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FALL 2020 REC REGISTRATION IS OPEN


The league season is expected to begin in September and continue for 8-10 weekends. Traditionally, practices would start in late August, but this is not a traditional year. The practice and game schedules will be set once healthcare experts deem it safe to return, registration is closed, and teams are formed, but as a general guideline:

1.    U6: Single event per week.  Sunday afternoons in Alameda, with 30 minutes of practice followed by a 30 minute match.
2.    U7 & U8: Two events per week.  One practice during the week, in Alameda and usually at the team coach’s preferred field.  The weekly match is on Saturdays, also in Alameda.
3.    U10 & Above:  Teams typically practice twice during the week in Alameda, and play one match each weekend.  Matches are played on either Saturday or Sunday, and played in Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley, Montclair and/or Piedmont.  Farthest drive during the season is typically 20 minutes.

Our anticipated Fall 2020 Recreational Program fees are below. These fees were based on assuming a normal, full season of soccer, including practices, games, and U10 and above Fall league tournament. They also include an increase in per player fees from JLYSL (Jack London Youth Soccer League) for 2020-21, for fields, administration, and referee costs that was set prior to the current situation. Given the uncertainty about the upcoming season, we are not sure if JLYSL will adjust their fees or if COVID-19 restrictions will limit trainings and competitions.

Fall 2020 Recreational Program Fees:

  • U6 – $175
  • U7 – $225
  • U8 – $225
  • U10 and Above – $300


At this point it is hard to know exactly what the season will look like, but we feel confident that at the minimum some form of training will be able to take place in the near future.  

We are collecting a minimal $20 non-refundable deposit from each player that will be used for administrative costs and to purchase player passes (registration in US Soccer) which provide insurance coverage for our players. It also enables us to be ready to return to train/play as soon as we receive clearance. 

Our plan is to revisit these fees at the end of June when we may know more, make adjustments, and set up an installment payment structure that will allow us to have players pay as closely as possible for the training and events they will receive. The $20 initial deposit will be deducted from any future fees paid.


REGISTER HERE


NOTE:  Since Sports Connect is a new registration platform for ASC, all families will have to register as a new user.  Once you register your child, the website will automatically send you to the appropriate age group to complete registration.
Once teams are formed and the league sets schedules, coaches will provide families with further information. Please do not expect to have game or practice schedules until shortly before the season begins.

For questions related to the Recreational Soccer program contact our Recreational Team Coordinator at recteamscoordinator@alamedasoccer.org

For registration questions or to request financial assistance contact our Registrar at recregistrar@alamedasoccer.org

If you are unsure about the correct age group, refer to the Age Chart.

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