Category Archives: Announcement

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.

Sincerely,

Mike Barnes
ASC Islanders Competitive Team Coordinator
compcoordinator@alamedasoccer.org

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 www.alamedafutsalclub.org/2017-winter-league-registration

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 schedule@shootingstarsphoto.com

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

ORDERING INFORMATION
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:

GO TO: www.shootingstarsphoto.com
SELECT: ORDER BEFORE PHOTO DAY
ENTER ACCESS CODE: AL63516 (expires at midnight on Make-up Day)

ADDITIONAL NOTE
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):

· Go to www.shootingstarsphoto.com (Quick Link PLACE ORDER CORRECTION)

· email info@shootingstarsphoto.com

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.

ASC Volunteer Opportunities – Open Board Positions

ASC Families:

The Alameda Soccer Club is a volunteer, non-profit organization. An elected Board of Directors runs ASC. Each Director is a volunteer, participating in the management of the club and its programs. Simply put, our Club exists through the involvement of a dedicated group of volunteers.

There are currently a number of open Board positions which we are actively trying to fill. Please take a moment to review the attached document listing the roles and responsibilities of all ASC Board positions. Open positions are in red.

This weekend we’ll have a booth set up at Picture Day to answer any questions interested volunteers may have. You are also welcome to attend our next scheduled Board Meeting at 7:30 PM this Monday at Alameda Hospital. The meeting room is a little difficult to find so we’ll have someone at the front of the Hospital (2070 Clinton Ave.) to direct you. If you can’t make either Picture Day or the Board Meeting and are interested in volunteering please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email. Thank you for your consideration.

Mike Barnes
Alameda Soccer Club
Competitive Teams Coordinator
compcoordinator@alamedasoccer.org