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

Donations for the Love of the Game

When Anne-Marie Mitchell was younger, she played with the Alameda Soccer Club. Now she’s a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa and is returning home to visit Alameda. While here, Anne-Marie is asking for donations of old soccer balls, jerseys, or other equipment to take back with her to her village Africa.

Village kids playing soccer

The kids adore the sport but don’t always have the equipment they need to play. Of particular need are soccer balls (the ones they play with are always deflating) but anything else you can spare will be appreciated.

I’ll send details to your coaches on where they can drop off donations so bring your old equipment to your practice or games so they can drop it off. Anne-Marie will be here through May 12th so please get everything to you coach in the next week or two so I can get them to Anne-Marie by May 10th or so.

Friends of Football

Map of the region of where Anne-Marie is serving in Benin.



Challenger Summer Camps and Memorial Day Camp


Summer camp dates are here: Click the date your interested in for details and to sign up.

July 13-17 at Hornet Field

August 3-7 at Hornet Field

Memorial Day Camp

Come out to this special one day camp, camp is at Hornet Field, with the club trainers – Elliot, Adam, and Michael!!

This camp is the last of the spring season series, prior to the summer camps beginning.

All campers will go through the Challenger 1,000 touches, take part in the new ‘Panna’ challenge and progress through the day to scrimmages and game situations, ending camp at 3pm. Early drop off to begin at 8.30am.

Please provide a lunch, water, shin guards, and soccer cleats for your Soccer player.

If you have any questions, please contact Lee Dunne,
Alameda Soccer Club Director of Coaching, at 916-596-1664
or email

Challenger Spring Break Skills Camp



Come out to this special 4 day camp, at HORNET FIELD, with the professional British Soccer coaches!! Camp is 4/6 to 4/9. 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 3.30pm.

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

Each day will have a different focus:

Monday – Foot work and skills
Tuesday – Beating the defender
Wednesday – Possession
Thursday – Striking and finishing

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

If you have any questions, please contact Lee Dunne, Alameda Director of Coaching, at 916-596-1664.

LEE DUNNE – Regional Director CA & NV
Challenger Sports: Camps, Training, Tours, Tournaments, Teamwear
Tel: 916-596-1664   Fax: 916-993-9240
1540 River Park Drive, Suite 224A, Sacramento, CA 95815

Spring Soccer Registration is Open

Registration for Spring Recreational Soccer is open!

Click here to register.

Alameda Soccer Club (ASC) has decided to invest in our youngest members and provide them with the best possible soccer experience. As such, ASC has enhanced the Recreational Soccer program for 2015 Spring U6, U7 and U8 age groups. This enhancement will provide a stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable practice experience and environment. The program will allow players and coaches to be exposed to age appropriate skills and small-sided games. This investment will give the players game skills in a fun, high-interest, fast-paced manner. The coaches will also gain insight and advice as to how to teach and encourage young, developing players. The overriding desire is for the players, as well as the coaches, to have fun playing soccer while building and developing skill sets. This type of exposure and environment will make playing the Beautiful Game even more enjoyable!

Match days will remain the same! The changes will be emphasized at the weekly practices through the routine presence of professional soccer trainers, coaching the players and coaches. Why? The best soccer clubs in the world find it is very important to make sure kids start with sound instruction at the youngest levels. In addition, we want to provide our coaches a chance to work side by side with professional trainers to give our coaches the opportunity to gain experience and valuable knowledge as well.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the ASC Recreational Coordinator or the Coaching Coordinator. We are extremely excited to be able to offer our club members the chance to work with the professional trainers and further enhance player and coaching skills for the betterment of the recreational soccer community.

Click here to register.

March Goalie Training Academy [update] Academy is full. Registration is closed

Coach Brain will be back for the month of March

to teach a goalie academy.

Dear ASC Parents, we will be running a GOALIE TRAINING ACADEMY for the month of march.

Details: Coach Brian, a NSCAA National Licensed Goalie Coach will be teaching goalie skills every Saturday in the month of March.



The Goalie Academy Registration is closed as we have filled the available groups.

We are planning additional training sessions and a week long summer program. So check back to for updates.

Thank you,

Coach Steven Adams

ASC Competitive Coordinator


USSF Referee Course

A USSF Referee Grade 8 course will be hosted by Alameda Soccer Club at Wood Middle School on Friday, March 13th (6-10pm – classroom) and Saturday, March 14th (9am-1pm – classroom, 1-5pm field session).

Pizza, soda and water will be provided for Friday evening and sandwiches will be provided for Saturday lunch between the classroom and field sessions.

There is 2½ hour video pre-course work (multiple videos) that must be completed and a test passed to be able to attend the course on March 13th (6-10pm) and Saturday, March 14th (9am-5pm).

Please complete the form and submit it to me via the following link to be added to the list of candidates for this course on the ASC website Referee page:

The number of students we can accommodate in this class is limited so please submit the form no later than this coming Friday, February 27th.

Further instructions regarding the pre-course video will be sent out to each person for this course by no later than Friday, March 6th.

The time commitment for the Grade 8 Course has been reduced down to 12 hours that includes 8 hours classroom and 4 hours field instruction. The time commitment for Grade 8 is much less than in the past.

We are putting a Referee Development Program in place for Alameda SC. The foundation of a Referee Development program is that the entry point is to successfully complete the Grade 8 Course.

Further details for the Referee Development Program will be provide at a later date.


John Richer
Alameda SC Referee Coordinator