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Academy Program Info (11U & 12U) Academy Program Info (11U & 12U)


The Academy 11U/12U program (formerly known as Challenge) is an intermediate level developmental program for players still growing technically, physically or mentally, who are not yet ready for the most competitive level of play which is Classic soccer but need to play at a higher level than Recreational soccer can provide. This is an in-house program where teams are formed based on parity.


Any players who were born in 2008 and 2007 are eligible to play in our 11U and 12U Academy Program. 

Click here for a breakdown of which program might be a good fit for you!

Cost of Academy

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This is an 8-month program that spans two seasons (Fall and Spring). All players train 2 times per week at the John B Lewis Soccer Complex (JBL) for players based in Asheville and at the AAC for players based in Hendersonville. The Fall season takes place from August-November and the Spring seasons runs from February-May.

Training will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays with each training session lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes. Players will mainly train with their team but occasionally there will be training where players are divided into ability based groups.  

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Games are primarily played on Saturday mornings at the John B Lewis Soccer complex for both Asheville and Hendersonville players. Academy 11/12U games are all in-house games where players play against other players within the program.

The 11U/12U age group teams play a 9v9 format with 30 minute halves.

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Placement Evaluations

All players interested in participating in the Academy 11U/12U program must be evaluated. The main placement evaluation is usually held during May each year. If your player has a conflict or has missed the evaluation and wishes to participate please contact Hasani McKenzie ([email protected]).

Field Locations

All Youth Academy training takes place at John B. Lewis Soccer Complex for Asheville based players and at Henderson County Athletics and Activity Center (AAC) for Hendersonville based players. 

2018 -19 HFC Academy Forms

Helpful Links

Contact Us

Hasani McKenzie - HFC Academy Director of Coaching & Player Development
[email protected]
828-299-7277 x301

Tyler Krumpe - HFC Academy Assistant Director of Coaching & Player Development
[email protected]
828-299-7277 x306

Cost of Academy

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Academy Program FAQ

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Contact Us:

Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 

[email protected]

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