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Let the kids play...

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Apr 5, 2023 11:58AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Players get the chance to trust their skills and instincts without sideline input, and without concern that their mistakes will be corrected from the sidelines

Enthusiastic cheering for BOTH TEAMS is encouraged!

Read here about how “silent Soccer” got started…
https://www.mojo.sport/coachs-corner/silent-saturday

Enabling kids on the field to make their own decisions, recognize their strengths and weaknesses, and experiment with modes of communication and conflict resolution, imbues them with confidence in dealing with their life at home, in school and in the world. Taken from the article "why silent Saturdays matter ( link above) by Steve Morris, February 01, 2020

Guidelines for Coaches :

1) Use practice the week before 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

Spring Soccer

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Mar 17, 2023 11:55AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Forecast is for good weather, so grab your gear and kick around with ABSC!
Location:
777 Harrison St, Berkeley
10am- 2pm

Everyone welcome!

Free drop in class for U4-U6
9-11am (Sat and Sun spots still available for Spring!)

Big kid kick around 10am -1pm

What’s happening:

1. Players aged 9 and younger (up to born 2013) Collect their PREPAID reversible UNIFORMS
2. Team Manager’s Meetings 10-10:30AM and 12-12:30PM (Please try to make it to one!)
3. Meet with our referee trainer and other coaches

See you there!

Follow us for updates and contact info@abscsoccer.org for Spring teams openings!

JUNIOR REFEREE TRAINING!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Feb 18, 2023 10:49AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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On MARCH 4th Get the skills and training you need to start officiating in Spring!

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DATE: MARCH 4th, Fielding West
New TIME: 1-4pm

FOR ABSC Players AGES 11 -14 yrs

Get your team to sign up together!

BENEFITS:
⚽ Get leaderships skills
⚽ Get a better understanding of the game
⚽ Become a better player!

1. LOGIN to your account
2. Select “ABSC Junior Referee Training”
3. Click “Divisions” to sign up

NOTE: clicking on the program name shows a description only

REFEREE FOR ABSC

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Jan 31, 2023 3:01PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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EARN $25 to $100 per game..

GET YOUR GRASSROOTS LICENSE

  1. Must be 13 years or older
  2. Referees 18 yrs and over must get a background check: this can take more than one week so do this early!

STEP ONE: Register for the field training


BE QUICK! registration closes 3 Days before the field class**
TO REGISTER FOR FEB 11TH * ( Held at Tom Bates Complex, Gilman North)
*GO TO: https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/6778

STEP TWO: Complete the online course (same site as above)*

STEP THREE: Attend the field session
NOTE: you must complete and pass the online course in order to attend the field session.

STEP FOUR: Get your badge!

$75 Course fees will be reimbursed once you have attained your license

  • New, inexperienced referees will be teamed up with more experienced referees to officiate in the younger age groups and eventually work up to the higher age groups.
  • You must complete BOTH Step one and Step two above
  • First-come, first-served – limited enrollment.

Location: Fielding West, Berkeley

Already have a license? Questions? Contact info@abscsoccer.org

SAVE YOUR SPOT

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Jan 5, 2023 1:01PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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FOR EARLY CAMP RATES REGISTER BY:
April 10th for JUNE Summer Camps
May 10th for JULY Summer Camps
June 10th for AUGUST Summer Camps

Click on any Register or Login link on this website to register
Or go directly to: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1069906&isLogin=True