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Spring Break Soccer Camps

ABYSA FUNdamentals Soccer Camps for children ages 4-14

2019 Camps (9 separate weeks available):  
April 15 through August 9
Online Registration Begins In January

*Now hosting  camps in Hendersonville and in Mars Hill

April 15-19 - Spring BreakJuly 15-19 - Asheville
June 10-14 - Asheville
July 22-26 - Asheville
June 17-21 - Asheville
July 22-26 - Mars Hill
June 24-28 - Asheville
July 29-Aug 2 - Asheville
June 24-28 - Hendersonville
August 5-9 - Asheville
July 8-12 - Asheville
August 5-9 - Hendersonville


ABYSA FUNdamentals Soccer Camp is a great way for your child to spend a week having fun while playing the world's most popular sport!  Each day, campers work on their skills, play games, and swim at the pool--while enjoying the other campers and the staff.  We offer a games-centered teaching approach that enriches players' passion for soccer while teaching proper soccer techniques for future soccer success.  Throughout the week the will work on various techniques or skills such as dribbling, passing, receiving, shielding, and shooting. We are also excited about our partnership with the Asheville City Soccer Club.   This summer we will be hiring 2-3 of Asheville City's players to work in camp and will also have appearances from some Asheville City players on Friday to mingle with our players during our camp soccer tournament at the end of each camp on Friday.  Hopefully, the kids will enjoy meeting their soccer heroes and be able to watch them play this summer at Memorial Stadium.

  • Half-day camps for 4-6-year-olds (9 AM - 12 PM / Half-day campers will not go to the pool) $130/week
  • Full-day camps for ages 7-14. (9 AM - 4 PM) $225/week
  • Early Bird Dropoff available at 7:30 AM for an additional fee $25/week
  • Lunch can be provided for an additional fee of $30/week
  • Asheville Camps located at the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex at Azalea Park in East Asheville.

All campers are placed in proper age groups to ensure developmentally appropriate teaching and competition. Children 11-14 will receive individual and small group tactical instruction--this is an ideal camp for Recreation, Challenge, and younger Classic players (U11-U14).  We work hard to challenge the higher level campers in the same way we do the less experienced ones. Players will have a ball at their feet almost the whole week and the atmosphere is perfect for a child who loves the game or for someone who just wants to learn more skills.

Our FUNdamentals camps run most of the weeks of the summer.  Annually, we offer eight weeks of summer camp and one week of spring break camp.

Camp Director Bio:

Shane Weems, FUNdamentals Camp Director, 
-ABYSA / HFC Director of Coaching and Player Development, Recreation, 
-HFC Pre-Academy, Director 
-Soccer in the Schools, Director

  • USSF National "A" Coaching License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • USSF National Youth License
  • Played professionally for the Charleston Battery, Hampton Road Mariners, Atlanta Magic (indoor), and the Tobago Pros in Scarborough, Tobago under former T&T National team coach Bertile St. Clair.
  • Former NCAA Div. I player and 2-year team captain at the College of Charleston (1990-94)  receiving All-South and All-Conference honors while playing central midfield for the Cougars under legendary coach Ralph Lundy. 
  • Former Volunteer Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, UNCA (2010-2015)
  • NC ODP Staff Coach (2005-2014)
  • NC Coaches Education Staff (2006-2010)

Paul Buckley, Assistant Camp Director & BCS Physical Education Teacher (Weaverville Elementary/Primary)

  • USSF National Youth License
  • USSF "D" Coaching License
  • 4 year player for NCAA Division 2 Mars Hill College
  • Former USL player for the West Virginia Chaos and the New Orleans Jesters
  • Arena Soccer League player for Performance FC
  • FUNdamentals camp staff (2006-Present)
  • HFC Staff coach (2004-Present)
  • NCYSA U18 State Championship coach with HFC 95 Red team

Other Camp Staff coaches include former collegiate and professional players most of whom coach teams in the Highland Football Club (HFC).

  • The United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) national youth license.
  • Certified by American Red Cross in CPR and First Aid.

For more information about the camp, please call 828.299.7277 Ext 305.


  • Cancellations must be made 10 days prior to the first day of camp to receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 10 days before the first day of camp will receive a 50% refund minus a $10.00  administrative fee.
  • Full refund minus $10.00 fee will be given in the event of a family relocation or medical reason documented by a physician if requested 5 days prior to the first date of camp.  If made later than 5 days prior to camp then we will issue a 50% refund minus a $10 administrative fee.

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Contact Us

Shane Weems - ABYSA Recreation Director of Coaching & Player Development
[email protected]
828-299-7277 x304

Gary Tittle - ABYSA Recreation Administrator
[email protected]
828-299-7277 x305

Recreation Program Overview

Click here for a detailed overview of our Recreation Program

Contact Us:

Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 

[email protected]

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