Helena Youth Soccer Association

Arsenal Academy

Skills development for competitive soccer

About Academy

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Academy Soccer's main emphasis is on skill development: the personal technical soccer skills the player needs to advance in soccer.

Commitment level is higher than Recreational league, with travel and as players practice at least twice a week and play on Saturdays. Saturdays and Sundays if at a tournament.

Academy Soccer has been expanded to include ages 11U, 10U & 9U

Players do need to purchase a uniform separately from the program fees. Uniforms are usually updated every two years.

Academy teams will play a travel schedule and play in our local tournaments that are included in the program fees. .  Efforts are made to keep travel close to home for matches.

Scheduling is done by the Clubs participating in Friendlies for these age groups. We will know which club site we will be at for Play Dates through season ahead of time, but actual times of games are provided by host clubs the week of the Play Dates.

Games are played 7v7 goal keepers included.

We are seeking enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches to join our staff coaches to be trainers and/or match managers. Trainers instill in the players the skills needed to continue playing the best soccer. Match Managers take the players through games re-enforcing knowledge learned at training sessions.

 

Ages: 9U / 10U & 11U

Academy 9U/10U

  • Players learn technical skills and develop the foundation of their soccer skills needed as they advance to Arsenal soccer and on to upper level teams.
  • Players are placed in a pool system that allows for similar like ability players to improve at their pace. Players are divided onto teams that reflects that like ability with other players for tournaments, playing "friendlies" with other clubs usually can be teams of combined abilities, unless host club requests teams of similar abilities.
  • There is travel involved for players. While trying to limit long trips it can depend on which clubs are hosting in seasons.

Academy 11U

  • Players learn technical skills and develop the foundation of their soccer skills needed as they advance to Arsenal soccer and on to upper level teams.  
  • Depending on numbers, players are placed on teams of like ability, preparing to play in league play by 12U.  These teams can pool players from one team to another depending on level of play of players. Typically there is an A team and a B team and so on.
  • There is travel involved for players, dependent on which clubs are hosting in seasons.

Commitment Level:

  • High
  • Recommended Volunteer time for HYSA hosted tournaments
  • Recommended Participation in HYSA fundraisers

Suggested Experience:

  • None

Season Length:

  • Six to eight weeks
  • Practice at least twice a week
  • Matches on Saturdays. Saturdays and Sundays if at a tournament.

Expenses:

  • Registration fee of $150 Fall season $200 Spring season
  • Uniform
  • Additional tournament fees, determined by HYSA and parents
  • Overnight hotel stays, determined by tournaments attended
  • Travel expenses for away games (gas and food)

What is covered by the Registration Fee? :

  • Player secondary medical insurance
  • Entrance into Arsenal Invitational Classic Tournament (Spring)
  • Entrance into Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic Tournament (Fall)
  • Field maintenance expenses (mowing, fertilization, aeration, irrigation, line painting, weeding, etc.)
  • Administrative expenses
  • Coaching stipends (Not Travel Expenses)
  • Coaching education expenses
  • Equipment (pinnies, cones, goals, nets, etc.)Game balls for team
  • Referee fees

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