Women’s World Cup Soccer at the Alameda Theatre

photo by Todd Lappin
photo by Todd Lappin

Our friends at the Alameda Theatre just informed us that they will be screening the Women’s World Cup matches this weekend.

Coaches, spread the word and get your team together to watch the match!

SATURDAY (7/4) @ 1:00 PM
Germany vs. either Japan or England

SUNDAY (7/5) @ 4:00 PM
USA vs. either Japan or England

Tickets are FREE at the Theatre Box Office. There is a two tickets per person limit.

Thank Renee McCracken for making the suggestion and Allison at Alameda Theatre.

Drills and Homework

I know it’s Summer and the last thing you want to think about is homework but the Summer is the best time to hone your skills and get ready for the Fall season (you did register right?)

Chris Lonsdale put together a great site with some exercises that players can do to improve their conditioning. ASC Islander Footskills has links to videos (like the one below) of workout drills that you can practice on your own to get ready for the upcoming season.

Have a look and see you on the pitch!

Fall Registration Details

A reminder that Fall registration for recreational soccer is now open and the deadline to apply is in August so, before you head out for vacation, do not forget to register and reserve a spot for your son or daughter.

To register, click on this link click the “Register Now!” link for the correct age group, and follow the remaining directions. If you are unsure about the correct age group, refer to this chart.

Alameda Soccer Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. It is ASC’s goal to provide a high quality soccer environment at a reasonable price. In that regard, there have been some questions about the recent registration fee increase.

ASC’s 2015 registration fee is primarily a pass-through of increased operating costs. The most significant of these increases are for field watering and maintainance, increased fees from Jack London Youth Soccer Sport League (JLYSSL) and fines from JLYSSL for not meeting the per-team game credit requirements for referees.

Our unit costs for water have increased dramatically. However, the club has been working with Alameda Parks and Recreation Department to balance protecting our prized resource, fields, while working within the mandated water reduction guidelines.

The per-player fee Alameda Soccer Club pays JLYSSL to administer match coordination, game-day field and ref assignments/payment increases each year and therefore is passed through in player registration fees.

JLYSSL’s mandates a Referee game credit requirement for all Recreational and Competitive teams. Each team must have an affiliated referee(s) and a $30 fine (to ASC) is imposed for each game credit not earned. While 2014’s fines were significant, our referee coordinator (John Richer) is working hard to mitigate this cost in future years.   On that note, John has helped 28 new Referees become licensed in 2015.

While increased operational costs account for a significant portion of the fee increase, ASC has now also added professional trainers to aid in the development of our younger Recreational players, coaches and teams. The trainers from Challenger Sports have been working with our younger teams this Spring and ASC will be expanding this to more Recreational teams this Fall.

Last, but certainly not least, our Volunteer Coordinator has developed and implemented a program to incentivize ASC families to serve as an ASC volunteer. ASC families that choose to fill a qualifying  volunteer position, will receive a $60 registration rebate upon completion of their volunteer duties. For details about the volunteer program, see our Volunteer page.

Summer Camp Reminder

The second week of Alameda SC British Soccer camp is almost 7 weeks away. This means you have until Friday to register for the camp and receive your FREE British Soccer Jersey, seen below!!

Sign up for Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp running August 3-7 by Friday, June 19 to receive your FREE British Soccer Jersey.

For more details contact Lee Dunne at 916-596-1664.

Find more information by clicking here!!!

LEE DUNNE – Regional Director CA & NV
Challenger Sports: Camps, Training, Tours, Tournaments, Teamwear
1540 River Park Drive, Suite 224A, Sacramento, CA 95815
Tel: 916-596-1664
www.challengersports.com

Challenger Summer Camps

Challenger New Picture

Summer camp dates are here for Alameda Soccer Club!

Provided by Challenger Sports the official training partner for the Alameda Soccer Club.  Challenger trainers will be Elliot, Adam, and Michael.

Click the date your interested in for details and to sign up.

July 13-17 at Hornet Field –

August 3-7 at Hornet Field –

LEE DUNNE – Regional Director CA & NV
Challenger Sports: Camps, Training, Tours, Tournaments, Teamwear
1540 River Park Drive, Suite 224A, Sacramento, CA 95815
Tel: 916-596-1664
www.challengersports.com

Announcing the Team Sponsorship Program

New for this year is a Team Sponsorship program. All teams that secure a Team Sponsor will receive a custom designed Alameda Soccer Club T-Shirts for all players and coaches.  The cost of a Team Sponsorship is $495 (U11 and Up) and $350 (U10 and Under).  
 
Current Team Sponsors include Harbor Bay Realty, Tuckers, and Vincent San Nicolas, Broker.
Team Sponsor T-shirt
 
For parents and non-sponsored players who would like a T-Shirt, the cost is $12 (YS to XL – add $2 for larger sizes). and they can be ordered by sending a note with check to ASC, 875-A Island Drive #326, Alameda, CA 94502
 
We also have League Sponsors which include:
Please support our sponsors and if you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please see our sponsorship page for details.

Fall Registration is Open

Registration for Recreational Players U6-U19 is now open.

Any child entering kindergarten in the fall and older can register to play on a recreational soccer team with the Alameda Soccer Club.  Please go to the Registration page for more information about registration fees and other information. For details about the Fall season, please see the Fall Registration page.

To register, click on this link click the “Register Now!” link for the correct age group, and follow the remaining directions. If you are unsure about the correct age group, refer to this chart.

For questions related to the Recreational Soccer program contact our Recreational Coordinator. For registration questions or to request financial assistance contact our Registrar.

See you on the pitch!