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

Guidelines for Late or Missing Payments

Competitve Program Fees and Cancellation/Refund Policy – PDF Download

Guidelines for Late or Missing Payments – PDF Download

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

Fall Comp

Spring Comp

11v11 (U13 and above)$1,300$950$400
9v9 (U11-U12)$1,250$900$400
7v7 (U9-10)$1,150$850$400
7v7 (U8)$1,000$750$300


BAFC charges a $200 Club participation fee for each player in an effort to encourage families to provide their time and support in operating the Club.  Active participation helps us to keep our registration fees as low as possible. Club fees are paid at the time of registration and will be refunded provided that the required volunteer commitment is confirmed.  Refunds will be made as soon as confirmation that the volunteer commitment has been completed. No partial credit for hours worked less than the requirement will be given. The sooner volunteer hours are completed, the sooner refunds will be made. Volunteer hours can be completed as soon as registration is completed.  Confirmation of hours completed can be done by a team coach, manager, Board member, or the volunteer coordinator.    The volunteer participation commitment is as follows:

  • Families with one player:  a minimum of 6 hours of league approved volunteer work 
  • Families with two or more players:  a minimum of 8 hours of league approved volunteer work.
  • Families receiving financial support:  a minimum of 12 hours of league approved volunteer work.

Volunteer opportunities are listed at the time of registration, on the BAFC website, solicited via email from BAFC, posted on social media, and discussed at BAFC Board meetings.   Please coordinate with your coach, team manager, or a BAFC Board member if you need assistance in completing volunteer requirements.


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.


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 ( 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

Required player forms for participation.

Parents Concussion Form -PDF Download

Medical Release Form -PDF Download

Player Concussion Form -PDF Download

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