Arsenal Academy/Selects

This 2019/2020 season, we anticipate having individual girls teams for 
birth years from 2002 to 2011. 

For boys, we anticipate having individual teams from 
birth years from 2001 to 2011.

Arsenal Rome Academy Philosophy

 
We strive to help players develop a love for the game through knowledgeable and passionate coaches. Our focus is on the player so that when they leave the Arsenal Soccer Program they have technically sound skills and a solid understanding of the tactical side of the game. We pledge that we will not chase wins at the expense of sacrificing the development of our players. We begin each game with a prayer and end with a handshake. 
 

Arsenal Academy Soccer

Ready to step up your soccer experience? Arsenal Academy Soccer offers players a more structured and advanced soccer experience.

Arsenal Academy Soccer players practice twice each week. Each practice is 1 1/2 hours and are typically held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The Arsenal Academy year is composed of two seasons: spring and fall. Formal tryouts are held in the spring and are administered by the Director of Coaching and Arsenal Academy coaches. Players are selected and teams are formed after the tryout period. We understand that sometimes a player may be unable to attend formal tryouts. Our coaching staff will work with each family to arrange a tryout schedule during the soccer year. Please contact Lucas Levesque at llevesque@ymcarome.org

  • Arsenal Academy Soccer is a one-year commitment to the program and the team.
  • Our fall season runs from the beginning of  August to the middle of November.
  • Spring season runs from the beginning of February to the middle of May.
  • Arsenal Academy teams play other Academy teams from the area and around Georgia and require travel out of the Rome area.
  • Teams also enter tournaments each season, some of which may require travel. 

As you consider Arsenal Academy Soccer, please understand participation and attendance at practices, games and tournaments is encouraged and rewarded. Player absences affect the team and other players, therefore we ask that regular attendance be a priority in your weekly schedule. We look to our Arsenal Academy family to ensure players arrive at games and practices on time and with a positive attitude.

Like all areas of the YMCA Arsenal Rome Soccer Program, our Academy strives to put Christian principles into practice through a soccer program that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Arsenal Rome Soccer players represent the Club, both on and off the field, and are expected to maintain high standards of personal behavior. We are happy to discuss our expectations with you, along with answering any questions you may have about Arsenal Academy Soccer. Please contact Lucas Levesque at llevesque@ymcarome.org

Arsenal Academy Cost

  • $950 per player for both spring and fall seasons. Fee includes tryouts, team camp, YMCA and GSSA registrations, and trainer fees for one soccer year.
  • $150 - $175 Estimated Uniform Cost- Players selected for the Arsenal Academy Program purchase their uniforms which will be used through spring season 2021. Uniform purchases are made through soccer.com.
  • Tournament fees vary from tournament to tournament. Tournament fees average $50 per player per tournament. 

Financial Assistance

If you have concerns about the cost of Arsenal Academy Soccer and would like to learn about our financial assistance process, please contact Lucas Levesque at llevesque@ymcarome.org 

 


Arsenal Select Soccer

Arsenal Select Soccer provides outstanding development opportunities for the player driven to improve their personal skills and team play.

YMCA Arsenal Rome Select Soccer programs are designed for boys and girls in the U13 – U19 age groups who desire a highly competitive level of play. Our players are comprised of the strongest young men and women from all over the region. Our nationally licensed coaching staff has extensive experience at many levels, including three coaches with over 200 college wins each. Our focus on player development is an ideal preparation for high school, college and the Olympic Development Program (ODP). Our number one goal is to prepare players for the next level. 

 

  • Arsenal Select teams train two times each week.
  • Players have the opportunity to add another night of training from our staff upon request.  
  • Arsenal Select teams play weekend matches against teams from other clubs around Georgia and surrounding area. Our schedule is a good balance of home and away matches during the season.
  • Additionally, teams may choose to participate in various local or regional tournaments.
  • Travel to games and tournaments is required for all Arsenal Select players and is often facilitated by ride-sharing and carpooling within each team.

Positions on Arsenal Select teams are competitively awarded based on skill level and other attributes demonstrated during tryouts. Arsenal Select holds open tryouts where interested players are evaluated by our coaching and training staff. Please understand, by the very nature of the tryout and evaluation process, not every player will be offered a position on a Arsenal Select team. We urge players who are not selected to take advantage of Arsenal’s Recreational program, supplemental training opportunities, and soccer camps to advance their skills and prepare for next year’s tryouts.

As you consider Arsenal Select Soccer, please understand participation and attendance at practices, games and tournaments is mandatory. All absences should be communicated well in advance to the coaching staff. Players on the U15 - U19 teams will only play a fall season so that players do not have conflicts with their high school season. Fall season runs from the beginning of August to the end of November. 

Like all areas of the YMCA Arsenal Rome Soccer Program, our Select Program strives to put Christian principles into practice through a soccer program that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Arsenal Rome Soccer players represent the Club, both on and off the field, and are expected to maintain high standards of personal behavior. We are happy to discuss our expectations with you, along with answering any questions you may have about Arsenal Academy Soccer. Please contact Lucas Levesque at llevesque@ymcarome.org

Arsenal Select Cost

  • $950 per player for both spring and fall seasons. Fee includes tryouts, team camp, YMCA and GSSA registrations, and trainer fees for one soccer year.
  • $500 per player for fall season only. Fee includes tryouts, team camp, YMCA and GSSA registrations, and trainer fees for one soccer season.
  • $150 - $175 Estimated Uniform Cost - Players selected for the Arsenal Academy Program purchase their uniforms which will be used through spring season 2021. Uniform purchases are made through soccer.com.
  • Tournament fees vary from tournament to tournament. Tournament fees average $50 per player per tournament.  

Financial Assistance

If you have concerns about the cost of Arsenal Academy Soccer and would like to learn about our financial assistance process, please contact Lucas Levesque at llevesque@ymcarome.org 

 

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