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Pre-Academy Program Info Pre-Academy Program Info


The Pre-Academy program is simply an additional day of practice with HFC's professional coaching staff for players already participating in the 7U-10U ABYSA or HCSA Recreation Programs. It provides a platform to introduce players to a training experience consistent with ABYSA's/HCSA's next level of play (HFC Academy and HFC Classic). Players will go to their recreation team practice one day of the week and then come to a Pre-Academy session for a second practice. The program is offered during the Fall and Spring. Registration is open to all players born in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Players born in 2009 and 2010 are also old enough for our Academy Program so please contact [email protected] for more information.

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) has identified the importance of early exposure to proper soccer skill techniques as vital to the growth and potential success of young players. We also feel that possessing the proper technical skills will not only prepare the players for the next level but, will, more importantly, increase their enjoyment of the game. That's why we designed the Pre-Academy program as a technical skill building program for players born in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. This is our 14th year offering the program and the feedback from families has always been extremely positive. Each member of the Pre-Academy Program staff has played professional or collegiate soccer and is qualified to teach developmentally appropriate soccer material to ABYSA and HCSA youth soccer players.


Offered fall and spring for players born in 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012


Buncombe County Program - Held at the Buncombe County Sports Park or commonly called BCSP -  
58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC 28806
Families select the day that best works for them.
Tuesdays - 4:45-6:00 - March 12,19,26;  April 2,9,23,30 (May 7 will be a makeup date if needed)
Thursdays - 4:45-6:00 - March 13,20,27; April 4,11,25; May 2  (May 9 will be a makeup date if needed) 
Registration opens on June 1

Henderson County Program - Held at the Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center or commonly called the AAC -
708 South Grove Street. Hendersonville, NC 28792
Wednesdays- 4:45-6:00- March 13,20,27 April 3,10,24 May 1 (May 8 will be a makeup date if needed)
Registration opens June 1


The fee for the 7-session program is $88 per player.  Registration is open to all players born in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  

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Contact Us

Shane Weems
HFC Pre-Academy, Director 
[email protected]
828-299-7277 x304

Gary Tittle
HFC Pre-Academy. Administrator
[email protected]
828-299-7277 x305

Recreation Program Overview

Click here for a detailed overview of our Recreation Program

ABYSA FUNdamentals Camps

Click here to visit our FUNdamentals Camp Page

Contact Us:

Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 

[email protected]

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