News and Announcements

Dec 1 Comp Tryouts

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Oct 29, 2018 5:25PM PDT

Gilman North Turf (Field A) – no rain expected!
Girls: 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Boys: 10:30 AM – noon

If your player is interested in a more focused level of play and missed attending a competitive team practice for skill assessment, please sign up your player (see below) and join us on Saturday to tryout. Competitive team coaches will be there for you to meet along with ABSC Staff to talk about our programs.

Nov 1 – Nov 16
Tryouts for RECREATIONAL players who want to play Competitive in SPRING.

  • Sign-up by Sunday, Nov 4th
  • Parents should drop by to speak with ABSC Staff
    Nov 1 Thurs 6-7:30 @ Blue Barn OR
    Nov 3/4 @ ABSC Tents at fields (Fielding West, Ocean View, Grove )
  • Player attends appropriate tryout for skill assessment and placement – details sent after player signs-up.

Drop & Shop

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Oct 29, 2018 11:05AM PDT

Skills & Scrimmages – skill-building and soccer fun for all ages of ABSC players!

Saturday: Dec 1
9:00 am – 10:30 am GIRLS
10:30am – noon BOYS
Gilman North Turf

No registration needed. Just drop off your player with ABSC coaches and go holiday shopping!

Interested in Competitive or Competitive Development Programs?
ABSC Coaches and Trainers can assess your player’s skills in a fun, stress-free environment. Discuss your player’s options for Winter Futsal, Spring Season and beyond.

Registration OPEN

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Oct 27, 2018 6:52AM PDT

Play January through February 2019

FUTSAL is a fun opportunity for players to sharpen their foot skills, improve their game decision making and stay fit during the off-season.

U5 Saturday or Sunday morning classes
U6-U19 5v5 indoor Futsal
6-8 player teams
Recreational and Competitive
Kid-directed, no parent coaching. (With 2011-13 players, a parent may help with subbing)
ABSC trainers lead a 30 minute pre-game practice and referee games
Play Saturdays OR Sundays from January 12th to February 24th – INCLUDING Presidents’ Day Weekend Feb 16/17
All games played in Albany/Berkeley gyms
Optional weekday outdoors skills clinics on Turf
Wear either an ABSC uniform or ABSC practice t-shirt (NO uniform sales during winter season)
One-time registration fee – no additional costs
Early-bird discount to Nov 19
Late fee Nov 20 – Dec 17

Further details:

Drop-in Under-6 Skills Clinics

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Sep 27, 2018 2:57PM PDT

Mondays, Oct 1,8, 15, 22
5 -6 pm
Cedar Rose Park (1300 Rose St, Berkeley)
Free to Under-6 Program girls and boys players

Coach Danni, our U5/U6 Program Coordinator, will run the clinics along with ABSC trainers. The clinics are designed to give our Under-6 players more instruction about skills and rules needed for game play.

Individual players and full teams are welcome to attend.

World Cup Thank You & Photos!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Sep 14, 2018 9:18AM PDT

Thank you to all those who participated in ABSC’s 2018 World Cup and contributed to our fundraising efforts!

The spirit of World Cup is captured in wonderful photos taken by ABSC parent Alex Chiappetta. Thank you Alex for volunteering your talents.
(Photo link:

Our Scholarship Fund benefited from donations by participating teams and our community. Please help us support those who contributed to the effort:

Delicious food compliments of:

  • Wedeb Eritrean community
  • Le Calle 10
  • Coach Stephanie (U12 Girls Lightning Flash 07)

Fair-trade game balls donated by our partner, Senda Athletics.

Generous donations by:

  • Berkeley Bowl
  • Blue Willow Teaspot
  • Cheeseboard
  • Clif Bar
  • Floweland
  • Mountain Mike’s
  • Royal Cafe
  • Sports Basement

Again, thank you all for participating and we look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s ABSC Labor Day World Cup 4v4 Tournament!