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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

At ABYSA, we are committed to making coaching as much fun as playing. With over 4,000 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]. All coaches will need to complete the NCYSA Risk Management registration at the link below. 

NCYSA Risk Management Information and Links
Click here for detailed instructions on registering with NCYSA's Risk Management program

Fall 2022 Coaches Meeting Information

Age Group Zoom Coaches Meeting Date(s)
 4U-6UMarch 2nd , 2023 (5:30-6:30 PM) 
 7U-OlderFebruary 15th, 2023 (5:30-6:30 PM) 






ABYSA Modified Games Rules and Setup for Recreation
4U-6U
 - 3v3 games - Special format; game style may change depending on learning target
7U/8U - 4v4 games - Click Here
9U/10U - 7v7 games - Click Here
11U/12U - 9v9 games  - Click Here
13U-19U - 9v9 games - Click Here

Session Planning Libraries and Tools

ABYSA's Recreation Director will email coaches each Monday with Session plans for the week. Below are other sources for practice plans and other resources for coaches.
MOJO for soccer - Click Here
NCYSA Lesson Plans and Training Aids- Click Here
US Youth Soccer Coach Resources - Click Here
The Official US Youth Soccer Coaching Manual- Click Here
United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Digital Coaching Education Center (DCC) - Click Here
NC Youth Soccer Coaches Education Class Schedule - Click Here
FREE USSF Introduction Course - Click Here
USSF Grassroots (4v4, 7v7, or 11v11) ONLINE courses - Click Here
United Soccer Coaches (USC) Education Center - Click Here
United Soccer Coaches eLearning Center - Click Here

FIFA Laws of the Game (2022) - Click Here

Offside Rule

Additional Info

North Carolina Youth Soccer Association - Click Here
US Soccer - Home of the US National Teams -Click Here
Major League Soccer - Click Here

Helpful Links Helpful Links

 How to Register


Click here for help and instructions registering 
(Click here for PDF Version)

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

Need a crash course in navigating your new PlayMetrics account?
Click here for a tutorial


 Contact Us

Will Voss
ABYSA Recreation Administrator
[email protected]

Shane Weems
ABYSA / HFC Recreation Director of Coaching & Player Development
HFC Pre-Academy, Director
FUNdamentals Soccer Camps, Director
Soccer In the Schools, Director

[email protected]

Silver Weems
ABYSA / HFC Assistant Director of Recreation Soccer
[email protected]

Para información en español 
Monica Bastin
[email protected]


 FAQ's for Recreation

Click here for ABYSA FAQ's
Click here for Henderson County Specific FAQ's


 Cost of Recreation

Click here to learn more about the cost of recreation


 Uniform Ordering Information


Click here for more information on how to order an ABYSA Uniform


 Sign up for HFC Pre-Academy!

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


 Camps and Clinics For ABYSA Players

Click here to visit our Summer FUNdamentals Camp Page

Click here to visit our Winter Futsal Program Page


 Become a Referee (must be at least 14)

Click here for more information on becoming a referee


 ABYSA Coaches Corner

Click here to visit the ABYSA Coaches Corner page

NCYSA Risk Management Information

Click here for Risk Management Instructions


 Parent Education Resources

Click here to see our Parent Education Resource Page



ABYSA Sportsmanship Award

ABYSA and ABC Pediatrics of Asheville are proud of our ongoing partnership with the SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD PROGRAM.

ABC Pediatrics of Asheville and ABYSA, recognize that the life lessons learned from being part of a sports team are just as important as the physical activity and exercise that sport provides. We are grateful to ABC Pediatrics for helping us make learning about sportsmanship a core value of our recreation program and providing a format for coaches and parents to help our children learn these important lessons. We hope you will join us in using this program as a teaching tool.

 

Contact Us:

Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 
   

[email protected]
828-299-7277

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