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Alameda soccer Club general meeting

The meeting will be held virtually on January 31, 2021 at 7pm and is open to all Alameda Soccer Club members (1 person per registered player).

Please attend if you are available and interested in learning more about ASC for the coming year. We will be voting on revised bylaws and electing the board for the coming year.
Meeting details are below

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Meeting ID: 844 2183 9634
Passcode: Alameda
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Training update

We are very excited to be back on the field.  We hope your children are enjoying being back on the field with their coaches and fellow Islanders.

As of now, NorCal has tentatively scheduled games to start in 2020. However, we don’t know at this point if or when games will actually be allowed by the State and County. For now, we are going forward with planning for socially distanced team training sessions for the fall.  As conditions evolve, we will continue to re-evaluate and keep you up to date if it looks like we will be able to participate in league/games. 

Team practices will be 2 days a week in the afternoon/evening with our professional trainers or team coach. We will be adapting our current format to allow a coaches pod and then split teams into their own pod/s (11v11 teams will be split into two pods). We will remain socially distanced, NOT allowing contact. We will be progressing through our return-to-play phases as State & County guidance allows.  

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 –

My Soccer Training 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

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