2015 Competitive Tryouts & Training

Tryouts for the 2015 Alameda Islander soccer season will be in January. Mark your calendar for the following dates and refer to the following Age Chart to determine which age group your son or daughter will be in for the Spring season.

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

Pre-tryout training will be on January 10th & 11th and tryouts will be on January 24th & 25th. Both will be held at at Rittler Park in Alameda.

Registration is not necessary for the training.

Times for pre-tryout training are below. Details about tryouts will be posted later. Please refer to the Alameda Soccer calendar for details.

Pre-Tryout Training

Boys pre-tryout training is on Saturday (1/10) at the following times:

  • 9-10:30 – u9 & u10
  • 11-12:30 – u 11 & u12
  • 1-2:30 – u13+

Girls pre-tryout training is on Sunday (1/11) at the following times:

  • 9-10:30 – u9 & u10
  • 11-12:30 – u 11 & u12
  • 1-2:30 – u13+

Training sessions will be run by Challenger Sports Professional training staff, and Lee Dunne, Director of Coaching.

Goalie Training

Goalie training will be available from 12:30-2:30 on Saturday (for boys) and Sunday (for girls). See this post for details.


Tryouts are on January 24th and 25th also at Rittler Park. Tryouts will be run by Lee Dunne, the Challenger Sport professional training staff, and ASC coaches.


For both tryouts and training sessions 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.

If possible, they should also bring a soccer ball to training and tryouts.

14 thoughts on “2015 Competitive Tryouts & Training”

  1. Is the Age chart for the appropriate year or is it 1 year behind. According to the chart if born 6/2001 it is U14 for the spring session. (I know is too old for the fall..but above references spring specifically….also if this is for the fall then the chart should be adjusted accordingly) Am I just reading this wrong?

  2. assuming your child is selected, is there a FAQ or something that outlines the numbers of practices and games a week? just curious on the time committment needed. thank you!

    1. Hi Susan,

      My daughter has been on a Competitive team for two years. One year we had three practices a week and another two. Depending on if your coach wants to compete for the State Cup there could be either one or two games each weekend.

      I’ll forward your question to the Competitive Coordinator so he can answer as well.

  3. do i need to registration first or i just can come to the try out and can u show me how sign up for the team at the fall ?

    1. Please follow the instructions above to register and print out the release form. If you make a competitive team, the season starts in the Spring and carries through to Fall. If you do not make it on to a competitive team, there will be an announcement in February about rec teams for Spring.

  4. Hi- my son (U10)will only be able to make Saturday try outs this weekend due to an unforeseen family emergency. He was at the pre try out practice….Is it okay if he’s there for just one of the practices this weekend? Thanks!

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