2001 Islanders Girls place 2nd at Stanford Classic

This weekend we played in the Stanford Summer Classic D1 tournament competing with teams from both premier and gold levels.

For the second year in a row we played a tournament just before the season starts and straight after our team camp to prepare for the fall league. I like to treat it as a pre-season, understand our strengths and weaknesses so we are fully ready for the first game of the fall season.

This season was different, after the work the girls have put in throughout the summer through various camps and the team camps the girls were more than ready for the challenge awaiting.

The first game on Saturday was against Almaden FC Quicksilver, a team we will face in the fall gold league. Our performance in this game was incredible, taking a 2-0 win with goals from midfielders Zoe Peterson and Sydney Owyang. The first half performance was up there with the best I have ever seen from this talented group of girls, the second half the attacking play dropped a little but the defence remained solid throughout with the defensive trio of Julia Kennedy, Alina Soto and new islander Elle Kallsen getting the girls of the game (GOG).

The second game was a very hard fought game against SACYSL California Northstars, another team we will face in the fall league. 0-0 throughout with both defenses standing firm not giving away many chances until the last minute of the game, 3 players Elle Kallsen, Sydney Owyang and Molly Cha able determined to find that last bit of energy after 119 minutes of soccer to win the ball, beat a player, find a killer pass and finish a high pressure chance to win the game 1-0. The girls of the game, once again Elle Kallsen for winning every single challenge against some dangerous wingers and Molly Cha for being everywhere she needed to be on the field, running at players with the ball, winning every 50/50 and most importantly scoring the game winning goal. 2 wins out of 2 going into Sunday’s game.

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Game 3 on Sunday was against Alternativo Futbol. This was the most physical game of the weekend with 3 players from the opposition getting yellow cards for a numerous badly-timed tackles. The Islanders stepped up their game, competed physically and technically to take a 3-1 win with goals from Olivia Sprouse, Alina Soto and Leah Rice. The girls of the game for game 3 were Zoe Peterson who ran the game from the start, linking defense to attack and creating numerous chances throughout the game. Alina Soto was the other girl of the game, a goal scoring centre defender who won every single 50/50 challenge against a very physical team. Alina scored from a corner to make the game 2-1 before leah added the third goal. Julienne Grandy another new islander was the final girl of the game for a physical performance wanting to win every challenge and being a machine in the midfield. 3 wins from 3, into the final.

The final was against SACYSL California Northstars who beat FC13 3-0 to get to the final, not an easy task! FC13 took the lead from a corner in the first couple of minutes. The Islanders equalized through a determined run and calm finish from Leah Rice. Both teams had chances before Northstars took the lead and went on to win the game 3-1 with a last minute goal. The GOGs in this game were Alina and Zoe with Zoe also getting the girl of the tournament for her performances throughout the weekend.

This tournament was chosen as a pre season tournament, to get the girls warmed up for the season, to find our weaknesses. This turned out to be a great weekend with some performances which will remain long in the memory for a lot of players, coaches and parents.

Alameda Islanders 2001 girls are a special group of girls, they set targets high and surpass them, this tournament was a sign of things to come and we expect to have a successful season playing against some top quality opposition.

Challenger British Soccer location change

To those that have registered for the Challenger British Soccer camps with Alameda Soccer Club this Summer:

Due to field maintenance at Atlantic Field the location of the camp has been changed and the camp will now be held at Bayport Park.

Address: Bayport Park, 301 Jack London Avenue, Alameda, 94501

I hope this does not cause too much inconvenience. All other camp details will remain the same.

Finally; don’t forget to tell your friends about camp; the more people who register the more fun will be had! We also have a special refer a friend promotion in which you can receive $30 credit for each new camper that you refer to our program.

Check out this link for details; https://challenger.configio.com/refer/friend

Kevin Comer 

Last Minute Offer – Summer Camps – FREE SCHOLARSHIP TO GIVE AWAY

One Week, One Passion will be coming to our community this summer!
Local Program:
 Alameda Soccer Club
Dates: July 10th – July 14th
Location: Atlantic Field, 2040 Main Street, Alameda

#ONEWEEKONEPASSION

TAKING THE SOCCER GENERATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL…

• One Week. A one week, 6 hour per day program, for ages 10 to 18. An experience providing the skills, quickness of play, techniques, disciplines and knowledge vital for the USA’s soccer generation.
• One Passion. A chosen, expert, international team from Challenger Sports, provide an inventive, mentoring and motivational focus, empowering you to take your game to the next level.
• What it takes. A focus on one professional player per day and what took them to the next level.
• Mentoring. Personal one to one encouraging analysis and advice from your coach.
• FREE Gifts. Valued at over $100 including an Under Armour Match Jersey, Training Jersey, #OnePassion Soccer Ball.

Click here to find out what people are saying about our Camps!

