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ASC results for Kick or Treat Tournaments.

Our u13g finished 1-1-1 and had a SUPER time in the Fremont Tournament. Placing second in their bracket.  Congratulation to our u13 lady Islanders and Coach Jimmy.

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The ASC Islanders U11G Red placed 3rd in the DASA Yolo Classic Halloween Tournament (Silver Bracket).  Congratulations!

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Our ASC Islanders U10B fought hard, but lost in the final match 4-3 for second place.  Awesome jobs boys, way to gobble up the competition.

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US Club is changing age group from school year to calendar year.

Implementation Plan for US Soccer Initiatives

NorCal Premier Soccer has announced its implementation plan for the U.S. Soccer mandates regarding birth year registration and small-sided game formats.  The NorCal Premier Board of Directors approved the plan earlier this week in accordance with the recent U.S. Soccer mandates, the recent implementation plan from US Club Soccer, and extensive feedback from member clubs.

 

  • NorCal Premier competitions will transition from scholastic year based (Aug. 1 – July 31) age groups to calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) based age groups in 2016.  Birth year 2002 and younger age groups will transition prior to spring 2016 competitions, while birth year 2001 and older age groups will transition by Aug. 1, 2016
  • NorCal Premier competitions will begin transitioning to the U.S. Soccer small-sided mandates in our spring 2016 competitions, and be fully compliant with the small-sided mandates by fall 2016.

 

The split transition timeline for implementation of birth year registration reflects the reality of the majority of Northern California’s team formation windows, as well as NorCal Premier’s competition calendar.  This means that 2002 and younger divisions will begin playing in birth year divisions for the spring 2016 league.  Meanwhile 2001 and older divisions will remain on scholastic year age groups through the State Cup finals weekend in May.

Due to the early team formation timeline of younger teams (U13 and below) NorCal Premier has always adjusted the playing format for teams in the spring to reflect their fall playing formats.  For example, U11 teams in spring season have played 11v11, while U12 teams have played with a size 5 ball, etc.  For the same reasons the playing formats for the spring league 2016 will be adjusted so that teams are playing in their fall playing formats.

Details for both the spring and fall 2016 league formats can be found below in the age group matrices.  Please keep in mind the following key points as you prepare your club for this transition:

  • Field Sizes/ Goal Sizes: NorCal Premier has received indication from U.S. Soccer that there will be a common sense and flexible approach to field and goal sizes.  In the coming weeks U.S. Soccer will release ranges for all field sizes, and NorCal Premier will update our field ranges in accordance with the U.S. Soccer recommendations.  U.S. Soccer and NorCal will continue to allow the use of 7×21 goals in both 7v7 and 9v9 game formats
  • Referees: Due to U.S. Soccer’s decision to eliminate the two referee system, all games must either have a one or three referee systems.  NorCal will continue with our current requirement of 1 referee for small-sided games.

Finally, at each of the RAC meetings in which we discussed the coming changes, we spoke about a change to our global calendar of competitions.  While there was overwhelming support for making a change to our calendar, we felt strongly that this was not the time to make further changes.  The issue of changing our calendar will be examined in more detail by our Rules and Competitions Committee, which will make a recommendation to the board in the coming months.

 

Resources:

U.S. Soccer Press Release – http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2015/08/24/18/07/150824-coaching-player-development-initiatives-rel

US Club Soccer Press Release – http://usclubsoccer.org/2015/09/15/us-club-soccer-announces-implementation-plan-for-u-s-soccers-recent-coaching-initiatives/

 

NorCal Premier Spring 2016 Age Group Matrix

Birth Year

Age Group

# of Players

Roster Size

Game Length

Field Size1

Goal Size2

Ball Size

# of Referees

Born in 2007

U8

7v7

14

2 x 25 min

TBA

6.5 x 18.5

4

1

Born in 2006

U9

7v7

14

2 x 25 min

TBA

6.5 x 18.5

4

1

Born in 2005

U10

9v9

16

2 x 30 min

TBA

6.5 x 18.5

4

1

Born in 2004

U11

9v9

16

2 x 30 min

TBA

6.5 x 18.5

4

1

Born in 2003

U12

11v11

18

2 x 35 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

Born in 2002

U13

11v11

18

2 x 35 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

2001/20023

U14

11v11

18

2 x 35 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

2000/20013

U15

11v11

18

2 x 40 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

1999/20003

U16

11v11

18

2 x 40 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

1998/19993

U17

11v11

18

2 x 45 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

1996/1997/19983

U19

11v11

18

2 x 45 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

1 – The use of cones to form fields for all small sided formats will be allowed

2 – NorCal will continue to allow the use of 7×21 goals in both 7v7 and 9v9 game formats

3 – U14 and older ages will remain on scholastic year registration in the spring of 2016

 

