Spring Recreational Soccer Registration now open

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.

Register today on Sportability.

For questions related to the Recreational Soccer program contact our Recreational Team coordinator. For registration questions or to request financial assistance contact our Registrar.

President’s 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.

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

Hornet Field closed for maintenance

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.

NSCAA Level 6 Diploma Class Feb. 22, 2015

NSCAA February Reminders:

The leader in soccer coaching education is revolutionizing its current course offerings, and utilizing advancing technology to better serve the soccer coaching community.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recently launched NSCAA eLearning, raising the standard associated with in-person courses, and providing coaches affordable and flexible options to add to their educational experiences.

NSCAA eLearning is the next generation from the online education currently available, such as the Special Topics Diploma webinars, the Online Resource Library, and Google Hangouts. [+] Learn more

NSCAA Courses Coming to Your Region

Start End Course City State Register Details
2/20/2015 2/22/2015 Level 6 Diploma Palo Alto CA REGISTER DETAIL
3/7/2015 3/7/2015 Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma Orem UT REGISTER DETAIL
3/13/2015 3/15/2015 Level 6 Diploma Glenwood Springs CO REGISTER DETAIL
*5/1/2015 5/10/2015 Irvine, CA – National Diploma (Two Weekend) Irvine CA REGISTER DETAIL

*Be sure to take advantage of the early registration before prices go up $100!

Not sure what to take? Check out the NSCAA Course Menu guide. To see a full list of courses, visit our Master Schedule..

Want to host an NSCAA Diploma course?  Check out the Request a Course page for more information.

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!

[+] To get a course in your area, please fill out the form on our Request a Course page here

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!

  • Downloadable lesson plans
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Upcoming Challenger Sports Soccer Camps


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.

President’s Day Soccer Camp

Spring Break Camps

Memorial Day Camp

July Summer Soccer Camp Week 1

August Soccer Summer Camp Week 2

If you have questions, please call Lee Dunne, Alameda SC DOC at 916-596-1664 or via email

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.

Competitive Soccer Tryout Times

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.

Time Age Group
8 – 9:30 U10 Boys, U12 Boys
9:30 – 11 U11 Boys
11-12:30 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.

Alameda Futsal Registration

The Alameda Futsal League winter season registration is open between now and January 10th. Visit alamedafutsalclub.org for details.

Alameda Futsal League

From their email announcement:

Futsal + Soccer = Development

What makes futsal so good for development? The game is played in a well-defined space, with boundaries instead of walls – this makes futsal similar to outdoor soccer. The speed of the game also challenges the players to think and act quickly. The game also rewards keeping possession and playing in control. In these ways, playing futsal complements and accelerates soccer skills. Still, futsal goes further because all the players are constantly engaged and actively playing – there’s no walking about waiting for action.