Helena Youth Soccer Association

Player Progression to our Competitve Arsenal Program

We provide the platform for your player to step up their game and advance and succeed in soccer.

A player’s curiosity and learning of the beautiful game of soccer may start with experience in our Micro or Rec League, a family tradition, a gym class or one of our summer camps.

As a young athlete takes in their life experiences, soccer may become one of their peak interests in organized sports.

There is no substitute for practice, hard work, determination and proper coaching for a player advancing in soccer.

We guide our young soccer interested players, 8 to 10-year-olds, to take their playing to the next level by enrolling in our Academy program.

In Academy, our players have the experiences and opportunities to develop their skill sets and game awareness in helping them decide if soccer is their game.

The next level for an Academy player as they become age 11 and older is our Arsenal program, our players progress with a love for the game and are motivated to perform as a team.  Arsenal players continually step up and improve their own skill sets for competition on the pitch.

The Arsenal program provides an outstanding opportunity for our trained athletes with highly competitive matches against teams throughout Montana and the western United States.

Learn more below about how our programs help your player step up their game.


Our Recreational program is intended to introduce young players to the basic principles of soccer while providing a fun learning environment

The program is also an avenue for older players to continue playing without having to fully commit to competitive travel soccer with the Arsenal program.



Our Academy program's main emphasis is on skill development: the personal technical soccer skills the younger 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.



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

Arsenal  teams have a history of success on and off the playing field competing in the MYSA (Montana Youth Soccer Association) League and participating in competitive tournaments around the western United States.