Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Alameda Islanders Competitive Team tryouts for players with a 2000-2003 birth-year will be held May 22-25 at Hornet Field. Mark your calendar and refer to the chart below to determine the appropriate dates and times for your player. This May tryout date is based on NorCal’s new mandated specific tryout window for the 2000-2003 age group. Tryouts will be run by the Challenger Sport professional training staff and ASC coaches. Players are expected to attend both days.
Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Make sure to complete the Medical Release Waiver form when registering and bring with you to tryouts.
For tryouts players should not wear their team uniforms, or any t-shirt that relates to a specific group, organization, or local team. Players should wear a plain white t-shirt and dress appropriate for soccer and 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.
In what is now a seasonal tradition, the San Jose Earthquakes have reserved a block of seats at their May 27th match against the LA Galaxy. 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 Sunday at 6:45 pm so traffic shouldn’t be too bad.
Visit their ticket site or click the banner above and enter the promo code (alameda0527) to purchase tickets in ASC’s block of seats at Avaya Stadium for the Quakes May 27th match against the LA Galaxy. Tickets are $38 with $5 of each ticket going back to Alameda SC as a fundraiser.
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 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.
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 Open: 1:00pm
Box Office Opens: 1:30pm
Stadium Gates: 2:00pm
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’’
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.
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.