• Spring 2020 Cancellation and Refund Options

    Dear ABASA community,

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try our best to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. 
    After the governor’s most recent announcement and NC’s extension of phase 2 until at least mid-July, it is with intense disappointment that I announce that we are cancelling the spring/summer 2020 season. NCASA reminds us that we are not able to access our insurance unless we comply with state regulations, which currently forbid contact sports, including soccer. As always, our top priority is the safety of our community members, and this decision will do the most to ensure it. 
    We have discussed many options for refunds and have arrived at the following: 
    1. You may fill out THIS FORM to request a check for a partial/prorated refund in the amount detailed below. You must complete the form by Aug. 2 to receive a refund. You will receive a confirmation message when your request is received. 
    2. You may request that ABASA make a donation in your name to the local Asheville non-profits My Daddy Taught Me That (MDTMT), whose mission is to foster the development of boys to become healthy, honorable men and My Sistah Taught Me That (MSTMT), a young girls’ developmental program designed to encourage, educate, and empower. You may choose this option by completing THIS FORM by Aug. 2
    3. You may choose not to request a refund, in which case we will place the remainder of your spring season fees into a fund supporting field development, league prizes, sportsmanship free-play passes, and good-will scholarships within ABASA. You may remember that we were still in the process of recovering from the JBL flooding only a short time ago. If you are in a position to comfortably leave your money with us, we will ensure you that it will go towards the preservation of our soccer association and the improvement of your soccer experience when we are able to play again. If we do not hear from you by Aug. 2, 2020, this will be the default option. 

    Please share this email within the league so that anyone who would like a refund can receive one. Captains, do not assume that your players have seen this message. A Spanish translation is available below.


    Refund amounts: (After the removal of the $30 state fee which goes directly to NCASA)

    Open division ($100 and 3 games played): $50.30 refund*

    Coed division ($80 and 3 games played): $36.30 refund*
    Women’s division ($60 and 3 games played): $22.30 refund*
    Over-40 division ($80 and 4 games played): $30.40 refund*
    $80 additional team fee: $40.30
    $60 additional team fee:$27.30

    *How refund amounts were calculated: 
    • Subtracted the $18 registration and field processing fee (paid to an outside vendor)
    • Subtracted the $3 credit card processing fee (only once)
    • Subtracted a $5 administration fee to keep a positive bank balance for future ABASA programming and interim costs in case of 100% refund requests
    • Divided the remaining amount by 10 (promised number of games) giving us a value for each game
    • For open, coed, and women’s–multiplied the per-game amount by 7 (missed games) giving us a refund amount
    • For over-40–multiplied the per-game amount by 6 (missed games) giving us a refund amount
    If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at bell.felice@gmail.comOtherwise, fill out THIS FORM to make arrangements for your partial/prorated refund
    I’m so sorry that we were not able to finish out our season together. I’m sorry to those who have suffered these past few months. I’m sorry for the distance you feel from your teammates, opponents, captains, coaches, and players. I’m sorry that we’re not able to offer you the refuge of soccer right now. We are all looking forward to getting back out on the field with you as soon as is safely possible. 
    Felice Lopez Bell

    Interested in becoming a Soccer Referee???

    If you are interested in becoming a soccer referee here is what to do!

    Go to this website: http://ussfnc.arbitersports.com/front/102762/Site

    This is the site for NC-USSF. It is on the ArbiterSports Central Hub.

    Most everything can be done through this site. There is registration and online modules to complete.

    Registration is $100 if you are over 17 and $80 if you are under 17. The minimum age is 14.

    There will be other trainings throughout the season once you are initially certified.

    Most of your questions can be answered by going to NC-USSF ArbiterSports Central Hub at http://ussfnc.arbitersports.com/front/102762/Site

    If you need more information, contact:

    Ed Guzowski at guzowski@charter.net or Andy Love at andy-love@att.net



    Asheville City Soccer Club is proud to announce Hi-Wire Brewing as the official title sponsor for the 2017 season.

    The official launch party for the inaugural season will be held on March 30th at the Hi-Wire Big Top in Biltmore Village.  

    Come out to celebrate the start of an exciting new soccer experience in the heart of Beer City! Meet the ownership group and discuss strategy with players and coaches.  This will also be a great time to meet fellow soccer fans and will help to build a club Asheville can call its own!

    Season ticket holders will be guaranteed entry so be sure to purchase your jersey in time.  This will be the first chance to pick up your jersey. Check out the final design below!

    Purchase your Season Ticket Jersey today!

  • USCAA Collegiate Soccer Championships

    ABASA Nation,

    USCAA Collegiate Soccer Championships are being held at JBL November 4-7th during the day. Stacy Enos (Athletic Director, Warren Wilson College) is looking for some volunteers, especially on Thursday the 5th b/w 9am-4pm. She could use help during some or part of the day!

    Exciting action, great soccer, food trucks on site and hopefully our local crowd can cheer on our WWC team.

    Please contact Stacey Enos if you can help. 

    Stacey Enos
    Athletic Director
    Warren Wilson College

    Click HERE for more information