Arsenal Tykes for Players 3-6 Years Old

Introduce your little one to the beautiful game!

We are excited for the return of our Tykes program!

The Arsenal Tykes program is your child's introduction to the game of soccer. The program is designed for child development through soccer while teaching the basic motor skills required to play the game. All of the instruction and activities are provided in a fun and safe environment!

The program focuses on the following skills:

  • Academic: Colors, counting, direction and body parts.
  • Motor: Balance, running, jumping, kicking and changing direction.
  • Social: Teamwork, listening, patience, sportsmanship, competing.
  • Soccer: Body control, ball mastery, dribbling and ball striking.

Registeration open now!

For any players 3-6 years old. Includes an Arsenal shirt, mini-ball and Soccer Starts at Home.

The Tykes program is $130 for six sessions.

Summer session runs from July 14 - August 18.

Sessions are Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm at TNA.

All players will be grouped based on age and/or ability. Parents are welcome to remain by their child's side for the duration of the session.


Arsenal Tykes will follow the latest COVID-19 protocols for the duration of the program.


The Tykes program also includes:

Access to the Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh Digital Training Ground.

Participants will have full access to the club's innovative Digital Training Ground, a resource we created to help our players' development while at home.

A free copy of the revolutionary book, Soccer Starts at Home.

"Tom Byer has focused his coaching skills on children and reached the point where he is, without any doubt, one of the world's leading thinkers on teaching children the technical skills of soccer. This book should be bought by every parent [...] to understand what a child who likes soccer can learn and how they can learn." - Paul Mariner, ex-England International Player


The summer Tykes program will be held at our primary indoor training facility, The Neighborhood Academy.

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