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We balance a competitive training environment with a fun love for the game. Come to a session and see for yourself.

We invite any girls and boys players age U6-U12 (birth years 2009-2016) to join an Arsenal Festival led by our qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Arsenal coaches.

WHEN: Friday, May 14 at 6pm-7:30pm

WHERE: Location below

One training session, 100% free!

Train alongside Arsenal players

Experience our player-first philosophy

Learn why so many players are proud to call Arsenal home

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place

What is an Arsenal Festival?

A Festival is an Arsenal training session led by our coaches and with Arsenal players, that is also open to community clubs to join. The session is focused on small-sided games in a pressure-free environment that allows players to express themselves while meeting new friends through the game of soccer.

What can you expect at an Arsenal Festival?

Great food, a fun atmosphere and several short, small-sided games that allow players the opportunity to play against multiple opponents on the same day. All of this while being supported by coaches who are enthusiastic to watch these young players perform and grow.

How do the community festivals benefit players in their future development?

Players take a very individual and unique developmental path. No two players progress at the exact same rate. These festivals provide the potential for players of similar ability to be identified and grouped together during training and games.

Why do we host free community festivals?

One role of Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh is to grow soccer locally and to seek out community clubs who would like to provide their players with more training and playing opportunities.

Additionally it allows us to connect with local coaches and provide them with some developmental ideas.

Finally, because they’re fun. Kids love the opportunity to come out and play low pressure games!

Can my player join Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh after the festival?

Absolutely. We are always accepting players. Many community clubs have brought their players to our festivals and then had their players mix with Arsenal players of like ability. This has provided all with an enjoyable and more fulfilling day of soccer. Players who choose to join our club can do so with the assurance that they can also continue playing with their community team.

What does a Community Festival look like?

Watch this video for an example of what you and your child can expect when attending an Arsenal Community Soccer Festival. While most Community Festivals are open play and not a structured tournament, the idea of fun, goals and smiles remains present throughout.

Our mission is player development.

We are committed to teaching a sustainable, attractive style of soccer, one that enforces good habits from an early age and yields consistent results in latter years.

In the spirit of a true club, we aim to provide a home and an appropriate competitive level for any player who wants to play. We strive to improve our players rather than actively recruiting from neighboring clubs.

All players must register to participate.

COVID-19 safety protocols in place:

  • Pre-screening using TeamSnap app
  • Temperature checks upon arrival
  • Masks worn at all times by coaching staff and spectators
  • Masks worn by players when not in play

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