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Islanders visit the UK

Most Islander families have done the travel circuit. Manteca, Lathrop, Davis, Sacramento. Maybe Napa or Santa Cruz. This summer, the 2008 boys took travel to another level. The destination? The United Kingdom!

It was a soccer packed 10 days. Within 24 hours of landing in London, most of the boys and their families headed to Wembley Stadium for the Community Shield, the final preseason game before the start of the Premier League, which Manchester City won over Liverpool in a penalty shootout thriller. As the trip wound down we enjoyed a very different stadium experience at Burnley’s Turf Moor, which has been hosting top level soccer since 1883. In a classic soaking English rain, Burnley won 3-0 over Southampton and, perhaps as importantly, made several long lasting young American fans. In between these unforgettable spectator experiences, the boys got to tour three of the most iconic stadiums in England—Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford, and Anfield. And probably more memorable that any of that—training sessions with coaches from Charlton Athletic and Manchester United coaches as well as four games against honest to goodness UK kids. There were even a couple of games for younger siblings thrown in for good measure. Oh, and there were some other things too—the Tower of London, theater, a giant castle in Wales, Shakespeare’s house.

But probably more importantly than any of the soccer experiences was the chance for the boys, and the families, to bond and really get to know each other. They went to the UK as teammates but came back as a tightknit team.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for ASC’s New Futsal Court

On Sunday, February 11, the Alameda Soccer Club will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new Hornet Futsal Court located at 250 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501.

The Hornet Futsal Court was funded in part by the Alameda Soccer Club and the San Jose Earthquakes and provides a state-of-the-art court that meets FIFA regulations for non-international play. The San Jose Earthquakes are sponsoring the festivities and will also use this event for the annual unveiling of their 2018 jerseys.

There will be inflatables for the kids, vendor booths for the parents, and food trucks for all.

The schedule of events is as follows:

10:00 am Youth soccer training led by San Jose Earthquakes Players

11:30 am Unveiling of the 2018 San Jose Earthquakes jerseys with surprise guests.

12:00 pm Ribbon cutting ceremony, which includes remarks from local notables such as Mayor Trish Spencer, councilman Frank Matarrese, Alameda Recreation and Park Director Amy Wooldridge, supporters of Alameda Soccer Club and Alameda
Futsal Club.

12:30 pm First official youth Futsal games on the new courts

2:00 pm – dusk Futsal games continue (pick-up games)

There will also be soccer clinics for kids under 12. Each session will be 45 minutes long and held on Hornet field. Clinics will be held at 10am , Noon, 12:45pm, and 1:30pm. Click the link below to sign up. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Jersey Unveil Clinic signup

Other info
Facebook Event page
Announcement on San Jose Earthquake website

Estuary Park Grand Opening

Save the date!

Alameda Recreation and Parks Department will be celebrating the opening of our newest Alameda field, Estuary Park on the West End at 200 Mosley Avenue.

The Grand Opening is set for Saturday, January 20th at noon. ARPD will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and then the Alameda Little League Challenger Division will be playing a 2-inning demonstration game. ARPD will be providing free hot dogs, popcorn and Estuary Park pennants for the community.

End of Season Coaches Tournament

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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

Coaches-Kids-Parents-Trainers Friendly Match – October 1st

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Following on from the success of the last 2 coaches and parents game we will be hosting a 3rd game October 1st at Hornet Field, Alameda starting at 6pm.

This is a great chance to show the players we can do what we are telling them to do every game and every practice. It is played in a light-hearted manner with players of all abilities making an appearance.

There will be food and refreshments available. We will also have a small soccer field for kids coming watching the game to play on at the side.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please confirm your attendance via email to Adam or Elliot so we know how many players to expect.

Adam Butler –  coachadambutler@hotmail.com
Elliot Juggins – elliotjuggins@hotmail.com

Thanks
Adam
Alameda Soccer Club

ASC day at the Earthquakes (9/12/2016)

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In what is now a seasonal tradition, the San Jose Earthquakes have reserved a block of seats at their Ocotber 16th match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors and ceer 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 2pm so traffic shouldn’t be too bad.

Visit their ticket site or click the banner above and enter the promo code (alamedasc1016) to purchase tickets in ASC’s block of seats at Avaya Stadium for the Quakes October 16th match against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Tickets are $31.75 with $5 of each ticket going back to Alameda SC as a fundraiser.

Avaya Stadium Map

San Jose Earthquakes fundraiser (04/24/2016)

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The San Jose Earthquakes have reserved a block of seats at their April 24th match against Kansas City. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors. Cheer on the local pros and see how it’s done!

The game is in Avaya Stadium about an hour’s drive down in San Jose. The game is on Sunday at 12:30 so traffic shouldn’t be too bad.

Visit their ticket site or click the banner above and enter the promo code (alameda0424) to purchase tickets in ASC’s block of seats at Avaya Stadium for the Quakes April 24th match against Kansas City. Tickets are about $30 each with $5 of each ticket going back to Alameda SC as a fundraiser.

Avaya Stadium Map

Photo Day dates

I know it’s a bit early to think about photos when the season is just getting underway but the dates are fixed so we figured we might as well tell you so you can mark your calendars.

Sunday, October 16th 9th at Tillman Park. Mark your calendars.

If you can’t make this date (you sure do plan in advance!) there will be a makeup day November 6th at Godfrey.

Both dates have been added to the the League Calendar which is where you can find other handy dates such as league meetings, tryouts and season schedules.