Benicia Arsenal FC
Benicia Arsenal F.C. aims to develop each and every player to his or her full potential. We will achieve this through creating a positive learning environment which is focused both on player and personal development, along with focus upon technical practice. The AFC program is driven by our enthusiasm for the game of soccer.
For Benicia Arsenal F.C to be recognized as a leader in developing technically gifted soccer players who gain a solid understanding of how to play the game in an exciting and competitive way.
Competitive Teams U9-U19
All of our competitive travel teams play within Norcal Premier Soccer’s leagues. Each year we form teams and place them at the level best suited to developing each team’s technical skills and tactical awareness. We have teams at the Premier, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels.
All of our teams have a professional head coach. Coaches are selected based on their knowledge of the game, abilities to demonstrate techniques, enthusiasm and love of the game, as well as their coaching experience and relevant qualifications.
Each team has 3 training sessions per week and teams play soccer year round. In addition to league play, they also compete in Norcal State Cup and tournaments.
We do have access to a small number of scholarship awards that we will consider via application that will fall towards registration and uniform costs. You can contact your head coach/team manager for more details.
Tryouts for all age groups are held in April and May. Click HERE for dates times and locations and to register to try out
Training starts in Mid-June and continues year round until the next year’s tryouts. Typically training will break for Winter in late December, January and resume in February.
Each team will play in 3-5 tournament weekends during the Summer and Fall. The Fall league runs from August through November. Spring league runs from March through May. State Cup schedules vary by age group, but typically begin in September, ending in December for younger teams and concluding in Spring for older teams.
Competitive Teams U8
Our U8 competitive teams are also formed at tryouts each year. Training for these teams is 3 times per week with a professional head coach. Trainings are enjoyable and developmentally appropriate and focus upon building techniques and game awareness.
The season runs from Mid-June through to early December, breaking for Winter and then resuming training between March and May. U8 teams compete in selected tournaments and play dates throughout the year.
To register for tryouts and for dates and times, please click HERE or go to our Tryouts page.
If you have any questions or would like more information about our competitive program and tryouts, please contact our Competitive Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Director of Coaching at email@example.com
Guidelines for Late or Missing Payments
Benicia Arsenal FC – Arsenal FC Competitive League 2023/2024 Fees
New fees include 3 tournaments (2 in the fall and 1 in spring).
Year Round Program
|11v11 (U13 and above)||$1,300||$950||$400|
REGISTRATION AND CLUB FEES:
Registration and Club Fees include: NorCal Fall League Fees, NorCal Spring League Fees, NorCal State Cup Fees, Professional Training (2-3 Sessions Per Week, depending on the time of the season), Annual Week-Long Training Camp, Fields Maintenance and Usage Fee, Equipment, Insurance, Player Cards, Coaching Fees, Referee Fees and Other Administrative Costs for the 2022/2023 Playing Season.
An additional $200 in Club Fees will be applied to families who have been in the Club for at least a year and did not record or work volunteer hours the previous year. This fee is applied each year and waived for years after volunteer hours are worked. To qualify for the fee waiver, families must record 6 volunteer hours for one child, and 8 hours for multiple children. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.
Families who have more than one child participating in one season only need to pay the $200 club fee one time in a season (assuming volunteer hours were not completed the previous season). If the registration system charges you the $200 club fee more than once for participants from the same family, despite registering at different times and/or for different programs (like competitive, academy, or TOP), then please email our registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) and our treasurer (email@example.com) by clicking the yellow button below. They will verify and issue a credit if warranted.
Teams may organize and participate in team-specific fundraisers to help offset costs of tournament and training fees.
In addition, all players are responsible for the purchase of ADIDAS brand uniforms. Uniforms cost approximately $175-$200, which includes 2 game jerseys (home and away), 1 short, and 2 socks (home and away).
Because Registration and Club Fees can create a significant amount due at the time of registration, we will allow a minimal initial payment followed by nine equal monthly payments for those who want them. You may pay the entire fee during the registration process or select the payment option.
Payment Method 1 (Installments)
If you choose to pay via installments, you may pay via credit card only. The system will automatically split your nine payments equally and charge your credit card 30 days apart.
Payment Method 2 (Full Payment)
If you choose to pay the full amount, you may pay by check or online via credit card. If you pay via check, please mail your check to the following address:
P.O. Box 2259
Benicia, CA 94510
Families who have multiple players, playing in either Recreational or Competitive BAFC (Benicia Arsenal Football Club) Programs, have rights to applied discounts at the time of registration.
Players cannot receive a multiple player discount if they are already receiving another form of financial aid through BAFC.
Families who have three or more players, playing soccer with BAFC , will receive a 20% discount off the regular registration fees for that season.
Families who have an adult relative, who holds a current USSF Grassroots (or higher) referee license, and referees 5 or more BAFC games (U10-U19), in each of the fall and spring seasons, will receive a 10% refund off the regular registration fees for that entire season. This refund is issued at the end of the season.
All requests for multiple player discounts and financial aid matters must be submitted to the BAFC Treasurer and Vice President for approval or denial.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY
All requests for refunds, cancellations, and/or relief from fees after registering and committing to play on Arsenal FC may be eligible for a for a partial refund. Refunds are not given for time while training with the team, transferring to another club, or no longer wishing to play with Arsenal FC.
Refunds are only available for season ending injuries or if a player moves out of the club area. Requests for refund or relief from fees must be accompanied by a doctor’s note or relocation verification. Refund amounts are based on a sliding scale determined by the date of injury and/or date all required written documentation and verification’s are submitted by the parent(s). All Club and Registration Fees are due in full if a player leaves for any other reason.
A $100 processing charge will be deducted from all refunds. $200 Club Fees are not eligible for a refund. REFUND/CANCELLATION REQUEST PROCEDURE
All request for refunds, cancellations, and/or relief from fees must be submitted in writing to the Select
Division Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). The following information must be provided:
- Child’s name
- Age group
- Coach’s name
- Reason for cancellation, refund, or leaving the club
- Date of injury or relocation
Upon confirmation of receiving the request by the Select Division Coordinator, parents will have fifteen
(15) calendar days to submit all verification documents requested (doctor’s note, school or work relocation verification).
Relief from payments will take effect the subsequent month the request is approved. Refund amounts will be determined based on date of injury and/or the timely submission of required documentation. Failure to submit required documents within the specified time-frame may affect any refund amount owed. Refund requests may take up to thirty (30) days to process.
IMPORTANT: Informing a team manager, coach or board member is not an acceptable substitute for submitting a written refund or cancellation request. However, you should notify your child’s head coach IN ADDITION to following the procedures listed above