Helena Youth Soccer Association

Arsenal Soccer

Compete at the Highest Level

Arsenal Soccer

Arsenal is the 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 January for the Spring season (voluntary)
  • Season Practices 2 to 4 times per week
  • Weekend matches on Saturdays
  • Length of Season; Fall: Labor day weekend through our Tournament mid-October pre-season practices would start mid-August. Spring: 1st weekend in April through State Cup Tournament usually first or second weekend in June pre-season indoors starts in January see above, pre-season outdoors would start mid-March or as soon as weather permits.  
  • Significant Travel
  • 2 to 3 Tournaments on both weekend days. 
  • Parents may be asked to fill these roles at a team meeting:
    • Team Manager
    • Team 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 :

  • Spring: pre-season training indoors starts in January; pre-season outdoors starts mid-March or as soon as weather permits. Regular season training and matches usually begin the first weekend in April through June State Cup the first or second week in June.
  • Fall: pre-season training starts in mid-August, with the regular season beginning Labor Day and continuing through our tournament, Sleeping Giant, mid-October. 

Expenses :

  • See Registration page for registration cost
  • Capelli Uniform with 2 jerseys, 1 or 2 shorts, two sets of socks
  • Additional tournament fees, determined by the team
  • Overnight hotel stays, determined by the team
  • Travel expenses for away games (gas and food) personal expenses
  • Coach travel reimbursement is an additional cost split by team

What is covered by the Registration Fee? :

  • Player secondary medical insurance
  • Coaching stipends (for coaching teams not to include per diems or travel expense that is covered by team fees)
  • Coaching education expenses
  • Equipment (pinnies, cones, goals, nets, etc.)
  • Game balls for the team
  • Referee Fees
  • Entrance into MYSA State League
  • Entrance into MYSA State Cup (U13+) or Showcase Cup (U11- U12) (Spring only)
  • Entrance into Sleeping Giant Soccer Classic Tournament(Fall)
  • Complex Grounds & Field maintenance expenses (mowing, fertilization, aeration, irrigation, line painting, weeding, driveway repair, etc.)
  • Administrative expenses


Assessments & Placements :


Placement :


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 the level of the team and years of 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 Team Referee. 

More Information on Referees


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