour before their first game. 

Where: HYSA Soccer Dome 2550 Skyway Dr. Helena, MT 59601

What: Teams will pick up their tournament packets and confirm all information on their roster is accurate. Teams who have not turned in all information (including a signed rules agreement) will need to do so at this time. Player cards will be required and checked against an official tournament roster.



There are upwards of 100 teams attending the Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic!

With so many teams attending, we are in need of referees from all teams.

Please contact our Tournament Assignor



HYSA volunteers are collecting parking fees as a fundraiser for our Financial Assistance Funds on the days of the tournament.

Fees will be $10.00 per vehicle and $25 per RV/camper/tent/lean-to/pick-up camper :)

  • RVs/Campers/Trailers please contact us at info@helenasoccer.org for the permit, need a name, license plate number, and weekend contact phone number
  • RV/Campers/Trailer parking will be restricted to the far west area beyond the parking lots facing Costco.


Travel / Lodging

Preferred Hotels with Discounts and Group Rates

Comfort Suites Airport

Comfort Suites Website

3180 N. Washington St, Helena, MT 59602

Call Directly and Reference Sleeping Giant or Block #4239617: 406.513.1140

Price: $119/night

Rooms Available: 20 King Suites w/sleeper sofa

No double queen rooms available

Cancel Date: Held until 10/1/21


Days Inn by Wyndham

Days Inn Website

2001 Prospect Ave, Helena, MT 59601

Call directly and reference Sleeping Giant: 406.442.3280

Price: $90/night

Rooms Available: 25

Cancel Date: 9/20/21


Jorgenson’s Inn & Suites

Jorgenson's Inn Website

Call directly and reference Sleeping Giant: 406.442.1770

Price: $75/night Economy; $95/night Main

Rooms Available: 80

Additional Notes: Single and Suites $120, 75 units

Cancel Date: 10/1/21


LaQuinta Inn & Suites

LaQuinta Website

701 Washington St, Helena, MT 59601

Call directly and reference Sleeping Giant 406.204.3934

Price: $115/night

Rooms Available: (30) 2-Queen Rooms

Cancel Date: 9/22/21


Shilo Inns

Shilo Inn Website

2020 Prospect Ave, Helena, MT 59601

Call directly and reference Sleeping Giant: 406.442.0320

Price: 2 Queen - $60; 1 King w/kitchen $70; 3-Queen $80

Rooms Available: Queen 25; King 2; 3-Queen 1

Cancel Date: 10/1/21


Game Play

  • 3 games guaranteed
  • U10: 25-minute halves
  • U11-14/15: 30-minute halves
  • U10: 7v7
  • U11-U12: 9v9
  • U13-U14/15: 11v11



Tournament pins awarded to all tournament participants.

Medals will be awarded to all players and coaches of the Champions and Runner-up teams in their age/gender group.

Trophies will be awarded to the Champions and Runner-up for their age/gender group.



HYSA will have its concession stand open with food and beverage selections available including:

  • Hot beverages: Coffee, hot chocolate 
  • Cold beverages: Water, Gatorade, and soda
  • Food: Pastries, granola bars, candy, etc.
  • Food Vendors Announced: Pop's kettle corn, Adventure Dog


Tournament Apparel

Play On Soccer will also be selling merchandise as well including jerseys, shorts, pants, bags and backpacks, balls, accessories, etc.

Don’t wait until the end of the tournament to buy apparel as supplies and sizes are limited!


If you have any questions, please contact our Tournament Director:

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