Youth Sports Concussion Clinic by Dr. Cindy Chang UCSF


To: All ASC Coaches and Parents

What: Youth Sports Concussion Clinic by Dr. Cindy Chang UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
When: Wednsday Feb. 1, 2017 7:00-8:30pm
Where: St. Josephs Notre Dame High School Gym
1109 Chestnut St. Alameda

A free clinic being offered by UCSF to educate everyone involved with our Club on concussion identification, protocols and safety measures associated with youth in our program. Though this is not mandatory, I strongly advise all ASC coaches at all levels to attend if possible. Please RSVP to if you plan on attending.

Islanders 2017 Competitive Tryouts, 2000-2003 players

Players born in 2003 and older that wish to play for an Islanders team in the spring of 2017 are invited to attend Player Placement Day. These players must attend the Player Placement days listed below. Tryouts for 2017 Islanders Fall teams will be held in May or June.

Register on TeamSnap

Please see the the FAQs and 2017 Competitive Tryouts post for details about other age groups and the ASC Competitive program.

Islanders 2017 Competitive Tryouts

Tryouts & Team Placements for the 2017 Alameda Islander Competitive soccer season will be held at Hornet Field (map) beginning in January. Mark your calendar and refer to the following Age Chart to determine which age group your daughter or son will be in for the 2017 season and the times they should attend.

NorCal Soccer has mandated specific tryout date windows by birth year. We have tried to take into consideration other sports conflicts while adhering to the new mandate. Tryouts will be run by Lee Dunne, the Challenger Sport professional training staff, and ASC coaches. Players are expected to attend both days.

Players born in 2003 and older that wish to play for an Islanders team in the spring of 2017 will be invited to attend a Player Placement Day. Dates, times, and additional information regarding Player Placement Day are posted here.

Players must register for Tryouts. Register NOW on Team Snap.
Make sure to complete the Medical Release Waiver form when registering and bring with you to tryouts.

For tryouts players 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 white t-shirt and dress appropriate for soccer and 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. If possible, they should also bring a soccer ball.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Competitive Soccer please click here.


Mike Barnes
ASC Islanders Competitive Team Coordinator

Alameda Futsal Club – Winter League

Team registration is open for AFC’s 2017 Winter League

Register your team (or teams) now and players that complete registration before 12/25 will get the early bird fee of $100/player. After 12/25, per player fees rise to $125.

  • Teams can be co-ed or single-sex at U8 and up
  • The season runs from January 7th through March 5th
  • Most games on Saturdays between 8 am and 5 pm or Sundays between 8 am and 12 pm
  • All games played at The Alameda Point Gymnasium, 1101 West Redline Avenue, Alameda, CA
  • At least a 6-game season with an end-of-season tournament
  • Minimum of 6 players, maximum of 9 players per team
    $10 sibling discount

Learn more about the 2017 Winter League and register your team at

Parking for Avaya Stadium

For those going to the NCAA Women’s Championship down at Avaya Stadium today, here’s some parking info.

Avaya Stadium Parking:

  • General Admission: $10, please travel on the stadium side/non-airport side to turn into the lots because you won’t be able to cross traffic easily until Costco (Brokaw)
  • Click the image below for the PDF.


Other Info:

Final: Sunday, December 4

Inflatable kid activities and merchandise available in the 7Up Epicenter; 6 food trucks; limited rally towels to be made available

  • Parking Lots Open1:00pm
  • Box Office Opens1:30pm
  • Stadium Gates: 2:00pm
  • Kickoff3:00pm

VTA Bus Service Update:

Friday, Dec. 2: Regular Service Only on Line 10

Sunday, Dec. 4:

  • Additional Line 10 service before games – FREE between Santa Clara University, Avaya Stadium, and San José Mineta Int’l Airport
  • 3 buses available postgame (2 towards Santa Clara & 1 towards Metro)
  • No 231 service from Downtown

Rideshare parking/drop-off: Across the street from the Lowe’s shopping center (approximately: 1108 Coleman Ave.) in the cell phone waiting area for SJC Airport

Bag Policy: Under the new Major League Soccer, league-wide Bag Policy, fans are PROHIBITED from bring the following into a stadium: Large purses, Coolers, Briefcases, Backpacks, Luggage of any kind, Computer bags, Camera bags, any bag larger than 14’’x14’’x6’’

FAQs on Avaya Stadium


End of Season Coaches Tournament


Date : Saturday December 3rd
Location : College of Alameda
Time : 8AM – 2PM

Rules of Play

  • The games will have 25 minute halves with a 5 minute halftime
  • As a single field we will run the games back to back
  • Two Games Throughout the Day Plus Championship Game
  • The 2 teams with the most wins and goal differential will go to the final

Game Schedule
MSC vs ASC – 8am
PSC vs EBU – 9am
MSC vs OSC – 10am
EBU vs ASC – 11am
OSC vs PSC – 12pm

The championship game will be at 1pm.

There will be no consolation game.

Lunch will be provided

Make up Photos at Scott MacAskil’s House


Scott MacAskil has received photos ordered from Make-up Picture day Nov. 6.

You can pick them up at his house: 132 Haight Ave, big yellow house at cross of Lincoln and Haight (with camper in driveway). They will be in plastic bins on my porch in order of age groups.

There will also be a clip board with a list. Please cross off your team once you have picked up your team’s photo package.

Please distribute photos to your families asap.

Families should have received an email from Shooting Stars that shows the photos of their player. If they wish to order additional photo products they can do so from there.

If there are any problems or missing items please let me know.

Enjoy your photos!!

Scott MacAskill
ASC Photo Coordinator