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Spring Rec Registration is Open

Spring 2017 Alameda SC registration is now open for players U6-U14!

It’s back, the best deal in town. Recreational soccer for less the $100 for the spring season (only $95). WOW!!!

Register Here

No tryouts needed, everyone 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 in on March 6.

The recreational soccer season (Jack London Youth Soccer League) will begin on Saturday April 1, with 9 scheduled matches, and end the weekend of June 4 & 5. 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. 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 on a Recreational team. The focus is on having fun, learning and playing with friends/schoolmates. Players can ask to play with their friends, or with a coach.

For questions related to the Recreational Soccer program, see our Spring Registration page or contact our Recreational Team Coordinator at recteamscoordinator@alamedasoccer.org.

For registration questions or to request financial assistance contact our Registrar at registrar@alamedasoccer.org.

James Murray
ASC Recreational Coordinator

Parking for Avaya Stadium

For those going to the NCAA Women’s Championship down at Avaya Stadium today, here’s some parking info.

Avaya Stadium Parking:

  • General Admission: $10, please travel on the stadium side/non-airport side to turn into the lots because you won’t be able to cross traffic easily until Costco (Brokaw)
  • Click the image below for the PDF.

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Other Info:

Final: Sunday, December 4

Inflatable kid activities and merchandise available in the 7Up Epicenter; 6 food trucks; limited rally towels to be made available

  • Parking Lots Open1:00pm
  • Box Office Opens1:30pm
  • Stadium Gates: 2:00pm
  • Kickoff3:00pm

VTA Bus Service Update:

Friday, Dec. 2: Regular Service Only on Line 10

Sunday, Dec. 4:

  • Additional Line 10 service before games – FREE between Santa Clara University, Avaya Stadium, and San José Mineta Int’l Airport
  • 3 buses available postgame (2 towards Santa Clara & 1 towards Metro)
  • No 231 service from Downtown

Rideshare parking/drop-off: Across the street from the Lowe’s shopping center (approximately: 1108 Coleman Ave.) in the cell phone waiting area for SJC Airport

Bag Policy: Under the new Major League Soccer, league-wide Bag Policy, fans are PROHIBITED from bring the following into a stadium: Large purses, Coolers, Briefcases, Backpacks, Luggage of any kind, Computer bags, Camera bags, any bag larger than 14’’x14’’x6’’

FAQs on Avaya Stadium

 

End of Season Coaches Tournament

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Date : Saturday December 3rd
Location : College of Alameda
Time : 8AM – 2PM

Rules of Play

  • The games will have 25 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime
  • As a single field we will run the games back to back
  • Two Games Throughout the Day Plus Championship Game
  • The 2 teams with the most wins and goal differential will go to the final

Game Schedule
MSC vs ASC – 8am
PSC vs EBU – 9am
MSC vs OSC – 10am
EBU vs ASC – 11am
OSC vs PSC – 12pm

The championship game will be at 1pm.

There will be no consolation game.

Lunch will be provided

World Baseball Tournament Needs Volunteers

This post is not directly related to soccer (it involves that sport with the sticks) but it’s for a good cause and bringing kids from around the world together which is always a good thing.


Next August (8/5/17 to 8/12/17) Alameda will host the World Baseball Tournament, featuring 14 and 15 year old teams from around the world. This tournament had its beginning in 1973. Since then it has become common practice for the host country to home-stay the international players. This year the tournament will feature teams from Australia, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Italy, Korea, and Singapore playing against teams from San Diego, Hawaii, Fresno and, of course, Alameda.

Alameda Baseball in Japan
Alameda players traveled to Japan in 2015

In addition to player home-stay, we are responsible for running the tournament and providing transportation, hosting an A’s game, providing the necessary fields, umpires, field preparation, scorekeepers, announcers, opening and closing ceremonies, running the snack bar, and hosting a welcome party for all players and families involved. In addition to home-stay parents, we are looking for corporate and individual sponsors whose financial contributions and donations will be recognized through advertising during the course of the tournament. All donations are tax-deductible.

If you are interested in learning more about the tournament you can contact Ken Cala, the President of the Board, at (510) 917-8280 or kenc@lowerythomas.com, Randy Marmor, Vice-President, at (510) 418-7451 or randy4sports@hotmail.com, or Bill Dal Porto, International Relations, at (510) 521-5564 or dalportobill@gmail.com.

Coaches-Kids-Parents-Trainers Friendly Match – October 1st

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Following on from the success of the last 2 coaches and parents game we will be hosting a 3rd game October 1st at Hornet Field, Alameda starting at 6pm.

This is a great chance to show the players we can do what we are telling them to do every game and every practice. It is played in a light-hearted manner with players of all abilities making an appearance.

There will be food and refreshments available. We will also have a small soccer field for kids coming watching the game to play on at the side.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please confirm your attendance via email to Adam or Elliot so we know how many players to expect.

Adam Butler –  coachadambutler@hotmail.com
Elliot Juggins – elliotjuggins@hotmail.com

Thanks
Adam
Alameda Soccer Club