News and Announcements

Support ABSC Scholarship Fund

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Jul 15, 2018 11:40AM PDT
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ABSC Scholarship Fund supports families in financial need. No child is turned away for lack of funds. Please help us with this mission by using our Amazon smile link when shopping:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-2538652

Fall Registration OPEN

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Jul 9, 2018 7:10AM PDT
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Register here for FALL SEASON:
http://www.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Client.asp?ClientID=288

ABSC encourages community play with your classmates and friends. Please make sure you include your buddy/team requests when registering.

Team Assignment
Families can self select a team assignment. The earlier one registers, the more team choices will be available.
Players interested in a full team will be placed on a waitlist.
Rosters will be finalized in August. ABSC will do our best to honor team selections and requests, but we cannot guarantee team placement.

Uniform Purchase
Under-5 to Under-10 Reversible uniforms must be pre-purchased and paid for at the time of registration.
If you do NOT have the full reversible kit (including shorts & white socks), you will need to order them.
Pick-up will be end of Aug TBD.
For Under-11 to Under-19 the NEW ABSC Puma ‘Pitch’ uniform kit is now REQUIRED.
Players must wear the complete uniform (blue home jersey, white away jersey, puma shorts, white socks). No other shorts or socks will be allowed.
See our website for PUMA uniform details:
http://www.abscsoccer.com/clubs/962/pages/105952

Labor Day 4v4 World Cup

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Jun 19, 2018 5:22PM PDT
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Register NOW
https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/League.asp?LgID=45812

Aug 25 – Registered teams will be informed of country/team names
Aug 29 – DEADLINE to sign up
Sep 1 – Game schedule to be published by end of day.
Sep 3 – Sign-in at 9:00 am (Teams can expect to play 3 to 4 games from 10:00 to 3:00.

Labor Day, September 3
10 am – 3pm
Harrison Park, 5th Street @ Harrison St, Berkeley

$200 per YOUTH team (discounted rate for ABSC teams)
$225 per ADULT team
$25 for singletons looking for a team (NO player passcards required.)

Youth Teams: Under-8 (birth year 2011) through Under-19
competitive and recreational brackets
Adult Co-ed: (minimum 1 woman on the pitch at any time)
Enter partial roster if you don’t have all names yet. Email us additional names to fill out the roster.
Sign up as many as 8 players max for your team – 6 is recommended – 4 players on field at a time.
Players may play up in age bracket, but not down.

The ABSC ‘World Cup’ event is a one-day soccer celebration and a great way to kick-off your fall soccer season. The format is 4v4 on small fields. Each team is guaranteed 3 games with possible final. While the format is a competition, the attitude is a love for the game.

The 4v4 format is all about lots of touches, lots of movement and lots of fun. No goalies allowed. For the kids games we are requesting that the adults assist their players in helping with the logistics – but leave the Soccer up to the kids – we encourage you to sit back and be more of an observer and let the kids surprise you. They won’t always make the ‘right’ decisions regarding team formation, positions (or lack thereof) etc. – but it will be their decision and they will learn from their successes and failures. The 4v4 ‘open’ format will allow for multiple ‘teams’ to be formed from within existing teams or for kids to ‘mix and match’ and play with kids they don’t normally get to play with. Its a blast!

The ABSC World Cup is a competition – we will do our best to ‘flight’ teams into groups with teams of equivalent strength – but at the end of the day we are emphasizing the participation and the experience. Not every team will win their flight – but that’s ok.

No league or club uniforms – wear your team’s country colors! No advertising!
Only ads allowed are those approved in advance by ABSC for ABSC partners.

Players in born 2014 to 2013 to are invited too! Our younger players can enjoy the Soccer Arcade (free) and see the lightening quick games of the tournament.

Questions: info@abscSoccer.com

Jun 2/3 Walk-up Registration

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at May 31, 2018 7:43AM PDT
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OPEN Registration for all Fall Programs (late fee after June 8)

WALK-UP Registration: June 2/3 9-noon ABSC tent @ Fielding West, 4th & Harrison, Berkeley (cross Gabe fields, through row of trees over bridge)

  • Under-5/2014 Program – pressure free/creative play Soccer intro; Saturday or Sunday class
  • Under-6/2013 Program – team play co-ed or all girls; 90 mins on weekends; 30 min practice followed by 4v4 game
  • Under-7/2012 to Under-16/2003 Recreational – weekday practices, weekend game, skills clinics, optional tournaments
  • Under-9 to Under-12 Competitive Development Program – for those interested in a more focus level of development to transition into Competitive Program
  • Under-10/2009 to Under-19/2000 Competitive Program – year round soccer for focused/skilled players
  • June and Aug Summer Camps @ Ocean View Park, Albany; full and half days; extended care options
  • Referee Grade 8 Certification course August 18/19 (ages 14+)
  • Spanish Grade 8 Certification course Aug 11 (ages 14+)

Girl Power-ALL Girls Clinics

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Apr 27, 2018 4:11PM PDT
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For ABSC girls Under-6 to Under-19
If your girl is NOT currently playing soccer, but would like to join in? Email: info@abscSoccer.com for further details

May 2 Wed 4-5pm @ Fielding West
U9-U11 Skills, Fitness, Goalie Clinic with trainers Stephanie, Lesly & Casey

May 4 Fri 4-5pm @ Fielding West
U6-U8 Skills Clinic with trainers Leilani & Lesly

May 9 Wed 4-5pm @ Fielding West
U9-U11 Fitness, Goalie, Skills Clinic with trainers Stephanie, Lesly & Casey

May 10 Thurs 5:30-7pm @ Gabe West
U12-U19 Fitness, Goalie, Skills Clinic with trainers Rachel & Meredith

May 10 Thurs 7-9pm* @ Gabe West
Mom’s on Pitch (fitness, skills & game) Pre-Mother’s Day Fun with trainer Rachel

May 11 Fri 4-5pm @ Fielding West
U6-U8 Skills Clinic with trainers Leilani & Lesly

M*ay 15 Tues 5:30-7p*m @ Gabe West
U12-U19 Fitness, Goalie, Skills Clinic with trainers Rachel & Meredith

May 16 Wed 4-5pm @ Fielding West
U9-U11 Fitness, Goalie, Skills Clinic with trainers Stephanie, Lesly & Casey

May 17 Thurs 5:30-7pm @ Gabe West
U12 and up Fitness, Goalie, Skills Clinic with trainers Rachel & Meredith

May 17 Thurs 7-9pm @ Gabe West
Mom’s on the Pitch (fintess, skills & game) with trainers Rachel & Meredith

May 18 Fri 4-5pm @ Fielding West
U6-U8 Skills Clinic with trainers Leilani and Lesly

May 20 Sun 10am-1pm*
Play like a Girl! Event @ Memorial Park*

May 31 Thurs 5-7pm* @ Gabe West
U6-U16 small sided pick-up games with female trainers

May 31 Thurs 7-9pm* @ Gabe West
Mom’s on the Pitch small sided pick-up games

Photo of 2006 Girls Lightning Flash Competitive Team