This post is not directly related to soccer (it involves that sport with the sticks) but it’s for a good cause and bringing kids from around the world together which is always a good thing.
Next August (8/5/17 to 8/12/17) Alameda will host the World Baseball Tournament, featuring 14 and 15 year old teams from around the world. This tournament had its beginning in 1973. Since then it has become common practice for the host country to home-stay the international players. This year the tournament will feature teams from Australia, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Italy, Korea, and Singapore playing against teams from San Diego, Hawaii, Fresno and, of course, Alameda.
In addition to player home-stay, we are responsible for running the tournament and providing transportation, hosting an A’s game, providing the necessary fields, umpires, field preparation, scorekeepers, announcers, opening and closing ceremonies, running the snack bar, and hosting a welcome party for all players and families involved. In addition to home-stay parents, we are looking for corporate and individual sponsors whose financial contributions and donations will be recognized through advertising during the course of the tournament. All donations are tax-deductible.
The Alameda Soccer Club is a volunteer, non-profit organization. An elected Board of Directors runs ASC. Each Director is a volunteer, participating in the management of the club and its programs. Simply put, our Club exists through the involvement of a dedicated group of volunteers.
There are currently a number of open Board positions which we are actively trying to fill. Please take a moment to review the attached document listing the roles and responsibilities of all ASC Board positions. Open positions are in red.
This weekend we’ll have a booth set up at Picture Day to answer any questions interested volunteers may have. You are also welcome to attend our next scheduled Board Meeting at 7:30 PM this Monday at Alameda Hospital. The meeting room is a little difficult to find so we’ll have someone at the front of the Hospital (2070 Clinton Ave.) to direct you. If you can’t make either Picture Day or the Board Meeting and are interested in volunteering please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email. Thank you for your consideration.
Following on from the success of the last 2 coaches and parents game we will be hosting a 3rd game October 1st at Hornet Field, Alameda starting at 6pm.
This is a great chance to show the players we can do what we are telling them to do every game and every practice. It is played in a light-hearted manner with players of all abilities making an appearance.
There will be food and refreshments available. We will also have a small soccer field for kids coming watching the game to play on at the side.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please confirm your attendance via email to Adam or Elliot so we know how many players to expect.
In what is now a seasonal tradition, the San Jose Earthquakes have reserved a block of seats at their Ocotber 16th match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors and ceer on the local pros!
The game is in Avaya Stadium about an hour’s drive down in San Jose. The game is on Sunday at 2pm so traffic shouldn’t be too bad.
Visit their ticket site or click the banner above and enter the promo code (alamedasc1016) to purchase tickets in ASC’s block of seats at Avaya Stadium for the Quakes October 16th match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Tickets are $31.75 with $5 of each ticket going back to Alameda SC as a fundraiser.
The Alameda Soccer Club is pleased to announce a new and exciting opportunity for children with special needs to enjoy the game of soccer in a true game setting. The Champions League provides the opportunity to play soccer for those children who have not been able to play under the typical league circumstances. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for children with physical and mental disabilities to experience the fun of playing soccer and the joy of being part of a team.
The Champions League is an all-volunteer, inclusive soccer program where children ages 7-16 years old with special needs can participate in a fun, supportive environment, coached by experienced soccer coaches. We provide the opportunity for the children to learn and play in a safe and fun environment.
Games will be played weekly in Alameda on Sunday afternoons from September 11 to November 6 during the typical fall soccer season. By participating in the Champions League our hope is that all players will develop social skills, better motor coordination, improved communication skills and get exercise while having a fun time.