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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.

Registration Open for Champions Soccer!

ASC’s Soccer Program for Children with Special Needs

 

Registration is now open for the second 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 7-17 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 10 to November 12 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.

To register, please register through Sportability.

For questions or further information please email Conor Neal at championsleague@alamedasoccer.org or call (510) 517-0508.

Registration is open until September 1st.

If you’re going to the Quakes game tonight

Please contact Scott MacAskill at scottmac132@gmail.com to see if you can get an invitation to participate in the on field flag ceremony. You need to be there by 3:45!

4:00pm: Meet at the large free standing Quakes logo located outside the Box Office windows. From here you will need to check in, get a wristband, go through security and enter the stadium. Please keep in mind that once inside the stadium you cannot leave. Practice will take about 30 minutes.

Field Entrance Location – 6:40pm: Meet at the ramp leading to the field near Section 101 to perform the ceremony.

Attire: Jeans and sneakers (no heals or sandals!). Quakes will provide shirts.