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FUNdamentals Soccer Camp Overview

Summer 2023 FUNdamentals youth soccer summer camps are available for all players born 2018-2008 (5U - 15U)
Click Here for the current age group chart

Camps are open to ALL players in the 5U - 15U age groups
Players currently in ABYSA/ HFC programs AND players from outside of the club looking to be introduced to or further their game over the summer. All are welcome to register! 

FUNdamentals Camp Developmental Focuses:

ABYSA’s FUNdamentals Soccer Camp offers a games-centered teaching approach to soccer education, creating an exciting and entertaining environment designed to boost player learning. The FUNdamentals teaching method is designed to enrich players’ passion for soccer while teaching them the proper techniques for future soccer success. The camp will employ games designed to build technical foundations for dribbling, passing, receiving, shielding, and shooting. Older age groups will also be exposed to individual and small-group tactical implications of the game.  

Group Formation:
Campers will be placed in proper age groups and skill levels to ensure all players benefit from developmentally appropriate activities, teaching, and competition. 

FUNdamentals Camp Staff includes former collegiate and professional players each of whom coaches locally in the ABYSA Classic Division (HFC). All staff leaders hold the prestigious United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National Youth License, licensing them to educate young soccer players in a safe, developmentally appropriate teaching environment. 

How to Register:

Help and instructions on registering with PlayMetrics - Click here for the PDF Version
Instructions on using the PlayMetrics system (desktop or mobile version) to navigate your account and team calendar
How to add and remove contacts for your player's PlayMetrics account

Be sure to download the PlayMetrics Mobile app for easy access to your account, schedule, and communications!
Apple users click here
Android users click here

Camp Dates, Locations, and Information

Camp Options and Cost

 Available for 5U-8U Players - $145.00

Full-day: Available for 7U-15U Players - $245.00
Click Here for the current age group chart

OPTIONAL: Early Bird Drop Off (7:30-8:45 AM drop off) -  $25 per camp week
Early Bird Drop Off allows you to drop your player(s) off for camp at 7:30 AM each day instead of the standard 8:45 camp arrival time. Players that are dropped off early will be supervised by camp staff and will be provided entertainment until the standard camp day starts. The fee is for a week of early drop off, but you can use the service as needed throughout the week. You can select this option while registering for any camp week in your PlayMetrics account. 

 FUNdamentals Camp Locations offered for Summer 2023
 June 5-9 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 June 12-16 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 *Hendersonville: AAC Turf field
 June 19-23 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 June 26-30 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 July 10-14 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 July 17-21 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 *Hendersonville: Mills River Park
 July 24-28 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 Mars Hill: Mars Hill Recreation Park
 July 31-August 4 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex

* Hendersonville Camps - Please Note that due to capacity limits at Patton Pool in Hendersonville, we will not be able to bring campers to the pool in the afternoon. Campers will remain at the field, AAC or Mills River Park  based on your camp week, and play fun-based games with regular breaks to cool down and relax throughout the afternoon. 


Cancellations must be made 15 days before the first day of camp to receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee.
Cancellations made less than 15 days before the first day of camp will receive a 50% refund.
Transfers to a different week are available if that week still has room.
For questions or information about payments, contact Nancy McCord ([email protected]) or Bobby Somerville ([email protected]).

*Cancellations made in less than 30 days but due to medical issues must provide a doctor’s note to receive a full refund minus an admin fee of $10.00.*

General Daily Schedule 

 HALF-DAY Camp Schedule
Available 5U-8U (Players born in 2018-2015) 
 9:00 - 10:30 -Technical Training Games
 10:30 - 11:00 - Snack / Rest break
 11:00-11:50 - Technical/Free Play
 Pick-up @ field - 12 Noon
What Half-Day Players Need to Bring
 Water bottle 
 Shin guards 
 Cleats or Tennis Shoes

Available for 7U-15U (Players born 2016-2008)
9:00 - 10:30 - Technical Training 
10:30 - 11:00 -Snack time / Rest break
11:00 - 12:00 - Technical/Tactical/Free Play
12:00 - 12:45 - Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 - Scrimmage Games
2-3:30 PM - Pool
4:00 PM - Pick-Up @ Field
What Full-Day Players Need to Bring
Water bottle
Shin Guards
Cleats and Tennis Shoes recommended
Swimsuit and towel (if planning to swim)
Extra change of clothes if needed (rainy days)

Camp Directors

Shane Weems
ABYSA / HFC Director of Coaching and Player Development, Recreation Division (2004 - Present)
FUNdamentals Soccer Camp, Director (2004 - Present)

USSF National "A" License - 2014
United Soccer Coaches - Premier Diploma - 2013
USSF National Youth License - 2004
Played professionally for the Charleston Battery (Charleston, SC - 94 and 95) and for the Hampton Roads Mariners (Virginia Beach, 1996)
Played collegiately for NCAA Div. I, College of Charleston (1990-94) receiving All-Conference honors while playing in midfield for the Cougars under legendary coach Ralph Lundy.
Former Assistant for Men's Soccer at UNC-Asheville under head coach Matt Kern (2010-2015)
As a youth, won 3 Georgia State Championships with the ASA Mustangs 72 under Ga. Hall of Fame coach, Jose Vivanco
NC ODP Staff and Coach (2005-2014)
WPSL - Associate Head Coach,  Asheville City SC, Women's team - 2019 
NCYSA Recreation Council member - Current

Paul Buckley
Assistant Camp Director 
BCS PE Teacher at Glen Arden Elem

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
Former PE Teacher at Weaverville Pri/Weaverville Elem

Summer 2023 FUNdamentals Camp Age Group Chart

Birth Year  Age GroupHalf-Day
Camp Age Groups
Camp Age Groups
2019 4U 
2018 5Ux
2017 6Ux
2016 7Uxx
2015 8Uxx
2014 9U
2013 10U x
2012 11U
2011 12U x
2010 13U x
2009 14U x
2008 15U
2007 16U
2006 17U
2005 and 2004 18/19U

Contact Us

Shane Weems  
ABYSA Director of Coaching and Player Development
FUNdamentals Soccer Camps - Director
[email protected]

Will Voss
FUNdamentals Soccer Camps Administrator

Contact Us:

Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 

[email protected]

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