Introduce your little one to the beautiful game!

After a successful winter season, we are excited for the return of our Tykes program by popular demand!

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.

Register now for the Tykes program!

Open to all players 3-6 years old. Fridays, 6-7pm beginning September 11. Registration includes an Arsenal shirt and mini-ball.

The Tykes program is $130 for six sessions, or $75 if you enroll after September 26.

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 has implemented the following COVID-19 protocols:

  • Daily screening forms
  • On-site temperature checks
  • Equipment sanitizing
  • All staff will wear masks
  • Players are required to wear masks to and from the field (not required during the session)
  • Parents participating on-field and those watching at field level will be required to wear masks
  • Minimal static isolation for the players during the sessions.

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. The Digital Training Ground comes with a minimum of two Zoom sessions during the Tykes program, where our staff will continue parent education and assist with players' at-home development.

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 Tykes program will be held at our primary training facility, No Offseason Sports Complex.

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