Thank you, Alameda!

The generosity and spirit of the Alameda community is amazing. On Sunday, February 11, the Alameda Soccer Club held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hornet Futsal Court, located at the site of the unused tennis courts adjacent to Hornet Soccer Field. While the main funding to refinish the court came from the San Jose Earthquakes, the US Soccer Foundation, and the Alameda Soccer Club, this wonderful new facility could not have been built without the hard work and generosity of so many Alamedans. We at the Alameda Soccer Club would like to loudly thank all of the volunteers who gave so freely of their time and labor, local businesses who donated tens of thousands of dollars-worth of goods and services, and city officials who supported and advocated for this project.

We’d like to especially recognize:

Power Engineering & Construction Co. — Dan Reynolds and team for providing the labor, heavy equipment, and know-how for prepping the site for refinishing

Coker Pump & Equipment Co. — Erik Coker for the loan of the power washer used to prep the site and the generators that powered the ribbon cutting event

20/20 Productions (Andy MacKay) & Event Magic (Eddie Cantrell) — thanks to both of your companies and teams for audio visual, stage, and production expertise that made the ribbon cutting event run so smoothly

SpeedPro East Bay — Ed Owens and team for donating many of the banners for the Hornet site and printing so quickly at the last minute (they really are speedy!)

Alameda County Industries (ACI) — for garbage bins and garbage removal for the ribbon cutting event

Alameda Public Works — for the “Clear Stream Recycling Systems,” used at the ribbon cutting event and providing road closure barricades and a 4-wheel drive cart

River Rock Real Estate Group (Property Manager for Alameda Point) — for providing access to parking lots for the ribbon cutting event

Amy Wooldridge, Alameda Recreation and Parks Director — for so strongly supporting this project

Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer — for not only supporting this project but coming out on a cold and windy ribbon cutting day to say a few words and play futsal with our Champions League players

Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie — for also braving the cold and wind to come out and support the ribbon cutting event

The Alameda City Council — for supporting the opening of this wonderful new facility

And last, but definitely not least, Eugene Demmler, past president of Alameda Soccer Club whose tireless work, persistence, and vision navigated so many logistical, political, and monetary hurdles to take a once unused eyesore and turn it into a great new sports facility for the community.

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ASC day at the Earthquakes (03/03/2018)

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The San Jose Earthquakes have reserved a block of seats at their March 3rd home opener against the Minnesota United FC. Invite your friends, family, and teammates to cheer on the local pros!

The game is at Avaya Stadium, about an hour’s drive South in San Jose. Kickoff is at 7:15 pm so plan ahead for Saturday evening traffic on the drive down.

Visit their special ticket site or click the banner above to purchase tickets in ASC’s block of seats at Avaya Stadium. Tickets are $35 with $5 of each ticket going back to Alameda Soccer Club as a fundraiser.

Stadium Map (ASC block in Section 120)

Avaya Stadium Map

Parking info

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Spring 2018 Alameda SC registration now open

UPDATE: Sorry! Registration is now closed.

It’s back, the best deal in town. A full season of recreational soccer for only $115. WOW!!!

No tryouts needed, everyone is welcome of every experience and skill level. Simply register, request to play with friends, and have a blast. Yes, it is a great way to keep your skills up during the Spring. Registration closes on March 4.

The spring soccer season (Jack London Youth Soccer League) is expected to begin on March 31, with 9 scheduled matches, and end the weekend of June 2-3. No matches will be played on Memorial Day Weekend. Practices are typically held once a week for an hour for U7 & U8 teams, and once or twice a week for an hour and a half each for U10 & older teams. There are no separate practice sessions for U6 (Sunday events only).

Once teams are formed, coaches will provide families with further information. Any child 5 years and older can register to play. The focus is on having fun, learning, and playing with friends/schoolmates. Players can ask to play with their friends, or with a specific coach (if known, but not necessary).

If you’re interested in volunteering to be a Rec Team Coach, check out our Coaches section for more information. To sign up, click here.

For questions related to the ASC’s Recreational Soccer program contact our Recreational Coordinators at recteamscoordinator@alamedasoccer.org. For registration questions or to request financial assistance contact our Registrar at registrar@alamedasoccer.org.

Stephanie Rodriguez & James Murray
ASC Recreational Coordinators

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for ASC’s New Futsal Court

On Sunday, February 11, the Alameda Soccer Club will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new Hornet Futsal Court located at 250 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501.

