The Academy program is designed to help 9U and 10U players improve their technical soccer skills which they will need to play at a higher level, as well as their love for the game. Our dedicated coaching staff follows a curriculum that provides players with high-quality instruction and age-appropriate activities which creates a fun learning environment. The majority of the players that enter the Academy during their 9U and 10U years move on to play competitive (Classic) soccer once they graduate the Academy program. The academy program is all about development, we do not get concerned with wins/loses or goals given or scored. Our goal is to give each academy player the tools they need to reach a higher level in their own soccer skill development.
A pool style training and game system is utilized to create the best possible environment for player development. This allows for players of similar abilities to train and play together consistently.
Practice is held on Monday & Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Games for the U9/U10 academy program are primarily on Saturday mornings and incorporate playing within TYSA as well as competing with other clubs in the area during the season.
To continue the development from the U9/U10 academy programs these players will continue to build on the the skills they have developed and to begin to explore the game as a whole with established roles and responsibilities for positioning, playing together as one unit, and expanding vision and soccer IQ. These players will be readying themselves for higher competition in either a classic team and/or a competitive middle school environment.
Practice is held on Monday & Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:00pm.
Games for the U11/U12 program are primarily held in Asheville participating as team in the HFC U11/U12 Academy league.
The cost to participate in the TYSA academy program is currently $110. This is the price per season and ideally a player would participate in both fall and spring; however, it is not mandatory that a player do so.
Placement Evaluations: All players interested in participating in the TYSA Academy program must be evaluated. The main placement evaluation is usually held during May each year for the upcoming fall season(starting in August), and November for the upcoming spring season (starting in March).