News and Announcements
ABSC Players ONLY – Competitive Program December Playdates
All ABSC players born 2008 to 2003 who are interested in competitive play for 2017, but are not currently on a comp team are invited to join us for soccer scrimmages:
Friday, Dec 2 5:30 – 7PM Gilman South Turf
Saturday, Dec 3 10AM – noon Gilman North Turf
Players can attend just one OR both dates. There will be a short information parent meeting at the beginning of each session. Also, ABSC coaches will be there to talk with families and players about their playing options for the 2017 Spring season.
Players please wear white t-shirts, blue shorts, cleats and shin guards. Again, this is for ABSC players ONLY.
FREE Drop & Shop – Skills & Scrimmages (for ABSC players ONLY)
Join us for skill-building and soccer fun! Drop off your player with ABSC coaches and go holiday shopping! Open to ABSC players only.
Saturdays: Dec 3, 10 (CANCELLED due to rain) & 17 Gilman North Turf
For players with birth years 2009 to 1999 (again, ABSC only)
9:00 – 10:30 am GIRLS
10:30am – noon BOYS
Registration CLOSED. Please contact info@abscSoccer as a few roster spots may open up prior to the season. Futsal season is January 7 to March 8.
Our Futsal Program is designed to keep players active between seasons while working on foot skills and game decision making skills. Kid-directed, no coaches or coaching. 30 min ABSC trainer led practice, followed by 20 min half game refereed by trainers.
Cost: $140 with early bird discount (late fees apply Dec 1)
Season: Jan 7 to Mar 5 Saturdays and/or Sundays (8 weeks; no game President’s weekend Feb 18/19) with optional outdoor skills clinics once a week (day/time TBD)
Deadline: Dec 12 registration closes (again, late fees apply Dec 1)
Teams: Under-6 co-ed; Under-7 to Under-19, boys and girls; 6-8 players; required Team Parent for communications (no coaches/coaching)
Format: 5 v 5 with 30-min pregame warm-up/practice run by ABSC trainers, followed by game of 20-min halves refereed by trainers. Again, no coaching, games are kid-directed to improve game decision making skills (2009-2011 teams can have a parent to help with subbing, if needed). No weekday practice. Optional outdoor skills clinics offered (likely MWF/time TBD).
Team Formation: Our Futsal Program is team-based. To organize a team, please ask friends, classmates and/or your current teammates to come up with a roster of 6-8 players and a team name. Each player will then register/pay individually, requesting the team by name. Players without a pre-organized team are encouraged to register. ABSC will add them to teams needing players, but placement is based on roster availability.
Team Parent: Each team must have one adult to sign up (free) as ’Team Parent ’ who will be asked to provide the team name and enter the roster of expected players.
SUNDAY 9/11 – Parade with ABSC players, coaches and families.
9:45am – Meet at Fresno Ave Btw Andronico’s and Chase Bank.
LOOK for ABSC banners and 2 giant soccer balls.
WEAR ABSC uniform OR blue or yellow t-shirt. Show your club spirit.
ABSC Booth – Solano@ Cornell. Please stop by to say “Hi”.
Serving as a Grade-8 referee is an excellent way for adults and teens to increase their knowledge of the game, step onto their familiar field in a new capacity and earn money. In addition, teens can get work experience and be role models for younger kids.
Become a referee in this entry-level Grade-8 referee certification course or take a refresher course to get ready for the fall season. Here are the two FREE courses coming up.
Aug. 27 9 AM – 12 PM REFRESHER CLASS
9 AM – 4:30 PM GRADE 8 CERTIFICATION CLASS
Aug. 28 9 AM – 4:30 PM GRADE 8 CERTIFICATION CLASS
Location: Blue Barn 777 Harrison Street, Berkeley
Please sign up in Sportability ASAP to hold your spot in class.
Thank you for supporting youth soccer!
-Your ABSC Staff