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-19 age groups and is the appropriate level for athletic players who desire to train at the highest level with our professional coaching staff.

We are excited to announce that the HFC Girls Classic Program has officially entered into a partnership with Parisi Speed School! We developed a bit of a working relationship with them in the fall and now have officially started a program this spring for the Girls classic program.

Click here for more info


The HFC Boys Classic Program is pleased to announce a new player and coach development partnership with U.E. Cornella located in Barcelona, Spain. The partnership will provide HFC boy’s the opportunity to train with some of their top youth development staff during a week of camp this summer at JBL, and moving forward, will provide both HFC players and coaching staff exchange opportunities to experience and learn first-hand from some of Spain’s top youth development coaches.

Click here for full release

Click here for camp information


Nate Torbett Signs With Coomera Colts In Australian Gold Coast Premier League


Coomera, Queensland, December 15, 2016
Coomera Colts President Alan McFarlane and Head Coach John Duthie announced the signing of American Mid Fielder Nate Torbett to a 2 year contract beginning with the 2017 Season.

Click here for full release



ABYSA and MOD Pizza join together to Spread MODness  in Celebration of MOD’s Eighth Birthday

MOD to donate $1 for every pizza sold to provide hope for at-risk youth and families


HFC Girls’ Soccer Team Wins the NCYSA Premier League

Click here for full story

Click here for Asheville Citizen Times link


2016 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Click here


City of Asheville & ABYSA Announce JBL Turf Replacement Plan

Click here for more information


ABYSA Receives $1.1 Million TDA Grant for Turf Replacement Project

Click here for more information (pdf)


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



Please recognize our major partners:

Today is Sunday
Aug 20, 2017