TYSA will hold a player evaluation for the Girls Academy program for the F20 season at the Transylvania
Rec Department soccer fields (adjacent to the softball field).
Evaluations will be for U10 and for U12
girls . TYSA encourages players to attend both evaluation dates.
Evaluation Date: July 20 and 27. 5:30-7:00pm
(Rain Dates: July 21 and 28. 5:30-7:00pm)
Question: What is difference between TYSA Recreational and TYSA Academy?
Answer: There are two TYSA program pathways for players that register for the U10 and U12 age group.
Those two programs are Recreational and Academy. Please read below for details about each program
and important dates to mark on your calendar.
U10 Academy (2011, 2012, 2013 Birth Year)
U12 Academy (2009, 2010 Birth Year)
The Academy program is designed to help dedicated players improve their technical soccer skills,
cultivate team play, and foster their love for the game in a more competitive atmosphere. The majority
of players that enter Academy often move on to play competitive (classic level) soccer once they
graduate the Academy program.
Girls-limited number of roster spots
Practice-twice per week
Games-Requires travel. 3-4 Saturday games will be played at the Transylvania Rec Dept, while
4-5 more Saturday games will be played in Asheville/Hendersonville against HFC Academy teams
of the same age group and gender. Possible tournament play as well.
Placement Evaluations-all players interested in participating in the Academy program must be
evaluated by TYSA. Some players will be best advised to continue their soccer development in
our recreation program until they are ready for the next step. Placing players in the appropriate
program is an important goal of TYSA, because playing in the right environment makes soccer
more enjoyable for all involved. We feel players who are not prepared for the demands of the
Academy environment may not benefit or enjoy the program, so those players may be referred
to the Recreational Program. Following the evaluation, TYSA coaches will decide which players
will be asked to join the Academy Program. In the case that your child attends the evaluation
and is not chosen for the Academy team, we do not intend for this to be hurtful to your child.
We hope that it can serve as a learning experience and motivation to work hard in the
Recreational Program and potentially become an Academy player for futures seasons. Of
course, you know your child best and will have to determine how this possible scenario will
affect them. In the case that your child attends the evaluation and is chosen for the Academy
team, please know that there is some travel to Asheville/Hendersonville to play games on
If your child wants participate in the Academy Player Placement Evaluation, please login and sign up your child. Sign up is required for the evaluation by July 19 for all players (even those returning
U10 and U12/13 Recreation: The Recreational program is designed/ideal for players looking for a fun
and non-competitive environment. It is an entry point for children who are new to the game, or for
children who may have some experience and skill but aren’t quite ready for the next step, or for families
that do not wish to travel to play games.
Girls-If enough girls sign up to play U10 and U12/13 soccer, we intend for there to be an
opportunity for all-girl teams. Historical data shows that we should have enough to fulfill
Games-No travel required. All games on Saturday at the Rec Dept.
Have your child dressed in cleats, shin guards, socks the that cover the shin guards, and
appropriate apparel depending on the weather. Please bring water and a ball (size 4)
We look forward to seeing you and your player then.
If you have any questions about Academy, please
contact Chappie Powell at [email protected] or 828-215-3455.
NOTE: Due to Covid-19, we are still uncertain if we will be allowed to Return to Competitive
Play, but our plans to develop the players through practices will continue this fall as long as
we are allowed to do so. The Academy evaluation is in preparation for two scenarios: practice
with games or practice with no games. Evaluations will honor social distancing. Players will
not have direct contact with each other. Drills will be focused on individual ball skills,
passing, shooting, etc. There will not be a scrimmage or small sided games at the evaluation.