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FUNdamentals Soccer Camp Overview

Summer 2024 FUNdamentals youth soccer summer camps are available for all players born 2019-2009
Click Here for the current age group chart

Camps are open to any player in the 5U - 15U age groups
Players currently in ABYSA/ HFC programs, players from outside of the club, or players looking to be introduced to or further their love of the game over the summer are 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 (Born 2019-2016) - $149.00

Full-day: Available for 7U-15U Players (Born 2015-2009) - $249.00
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 2024
 June 3-7 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 June 10-14 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 June 17-21 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 June 24-28 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
*Mills River: Mills River Park
 July 8-12 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 Mars Hill: Mars Hill Recreation Park
 July 15-19 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
 July 22-26 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex
*Mills River: Mills River Park
 July 29-Aug 2 Asheville: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex

* Mills River 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 afternoons. Campers will remain at the field and play fun-low impact activities and games to cool down and relax during the last two hours of camp. Early pick-up is available if needed. 


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
 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
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 2024 FUNdamentals Camp Age Group Chart

Birth Year  Age GroupHalf-Day
Camp Age Groups
Camp Age Groups
2020 4U 
2019 5Ux
2018 6Ux
2017 7Uxx
2016 8Uxx
2015 9U
2014 10U x
2013 11U
2012 12U x
2011 13U x
2010 14U x
2009 15U
2008 16U
2007 17U
2006 and 2005 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

Keeper Camp: (GK's Only)

July 22-24 / COST-$115 (@ BCSP) Two age divisions offered:
This camp is open to all HFC Competitive/Academy players, ABYSA players, AND non-HFC/ABYSA players. 

 8:00 AM-10:00 AM PM

13U-19U: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Sample Topics Covered:

Set shape, positioning, handling, diving 
Reverse and backwards pass 
Crossing and cutbacks 
1 touch passing 

Recommended gear:
Keeper Gloves
Shin guards
Water bottle
Proper clothing for weather and turf

Keeper Camp staff is made up of ABYSA/HFC coaching staff & collegiate players 

Contact Us:

Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 

[email protected]

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