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The Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association (ABYSA) is a 501( c ) 3 not for profit organization providing children and families in Western North Carolina with both recreational and competitive soccer programs. Soccer is America’s most popular participation sport for youth, and is a fun and healthy activity for all kids! Whether you are newcomers to soccer or desire to compete at a higher level, we have the right program for you! If we are not already serving your family, we hope to have the opportunity to do so soon!

Our Recreation Program is the right program for entry level players, and for players who are just looking for some fun and exercise in a friendly team atmosphere. This program serves players ages five to eighteen. Our more competitive programs start with the HFC Academy Program for eight and nine year old players. For competitive, developmental players ages ten to fourteen, ABYSA also offers the HFC Challenge Program, and for the highest level of training and competition, ABYSA offers HFC Classic Soccer for players ages ten to eighteen. ABYSA also offers summer camps for all ages. These camps provide fun and challenging opportunities for all levels of play and are designed to be working-parent friendly.

The Highland Football Club (HFC) is the Classic Division of ABYSA and is the most competitive level of soccer offered by the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association. HFC consists of boys and girls teams in the Under-11 through Under-18 age groups and is the appropriate level for athletic players who desire to train at the highest level with our professional coaching staff.

ABYSA Receives $1.1 Million TDA Grant for Turf Replacement Project

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The ABYSA office has moved!

593 Azalea Road East

The administrative office for ABYSA/HFC has moved not far from the John B Lewis Soccer Complex. We long ago outgrew our old space, and the new office provides our staff the proper environment to provide the best possible service to our families. We’ll get our new sign up soon, but you can find us between JBL and Swannanoa River Road, right where the one-way section ends. (We installed a couple of our yard signs temporarily.) There’s a red gate, and if you see it open, we’re home! For the time being, we still have our drop box at our old place, 410 Swannanoa River Road, and our mailing address hasn’t changed…PO Box 895, Asheville, NC, 28802. Phone and fax numbers have moved with us as well.

Many thanks to the property owner, Karl Koon, and his company, AVL Investment Properties, LLC, for providing the location virtually free of charge to ABYSA for 10 years. Only through this generosity could the organization move to such a fine new space.



Former HFC Players Advance to the NCAA Final Four

Nicole Corcione (94 HFC Red G, Enka HS) of Columbus State University (GA) has advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four. Nicole was also named the Player of the Year for the Peach Belt Conference and the Southeast Region.

Columbus State Final Four

Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year

Region Player of the Year

Megan Cavagnini (94 HFC Red G, Reynolds HS), Kathryn Ahearne (96 HFC Red G, Asheville HS), and Hannah Sirkin (96 HFC Red G, Asheville, HS) of Centre College (KY) have advanced to the NCAA Division III Final Four.

Centre Final Four

Best of luck to all of these players as they compete for a NCAA National Title!

Former HFC Player Continues To Rack Up The Honors

Nicole Corcione Named National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Player of The Week

Citizen Times Article

Columbus State Article


Press Release for May 1, 2015

HFC Announces Partnership with Henderson County Soccer Association

ABYSA’s Highland Football Club (HFC) and Henderson County Soccer Association (HCSA) announce a partnership that brings HFC competitive soccer to Henderson County. The plan starts with HFC U9 and U10 Academy programming provided in Henderson County this fall, and calls for additional age groups at the Classic and Challenge levels over the next several years.

“Both organizations are committed to making sure that young players have access to quality competitive soccer programs close to home and to improving the player pool available for the top level teams in older age groups. The partnership is all about what is best for inspired youth soccer players in Western North Carolina” said Mike Rottjakob, Executive Director of ABYSA.

The announcement to HCSA members, and a letter to HCSA from ABYSA Executive Director, Mike Rottjakob are linked below.

HCSA Announcement

HCSA Letter From Mike



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