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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
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.