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Spring 2021: Programs begin the week of May 10th


2021 Arsenal Pricing

Pricing will include training (x2/week)(1 for u9), Ultimate Goal league games, all NYSW fees, and Ultimate Goal house Tournaments.

Age Group (Birth Year)
Practice Time
Pricing (10 Weeks/20 Weeks)
U9 Coed (’12 and younger)
Mondays 5-6:30 pm
U10/11 Boys (’10/’11)
Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm
U10/11 Girls (’10/’11)
Tuesdays 5-6:30 pm
U15 Girls (’06 -’09)
Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm
HS Girls (’02-’05)
Tuesdays 6-7:30 pm
HS Boys (’02-’05)
Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm

Arsenal Academy Coaches

Coach Smith is entering his 12th year as a coach in the arsenal academy program. He has worked with both the boys and girls’ side of the program and is currently the head coach for the High School and 14 Girls group. While working with the HS girls group of girls over the last 6 years, the girls have brought home multiple tournament championships over the years while competing all over the east coast with the team’s biggest accomplishment coming last winter winning the Premier Cup Showcase in Leesburg, Virginia. Coach Smith played one year of college soccer at Mohawk Valley Community College and then began his coaching career. He coached for six years with the boy’s program at Tully, then moved onto coach two years with the girls’ program at West Genesee before eventually stepping in as the JV girls coach at Skaneateles for the last three years and is still currently coaching there.

The Training area is open for all Arsenal Academy Soccer Players
(stop at front desk to receive key tags)

The Arsenal Academy is a truly unique and comprehensive instructional soccer player development program. Our Academy system emphasizes individual player development and excellence. The ultimate objective of the Academy is to provide players with the tools for success in the scholastic team environment and adequate preparation for college soccer if this is indeed something to which a player aspires.
The Arsenal Academy philosophy is one that fosters strong collaboration with school programs while teaching each player in a truly holistic manner, embracing technical, tactical, ethical and psychological aspects of the game. The Arsenal Academy is also an affordable option in a world of costly and “match results” oriented clubs.
Through quality coaching, character development, and playing opportunities, Arsenal Academy players improve their skills, self-confidence, knowledge, and enjoyment of the game.

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Arsenal Medical Release
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Logistical and organizational plans for the upcoming season:

  • Each team will use the winter as an opportunity to select their rosters for the spring/summer outdoor teams.
  • Age groups playing in competitive leagues/tournaments will choose their final rosters in late February to early March.
  • Each age group will have a roster as well as a player development pool throughout the year to help promote the best development for each player.
  • Teams will play their indoor league play at the Ultimate Goal Family Sports Center.  Teams will divide into small groups of players from their age group pool to create multiple teams within their framework.  Some teams may play in divisions at least one year older and some teams may play in two or more divisions.
  • League play provides ongoing opportunity for players to apply their skills in a competitive environment. Our objective from this competitive component is to provide players with experience and help foster and assess their development- not to take on a “win-now” mentality.

Since the day we opened our doors in 1996, we have aspired to live and deliver our original vision—to provide everyone with safe, fun, and varied sports and recreation programming with an emphasis on quality, responsive service, and value. Since opening, we have had over 1,500,000 visits from customers (participants, their families, and friends). We are honored to serve customers from all over Central New York.

Each team will have a somewhat different cost structure that will ultimately be dependent on the overall cost of training, competition, and equipment.  We strive to keep the economics of this program at a reasonable level. The program is broken into three different sessions, Winter 1, Winter 2, and Spring/Summer

Our Arsenal Academy Commitment, Philosophy, and Guarantee to all of Arsenal Academy players and families

  • Holistic player development-with equal emphasis on technical skills, tactical awareness—and playing the game with pride and class.
  • Provide players the opportunity to train and compete at a high level with a reasonable commitment of time, one that provides time for “life besides soccer”.
  • Retain a coaching staff committed to fully embracing the Arsenal Academy training system and methodology. Our coaches work to create an experience for their players, in which they learn to play the game, improve their skills and look to their coaches as professionals with who exemplify quality leadership and character.
  • Collaborate with and develop a healthy relationship with scholastic programs so players can have the opportunity to stay connected to their school teams without being forced to choose when scheduling conflicts arise.
    Emphasize each player’s potential maximization, guiding each player through a structured and goal-oriented process of continuous development. WE GUARANTEE YOUR SATISFACTION. As importantly, WE GUARANTEE YOUR PLAYER’S ENJOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT.

The Benefits Are Clear

Instruction at each level is driven by a curriculum that is age-specific and progression-oriented. Each session of the Arsenal Academy moves through logical progressions and maintains a continuous thread to maximize the player and team development. We will not provide random “coaching sessions”. Some really exciting features to help the development of Arsenal Academy players!

We understand that players of all ages and levels of play develop at different rates. Player progression is seldom uniform-and this naturally
occurring aspect of any child’s development can become a source of frustration. We have an answer. We will redefine the Academy experience
with our Arsenal Academy Skill Development System.

As each player develops skills in different aspects of their game at different rates, we will constantly look for Arsenal players who will benefit
from additional guidance and training in any aspect of their game (turns, moves, finishing, defense, team play, etc.).

Coaches will monitor the progress of EACH PLAYER, constantly and actively, seeking any aspect of the game and development in a player that will benefit from additional training. This training (Skill Development System) will be provided regularly and as an integral part of the training of each member of the Arsenal Academy. The Skill Development System will be a part of all Arsenal Academy training beginning immediately.

Become a part of our Family Sports Center today!