News and Announcements
Practices are CANCELLED Thursday and Friday.
ALL ABSC games the weekend of 10/14-15 (Competitive and Recreational) are cancelled OR postponed.
ABSC wants no ambiguity. NO GAMES this weekend. The club will NOT host games or send teams to AWAY games based on the continued unhealthy air quality around the ENTIRE Bay Area.
We are concerned for the health of all our players and we do not want teams pressured into playing under unhealthy conditions.
Again, thank you for your understanding and helping us to keep our kids and families healthy and safe.
We will continue to monitor the air quality each day next week and will hold practices as soon as it is deemed safe.
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time as we help keep our kids and families healthy and safe
Oct 4 to Nov 8
Fielding West Field
offered at two times: 4-5:30pm & 5:30-7pm
Open FREE of charge to registered ABSC U8-U19 players
Learn the technical and tactical knowledge of the game and how to read offensive play.
Mondays & Fridays
Oct 2 to Nov 10
Fielding West Field
Offered at 2 times: 4–5:30pm & 5:30-7pm
Come learn quick reaction, reading defense and reading space.
Open FREE of charge to registered ABSC U8-U19 players. Drop-in any and all dates you wish.
Albany-Berkeley Soccer League (in-house) Under-6 (2012) to Under-11(2007) games have been published!
Travel Teams Under-11(2007) to Under-19 playing in Jack London and District 4, schedules are being worked on by those leagues and will be published as soon as possible.
DEADLINE to register Aug 31.
Labor Day, September 4
10 am – 3pm
Harrison Park, 5th Street @ Harrison St, Berkeley
$200 per Team; (discounted rate for ABSC teams); $ 25 for singletons looking for a team (NO player passcards required.)
Youth Teams: Under-8 (birth year 2010) 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 2011 to 2013 to are invited too! Our younger players can enjoy the Soccer Arcade (free) and see the lightening quick games of the tournament.