HFC – Henderson County

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A Message from ABYSA/HFC Executive Director Mike Rottjakob:

The U9-U14 HFC programing was a great success in Henderson County during the 2016-2017 soccer year and we look forward to expanding our service into older age groups for 2017-2018. It has been a pleasure to work with Laura Rice and Tim Hopkin from the Henderson County Parks and Recreation Department on this project. They share a passion for providing the best opportunities for aspiring young soccer players and gave us great insight into how we can work together in the best interest of Henderson County families. Our goal at HFC is to make great competitive soccer instruction available, close to home, for young players in Henderson County, and improve the opportunities for all players to excel in Western North Carolina. If you have a player between the ages of 8 and 19 that aspires to reach their potential in soccer, one of the HFC staff listed below will be happy to help you learn about the program that might be best for you.


Our Partnership:

Henderson County Soccer Association (HCSA) is pleased to announce this year’s expansion of its partnership with the Highland Football Club (HFC), the competitive division of Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association (ABYSA). This partnership aims to enhance training opportunities and elevate the development of players seeking to grow in the game of soccer. HFC provided U9-U14 Academy, Challenge and Classic Programs in Henderson County during the 2016-2017 soccer year. Continuing through the 2017-2018 season, HFC will offer Challenge and Classic level competitive soccer in Henderson County. The HFC Henderson County program will continue to serve U9/U10 players in Academy and U10-U14 players in the Challenge and Classic programs. In addition we will also expand our Classic Programing into the U15 and U16 age groups. 

The HCSA Recreation Soccer program run by Henderson County Parks & Recreation Department will continue to work closely with HFC to help direct players interested in more advanced training to find the proper level of play. By bringing a proven model of player development to Henderson County, the partnership will utilize the expertise and organizational capacity of HFC to improve the level of play through their professional coaching staff.


Contacts: HFC Directors of Coaching and Player Development