Coming Fall 2019
Asheville Shield Inaugural Youth Program Season
We are delighted to announce our club will be adding our first ever Youth Program in Fall 2019. Our Next Generation Shield program will be the first training that Asheville Shield will provide for our players. The aim of the program is to teach our young players how to play football in all aspects. The program will be primarily focused on developing each players’ technical ability while developing their tactical awareness. We will immerse our players in a complete learning environment. We will start preparing young kids to love the sport and follow developed international leagues and youth academies. It takes a process to create top-level and professional footballers and we will be doing it here with our Next Generation Shield program. The Next Generation Shield will include high level coaching, great facilities, and an all-round fantastic learning environment.
Through the guidance of our program, our NGS players will gain the ability to:
Control the ball with skill and composure
Possess good ball striking techniques
Receive and pass with precision
Understand when and where to pass the ball
Understand passing options
Run and change direction at different speeds
Utilize their football (soccer) IQ on the field
Learn how to play as a team
Next Generation Shield will provide all of our young players with a platform to prepare themselves and be ready to compete in the Carolina Champions League. After completing the U10 NGS season, the goal for each player would be that they have developed enough in their football ability to be ready to move into classic football and therefore allow them the opportunity to compete in the Carolina Champions League.
Will we play matches?
NGS teams will play primarily inter-club games with potential of friendlies outside of the club and a Carolina Champions League festival. *Friendlies outside of the club are not guaranteed and will be dependent on the development of our players*
What is the Cost?
$200 - Deposit paid upon being offered initial spot within the program
$550 - Remaining balance for the season after deposit
$90 - Kit fee
Where and when will we train?
Asheville School. Days/Times TBD.
Come along and be a part of Shield Club history - 2019-2020 Next Generation Shield Tryout:
If you have any questions regarding Next Generation Shield; please contact Director of Youth Development, Al Loli @