News and Announcements

2017 Winter Indoor Futsal

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Sep 19, 2016 4:42PM PDT
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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.

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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”.

Referee Training - Aug 27/28

Posted by Debbie Young at Aug 17, 2016 7:00AM PDT
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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

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Wed/Fri 5:30-7pm
Blue Barn (4th & Harrison, Berkeley)

ABSC staff are here to answer your questions, handle your concerns or simply chat about the Fall Season.

Just Kicking It! Mon 10-2

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at May 24, 2016 9:49AM PDT
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3rd annual FREE membership appreciation event

Memorial Day
10am to 2pm
Harrison Fields Complex

Come join your Friends at ABSC for a FREE day of Soccer, good Food and FUN!!

10AM ABSC girls comp teams: U16 Vortex vs U14 Stryke (exhibition game) – Cheer on these skilled girls!

11AM Meet new ABSC trainers and staff; ABSC swag t-shirts and water bottles; FIFA 11+ group warm-up

11:15AM – 2PM 4v4 kid directed scrimmages by age/gender (no coaches); Under-5 activities and scrimmages

11:30AM – 1PM Classic Memorial Day family BBQ

In appreciation of our families for being part of our soccer community!