Island sports: Alameda Soccer Club update
Alameda Soccer Club has represented all of Alameda, whether they want to play soccer as a recreational sport or at the competitive level. This fall season, Alameda Soccer Club (ASC) made an extra effort to make sure that all families would not be burdened with a high fee for registering their daughter or son to play soccer.
The ASC board of directors recognized that many Alameda families have been affected by the current recession and decided to lower the player fees for this fall season. Under 6 and Under 8 players will now pay only $65 for the season and this also includes a 2010 World Cup Jersey with their favorite country on it.
More studies have shown that outdoor recreational activities are very beneficial to children’s development and improves their social skills. One of the benefits of playing soccer in the Alameda Soccer Club is that boys and girls are allowed and encouraged to play with friends but also to meet new friends from schools that they do not attend. This fosters the diversity, which ASC promotes in Alameda where children play as a team from all socioeconomic segments of Alameda.
Those boys and girls who continue to play with the Alameda Soccer Club into middle school find that they enjoy the camaraderie and start to network with students from different schools throughout Alameda thus providing them with an expanded understanding of the challenges of middle school.
The most valuable asset which Alameda Soccer Club offers is the ability of families and their boys and girls to balance their lives with the demands of school and other interests in life. Alameda Soccer Club offers Soccer to all children of Alameda as a fun and affordable option as opposed to paying $3,200 to join another soccer club, wear a fancy club jersey and sit on the bench to watch only the best players play soccer.
Please visit Alamedasoccer.org for more information.