Category Archives: Announcement

Youth Sports Concussion Clinic by Dr. Cindy Chang UCSF


To: All ASC Coaches and Parents

What: Youth Sports Concussion Clinic by Dr. Cindy Chang UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
When: Wednsday Feb. 1, 2017 7:00-8:30pm
Where: St. Josephs Notre Dame High School Gym
1109 Chestnut St. Alameda

A free clinic being offered by UCSF to educate everyone involved with our Club on concussion identification, protocols and safety measures associated with youth in our program. Though this is not mandatory, I strongly advise all ASC coaches at all levels to attend if possible. Please RSVP to if you plan on attending.

Islanders 2017 Competitive Tryouts, 2000-2003 players

Players born in 2003 and older that wish to play for an Islanders team in the spring of 2017 are invited to attend Player Placement Day. These players must attend the Player Placement days listed below. Tryouts for 2017 Islanders Fall teams will be held in May or June.

Register on TeamSnap

Please see the the FAQs and 2017 Competitive Tryouts post for details about other age groups and the ASC Competitive program.

Islanders 2017 Competitive Tryouts

Tryouts & Team Placements for the 2017 Alameda Islander Competitive soccer season will be held at Hornet Field (map) beginning in January. Mark your calendar and refer to the following Age Chart to determine which age group your daughter or son will be in for the 2017 season and the times they should attend.

NorCal Soccer has mandated specific tryout date windows by birth year. We have tried to take into consideration other sports conflicts while adhering to the new mandate. Tryouts will be run by Lee Dunne, the Challenger Sport professional training staff, and ASC coaches. Players are expected to attend both days.

Players born in 2003 and older that wish to play for an Islanders team in the spring of 2017 will be invited to attend a Player Placement Day. Dates, times, and additional information regarding Player Placement Day are posted here.

Players must register for Tryouts. Register NOW on Team Snap.
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. Kids 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.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Competitive Soccer please click here.


Mike Barnes
ASC Islanders Competitive Team Coordinator

Alameda Futsal Club – Winter League

Team registration is open for AFC’s 2017 Winter League

Register your team (or teams) now and players that complete registration before 12/25 will get the early bird fee of $100/player. After 12/25, per player fees rise to $125.

  • Teams can be co-ed or single-sex at U8 and up
  • The season runs from January 7th through March 5th
  • Most games on Saturdays between 8 am and 5 pm or Sundays between 8 am and 12 pm
  • All games played at The Alameda Point Gymnasium, 1101 West Redline Avenue, Alameda, CA
  • At least a 6-game season with an end-of-season tournament
  • Minimum of 6 players, maximum of 9 players per team
    $10 sibling discount

Learn more about the 2017 Winter League and register your team at

Photo Make-Up Day : Schedule

WHEN: Sunday, November 6, 2016
WHERE: Bayport Park, next to Ruby Bridges Elementary School, Alameda (map)
SCHEDULE: The schedule for teams is below. Remember to arrive 15 minutes early with your completed order forms or printed proof of purchase from your online order. If your team needs to reschedule or is unable to participate, kindly let us know ASAP by emailing

If you are an individual player that missed Photo Day or would like to retake your photo and have not already signed up, click here

As a reminder, each player will need to provide an online “proof of purchase” or order form to be photographed.

Order online to pay by credit card and receive free personalization:

ENTER ACCESS CODE: AL63516 (expires at midnight on Make-up Day)

Vinyl and other reflective banners will very likely create a glare when photographed. For highest quality photos, vinyl and other reflective banners are not recommended.

Make-up Day schedule (PDF)

Photo Make-up day announcement from Shooting Stars

Make-up Day for photos is scheduled for Sunday, November 6th at Bayport Park (map).

If you missed Photo Day and would like to sign-up for a Make-up Day, please select appropriate link below:

ENTIRE TEAM (sign-up includes all individual, buddy, and coach/player photos)
INDIVIDUAL, BUDDY, OR COACH/PLAYER (if you missed your team’s photo appt)

NOTE: If you have already placed a request online, no further action is necessary.

All teams that have signed up for Make-up Day will be assigned a photo time, just like Photo Day. Individual players and buddies will be given a timeframe to attend first-come-first-serve.

We are aiming to release the Make-up Day schedule is 1-2 weeks beforehand – thanks in advance for your patience!

If you have any questions regarding your order or need to place a correction, contact Shooting Stars Productions (not your league):


· email

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, Randy Marmor, Vice-President, at (510) 418-7451 or, or Bill Dal Porto, International Relations, at (510) 521-5564 or