News and Announcements
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.
We are currently looking for Soccer Trainers, Coaches, and Referees
About Albany-Berkeley Soccer
Albany-Berkeley Soccer Club (ABSC) is a non-profit Youth Development Organization that has been serving the community for over 40 years, working with Boys and Girls ages 4-18. We offer Recreational and Development teams, Competitive Premier League teams and Youth Leadership programs in the Fall, Winter (Futsal) and Spring Seasons. We also run Spring and Summer camps.
Applicants ideally have:
Passion for Soccer
Experience working with kids
Good people and leadership skills
A min age of 16 years
Younger applicants encouraged to apply for CIT roles
Training we provide:
1st Aid Certificate
F coaching license
Youth Concussion awareness course
On-going Soccer training and mentoring
Positions have flexible hours: 4 pm-5:30 pm or 5:30 pm-7 pm on weekdays, and 9am-5pm on weekends
Wage based on experience
Further Information/ Submit an Application:
Applications or questions about current opportunities can be sent to Toney Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s to our teams and their strong play at the Beach Blast 5v5 Tournament on Sunday! ABSC sent 8 teams and we’re honored how they represented club.
Our 2008 Boys Ninja Blue brought home a 1st place metal. Our 2002 Girls Stryke, 2003 Girls Lighting, and 2006 Girls Lightning all brought home 2nd place metals!
Register here for FALL SEASON:
ABSC encourages community play with your classmates and friends. Please make sure you include your buddy/team requests when registering.
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.
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 Aug 26
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:
Fall Season Games Schedules
Age 4 (born 2013): Under-5 Coed Program – Fall Classes Sept 16/17- Nov 4/5
Age 5 (born 2012): Under-6 Coed Program – Program runs Sept 9/10 – Nov 4/5
Ages 6 to 10 (born 2011 to 2007): Program runs Aug 28 – Nov 4/5: first game Sept 9/10
Ages 11 to 18 (players born 2006 to 1999) : Games played Sept – Nov (dependent on playing league: NorCal; Jack London or CalNorth D4)
ABSC Camps welcome kids ages 4 to 19 of all skill level who want to spend time developing their soccer skills while having a lot of fun.
Summer Camps: Jun 19; Jun 26; Jul 31; Aug 7 and Aug 14.
Full day 9am – 3pm for $260 and half day 9-noon or noon – 3pm for $210
$45 LATE FEE applies after May 15
As campers, your kids will always be actively engaged in learning and developing their skills to become a better soccer player. The warmth, humor, proficiency and dedication of our experienced coaching staff keep it light, keep it fun, while the kids build their skills and have a great time.