ABYSA named NC Youth Soccer’s 2014-15 Academy Association of the Year
The North Carolina Youth Soccer Association has honored ABYSA’s U9/U10 Academy Program as Academy Association of the Year for 2014. The award enables NC Youth Soccer to recognize member associations doing an outstanding job providing Academy Programming to support the development of their players and coaches. The goal of ABYSA’s Academy Program is to provide select U9 and U10 players with the opportunity for accelerated development in the individual skills that soccer players must have to achieve a higher level of play.
ABYSA families who are interested in the Academy program can learn more at http://abysa.org/academy/placement-evalstryouts for next years’ Academy class will be held in May 2015 for current U8 and &9 players.
ABYSA congratulates past Academy Directors Jimmy Fryar, Jason ReMine and Carolyn Warhaftig, as well as current director David Knapp for their leadership!
Academy Director of Coaching, David Knapp accepts the Academy Association of the Year award
HFC ACADEMY SOCCER
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 its best professional coaching resources to this program as a result.
ABYSA/HFC Academy Coaches have significant 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 elite coaching staff twice each week and will play games on the weekend.