Arsenal Soccer Academy is designed for boys and girls ages 7-12.  Arsenal staff & licensed coaches direct this program in accordance with GYSA developmental program standards.  Arsenal Academy program is an introduction to select soccer and offers players the opportunity to learn all aspects of the game from state and nationally licensed coaches.  The primary goal of the Arsenal Academy program is to develop players as opposed to teams.  We will prepare teams to win, but not at the expense of player development or sportsmanship.

This 2018-19 Season we anticipate having Girls U9 (2010 Birthyears), U10 (2009), U11(2008), U12 (2007). We anticipate having Boys U9 (2010), U10 (2009), U11 (2008), U12 (2007)

You can tryout to join the Arsenal Academy anytime during the season. Formal tryouts will most likely be May 29th and May 31st in 2018. They are run by the Director of Coaching and Team Coaches. Teams are formed after the tryout period. Each Academy team has a coach/trainer and a team manager. Academy Soccer train twice weekly for one and half hour sessions, typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Acadmey season is composed of a fall and spring section. Academy level soccer means that the team will play other academy teams from the area and state. The team will enter into a series of tournaments each season.

Arsenal Academy program and its players make a mutual one-year commitment, which lasts until the tryout period the following year. While you are playing at Arsenal, we ask that you give careful consideration to absences so that the effect on other players is minimized. Regular attendance at practice sessions is encouraged and rewarded.

Arsenal expects players who represent the club to maintain high standards of personal behavior both on and off the field. We place great importance on academics and expect players to organize their activities to accommodate both schoolwork and soccer at high levels of achievement. We look to parents to ensure that their Arsenal players reach games and practices on time, to attend whenever possible with a positive attitude.

Like all areas of the Arsenal Soccer Program Academy strives to put Christian principles into practice through a soccer program that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

Read more about the Arsenal Academy teams and their coaches in the links below.



Two options for the tryout process:

Arsenal Academy Tryouts:

Tuesday May 29th, 6:00-8:00PM

Thursday May 31st, 6:00-8:00PM

Commitment Night, Monday June 4th, 6:00-8:00PM

Arsenal Select Tryouts:

Tuesday June 6th, 6:00-8:00PM

Thursday June 8th, 6:00-8:00PM

Commitment Night, Monday June 11th, 6:00-8:00PM


*You need not attend all sessions but as many as you feel is necessary. Please register for tryouts on the homepage or in person at 810 E 2nd Ave, Rome YMCA front desk. Thanks.


Fee includes tryouts, camp, YMCA and GSSA registration, and trainers. Two Season teams cost $930.

Individuals who are selected for the Academy Program will need a uniform. The package currently runs about $120 and will be used through Spring of 2018.

Tournament fees vary from team to team, based on the level and ambition of the group. Average is $50.

FInancial Assistance:

If you have questions about the cost for this program and are concerned that your child may not be able to participate due to financial limitations, please contact our office to discuss our financial aid process.