The Hornet Futsal Court was funded in part by the Alameda Soccer Club and the San Jose Earthquakes and provides a state-of-the-art court that meets FIFA regulations for non-international play. The San Jose Earthquakes are sponsoring the festivities and will also use this event for the annual unveiling of their 2018 jerseys.

There will be inflatables for the kids, vendor booths for the parents, and food trucks for all.

The schedule of events is as follows:

10:00 am Youth soccer training led by San Jose Earthquakes Players

11:30 am Unveiling of the 2018 San Jose Earthquakes jerseys with surprise guests.

12:00 pm Ribbon cutting ceremony, which includes remarks from local notables such as Mayor Trish Spencer, councilman Frank Matarrese, Alameda Recreation and Park Director Amy Wooldridge, supporters of Alameda Soccer Club and Alameda
Futsal Club.

12:30 pm First official youth Futsal games on the new courts

2:00 pm – dusk Futsal games continue (pick-up games)

There will also be soccer clinics for kids under 12. Each session will be 45 minutes long and held on Hornet field. Clinics will be held at 10am , Noon, 12:45pm, and 1:30pm. Click the link below to sign up. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Jersey Unveil Clinic signup

Other info
Facebook Event page
Announcement on San Jose Earthquake website

Estuary Park Grand Opening

Save the date!

Alameda Recreation and Parks Department will be celebrating the opening of our newest Alameda field, Estuary Park on the West End at 200 Mosley Avenue.

The Grand Opening is set for Saturday, January 20th at noon. ARPD will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and then the Alameda Little League Challenger Division will be playing a 2-inning demonstration game. ARPD will be providing free hot dogs, popcorn and Estuary Park pennants for the community.

U17 Islanders Girls Win Norcal Gold League Championship

The Alameda Islanders 2001 Red U17 Girls team defeated Marin FC on Sunday by the score of 2-1 to win the Norcal Section 2/3/4 Gold League championship. Marin FC equalized early in the second half after Sydney Owyang put the Islanders ahead with a composed finesse shot from the edge of the penalty area. It wasn’t until late in the game that Juliene Grandy scored the decisive goal, putting in a rebound of Elle Kallsen’s free kick which rattled off the cross bar with three minutes to play. The Islanders finished League with a record of 7-1-1 with twenty-one goals scored to only five allowed.

With this title, this team represents the first Alameda Islanders club ever to win a league championship in the Gold division.

The Islanders are coached by Adam Butler, assisted by Pia Abola. The champion Alameda Islanders 01 Red are: Alina Soto, Zoe Peterson, Sydney Owyang, Elle Kallsen, Megan Stilling, Claire Rizzo, Kate Crawford, Sofia Faaland, Margaux McNeil, Molly Cha, Juliene Grandy, Julia Kennedy, Anya Balthasar, Leah Rice and Olivia Sprouse.

Team parent shared this video of the go ahead goal in the final minutes that secured the championship.

Photo Day is Sunday October 1st

The Alameda Soccer Club picture day will be this weekend, Sunday October 1st at Tillman Park.

  1. Check in with Shooting Stars staff 15 minutes before your photo appointment.
  2. Assemble players in height order.
  3. Make sure each player has an order form ready to hand to the photographer.

Your access code is: AL63517

HEAD COACHES
If your team is unable to attend the photo time assigned and would like to reschedule, click HERE.

Rescheduling is available until Thursday 5pm prior to Photo Day and limited to available photo times.

PARENTS
The league will schedule one Make-up Day for players who missed their team’s photo time or need a retake.

To sign-up for Make-up Day, which generally takes place after photos are distributed, click HERE.

ASC day at the Earthquakes (09/30/2017)

earthquakes

In what is now a seasonal tradition, the San Jose Earthquakes have reserved a block of seats at their September 30th match against the Portland Timbers. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors and cheer on the local pros!

The game is in Avaya Stadium about an hour’s drive down in San Jose. The game is on Saturday at 7:15 pm so plan ahead for Saturday evening traffic on the drive down to San Jose.

Visit their special ticket site or click the banner above to purchase tickets in ASC’s block of seats at Avaya Stadium. Tickets are $35 with $5 of each ticket going back to Alameda Soccer Club as a fundraiser.

Stadium Map (ASC block in Section 123)

Avaya Stadium Map

Parking info

avaya-stadium-parking