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As part of the ongoing concern for the safety of the players participating in the Archdiocese of Baltimore Soccer Program (ABSP), as specifically related to the increased concern about the impact of Concussions in youth sports, the ABSP Board has initiated a new rule prohibiting the Heading of a soccer ball by our younger soccer players

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Coaches Training:
UPDATED 7-20-21

Craig Gould from the Office of Family, Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OFYYAM) has provided an update regarding the Coaches Training Program, with new training dates added.

Click "Read Full Post" button to review the UPDATED Message along with "Trainer Mission Description" which provides detailed information on the role and duties of the Trainers for this new Program.

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ABSP Team Registration Fees for 2021

ABSP Team Registration Fees for 2021

GOOD NEWS  ----  The Team Registration Fees and the Referee Fees for the 2021 Fall Soccer Season will remain at the same level as in the 2019 Fall Soccer Season.

Please read the full article which contains other important information on the registration and referee fees.

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Coaching in the era of COVID-19

In an effort to help keep all coaches and coordinators informed, we wanted to share with you some of the information we have gathered, dealing with COVID-19. Please click this article for more informtion.

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Items for 2019

Below are items of importance for the 2019 season, click the title above or the read full post link below for more information.

  • Rule changes: we have adopted all rule changes with the exception of the goal kick for certain ages.
  • Reminder: We play in a league that is an extension of each parish's Youth Ministry,

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NEW RULES for 2019

The International Football Association Board (The IFAB) has adapted new rule changes for 2019. Since we follow IFAB / FIFA rules (with a few exceptions as outlined in the handbook), it is important for all involved to review these changes so that everyone is aware of how the games will be officiated.

Our Referee Evaluation and Rules and Protest chairpersons would also like to extend and invitation for them to come out to your program and discuss these changes in person so that we can better eduatcte everyone involved (parents, players, coaches) during the games. 

Mike De Carlo

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