News and Announcements

Fall Registration OPEN!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at May 14, 2016 1:28PM PDT
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Important changes to our registration process:

Registration details here: http://www.abscsoccer.com/clubs/962/pages/35136

Team Assignment
Families can now 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.

USSF Initiatives
ABSC has adopted the U.S. Soccer Federation’s player development initiatives which include small sided games through U12 and birth year team formation. With the changes in team formation we want to assure families that we intend to keep teams/teammates together to the extent possible based on player birth years.

Paid Head Coach or Trainer
If you select a team that notes that it has a paid trainer or head coach. Example:
Thunder (paid Head Coach)
Thunder (
trainer 1x per wk)
On the payment page, please select the appropriate fee for the service. NOTE: should your team elect to have a trainer or paid coach following registration, you will be billed for the service at the start of the season.

Uniform Purchase
Under-5 to Under-10 Reversible uniforms now can 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 27 and Sept 7.
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. Puma Uniforms may be ordered online starting June 1. See our website for details.

Fall Season Games Schedules
Age 4 (born 2012): Under-5 Coed Program – Fall Classes Sept 17- Nov 13
Age 5 (born 2011): Under-6 Coed Program – Program runs Sept 10 – Nov 13
Ages 6 and 7 (players born 2009/2010) – Games played Sept 10 – Nov 13
Ages 8 and 9 (players born 2007/2008) – Games played Sept 10 – Nov 13
Ages 10 and 11 (players born 2005/2006) – Games played Sept 10 – Novr 13
Ages 12 to 19 (players born 2004 to 1998) – Games played generally Sept 10- Nov 13 (dependent on playing league: NorCal; Jack London or CalNorth D4)
Competitive Program – Fall games potentially played August 27- December 10

Summer Camp Registration OPEN!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at May 14, 2016 1:18PM PDT
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Open to all players aged 4 to 19 in the community! Under-5 players join half-day morning session! Invite your friends, classmates, and team!
Camp details: http://www.abscsoccer.com/clubs/962/pages/32377

Youth Leadership Program

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Apr 29, 2016 4:43PM PDT
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For Ages 12 and up

ABSC Youth Leadership and Development

Statistically, 75% of kids drop out of sports while going to middle school and high school.
ABSC is all about promoting a lifelong, healthy lifestyle.

Mentorship
Our Youth Leadership and Development Program mentors older players to be referees and trainers.
That way, if their lives become too busy to play club soccer, they can remain involved in their soccer community.

Life Skills
Our program helps young people learn the necessary life-skills of leadership, organization, conflict resolution, and a sense of responsibility, as they prepare for college.

Information on being a trainee referee or trainer:
Contact Toney Wright
jobs@abscSoccer.com

ABSC Referee training!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Apr 29, 2016 4:10PM PDT
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In-house referee training and refresher course – for ABSC Players and Family ONLY.!

Another course will be held in fall. To be sent an email reminder of the course, sign up under: “I want REFEREE certification course” here:
http://www.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/League.asp?LgID=39624

May 15th, Sunday
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Blue Barn (777 Harrison Street, Berkeley)
Facilitator: David Bartel

Sign up ASAP in Sportability

Those who complete this one-day course will be eligible to officiate ABSC in-house games at the Under-7 through Under-10 age levels. Course also designed for any new or young referees who simply want refresher instruction.
• Offered to ABSC players and families
• Must be at least 12 years of age
• In-house referees will earn $15 per U7 to U10 game
• All ABSC U14+ players are highly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as part of our Youth Leadership and Development Program

Enrich your understanding of the game, and play an important role in supporting your soccer community!

Thank you!
-Your ABSC Staff