After last weeks successful sessions, we’re pleased to announce that until we can all be back on the soccer field, we’ll be hosting weekly zoom coaching sessions! All you’ll need is a soccer ball, a small area to practice & access to zoom!
Monday @5pm: Ball Mastery for Comp players with Coach Ryan
Tuesday @4pm: Ball Mastery for Rec players with Coach Dom
Wednesday @3pm: Game Analysis with Coach Adam
Thursday @4pm: Ball Mastery for Rec players with Coach Ryan
Friday @5pm: Ball Mastery for Comp players with Coach Dom
All the individual details and meeting links will be sent out prior to the meeting in an email so be on the look out!
We want to keep everyone updated on how the club is dealing with the COVID-19 health pandemic. To do this we will send out an update every Monday with any new information. We will also send out updates if anything significant arises during the week.
As of now we are waiting for further guidance from our soccer governing organizations on how to proceed with the spring season. Currently, all in person activities have been cancelled untill April 12th in compliance with US Club Soccer and California Governor Gavin Newsom’s directives to help protect public health and safety. The ASC board and other groups have been holding regular online meetings to formulate a plan for moving forward.
Players can continue their individual training. The following resources are available:
First and most importantly, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!
Please find this weeks at home soccer workout. This includes a ball mastery video and a home conditioning workout video. Please send videos of You or your athlete doing these exercises to be featured on our social media pages to email@example.com.
The recreational soccer season (Jack London Youth Soccer League) will tentatively begin on Saturday April 4, with 8-10 scheduled matches, and end the weekend of June 6-7. No matches will be played on Easter Sunday or Memorial Day Weekend.
Practices are typically held once a week for U7 and U8 teams and twice a week for U10 and above. There are no separate practice sessions during the week for U6 (Sunday practices/games only = one hour).
Once teams are formed, coaches will provide families with further information. Any child 5 years and older can register to play on a Recreational team. The focus is on having fun, learning the game, and playing with friends/schoolmates. Players can request to play with their friends or with a specific coach on the registration form.
The Alameda Soccer Club Falcons U-16 Boys took 1st place in the San Ramon Fall Shootout this weekend. Despite facing talented competition early on, the Falcons finished first place in their group and qualified for the semi-finals. After winning the semi-final by a score of 2-1 they advanced to the championship to face an impressive Ballistic United team. After 60 mins of play, 2 overtime periods and several close chances the score remained tied at 0-0. The Falcons scored 4 of their penalties to win the championship by a final score of 4-2.
Most Islander families have done the travel circuit. Manteca, Lathrop, Davis, Sacramento. Maybe Napa or Santa Cruz. This summer, the 2008 boys took travel to another level. The destination? The United Kingdom!
It was a soccer packed 10 days. Within 24 hours of landing in London, most of the boys and their families headed to Wembley Stadium for the Community Shield, the final preseason game before the start of the Premier League, which Manchester City won over Liverpool in a penalty shootout thriller. As the trip wound down we enjoyed a very different stadium experience at Burnley’s Turf Moor, which has been hosting top level soccer since 1883. In a classic soaking English rain, Burnley won 3-0 over Southampton and, perhaps as importantly, made several long lasting young American fans. In between these unforgettable spectator experiences, the boys got to tour three of the most iconic stadiums in England—Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford, and Anfield. And probably more memorable that any of that—training sessions with coaches from Charlton Athletic and Manchester United coaches as well as four games against honest to goodness UK kids. There were even a couple of games for younger siblings thrown in for good measure. Oh, and there were some other things too—the Tower of London, theater, a giant castle in Wales, Shakespeare’s house.
But probably more importantly than any of the soccer experiences was the chance for the boys, and the families, to bond and really get to know each other. They went to the UK as teammates but came back as a tightknit team.
Need some new soccer gear or back to school clothes? Dick’s Sporting Goods, a new sponsor this year for ASC, is offering a 20% discount for all Alameda Soccer Club families. Visit any of their stores the weekend of August 18-19th and receive 20% discount on all purchases!
FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who registered. If you missed registration, please be aware that spring registration will start in a few months. Sign up for our newsletter or subscribe to our Facebook page to be notified when we open spring registration.
No tryouts needed, everyone is welcome of every experience and skill level. Simply register, request to play with friends, and have a blast. Registration closes on August 6th.
Registration is now open for the next season of Champions Soccer. 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 challenges 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 6-18 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 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. The registration fee is $25 for the season.