"I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field.” – Brandi Chastain

Parent Resources

Some suggestions about how parents can best help their kids succeed in soccer.

"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

Family: Play at home.mp4

Play at Home

When team training is not available, this is a good compromise.

Play 1v1 with your young player. Two-minute halves.

First half: Do not keep score.

Second half: Keep score.

Club Community

Join our tight-knit family culture.

Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh

2020 Virtual Awards

On May 28, 2020 the club joined virtually to celebrate all that makes the Arsenal FC family great! The event was a "live" premier on Facebook, the first of its kind for any PA West Youth Soccer Club.

During the show, viewers were able to like, comment, share and interact right in the comments area! It was a special and extremely enjoyable night thanks to the Arsenal community:

  • 1,000+ people saw the post advertising the time of the show

  • 826 estimated people saw the live show in their FB feed

  • 525 engagements (likes, comments, etc) during the show

  • 468 unique users watched (plus those watching in groups in households!)

  • 253 comments during the show

  • 160 peak simultaneous viewers

  • 24 new users "Liked" the Facebook account (Keep sharing!)

Watch the awards ceremony in its entirety using this Facebook post.

Arsenal Heroes

Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh is thankful for all of our members who are working on the frontline during the pandemic and want to show our appreciation by recognizing them individually.

Be sure to check the club's social media accounts for more upcoming features of our Arsenal Heroes!

Chris Conti, MD

Emergency PhysicianEM Clerkship DirectorPenn Highlands Health System

In addition to all he does an Emergency Physician, Chris Conti is a pastor as well as a youth soccer coach for Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh.

Coach Conti has also traveled with the U.S. Soccer national youth teams as the team physician.

The Conti family has had five boys play in the club: Chris Jr., Matt, Zach, Jake and Ben.

Ashley Hofmeister

Emergency Room Registered NurseForbes Hospital - Allegheny Health Network

The Hofmeister family has three girls in the club, Lyla, Avery & Hailey.

Amer Zureikat, MD, FACS

University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterClinical Professor of SurgeryChief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgical OncologyDirector Pancreatic Surgery service Director Center for Advanced Robotic Training

The Zureikat family has two boys in the club, Harran (2007) and Sharif (2009).

Dr. Michael Packard

RadiologistDiagnostic Imaging of Sewickley

The Packard family has one boy in the club, Jacob (2006).

Arsenal Kickback Program

Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh is proud to serve its community and families in need.

COVID-19 Food and Toy Drive Flier.pdf

Arsenal FC wants to play its part with helping members of our community who are in need due to the impacts of the Pandemic.

The club is partnering with Pittsburgh Soccer in the Community to help with their drive to collect food and toys for their members who are struggling during the crisis.