Upcoming Challenger Sports Soccer Camps

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We are pleased to announce our 2015 Alameda Soccer camp schedule with Challenger Sports.

All of the one day camps are delivered by Alameda Soccer Club Islanders professional trainers and club DOC, Lee Dunne. The camps are all day programs that begin with foundations of skills and using different surfaces of the foot for control, skills and moves. The day progresses through skill stations, which include 1v1’s and 2v2’s.

Click on the links below for registration. All camps will be at Hornet Field.

President’s Day Soccer Camp

Spring Break Camps

Memorial Day Camp

July Summer Soccer Camp Week 1

August Soccer Summer Camp Week 2

If you have questions, please call Lee Dunne, Alameda SC DOC at 916-596-1664 or via email

Pre-Tryout Training Wrap-Up.

I would like to thank all the families that brought their kids out to attend our Pre-Tryout training. It was great to see all the kids out, and have the event so well attended. To re-cap, the kids were shown the drills and procedures we will use during our Competitive Tryouts on Jan 24/25

Over the weekend we got to meet about 300 Alameda soccer players, and about 48 athletes interested in playing goalie.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the ASC Tryouts! Please remember Alameda Little League moved their tryouts back one week so now both soccer and baseball are on the same weekend. We made sure times allowed for both tryouts, but remember parking around Ritler will be busy.

Competitive Soccer Tryout Times

Competitive Soccer tryouts for the 2015 season will be held at Rittler Park on January 24th and 25th. Times are by age group and are on both Saturday and Sunday. Please check the age chart to see which age group your child falls into.

Register on Sportability and bring signed medical release forms with you.

Please remember, kids should not wear their team uniforms, or any t-shirt that relates to a specific group, organization, or local team. Kids should wear a plain t-shirt and dress appropriate for the weather. If a player wears a team jersey or t-shirt they will be asked to change. This is so our tryouts are a fair opportunity for all kids trying out.

Time Age Group
8 – 9:30 U10 Boys, U12 Boys
9:30 – 11 U11 Boys
11-12:30 U14 Boys, U11 Girls
12:30 – 2 U9 Boys, U9 Girls, U10 Girls
2 – 3:30 U14 Girls, U12 Girls
3:30 – 5 U13 Boys, U13 Girls

For boys and girls U15-U19 tryouts. Time, date, and location TBA. We are looking at late February.

For more details about tryouts and the January 10th and 11th pre-tryout training, see our previous post.

Alameda Futsal Registration

The Alameda Futsal League winter season registration is open between now and January 10th. Visit alamedafutsalclub.org for details.

Alameda Futsal League

From their email announcement:

Futsal + Soccer = Development

What makes futsal so good for development? The game is played in a well-defined space, with boundaries instead of walls – this makes futsal similar to outdoor soccer. The speed of the game also challenges the players to think and act quickly. The game also rewards keeping possession and playing in control. In these ways, playing futsal complements and accelerates soccer skills. Still, futsal goes further because all the players are constantly engaged and actively playing – there’s no walking about waiting for action.

Annual General Meeting on January 12th

The Alameda Soccer Club Annual General Meeting will be on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The location of the meeting will be at the Alameda High School College Counseling Center – enter the parking lot off Walnut St, room entrance is at end of building on right side. Here is a map.

The 2015 Board will be elected at this meeting so this is your chance to have a say in who is on the 2015 Board AHS College Counseling Center and to learn more about the Club. All Club members are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, have a happy and safe holiday season!

Volunteers recognized at for 2014 contributions

The following volunteers were recognized at our 2014 Volunteer Party for their special contributions to the Club. Please join us in congratulating and thanking them!

  • Recreational Coach of the Year – Jeff Anderer, U14B “Jedi Knights”
  • Competitive Coach of the Year – Eugene Demmler, U13B Alameda Islanders
  • Volunteer of the Year – Tom Allen, for dedicated volunteer service to the Club in many capacities including Registrar, Treasurer, and Age Group Coordinator.
  • President’s Award – Frank Fasano, for many years of coaching, coach education, and development of competitive program

Jack London Coaches Tournament

The JLYSSL Coaches Tournament will be this Saturday 12/13/15 at College of Alameda (all weather) field. Below is the schedule. If you would like to play please send an email to Mark Haskett.

Include your name, preferred position, and whether you would like to play on the comp team or pick-up team.

Time Home Team Away Team
8:00 – 9:00 Oakland Piedmont
9:00 – 10:00 EBU Montclair
10:00 – 11:00 Alameda Oakland
11:00 – Noon Piedmont EBU
Noon – 1:00 Montclair Alameda
1:00 – 2:00 #1 Points #4 Points
2:00 – 3:00 #2 Points #3 Points
3:30 – 4:30 Final  Championship

2015 Competitive Tryouts Pre-Training for Goalies

In addition to the Competitive pre-tryout training announced yesterday for January 10th & 11th Brian Catalano will be available at Rittler Park for goalie training for any boys or girls that are interested in trying out for the position. He will be available from 12:30-2:30 on Saturday (for boys) and Sunday (for girls).

The tentative schedule will be:

  • 0-20min – Warm Up games (fun/explosive/high intensity movements) interspersed with a little bit of dynamic stretching
  • 20-40min – Footwork and basic handling (think cone/flag/ladder work, with pre-determined footwork to prep the nervous system for agility later)
  • 40-70min – Collapse Dives and Power Dives (outside of the goal to begin, progressing to the goal if numbers permit)
  • 70-95 min – Handling Crosses and hand distribution (here agility will be huge, so we’ll review footwork in a pre-determined setting for a few minutes, then progress to simply serving balls)
  • 95-115 min – breakaway technique + striker/keeper game to goal
  • 115-120 min – Q&A from players/parents/coaches; if there are more questions, I will obviously be happy to stay a bit longer

In his words,

there is so much into the game of goalkeeping, and thus I won’t be able to cover everything in a 2 hour session (distribution, pass backs, organization/communication, through balls, balls played over the top, cutback/3-goal situations, positioning, etc). I am not going to get too in-depth in this session either, BUT I will give each child an introduction to the position, some basic activities, simple coaching cues. Each exercise will be simple enough that it will be repeatable for any coach in attendance, and if any coaches are there they are more than welcome to take notes, listen for simple cues, etc.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the position to test themselves and learn what’s involved.