NorCal Premier Fall 2016 Age Group Matrix

Birth Year

Age Group

# of Players

Roster Size

Game Length

Field Size1

Goal Size2

Ball Size

# of Referees

Born in 2008

U8

4v4

123

3 x 15 min

TBA

4 x 6

3

0

Born in 2007

U9

7v7

14

2 x 25 min

TBA

6.5 x 18.5

4

1

Born in 2006

U10

7v7

14

2 x 25 min

TBA

6.5 x 18.5

4

1

Born in 2005

U11

9v9

16

2 x 30 min

TBA

6.5 x 18.5

4

1

Born in 2004

U12

9v9

16

2 x 30 min

TBA

6.5 x 18.5

4

1

Born in 2003

U13

11v11

18

2 x 35 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

Born in 2002

U14

11v11

18

2 x 40 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

Born in 2001

U15

11v11

18

2 x 40 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

Born in 2000

U16

11v11

18

2 x 40 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

Born in 98 or 99

U17/18

11v11

18

2 x 45 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

Born in 96 or 97

U20

11v11

18

2 x 45 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

Open

Adult

11v11

18

2 x 45 min

TBA

8 x 24

5

3

1 – The use of cones to form fields for all small sided formats will be allowed

2 – NorCal will continue to allow the use of 7×21 goals in both 7v7 and 9v9 game formats

3 – 4v4 game format will require a dual field format, where teams play two games at once

U14g red go undefeated in the “Santa Cruz Classic” tournament.

21787296501_7c7f1b836b_kI would like to congratulate the  U14g Red team for their outstanding weekend winning the Santa Cruz Classic in a very exciting final game.

Down 0-2 in the first half the lady Islanders fought back, and with under 2 minutes left tied the game at 2-2.  Due to tournament time constraints the game went directly to Pk’s to decide the winner.  With an unbeatable combination of accurate shooting and goalie that blocked 3 shots, they went on to win and finish undefeated.

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Great job lady’s!

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A great team effort!

Summer Camp Reminder

The second week of Alameda SC British Soccer camp is almost 7 weeks away. This means you have until Friday to register for the camp and receive your FREE British Soccer Jersey, seen below!!

Sign up for Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp running August 3-7 by Friday, June 19 to receive your FREE British Soccer Jersey.

For more details contact Lee Dunne at 916-596-1664.

Find more information by clicking here!!!

LEE DUNNE – Regional Director CA & NV
Challenger Sports: Camps, Training, Tours, Tournaments, Teamwear
1540 River Park Drive, Suite 224A, Sacramento, CA 95815
Tel: 916-596-1664
www.challengersports.com

Challenger Summer Camps

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Summer camp dates are here for Alameda Soccer Club!

Provided by Challenger Sports the official training partner for the Alameda Soccer Club.  Challenger trainers will be Elliot, Adam, and Michael.

Click the date your interested in for details and to sign up.

July 13-17 at Hornet Field –

August 3-7 at Hornet Field –

LEE DUNNE – Regional Director CA & NV
Challenger Sports: Camps, Training, Tours, Tournaments, Teamwear
1540 River Park Drive, Suite 224A, Sacramento, CA 95815
Tel: 916-596-1664
www.challengersports.com

Challenger Summer Camps and Memorial Day Camp

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Summer camp dates are here: Click the date your interested in for details and to sign up.

July 13-17 at Hornet Field

August 3-7 at Hornet Field

Memorial Day Camp

MEMORIAL DAY SOCCER CAMP –
Come out to this special one day camp, camp is at Hornet Field, with the club trainers – Elliot, Adam, and Michael!!

This camp is the last of the spring season series, prior to the summer camps beginning.

All campers will go through the Challenger 1,000 touches, take part in the new ‘Panna’ challenge and progress through the day to scrimmages and game situations, ending camp at 3pm. Early drop off to begin at 8.30am.

Please provide a lunch, water, shin guards, and soccer cleats for your Soccer player.

If you have any questions, please contact Lee Dunne,
Alameda Soccer Club Director of Coaching, at 916-596-1664
or email ldunne@challengersports.com

Challenger Spring Break Skills Camp

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SPRING BREAK SOCCER CAMP – IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHALLENGER SPORTS, THE ALAMEDA SOCCER CLUB OFFICIAL TRAINING PARTNER

Come out to this special 4 day camp, at HORNET FIELD, with the professional British Soccer coaches!! Camp is 4/6 to 4/9. 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 3.30pm.

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

Each day will have a different focus:

Monday – Foot work and skills
Tuesday – Beating the defender
Wednesday – Possession
Thursday – Striking and finishing

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

If you have any questions, please contact Lee Dunne, Alameda Director of Coaching, at 916-596-1664.

LEE DUNNE – Regional Director CA & NV
Challenger Sports: Camps, Training, Tours, Tournaments, Teamwear
Tel: 916-596-1664   Fax: 916-993-9240
1540 River Park Drive, Suite 224A, Sacramento, CA 95815
www.challengersports.com

March Goalie Training Academy [update] Academy is full. Registration is closed

Coach Brain will be back for the month of March

to teach a goalie academy.

Dear ASC Parents, we will be running a GOALIE TRAINING ACADEMY for the month of march.

Details: Coach Brian, a NSCAA National Licensed Goalie Coach will be teaching goalie skills every Saturday in the month of March.

 

Update:

The Goalie Academy Registration is closed as we have filled the available groups.

We are planning additional training sessions and a week long summer program. So check back to alamedasoccer.org for updates.

Thank you,

Coach Steven Adams

ASC Competitive Coordinator

contact: selectcoordinator@alamedasoccer.org