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SHHHHH Silent Soccer!

Posted by Sylvia Matthes at Oct 15, 2021 2:15PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Weekend of October 23/24th

Silent Soccer is a weekend when parents, coaches and spectators are to be silent during game play. It gives our players a chance to trust their skills and instincts without sideline input, and without concern that their mistakes will be corrected from the sidelines in a game environment.

Guidelines for Coaches :

1) Use practice next week to educate your players about Silent Soccer.
2) Before the game, explain Silent Soccer to your players.
3) During game play, remain silent on the sidelines. Under-8 Coaches ONLY may verbally coach; however, please use restraint and coach moderately. (U8 parents must observe the rule of silence.)
4) PERMITTED: calling out for substitutions and speaking quietly to players on the sidelines, giving them instructions to carry out on to the field, such as ’Joey, I want you to switch positions with Tommy, and make sure Billy gets a chance to do a throw in, ok?"
5) Provide coaching points at the start of the game, at halftime and after the game.
6) Use this weekend as an opportunity to notice how players learn from each other during the course of a game and appreciate all the subtle ways the game teaches.

Guidelines for spectators :

1) No verbal comments about the game or any direct comments to the players, coaches or referees on or off the field – let the players play the game their way. They’re all doing their best, given their age and experience, and don’t need to be urged to play harder or smarter than they already are.
2) “Cheering” is highly encouraged for ALL plays, regardless of team.
3) Be creative in how you choose to “cheer” – make signs to hold up, a rally towel to wave wildly or pom-poms to shake.
4) Clapping IS allowed!
5) Please NO noise makers and especially no whistles, or compressed air horns.

Guidelines for players :

1) Have fun and enjoy the game!
2) Communicate with your teammates

Reasons why ABSC holds Silent Soccer:

To foster leadership skills among individual players as they have unique opportunity of giving instruction on the field. To foster a sense of true teamwork as players must learn to rely upon one another and communicate with each other appropriately. To remind coaches, parents, and players that PRACTICE is the time for instruction. Games are the showcases for learning. *To remind everyone that youth soccer is primarily for the purpose of kids playing, learning and having fun.

Have a fun, SILENT weekend!

Register for our World Cup!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Jul 30, 2021 6:59PM PDT
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ABSC presents…our 12th annual Labor Day World Cup!

Who: Youth U8 to U19, Adult Divisions
What: 4v4 Tournament
When: All-day, Monday, September 6th.
Where: Gilman Field Complex

Register on the link:
https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/League.asp?LgID=48562

Note: to register a team DO NOT use your account log in

~ #WorldCup #ABSC #LaborDay #GilmanField ~

Register for Goalkeeper Camp!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Jul 28, 2021 4:15PM PDT
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August 9th -13th

GILMAN WEST FIELD
Monday – Friday 10am-1pm
Separate male and female groups ( And female coach!)
Groups sorted by age and ability
Includes intermediate and Advanced Groups
Cost: $250 Registered ABSC players, $350 All others ( additional $100 is itemized as Deposit but it is not refundable)

REGISTER HERE: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1069906&isLogin=True

Contact jim@abscsoccer.com for program details

Contact info@abscsoccer.com for finance and general club questions

Register for Fall!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at May 22, 2021 2:25PM PDT
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Early Bird Rates end Monday 14th June!
Click this link:
https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1069906&isLogin=True

Steps to register:
1. Create a SPORTS CONNECT Family account or use your current account (eg for another sport)
2. Register siblings at the same time
3. Players assigned teams based on requests and in the order they registered
4. You have a choice: Register for a team with an ABSC coach (added cost) or play with a volunteer coach (applies to U7 and older)
5. You will see all programs available to your player based on DOB: choose one option only

As a reminder, there will be a late fee applied for anyone registering for ABSC ’s Fall registration after July 2nd. Teams will have already been formed and there will be limited spots available. Please register early!

Please contact us with any questions!

#ABSC #Register #Fall

Referees Needed!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at May 6, 2021 9:31PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Become accredited to work this Fall

Requirements: Must be 11 years or older
Entry level and advanced positions available

Contact info@abscsoccer.com for more information and start earning money!