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.
I 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.
Great job lady’s!
A great team effort!
Our u14g Islander teams start the 2015 season with a new look.
You can now register for your Alameda Islander Norcal Competitive team.
If your child attended our 2015 tryouts and was offered a spot on a team then please register here. Welcome to Spring Soccer!
Alameda Soccer U15-U19 girls & U15/U16 Boys
Tryout schedule for Girls
12-1:30 Sat Feb 21 at Ritler Park
4:30-6 Mon Feb 23 at Ritler Park
U15/U16 Boys SAT/SUN 12:00-1:30 at Ritler Park
I would like to thank all the families that brought their kids out to attend our Pre-Tryout training. It was great to see all the kids out, and have the event so well attended. To re-cap, the kids were shown the drills and procedures we will use during our Competitive Tryouts on Jan 24/25
Over the weekend we got to meet about 300 Alameda soccer players, and about 48 athletes interested in playing goalie.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the ASC Tryouts! Please remember Alameda Little League moved their tryouts back one week so now both soccer and baseball are on the same weekend. We made sure times allowed for both tryouts, but remember parking around Ritler will be busy.
We are planning late February for our U15-U19 tryouts. We should have that information up shortly, so please check back for further updates.
Please make sure to sign up for our Competitive Tryouts, Jan 24/25, and Goalie training session Jan 10/11. The Pre-Tryout training sessions do not require registration.
Registration page on Sportability
For more details read our previous posts on pre-tryout training and tryouts.
Competitive Soccer tryouts for the 2015 season will be held at Rittler Park on January 24th and 25th. Times are by age group and are on both Saturday and Sunday. Please check the age chart to see which age group your child falls into.
Register on Sportability and bring signed medical release forms with you.
Please remember, 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.
|8 – 9:30
||U10 Boys, U12 Boys
|9:30 – 11
||U14 Boys, U11 Girls
|12:30 – 2
||U9 Boys, U9 Girls, U10 Girls
|2 – 3:30
||U14 Girls, U12 Girls
|3:30 – 5
||U13 Boys, U13 Girls
For boys and girls U15-U19 tryouts. Time, date, and location TBA. We are looking at late February.
For more details about tryouts and the January 10th and 11th pre-tryout training, see our previous post.
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.