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2015 Competitive Tryouts Pre-Training for Goalies

In addition to the Competitive pre-tryout training announced yesterday for January 10th & 11th Brian Catalano will be available at Rittler Park for goalie training for any boys or girls that are interested in trying out for the position. He will be available from 12:30-2:30 on Saturday (for boys) and Sunday (for girls).

The tentative schedule will be:

  • 0-20min – Warm Up games (fun/explosive/high intensity movements) interspersed with a little bit of dynamic stretching
  • 20-40min – Footwork and basic handling (think cone/flag/ladder work, with pre-determined footwork to prep the nervous system for agility later)
  • 40-70min – Collapse Dives and Power Dives (outside of the goal to begin, progressing to the goal if numbers permit)
  • 70-95 min – Handling Crosses and hand distribution (here agility will be huge, so we’ll review footwork in a pre-determined setting for a few minutes, then progress to simply serving balls)
  • 95-115 min – breakaway technique + striker/keeper game to goal
  • 115-120 min – Q&A from players/parents/coaches; if there are more questions, I will obviously be happy to stay a bit longer

In his words,

there is so much into the game of goalkeeping, and thus I won’t be able to cover everything in a 2 hour session (distribution, pass backs, organization/communication, through balls, balls played over the top, cutback/3-goal situations, positioning, etc). I am not going to get too in-depth in this session either, BUT I will give each child an introduction to the position, some basic activities, simple coaching cues. Each exercise will be simple enough that it will be repeatable for any coach in attendance, and if any coaches are there they are more than welcome to take notes, listen for simple cues, etc.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the position to test themselves and learn what’s involved.

2015 Competitive Tryouts & Training

Tryouts for the 2015 Alameda Islander soccer season will be in January. Mark your calendar for the following dates and refer to the following Age Chart to determine which age group your son or daughter will be in for the Spring season.

Register on Sportability and bring signed medical release forms with you.

Pre-tryout training will be on January 10th & 11th and tryouts will be on January 24th & 25th. Both will be held at at Rittler Park in Alameda.

Registration is not necessary for the training.

Times for pre-tryout training are below. Details about tryouts will be posted later. Please refer to the Alameda Soccer calendar for details.

Pre-Tryout Training

Boys pre-tryout training is on Saturday (1/10) at the following times:

  • 9-10:30 – u9 & u10
  • 11-12:30 – u 11 & u12
  • 1-2:30 – u13+

Girls pre-tryout training is on Sunday (1/11) at the following times:

  • 9-10:30 – u9 & u10
  • 11-12:30 – u 11 & u12
  • 1-2:30 – u13+

Training sessions will be run by Challenger Sports Professional training staff, and Lee Dunne, Director of Coaching.

Goalie Training

Goalie training will be available from 12:30-2:30 on Saturday (for boys) and Sunday (for girls). See this post for details.

Tryouts

Tryouts are on January 24th and 25th also at Rittler Park. Tryouts will be run by Lee Dunne, the Challenger Sport professional training staff, and ASC coaches.

Reminder

For both tryouts and training sessions kids 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 t-shirt and dress appropriate for 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 to training and tryouts.

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.