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Spring Break Soccer Camps

ABYSA Spring Break Camp at JBL for children ages 4-14

2020 - Online Registration Begins January 1

Spring Break Camp - April 6-10 - Spring Break @ JBL

 June 8-12 in Asheville at JBL July 13-17 in Asheville at JBL
 *June 15-19 in Asheville at JBL July 20-24 in Asheville at JBL
 June 22-26 in Asheville at JBL **July 20-24 in Mars Hill at Steen's Field
 **June 22-26 in Hendersonville at AAC July 27-31 in Asheville at JBL
 June 29 - July 3 in Asheville at JBL Aug 3-7 in Asheville at JBL
 *July 6-10 in Asheville at JBL 

* Special camp weeks for 11/12U Academy and 13/15U Intermediate players conjunction with FUNdamentals Camp
** Camps offered in Mars Hill or 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.  Players will be placed into groups based on age and then their ability to ensure a fun and safe environment. Throughout the week the will work on various techniques or skills such as dribbling, passing, receiving, shielding, and shooting. Players will also be exposed to individual and small group tactics of the game.   We are super excited to inspire more players to fall in love with the game in our 16th summer in WNC! Become a more complete player by spending a week or several weeks with us this summer!

  • 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 Drop Off 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 Directors:

Shane Weems, 
ABYSA / HFC Director of Coaching and Player Development (2004 - Present)
FUNdamentals Soccer Camp, Director (2004 - Present)
Soccer In the Schools, Director (2005 - Present)

  • USSF National "A" Coaching License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • USSF National Youth License
  • WPSL - Associate Head Coach,  ACSC Women's team - 2019
  • Played professionally for the Charleston Battery (94 and 95 seasons), Hampton Road Mariners (1996) before an injury ended his playing career. 
  • 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)

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 family relocation or medical reasons 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.

Helpful Links

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Contact Us

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

Gary Tittle - ABYSA Recreation Administrator
FUNdamentals Camp 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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