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Pre-Academy Program Info Pre-Academy Program Info


The HFC Pre-Academy program is available for both girls and boys born 2012-2015 (7U-10U Players) and whom are already participating in the 7U-10U ABYSA or Henderson County (HCSA) Recreation Programs. In essence, the Pre-Academy sessions add an extra practice day during the week for those already playing with their rec teams.  Additionally, the program provides a platform to introduce players to a training experience consistent with ABYSA's / HCSA's next level of play (HFC 9/10U Academy and HFC Classic). Rec/Pre-Academy participants will go to their recreation team practice one day of the week and then come to their assigned Pre-Academy session for a second practice for 7 weeks during the season. The two practices together will accelerate learning and help players learn more skills to enjoy the game. The program is offered during the Fall and Spring. Also, players born in 2012-2014 are old enough for our 8U-10U Academy Program so please contact [email protected] if you'd like more information or check the Academy page here on the website for more info.

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 2012-2015. This is our 17th 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 , 2012-2015 (7U-10U)


Asheville @ John B. Lewis Soccer Complex (JBL) -  439 Azalea Rd E, Asheville, NC 28805
Select the day that best day that works for you.  
Tuesday Group (4:45-6PM) September  21, 28;  October, 5, 12, 19, 26 ; Nov 2 (with November 9 as scheduled makeup day)
Thursday Group (4:45-6PM) September  23, 30  October, 7, 14, 21, 28 ; Nov 4 (with November 11 as scheduled makeup day)

Hendersonville  @ Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center (AAC)
708 South Grove Street. Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Thursday Group (4:45-6 PM)September 23, 30  October, 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4  and as scheduled makeup day)

The fee for the 7-session program is $88 per player. Registration is open to all players born in 2012-2015 (Fall 7U-10U players).  

How to Sign Up?  Login to Account or create at the top of the page. Select 2021 Fall Pre-Academy.  

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Contact Us

Shane Weems
HFC Pre-Academy, Director,
[email protected]

Will Voss
HFC Pre-Academy, Administrator

[email protected]

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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