News and Announcements
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
Blue Barn (4th & Harrison, Berkeley)
ABSC staff are here to answer your questions, handle your concerns or simply chat about the Fall Season.
3rd annual FREE membership appreciation event
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