Competitive Program

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.

Time Commitment

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 or our Director of Coaching at

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