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.
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.
Alameda Soccer Club is pleased to announce the opening of Spring 2015 registration for players U10-U19! Please use the Age Chart to see which age group in which to register your son or daughter. Registration for Recreational players U6-U8 will be following shortly.
The Recreational soccer season (Jack London Youth Soccer League) will begin on Saturday March 28, with 9 scheduled matches. No matches will be played on Easter Day or Memorial Day Weekend. Practices are typically held 1-2 times a week for 90 minutes each time. Once teams are formed, coaches will provide families with further information.
Any child 5 years and older can register to play on a Recreational team. The focus is on having fun, learning and playing with friends & schoolmates. Recreational players can ask to play with their friends, or for a coach. The cost to register is $50 for the Spring season.
ASC PRESIDENTS DAY SOCCER CAMP in association with Challenger Sports
Come out to this special one day camp, field TBC, with the professional British Soccer coaches!!
All campers be taught the fundamental soccer skills players need to master ball control and be successful in 1 v 1 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.
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 www.challengersports.com
Please note that Hornet field will is closed for the next 6-8 weeks while we get rid of some broad leaf weeds that are killing the grass.
It’s important to keep off the fields to allow for proper maintenance for the upcoming season so if you see any unauthorized groups using Hornet field, please email the ASC Field Coordinator so he can contact Alameda Police.
Thanks for your help and helping keep down the thousands of dollars of costs to maintain Hornet field.
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Request to Host a Course:
You can now request an NSCAA Coaching Education Diploma Course online! You may choose from the Level 1 – 6, Goalkeeping 1 – 3 and Special Topics Diplomas. The process is simple; Determine three dates that work for your club along with the course you would like to host. All you have to do is submit your information and an NSCAA representative will contact you within 48 hours to get your request going!
The NSCAA has recently introduced a mobile app which is available for iOS and Android users on either a phone or tablet. The NSCAA Mobile App puts the resources, benefits and information you come to expect from the Association at your fingertips, and it is all available free of charge!
We are pleased to announce our 2015 Alameda Soccer camp schedule with Challenger Sports.
All of the one day camps are delivered by Alameda Soccer Club Islanders professional trainers and club DOC, Lee Dunne. The camps are all day programs that begin with foundations of skills and using different surfaces of the foot for control, skills and moves. The day progresses through skill stations, which include 1v1’s and 2v2’s.
Click on the links below for registration. All camps will be at Hornet Field.
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.