Category Archives: Competitive

U17 Islanders Girls Win Norcal Gold League Championship

The Alameda Islanders 2001 Red U17 Girls team defeated Marin FC on Sunday by the score of 2-1 to win the Norcal Section 2/3/4 Gold League championship. Marin FC equalized early in the second half after Sydney Owyang put the Islanders ahead with a composed finesse shot from the edge of the penalty area. It wasn’t until late in the game that Juliene Grandy scored the decisive goal, putting in a rebound of Elle Kallsen’s free kick which rattled off the cross bar with three minutes to play. The Islanders finished League with a record of 7-1-1 with twenty-one goals scored to only five allowed.

With this title, this team represents the first Alameda Islanders club ever to win a league championship in the Gold division.

The Islanders are coached by Adam Butler, assisted by Pia Abola. The champion Alameda Islanders 01 Red are: Alina Soto, Zoe Peterson, Sydney Owyang, Elle Kallsen, Megan Stilling, Claire Rizzo, Kate Crawford, Sofia Faaland, Margaux McNeil, Molly Cha, Juliene Grandy, Julia Kennedy, Anya Balthasar, Leah Rice and Olivia Sprouse.

Team parent shared this video of the go ahead goal in the final minutes that secured the championship.

2001 Islanders Girls place 2nd at Stanford Classic

This weekend we played in the Stanford Summer Classic D1 tournament competing with teams from both premier and gold levels.

For the second year in a row we played a tournament just before the season starts and straight after our team camp to prepare for the fall league. I like to treat it as a pre-season, understand our strengths and weaknesses so we are fully ready for the first game of the fall season.

This season was different, after the work the girls have put in throughout the summer through various camps and the team camps the girls were more than ready for the challenge awaiting.

The first game on Saturday was against Almaden FC Quicksilver, a team we will face in the fall gold league. Our performance in this game was incredible, taking a 2-0 win with goals from midfielders Zoe Peterson and Sydney Owyang. The first half performance was up there with the best I have ever seen from this talented group of girls, the second half the attacking play dropped a little but the defence remained solid throughout with the defensive trio of Julia Kennedy, Alina Soto and new islander Elle Kallsen getting the girls of the game (GOG).

The second game was a very hard fought game against SACYSL California Northstars, another team we will face in the fall league. 0-0 throughout with both defenses standing firm not giving away many chances until the last minute of the game, 3 players Elle Kallsen, Sydney Owyang and Molly Cha able determined to find that last bit of energy after 119 minutes of soccer to win the ball, beat a player, find a killer pass and finish a high pressure chance to win the game 1-0. The girls of the game, once again Elle Kallsen for winning every single challenge against some dangerous wingers and Molly Cha for being everywhere she needed to be on the field, running at players with the ball, winning every 50/50 and most importantly scoring the game winning goal. 2 wins out of 2 going into Sunday’s game.

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Game 3 on Sunday was against Alternativo Futbol. This was the most physical game of the weekend with 3 players from the opposition getting yellow cards for a numerous badly-timed tackles. The Islanders stepped up their game, competed physically and technically to take a 3-1 win with goals from Olivia Sprouse, Alina Soto and Leah Rice. The girls of the game for game 3 were Zoe Peterson who ran the game from the start, linking defense to attack and creating numerous chances throughout the game. Alina Soto was the other girl of the game, a goal scoring centre defender who won every single 50/50 challenge against a very physical team. Alina scored from a corner to make the game 2-1 before leah added the third goal. Julienne Grandy another new islander was the final girl of the game for a physical performance wanting to win every challenge and being a machine in the midfield. 3 wins from 3, into the final.

The final was against SACYSL California Northstars who beat FC13 3-0 to get to the final, not an easy task! FC13 took the lead from a corner in the first couple of minutes. The Islanders equalized through a determined run and calm finish from Leah Rice. Both teams had chances before Northstars took the lead and went on to win the game 3-1 with a last minute goal. The GOGs in this game were Alina and Zoe with Zoe also getting the girl of the tournament for her performances throughout the weekend.

This tournament was chosen as a pre season tournament, to get the girls warmed up for the season, to find our weaknesses. This turned out to be a great weekend with some performances which will remain long in the memory for a lot of players, coaches and parents.

Alameda Islanders 2001 girls are a special group of girls, they set targets high and surpass them, this tournament was a sign of things to come and we expect to have a successful season playing against some top quality opposition.

