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Club’s End of Season Party

We will be having our Club’s end of season party at Speisekammer Restaurant (2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda) on Monday November 17th.  Doors open at 6 pm.  Appetizers and drinks from 6-7 pm. Dinner will be served from 7-9 pm. This is our opportunity to acknowledge the volunteers who share their time and resources throughout the year so the kids can play soccer. We have had a great year due to the time our volunteers have invested and we want to thank each of you for your contributions.

All volunteers including coaches, assistant coaches, referees, team managers, board members and spouses are invited.

Hope to see you all there!

Make-Up Day Announcement from Shooting Stars

Make-up Day is scheduled for Sunday, November 2nd at Godfrey Park.

If you missed Photo Day and have not yet signed up for Make-up Day, click here to do so.

Shooting Stars will contact all players and teams that sign-up for Make-up Day and details. Teams will be assigned a photo time, just like Photo Day, and individual players will be given a timeframe which they may attend as “walk-ups”. Target release date of Make-up Day schedule is 1-2 weeks beforehand – thanks in advance for your patience!

Columbus Day Soccer Camp with Challenger Sports

British_Soccer_Camps_2011One day camp at Harrington Park on Monday October 13th with the professional British Soccer coaches that are working with ASC Islanders this fall!

All campers be taught the fundamental soccer skills players need to master ball control and be successful in 1v1 situations. The camp will provide an opportunity for your child to play in challenging situations, learn from experienced staff and build their love of the game. All campers will begin at 9am, with an experience of the Challenger 1,000 touches and progress through the day to scrimmages and game situations, ending camp at 1.30pm.

Please provide a lunch for your Soccer player – they will be supervised by the Challenger staff through lunch time.

SIMPLY CLICK HERE to sign up for the camp (Early drop off begins at 8.30am)

Questions, please contact: Lee Dunne, Alameda Director of Coaching, at 916-596-1664.

Change To Mid-Season Coaching Clinic

PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE TO THE TIME/PLACE OF MID-SEASON COACHING CLINIC

In order to better accommodate coaches who are coaching on Saturday, we have rescheduled the Mid-Season Coaching Clinic to Sunday September 21, 2014 at Lincoln Park, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The times/details are as set out below.

Thanks you for your understanding as we try to make it possible for more coaches to take advantage of this opportunity. Please spread the word regarding this change to coaches you know.

Please do not block houses or driveways when parking – please be considerate of those in the neighborhood!

Mid-Season Coaching Clinic – Sunday September 21, 2014 at Lincoln Park, Alameda

3:30 pm at Lincoln Park for U7-U8 coaches

5 pm at Lincoln Park for U10-U12 coaches (U14+ also welcome – practices can be developed for you to take to your teams)

Topics covered:
Reflection of experience so far – tips and tricks that have worked for you, challenging players individually, tactics and game management, 2v1’s, 3v2’s and beyond.

Materials received:
Additional practice plans for developing players

Please confirm your attendance for these classes by emailing: Lee Dunne, ldunne@challengersports.com

Fall Registration is Closed, Fall Season Started!

The Jack London season will start 9/6 and continue for 10 weeks. U10 and older rec games will be scheduled and posted at the mysoccerleague.com website

U6/U7/U8 games are scheduled in-house and you will get the schedule from your age group coordinator.

Competitive Norcal games will be scheduled and posted through the Norcal process and published on the Norcal website.

Congratulations to the Following Volunteers

Honored at our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner!

Julie Conner U8G – Recreational Coach of the Year 2014
Mike Barnes U9G – Competitive Coach of the Year 2014
Jen Burns, Board Secretary – Volunteer of the Year 2014
Sami Adranly, Webmaster – President’s Award 2014

And special recognition to:

Thu-Huong Nguyen, Registrar – Lifetime Volunteer Award, for her many years of dedicated service to the Club and families of Alameda

The Alameda City Council Honored Alameda Islanders Teams

Alameda City Council

The Alameda City Council honored Alameda Islanders teams and program in May 2012 with a Mayoral Proclamation that recognized all ASC players and volunteers, including teams winning State Cup and League Championships. ASC is proud of all of its teams and players for their athletic and academic achievements, and good sportmanship. A picture of players representing the Club at the Council meeting and a copy of the proclamation is below.