Academy Parent Information Outline



The goal of the ABYSA/HFC Academy Program is to provide select Under-9 and Under-10 players with the opportunity for accelerated development in the individual skills that soccer players must have to achieve a higher level of play. It is expected that more U10 players than U9 players will be developmentally ready to benefit from this program; however, both age groups have the opportunity to be selected. U9 and U10 is the golden age of learning for young soccer players, and ABYSA/HFC commits significant resources to this program as a result.

ABYSA/HFC Academy Coaches have coaching and playing experience at the collegiate and even professional levels. Many of the Academy Trainers who work in this program also work in the Highland Football Club (HFC), the Classic Division of ABYSA. Academy players will train with our HFC Academy coaching staff twice each week and will play games on the weekend.