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Register for 2020-21 Competitive tryouts

We will share tryout and more information on team formation and 2020/21 player fees in early May. In the meantime, to help ASC plan for next year. We would like for you to register for tryouts now. Registration is free, and knowing our numbers by age group will be key to planning for next season in terms of teams, coaches, and facilities. 

Please use this link https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/229828 to register for 2020-21 competitive tryouts. 

ASC has been serving children in Alameda for decades. ASC is a non-profit organization that provides the opportunity for over 1300 youth soccer players to participate in this wonderful sport each year. Our club prides itself on keeping fees as low as possible while covering all fixed costs. In addition, we offer generous scholarships to families with financial need so that no child is ever turned away.

Alameda Soccer club zoom coaching sessions

After last weeks successful sessions, we’re pleased to announce that until we can all be back on the soccer field, we’ll be hosting weekly zoom coaching sessions! All you’ll need is a soccer ball, a small area to practice & access to zoom!

  • Monday @5pm:
    Ball Mastery for Comp players with Coach Ryan
  • Tuesday @4pm:
    Ball Mastery for Rec players with Coach Dom
  • Wednesday @3pm:
    Game Analysis with Coach Adam
  • Thursday @4pm:
    Ball Mastery for Rec players with Coach Ryan
  • Friday @5pm:
    Ball Mastery for Comp players with Coach Dom

All the individual details and meeting links will be sent out prior to the meeting in an email so be on the look out!

Spring Update – COVID-19

Alameda Islander Families,

We want to keep everyone updated on how the club is dealing with the COVID-19 health pandemic. To do this we will send out an update every Monday with any new information. We will also send out updates if anything significant arises during the week.

As of now we are waiting for further guidance from our soccer governing organizations on how to proceed with the spring season. Currently, all in person activities have been cancelled untill April 12th in compliance with US Club Soccer and California Governor Gavin Newsom’s directives to help protect public health and safety. The ASC board and other groups have been holding regular online meetings to formulate a plan for moving forward.

Players can continue their individual training. The following resources are available:

  • The Norcal Premier HW App – TopYa!
  • Alameda SC daily challenge on Alameda Soccer Club Instagram. Players can post videos of themselves completing it along with challenges for others to complete. Please tag the videos with #ASCchallenge.
  • Our Director of Coaching, Adam Butler, also sent out a workout for players to complete this week which can be found in a previous post.
  • Players can also try the BeastMode app, My Soccer Training.

Best Regards,
Alameda Soccer Club

TopYa! Registration Directions –https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EDlpUDwAmd3VG_wqqWMYn6R_AhAnPITOLgd8mFkzSe0/edit?usp=sharing

My Soccer Training Registration
https://app.mysoccertraining.com/pre-registration

Workout from home

First and most importantly, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

Please find this weeks at home soccer workout. This includes a ball mastery video and a home conditioning workout video. Please send videos of You or your athlete doing these exercises to be featured on our social media pages to coachadambutler@hotmail.com.

Technical Work

Ball Mastery Video 

Ball mastery

  • Toe Taps – 30 Seconds
  • Pendulums – 30 Seconds
  • Bow Ties – 30 Seconds
  • Rollovers – 30 Seconds
  • 1 minute rest

Repeat 3x 

Ball and Wall

  • One Touch Alternate Foot – 2 minutes
  • 30 Second Rest 
  • Two Touch Alternate Foot – 2 minutes
  • 30 Second Rest 
  • Two Touch Same Foot Touch & Pass – 2 minutes
  • 30 Second Rest 
  • Receive & Turn Alternate Side – 2 minutes
  • 30 Second Rest 

Figure of 8 – If no cones, use any two objects

  • Right Foot Only – 1 Minute
  • 1 minute Rest   
  • Left Foot Only – 1 Minute
  • 1 Minute Rest 
  • Insides Only – 1 Minute
  • 1 Minute Rest 
  • Outside Only – 1 Minute
  • 1 Minute Rest
  • Rollover Through Middle – 1 Minute
  • 1 Minute Rest  

Conditioning Work

Conditioning Workout Video  

  • 10 Minute Run – As fast as possible 
  • 30 Seconds Squat
  • 30 Seconds Rest 
  • 30 Seconds Push Up
  • 30 Seconds Rest 
  • 30 Seconds Alternate Lunges
  • 30 Seconds Rest 
  • 30 Seconds Sit Up
  • 30 Seconds Rest 
  • 30 Seconds Burpee
  • 30 Seconds Rest 

Repeat 4x 

We will also be adding videos to our youtube channel so please subscribe to see all new content! – ASC Islander Training

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with an exercise! 

Adam Butler Director of Coaching Alameda Soccer Club

2020 Spring Rec registration is now open!

Registration is open for players
U6-U16 for $140 for all age groups.

No tryouts needed. Everyone welcome of every experience and skill level. Simply register, request to play with friends, and have a BLAST!

Register here

Registration closes on March 1.

The recreational soccer season (Jack London Youth Soccer League) will tentatively begin on Saturday April 4, with 8-10 scheduled matches, and end the weekend of June 6-7. No matches will be played on Easter Sunday or Memorial Day Weekend.

Practices are typically held once a week for U7 and U8 teams and twice a week for U10 and above. There are no separate practice sessions during the week for U6 (Sunday practices/games only = one hour).

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 the game, and playing with friends/schoolmates. Players can request to play with their friends or with a specific coach on the registration form.

More details about Spring Recreational Soccer