Registration begins January 1, 2018
Starting with the youngest age groups, our program is designed to teach children to engage others with respect and civility, creating space for everyone to enjoy the game. In this way, we teach them to honor the game and each other.
As a player graduates from one age group to the next, the skills taught are increasingly advanced. Within the foundational framework of good sportsmanship, each child is given the chance to blossom and grow. And when we say each child, we mean it. Every participant in Shield Recreation division receives the same attention and instruction as all others. By modeling our dedication to the kids, we encourage their commitment to the sport and to their teammates.
By the time a child reaches the upper age groups of the recreation division, he or she will have learned how to play the game with honor, to play the game with commitment, and to play the game with excellence.
We are proud to be entrusted to play a small part in the nurturing of your child as an honorable citizen of the world.
The philosophy statement “from the top down” does not apply any better than in our Rec program. While our coaches will be parent volunteers, they will be given instruction, curriculum and guidance from literally the “top tier” of our coaching resources. Even the youngest will get to experience true professional coaching interaction on a regular basis. This, again, is a first in our region.
Our Director of Coaching, Tom Deeley brings with him a European style of coaching backed by tremendous talent, experience, passion and an unparalleled ability to teach our youth the world's favorite game.
Director of Recreation
Everywhere! We have secured the use of at least seven locations scattered throughout Asheville/ Buncombe county region and continue to work on getting more access. Our intent is to this program to you and to eliminate lengthy travel times. By partnering with public and private schools, churches, and other youth oriented groups and facilities, Shield will be able to offer players and families many opportunities that have been unavailable to Recreation soccer in our region.
While previously exclusive through schools and clubs at the competitive level, Shield will be hosting "several" Recreation Jamborees, inviting not only our Rec teams to participate, but invitations will be extended to many of our out of town soccer Club clubs including CESA, SCYSA, VYSA, and TSSA just to name a few. We want all of our Rec players to enjoy the game with players from different regions—a FIRST for Recreation Soccer here in Asheville. These will be “friendly” events, encouraging the pure enjoyment of being a part of a team.
There will be an extensive Summer camp program, consisting of several dates, geared specifically for your players age/ skill group, run by international players, at an incredibly low price (some events will be free).
* Player packet must be completed before your child may participate. You may email the completed forms here, or bring your forms to the first practice.
Teams will be formed based on player turnout. ASFC Rec will be coached in a Small-Group Format, and follow US Club Soccer rules for team numbers, length of training/game time, field size, etc.