News and Announcements

There's still time!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Oct 16, 2022 8:16PM PDT ( 0 Comments )


LOGIN to your account (or CREATE an account) Here:

There’s no excuse to sit on the sofa during Winter!
Play indoor on Weekends January 7th- February 26th

Looking for an outdoor option?
A customized class?

Fast paced, small sided 5v5 games keep you fit in the off season!
Sign up with your Fall team or form a new one!

ABSC Coach leads Futsal specific warm up followed by a game

Contact for more information

You are not alone!

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Oct 10, 2022 11:03AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Have a story of how soccer is a positive in your life?
Tell us!

Thank You Coaches

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Oct 5, 2022 6:01PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

We thank our ABSC coaches for their tireless dedication.
Today, let your coach, past or present, know how you appreciate them.

President Nixon proclaimed October 6th National Coaches Day in 1972, recognizing that “Coaches are highly qualified teachers—in highly specialized fields. But more than that, they are friends and counselors who help instill in their players important attitudes that will serve them all their lives.”

Sundays 7-9pm, Gilman North Turf

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Sep 29, 2022 12:39PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

ABSC Members can mix it on the turf every Monday with some of our coaches and older league players!

Who: ABSC Families
Where: Gilman North Turf Field, Tom Bates Complex
When: Every Sunday 7-9pm


No sideline input

Posted by ALBANY-BERKELEY SOCCER CLUB at Sep 22, 2022 1:22PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Cheering is OK!

Let the kids play! Give players the 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. Enthusiastic cheering for the TEAM encouraged!

Read here about how “silent Soccer” got started…

It’s unfortunate that it comes around so infrequently. 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 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!

The document Silent_Soccer_MAY_21___22_2022_ed.pdf was attached to this post.