Category Archives: Events

Photo Day dates

I know it’s a bit early to think about photos when the season is just getting underway but the dates are fixed so we figured we might as well tell you so you can mark your calendars.

Sunday, October 16th 9th at Tillman Park. Mark your calendars.

If you can’t make this date (you sure do plan in advance!) there will be a makeup day November 6th at Godfrey.

Both dates have been added to the the League Calendar which is where you can find other handy dates such as league meetings, tryouts and season schedules.

Thank you all for a great 4th of July parade

I would like to thank Erik Coker, our Treasurer, for providing the transportation for our very successful ASC entry into this year’s parade. I would also like to thank Dave Lekashman, our Secretary, for co-chairing this effort with me.
Thanks to the parents of our ASC players that helped supervise our riders during the parade.
Mostly, I want to thank our 30+ float riders that truly made it a successful event.  They helped hand out registration flyers and interacted with the youth and families that watched the event, promoting ASC soccer in an awesome way.
It was lots of fun for all and best of all no injuries to report, only a few minor stumbles.
Have a great summer and look forward to a fantastic Fall soccer season.
Scott MacAskill
ASC Field Coordinator

Come March with the ASC on July 4th


Join your teammates on the Alameda Soccer Club float in Alameda’s July 4th parade!

The ASC float will be on Lincoln Ave (probably somewhere near Walnut St.). Arrive no later than 9:00am. Riders will be managed by ASC representatives and parent volunteers.

There will be a sign in sheet for each rider/player that will need to be filled out by parent or guardian providing all needed contact information. No rider will be allowed to leave float without showing their proper ID and signing the rider out.

Wear your full ASC uniform (no cleats of course). U8 and under in their International uniforms.

Younger players will ride on the float and older ones will walk along the route with props and also be asked to hand out Fall registration flyers to spectators.

Parents can pick riders up at end of parade on Lincoln between Webster and 8th.

Riders do not need to complete the entire parade on the ASC float. Riders that depart float early will need to be signed out by parent/guardian per sign in sheet.

Water and snacks will be provided for all riders. Please have your rider wear sunscreen and have good walking shoes.

Parent Volunteers needed!

If you are interested in helping out with the float during the day of the parade or helping decorate the float please contact Dave Lekashman at

Women’s World Cup Soccer at the Alameda Theatre

photo by Todd Lappin
photo by Todd Lappin

Our friends at the Alameda Theatre just informed us that they will be screening the Women’s World Cup matches this weekend.

Coaches, spread the word and get your team together to watch the match!

SATURDAY (7/4) @ 1:00 PM
Germany vs. either Japan or England

SUNDAY (7/5) @ 4:00 PM
USA vs. either Japan or England

Tickets are FREE at the Theatre Box Office. There is a two tickets per person limit.

Thank Renee McCracken for making the suggestion and Allison at Alameda Theatre.

San Jose Earthquakes fundraiser (09/27/2015)


The San Jose Earthquakes have reserved a block of seats at their September 27th match so that we can all get inspired and raise money for the club. Invite your friends, family, neighborhood baker and extended cousins for what should be an excellent summer evening activity.

Avaya Stadium is the Earthquake’s brand-spanking-new home about an hour’s drive down in San Jose. The game is on Sunday so traffic shouldn’t be too bad.

Visit their ticket site or click the banner above and enter the promo code (alamedasc) to purchase tickets in ASC’s block of seats in Section 123 at Avaya Stadium for the Quakes September 27th match against Salt Lake City. $5 of each ticket sold goes back to Alameda SC as a fundraiser.

Avaya Stadium Map

Pre-Tryout Training Wrap-Up.

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.

Jack London Coaches Tournament

The JLYSSL Coaches Tournament will be this Saturday 12/13/15 at College of Alameda (all weather) field. Below is the schedule. If you would like to play please send an email to Mark Haskett.

Include your name, preferred position, and whether you would like to play on the comp team or pick-up team.

Time Home Team Away Team
8:00 – 9:00 Oakland Piedmont
9:00 – 10:00 EBU Montclair
10:00 – 11:00 Alameda Oakland
11:00 – Noon Piedmont EBU
Noon – 1:00 Montclair Alameda
1:00 – 2:00 #1 Points #4 Points
2:00 – 3:00 #2 Points #3 Points
3:30 – 4:30 Final  Championship

Club’s End of Season Party

We will be having our Club’s end of season party at Speisekammer Restaurant (2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda) on Monday November 17th.  Doors open at 6 pm.  Appetizers and drinks from 6-7 pm. Dinner will be served from 7-9 pm. This is our opportunity to acknowledge the volunteers who share their time and resources throughout the year so the kids can play soccer. We have had a great year due to the time our volunteers have invested and we want to thank each of you for your contributions.

All volunteers including coaches, assistant coaches, referees, team managers, board members and spouses are invited.

Hope to see you all there!

Make-Up Day Announcement from Shooting Stars

Make-up Day is scheduled for Sunday, November 2nd at Godfrey Park.

If you missed Photo Day and have not yet signed up for Make-up Day, click here to do so.

Shooting Stars will contact all players and teams that sign-up for Make-up Day and details. Teams will be assigned a photo time, just like Photo Day, and individual players will be given a timeframe which they may attend as “walk-ups”. Target release date of Make-up Day schedule is 1-2 weeks beforehand – thanks in advance for your patience!

Columbus Day Soccer Camp with Challenger Sports

British_Soccer_Camps_2011One day camp at Harrington Park on Monday October 13th with the professional British Soccer coaches that are working with ASC Islanders this fall!

All campers be taught the fundamental soccer skills players need to master ball control and be successful in 1v1 situations. The camp will provide an opportunity for your child to play in challenging situations, learn from experienced staff and build their love of the game. All campers will begin at 9am, with an experience of the Challenger 1,000 touches and progress through the day to scrimmages and game situations, ending camp at 1.30pm.

Please provide a lunch for your Soccer player – they will be supervised by the Challenger staff through lunch time.

SIMPLY CLICK HERE to sign up for the camp (Early drop off begins at 8.30am)

Questions, please contact: Lee Dunne, Alameda Director of Coaching, at 916-596-1664.