Helena Youth Soccer Association

2014 Arsenal Tryout Schedule Announced

Tryouts for the 2014 Arsenal program have been announced and are now available to view on the Arsenal tryout page. This fall, our Arsenal tryouts will be a two-session event, with all players aged U12-U19 receiving a full evaluation based on their technical abilities, tactical awareness, and player personality traits. Both tryout sessions are mandatory for those players wishing to play competitive soccer with Arsenal this spring.


2014 will also see Montana returning to the USYS Far West Regional Championships for ages U13-U19. Participation in the Montana Regional Qualifying Tournament (RQT) is optional for every team and team formations may be impacted by player and family desire to be involved with the RQT. More information about he RQT can be found here. We will also hold two information sessions about the Montana RQT, the dates of which can be found both on Arsenal tryout page and the RQT info page (link above).

Play Up/Down

All players wishing to play up or down from their current age group must submit the HYSA Arsenal Play-Up/Down Request form, which can be found on the Arsenal tryout page. This can be submitted to the HYSA Coaching Committee chair. All players wishing to play up or down must participate in both age group’s tryout sessions. The HYSA Coaching Committee will review every play-up/down request individually and make an appropriate decision based on tryout performance and previous playing experience.

Please note: There will be no play-downs allowed on RQT teams, which must abide by USYS Region IV rules. These rules differ from Montana Youth Soccer Association rules regarding a player’s age and playing group.


All players interested in trying out for an Arsenal team, but who will be unable to do so due to injury, must register for tryouts and fill out the HYSA Arsenal Tryout Injury form, and submit it to the HYSA program director. This form is located on the Arsenal tryout page. Each player will be individually evaluated based on previous playing experience and coaching feedback.

Team Formation

Player pools can be found on the Arsenal tryout page.


Official coaching assignments will be made after tryouts have been completed.


Please click here to register for HYSA Arsenal tryouts.