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Western North Carolina's
Home for Youth Soccer

Western North Carolina's
Home for Youth Soccer

Recreation Coaches Corner Recreation Coaches Corner

Coaches' Corner

At ABYSA, we are committed to making coaching as much fun as playing. With over 3500 children playing in the recreation program each year we use over 470 head and assistant coaches to serve the communities youth soccer players   ABYSA works hard to create a fun environment for both players and coaches. We provide preseason coaching clinics and meetings and a soccer curriculum for each age group, making it easy for our volunteers to enjoy coaching--even if they have no soccer playing or coaching experience. ABYSA takes care of all the details, supplying coaches with uniforms, schedules, rosters, cones, scrimmage vests, and practice space. We make it easy to get started, so volunteer coaches can concentrate on having fun while teaching the players' soccer skills as well as life lessons along the way.

If you are interested in coaching a recreation soccer team or have any questions, please contact Shane Weems, ABYSA / HFC Director of Coaching and Player Development at [email protected] or at 828-231-7017. All coaches will need to complete the NCYSA Risk Management registration at the following link. 

ABYSA Spanish Liaison - Monica Bastin 828-299-7277 Ext. 313


Risk Management Link

Click here for instructions on Registering with Risk Management 

Helpful Coaching Websites and Links

* ABYSA Modified Rules for Recreation: U7 and Up - Click here
* US Soccer Digital Coaching Center (DCC)Click Here
*The Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual- Click Here
* NCYSA Lesson Plans and Training Aids- Click Here
* NC Youth Soccer Coaches Education Class Schedule: Click Here
* Offside Rule (Animation) - Click here
* US Youth Soccer Coach Resources - Click Here
* North Carolina Youth Soccer Association - Click Here
* US Soccer - Home of the US National Teams - Click Here
* Major League Soccer - Click Here

Helpful Links

How to Register

Click here for instructions on how to register

Contact Us

Shane Weems
ABYSA / HFC Recreation Director of Coaching & Player Development
[email protected]

FAQ's for Recreation

Click here for Buncombe/Madison County FAQ's
Click here for Henderson County FAQ's

Cost of Recreation

Click here to learn more about the cost of recreation

Sign up for HFC Pre-Academy!

This program provides a platform to introduce 7U-10U rec players to a training experience consistent with ABYSA's/HFC's next level of play (HFC Academy and HFC Competitive). Click here to learn more!

ABYSA Fundamentals Camps

Click here to visit our FUNdamentals Camp Page

NCYSA Risk Management Information

Click here for Risk Management Instructions

Contact Us:

Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 

[email protected]

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