News and Announcements
Serving as a 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.
To become a referee for the upcoming Fall Season, ABSC is offering 3 FREE courses at the Blue Barn 777 Harrison Street, Berkeley
Aug 11 Fall 2018 Spanish Referee Grade 8 Certification
Sign-up online HERE: https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/League.asp?LgID=45692
Aug 18/19 entry -level Grade 8 Certification Course (Ages 13 and up) Sat 9 am – 4 pm/Sun 1-4pm
Sign up online HERE: https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/League.asp?LgID=45683
Aug 18 Introduction to Referring (Ages 12 to 14) 8:15 – 11:15 to serve as an ABSC in-house referee (U7-U10)
Sign-up online HERE: https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/League.asp?LgID=45684
Thank you for supporting youth soccer!
-Your ABSC Staff
For a more focused team experience, look no further than ABSC’s Programs:
Competitive NorCal Premier Program U10 to U19
Competitive Development U9 to U12 (a transition from Rec to Comp play)
For further details and/or to participate in OPEN tryouts sign up here:
2018-19 Competitive Program OPEN Tryouts:
*Sat May 12 Gilman West 9am to Noon; 2010-2005 GIRLS and BOYS
*JUNE TBD BOYS 2002-2000 contact info@abscSoccer.com for details
*Tues May 22 Gilman South Turf 5:30-7pm; BOYS 2004-2003
*Wed May 23 Gilman South Turf 5:30-7pm: GIRLS 2004-2002
ABSC players who are interested in COMPETITIVE and/or COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT can attend our skills clinics anytime during the Spring Season to to discuss with our trainers your player’s interest in a more focused level of play.
Photo of U16 State Premier Girls Lightning Stryke
Get current Albany and Berkeley field closure announcements by text or
email from ABSC!
Go to: https://www.rainedout.net/team_page.php?a=db26a058a549caa2108a
Enter either a cell# or an email address for notification.
You will be sent a notification and asked to validate your cell# or email.
ABSC uses City of Berkeley fields. They make the call each day at 2pm as to whether fields are open or closed. Even if the sun is shining, fields may be closed for being too wet. If it has rained in the past 24hrs generally, fields will be closed. 1000+ kids running around with cleats (followed by the adult soccer use at 7pm) on wets field will quickly ruin their use for weeks to come.
Thank you for your pateince and understanding.
March 10/11 – buy everything you need for soccer season at Sports Basement and receive 20% off your entire purchase!
Co-ed, All Girls, All Boys teams!
During Spring Season, ABSC encourages our players to continue to develop their skills while playing with classmates and friends. Co-ed, all girls and all boys teams offered. You may self-select to choose a specific team. You may also request to play with friends/team when registering.
Jan 17- Feb 1 Early-bird Registration
Feb 9 Late Fees APPLY
March 5 Registration CLOSES
Important ABSC Dates – please mark your calendars:
Feb 25 – Mar 2 Competitive teams begin practices
Mar 5 – 9 Skills Clinics begin for all players
Mar 17 OPENING DAY EVENT 9am-noon @ Blue Barn (777 Harrison St., Berkeley)
o Uniform pickup and sales (10-noon)
o New Parent Meeting (9am)
o Information Booth
Mar 12-16 U12-U19 teams begin practices
Mar 19-23 U7-U11 teams begin practices
Late March to mid-June U12-U19 & Competitive teams depending on playing league
Mar 24/25 U6-U11 First weekend of games
Apr 7/8 U6-U11 NO games due to spring breaks
May 19/20 U5-U11 Last weekend of games
Also, we offer CAMPS for spring breaks for Albany and BUSD/WCCUSD and 6 weeks during the summer starting: June 18, June 25, Jul 30, Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20.
Registration details here: http://www.abscsoccer.com/clubs/962/pages/35136