2017-18 Competitive Tryouts (2000-2003 Birth Years)

Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Alameda Islanders Competitive Team tryouts for players with a 2000-2003 birth-year will be held May 22-25 at Hornet Field. Mark your calendar and refer to the chart below to determine the appropriate dates and times for your player. This May tryout date is based on NorCal’s new mandated specific tryout window for the 2000-2003 age group. Tryouts will be run by the Challenger Sport professional training staff and ASC coaches. Players are expected to attend both days.

Boys 2000-2003
Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Girls 2000-2003
Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

All tryouts are at Hornet Field (map)

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. Players 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 More Information:
Frequently Asked Questions about Competitive Soccer
Alameda Islanders Tryout Policies and Procedures

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.

Sincerely,

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

Tryout Times For Competitive Soccer – Birth Years 1998-2002

U14 Girls Alameda Islanders 2015
U14 Girls Alameda Islanders 2015

Tryouts for those born 1998 – 2002 are scheduled for 2/20 & 2/21 at Rittler Park (map).

Register NOW for tryouts on Sportability. Also bring water and, if possible,  a soccer ball.

Finally, do 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 soccer and the weather.

 

2016 Islander Coaches

As we get closer to the kickoff of the 2016 Islanders Competitive season I wanted to provide those interested with a list of coaches for both the girls and boys teams as it stands today.

Special thanks to these coaches for stepping up to volunteer. It is a huge commitment and certainly does not go unnoticed by the Islanders Community.

As you will see below, based on tryouts registration numbers, there may be opportunities to form multiple teams within a particular age group. If you have an interest in coaching, assisting, or becoming a team manager please let me know. Email me at compcoordinator@alamedasoccer.org.

2016 Boys Coaches

Age Bracket/Team # Name
U9, 2008 – Team 1 Daniel Duncan
U9, 2008 – Team 2 Jeremy Madsen (If numbers support 2nd team)
U10, 2007 – Team 1 Nathan Babbitt
U10, 2007 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U11, 2006 – Team 1 James Murray
U11, 2006 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U12, 2005 – Team 1 Eugene Demmler & Nick McNeil
U12, 2005 – Team 2 David Watt
U13, 2004 – Team 1 Chris Lonsdale
U13, 2004 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U14, 2003 – Team 1 Kevin Krajewski
U14, 2003 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U15, 2002 – Team 1 Cameron Fowler
U15, 2002 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U16, 2001 – Team 1 Eugene Demmler & Chris Lonsdale
U16, 2001 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U17, 2000 – Team 1 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)

2016 Girls Coaches

Age Bracket/Team # Name
U9, 2008 – Team 1 Maggie Essman
U9, 2008 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U10, 2007 – Team 1 Plamen Micovic
U10, 2007 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U11, 2006 – Team 1 Nate Firestone
U11, 2006 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U12, 2005 – Team 1 Mike Barnes
U12, 2005 – Team 2 David Lekashman
U13, 2004 – Team 1 Tom Powell
U13, 2004 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U14, 2003 – Team 1 Seth Feldman
U14, 2003 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U15, 2002 – Team 1 Nick McNiel
U15, 2002 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U16, 2001 – Team 1 Adam Butler
U16, 2001 – Team 2 TBD (If numbers support 2nd team)
U17, 2000 – Team 1 John Hung

Pre-Tryout Training

ASC will be offering pre-tryout training sessions on January 16th & 17th for players interested in trying out for the ASC Islanders Competitive program (tryouts are on 1/23 & 1/24).

These training sessions are designed to help get the kids back into the swing of things and introduce them to some of new players within their revised age brackets. It will also give the families an opportunity to speak with members of the ASC competitive committee.

Pre-training tryout sessions will be held at Rittler Park in Alameda.

Mark your calendar and refer to the following Age Chart to determine which age group your son or daughter will be in for the pre-tryout training and the times they should attend.

2016 spring training times

Registration is not necessary for the training.  Sessions will be run by Challenger Sports Professional training staff, and Lee Dunne, Director of Coaching.

2016 season Competitive Soccer Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2016 Alameda Islander Competitive soccer season will be held at Rittler Park on January 23rd and 24th. Please note that boys and girls with birth dates prior to 2003 will have tryouts on February 20th and 21st after the high school season ends.

Mark your calendar and refer to the 2016 Tryout Registration page to determine which age group your son or daughter will be in for the 2016 season and the times they should attend and how to register.

Tryouts will be run by Lee Dunne, the Challenger Sport professional training staff, and ASC coaches.

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!