RECREATION DIRECTOR SHANE WEEMS TALKS TO WLOS "SPOTLIGHT CAROLINA"
ABYSA Recreation Soccer
ABYSA is soccer. The game for all kids!
Children ages 4-17 (check age chart for elegibility) :
Learn soccer and life skills
Enjoy great exercise
Fall and Spring seasons available
Spring soccer practices begin in late February, with games beginning March 12 for older players (U7 and above) and March 19 for players aged U5 or U6.) With more than 3,500 children participating each year, ABYSA Recreation Soccer is our largest program. Because the emphasis is on fun and participation, it is the ideal environment for most kids. This program is the entry point for children who are new to the game. Experienced players who desire a more competitive environment should consider our HFC Academy, Challenge, and Classic programs. In recreation we use fun games to develop basic skills, such as ball control and dribbling, and to further players’ enjoyment of the game. In the recreation program, the youngest age groups (U5 and U6) have both practices and games on Saturdays, while the older groups (U7-HS) practice one day a week and play Saturday games.
Recreation soccer is coached by volunteers. Our volunteer coaches use a curriculum made of fun and developmentally appropriate practice activities designed by ABYSA Director of Coaching and Player Development, Shane Weems.
To learn more about your child’s specific age group, visit our program descriptions page.