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College Soccer Academy for Girls

college soccer camp

College Soccer Academy is holding a a girls College ID Camp at the So Cal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California, July 12th and 13th (Tues/Wed). There will be college coaches from California, Stanford, University of North Carolina, Washington State University, University of Washington, University of Utah, Loyola Marymount University, UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, University of San Francisco, University of New Mexico, University of Hawaii, Peninsula College…with more to be announced coaching and running the sessions.

Each player will have the opportunity to be exposed to every coach in attendance. Sessions will be designed to allow players the opportunity to experience real college training environments. All participants will play in two 11 vs 11 games on Wednesday afternoon, in front of our star studded staff as well as other DI, DII, DIII College Coaches that have been invited to our event.

Schedule Tuesday:
8:45AM Check-In
9:30AM-12:30PM Stations
12:30PM-1:15PM Lunch
1:15PM-3PM Games

Schedule Wednesday:
9AM-12PM Stations
12PM-12:45PM Lunch
1PM-4PM Games

Cost: $349.00
Grade/Age: 7th Grade-12th Grade (as of 2016/2017 School Year)
Players: Field Players & Goalkeepers (there will be specific goalkeeper training both days)

Gender: Females

Field Location:  So Cal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California, (3300 El Corazon Drive)

ASC Concussion Protocol

Everyone involved in youth sports is becoming aware of the risks associated with concussions. ASC is adopting policies consistent with already published concussion guidelines from the US Soccer Federation (USSF), where our focus is on the health and safety of our players. (USSF’s full Recognize to Recover injury prevention initiative, which also includes information on cardiac safety and heat-related illnesses, can be found here).

All coaches must review the protocol and complete the online CDC training program on head trauma called “Heads UP: concussion in youth sports.”  We also encourage parents and older players to read the protocol and complete the training course.

NOTE: Coaches, parents, and players MUST COMPLY with the referee’s decision to remove a player suspected of head trauma. That player CANNOT reenter the game until cleared by a medical professional.

E-Soccer Program for kids with Physical and Mental Disabilities

e soccerAlameda Soccer Club alumni Ethan Woon asked to let the community know about an organization that he is working with to teach the game of soccer to special needs children. If you know someone that would like to take advantage of (or donate to) this program, please contact Ethan.

E-Soccer (Exceptional Children Soccer) is an all-volunteer, inclusive soccer program where typical and special needs children aged 5 and up participate alongside each other in an inclusive environment. We are dedicated to empowering children of all abilities to reach their full athletic and social potential.

E-Soccer’s inclusion methodology promotes leadership as well as social, character, and athletic development for each child in an individualized manner. Children are taught to learn from one another.

E-Soccer is offered free of charge for all families and operates from private donations. We happily accept monetary and equipment donations at any time. If you are interested in making a donation, you can do so by going to the donations tab on the home page or by contacting your local E-Soccer Coordinator.

Starting April 2, 2016
For kids 5-9
Volunteers come at 9
Session for kids is 9:45-10:45

Bayport Park
Mosley Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501

If interested, please email Ethan Woon at ewoon2@gmail.com

Drills and Homework

I know it’s Summer and the last thing you want to think about is homework but the Summer is the best time to hone your skills and get ready for the Fall season (you did register right?)

Chris Lonsdale put together a great site with some exercises that players can do to improve their conditioning. ASC Islander Footskills has links to videos (like the one below) of workout drills that you can practice on your own to get ready for the upcoming season.

Have a look and see you on the pitch!