2017-2018 Classic
Tryout Schedule

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2017 – 2018 Asheville Shield Classic division



May 29, 30, and 31, 2017
6:30 – 8:15 PM
UNCA Main Field

Age groups:

U13 – U18
Birth years 2000 – 2005

What to Bring to Tryouts:

  • Valid copy of birth certificate. (Does not have to be certified.)
  • Completed medical release form. (PDF here.)
  • Shinguards.
  • Adequate hydration for intense, 1 hour session.

There is no fee to tryout for Asheville Shield Classic division.

At Tryouts:

  • Players should be prompt, prepared and ready to engage.
  • Turn in your paperwork at the ASFC volunteer table to receive your player number.
  • Parent/family interaction with the coaching and evaluation staff is strictly prohibited during tryouts.
  • It is highly recommended that players attend 2 of the 3 sessions to insure a proper evaluation.

Team Formation:

Teams will be formed on the basis of turnout and player skill/talent level.
Any player in an eligible age group is welcome to tryout.
Not all who tryout will make a team.

What Comes After Tryouts:

  • Players will be notified via email within 5 days of the final tryout date (by June 5, 2017.)
  • They will have 3 days to accept their position (by June 8,2017.)
  • Players accepting positions will pay a non-refundable $250.00 deposit and their $165 uniform fee, in full.


$700 ASFC club fee per player/per season. Click here to pay in full
Balance can be broken up into four (4) equal installments. Click here to pay in installments

$165 uniform kit per player. Click here to purchase uniform kit
(optional warm ups will be available)

Financial assistance for those who qualify. Email to inquire

Included in the ASFC club fee:

League registration fee.
Tournament fees.*
Referee fees.

No additional fees.
No hidden costs.
No player fundraising drives.

What the Fee Covers:

All age groups

  • Licensed, collegiate level coaches, one (1) per team.
  • Two (2) training sessions per week (mandatory) at UNCA or other Asheville field.
  • Minimum of nine (9) competitive matches per season.
  • Structured strength training program for the summer, available only to Shield Classic players.
  • Four (4) day camps run by affiliate International Players.
    –   Free to registered Shield Classic players.
    –   $150.00 to non-Shield players, with limited slots available.

U16 – U18

  • One (1) ID tournament in the fall for boys and one (1) ID tournament in the fall for girls.
  • One (1) tournament at the beginning of the season.
  • One (1) tournament at the end of the season.

U13 – U15

Three (3) tournaments per season, dates/locations TBD.

* Player is responsible for individual lodging and meal expenses associated with tournament travel.



Josh Shemroske – Head Coach, U18 Boys

Kyle Stewart – Head Coach, U17 Boys

International Evaluators

Mitchell Botfield – Lenoir-Rhyne College player from U.K.

Jack Miller – Wingate University player from Scotland

Christian Szalay – Wingate University player from Austria

Thomas Seery – Lenoir-Rhyne College player from England

Cameron Saul – Asheville City Soccer Club player from England

ASFC turns no one away.

Our mission is to provide the highest value, best quality soccer experience for all of our area youth. We are committed to never turning a child away for the inability to pay. To achieve that goal, we will fund scholarships to be awarded to any player who qualifies.

Anyone wishing to donate towards ASFC scholarships may do so here.