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HFC Pre-Academy Program Overview

What is Pre-Academy? 
The HFC Pre-Academy program is a skill building program available for both girls and boys already participating in 7U-10U 
ABYSA Recreation programs in Buncombe, Henderson, and Madison County. The Pre-Academy program provides a platform to introduce players to a training experience consistent with ABYSA's next levels of play: HFC Academy 8U-10U and HFC Classic (11U-19U). 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. These two practices together will help accelerate learning and help players learn more skills to enjoy the game.  

Pre-Academy Developmental Focuses:
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.

Pre-Academy Coaching:  
Each member of the Pre-Academy Program staff has played professional, collegiate, or high level club soccer and is qualified to teach developmentally appropriate soccer material to youth soccer players.

The program is offered during the Fall and Spring.

Pre-Academy Ages:
All 7U-10U players (Birth years 2013-2016).

*Players born in 2013-2015 are old enough for our 8U-10U Academy Program. If you'd like more information or check the Academy page
here on the website for more info about placement evaluations at the end of each Fall and Spring.

Spring 2022 Locations and Schedules

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) March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 19, 26, May 3   (May 10 as scheduled makeup day)
Thursday Group (4:45-6PM) March 17, 24, 31; April 7, 21, 28; May 5  (with May 12 as scheduled makeup day)

Hendersonville  @ Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center (AAC)
708 South Grove Street. Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Thursday Group (5:00-6:15 PM) March 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12  (with May 19 as scheduled makeup day)


The cost of the 7-session program is $88 per player..  


Helpful Links

How to Register

Click here for help and instructions registering 

Contact Us

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

Will Voss
HFC Pre-Academy, Administrator

[email protected]

ABYSA Recreation Program

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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