Comment on our Blog or Facebook post to win the scholarship to get the week free!

If you’re going to the Quakes game tonight

Please contact Scott MacAskill at scottmac132@gmail.com to see if you can get an invitation to participate in the on field flag ceremony. You need to be there by 3:45!

4:00pm: Meet at the large free standing Quakes logo located outside the Box Office windows. From here you will need to check in, get a wristband, go through security and enter the stadium. Please keep in mind that once inside the stadium you cannot leave. Practice will take about 30 minutes.

Field Entrance Location – 6:40pm: Meet at the ramp leading to the field near Section 101 to perform the ceremony.

Attire: Jeans and sneakers (no heals or sandals!). Quakes will provide shirts.

2017-18 Competitive Tryouts (2000-2003 Birth Years)

Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Alameda Islanders Competitive Team tryouts for players with a 2000-2003 birth-year will be held May 22-25 at Hornet Field. Mark your calendar and refer to the chart below to determine the appropriate dates and times for your player. This May tryout date is based on NorCal’s new mandated specific tryout window for the 2000-2003 age group. Tryouts will be run by the Challenger Sport professional training staff and ASC coaches. Players are expected to attend both days.

Boys 2000-2003
Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Girls 2000-2003
Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

All tryouts are at Hornet Field (map)

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. Players 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 More Information:
Frequently Asked Questions about Competitive Soccer
Alameda Islanders Tryout Policies and Procedures

Two Rivers Soccer Camp

Imagine a summer where…

Having fun is endless and high level soccer training and new friendships are an everyday endeavor.

Imagine a week at Two Rivers Soccer Camp!

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Two Rivers invites all Alameda Soccer Club players to join us this summer for our 46th season!

Check out photos from past seasons on our Facebook page.


Winter Office
Two Rivers Soccer Camp
P.O. Box 266
Saratoga, CA 95070
415-928-6902

Summer Office
Two Rivers Soccer Camp
P.O. Box 297
Graeagle, CA 96103
530-836-2869

ASC day at the Earthquakes (05/27/2016)

earthquakes

In what is now a seasonal tradition, the San Jose Earthquakes have reserved a block of seats at their May 27th match against the LA Galaxy. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors and cheer on the local pros!

The game is in Avaya Stadium about an hour’s drive down in San Jose. The game is on Sunday at 6:45 pm so traffic shouldn’t be too bad.

Visit their ticket site or click the banner above and enter the promo code (alameda0527) to purchase tickets in ASC’s block of seats at Avaya Stadium for the Quakes May 27th match against the LA Galaxy. Tickets are $38 with $5 of each ticket going back to Alameda SC as a fundraiser.

Stadium Map (ASC block in Section 123)

Avaya Stadium Map

Parking info

avaya-stadium-parking

Soccer Summer Camp

ASC Families,

Once again, Alameda Soccer Club has partnered with Challenger Sports to offer a variety of soccer camps geared towards a wide range of ages and skill levels.  Please take a look at the below opportunities for your children.  All camp schedules, fees and registration can be found by clicking HERE.

For additional information or questions please contact Lee Dunne at lee.j.dunne@gmail.com or Kevin Comer kcomer@challengersports.com 

Tetra Brazil Camps 

The TetraBrazil Camp combines traditional Brazilian technical practices with the flair, passion, and creativity of South American soccer. The TetraBrazil curriculum has been designed by an organization of professional soccer educators in Brazil to provide teams, coaches and players in North America with the same expert level of training received by the Professional Brazilian Clubs. Campers will warm up to samba music, learn Portuguese phrases and discover what it is like to grow up in a country where playing soccer is treated like a religion.

British Soccer Camp

 Over the past 25 years Challenger Sports’ vast army of International coaches have helped hundreds of thousands of boys and girls learn, improve, master, and fall in love with the sport of soccer.

The British Soccer Camp program will contain Challenger’s own brand of innovative practice, coached games, camp world cup, cultural education, character building, and Fun!

Your professionally coached sessions typically include: Individual Foot Skills, Fakes, Moves and Turns, Freestyle Soccer, Technical & Tactical Instruction, Small-Sided Games, Daily World Cup Style Tournament, and Fantastic Cultural Experiences!

One Week One Passion (OWOP)

This is our newest and most competitive level camp for players ages 10 – 18. A one week, 6 hour a day program that provides the skills, quickness of play, techniques, discipline and knowledge vital for the next generation of soccer superstars. Challenger Sports, highest qualified and most experienced coaches provide an inventive and motivational focus, mentoring and empowering players to take their game to the next level. In addition to an intense and high level focus on technical and tactical development, each player will receive one on one mentoring, a personalized player development plan and insights into what it takes to compete both mentally and physically at the highest level. Check us out on YouTube and see the attached flyer for more details.

 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to always get the latest info. https://www.facebook.com/alamedasoccer/