Tryout Information for U11-U18 FALL 2014 Teams

Tryout information is now available for Fall 2104 teams for the U11-U19 age groups.  They will take place from June 4 - June 9.  Players who were in the U10 level for the 2013-2014 academic/soccer year will need to participate to be placed on appropriate teams.  (Players from the U9 age group may also try out to "play up".)  Players from current U11-U14 teams will not need to participate in a formal tryout; they will simply need to indicate that they wish to play.  High school aged players will all need to try out to establish teams.

Players who did not participate with Ames Soccer Club in the 2013-2014 year are more than welcome to join us for 2014.  Current U11-U14 players with clubs other than Ames should contact Gary Eyles to arrange for a tryout.

Sign up for tryouts using the form below, which has the detailed schedule.  Tryout fees are $15 before May 23 and $20 thereafter.

Click here for the tryout information and registration form.

Story County Youth Philanthropy Awards Grant to ASC

Story County Youth Philanthropy made a generous grant to Ames Soccer Club to be used to help purchase goals for new practice fields that that we have been developing at HYSC. Shown are former ASC player Sarah Wohlsdorf making the award and Assistant Director of Coaching Damien Corrieri receiving the gift on behalf of the club.

Thanks to the SCYP!  We are very excited about the ability to preserve our fields and expand our membership with the additional field space that will come on line shortly.

Volunteer Disclosure form for Coaches and Volunteers

All parent-coaches, staff coaches, board members, and other volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer disclosure form.  In short, this is a means for ISA to ensure that we do not have people with inappropriate records working with our children.  We thank you for helping with the club and for your cooperation in filling out the mandatory form.

Click here to fill out the disclosure form.

Spring Season Free Cleat Exchange March 21-22

Each season, we hold a free Cleat Exchange, hosted at JAX Outdoor gear.  Bring your old outgrown cleats and trade them in for a pair or a more appropriate size.  If you don't find a pair, you can pick up a discount certificate for a new pair from JAX.  If you don't have a new pair to donate, you can still pick up a used pair...and just consider making a small donation to our financial aid form.

For the Fall, our cleat exchange will be March 21 (4:00-7:00 pm) and March 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

JAX is located at 4723 West Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-2276
info@jaxmercantile.com

Normal hours at JAX are:
M-F 9am - 8pm
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

So that one person doesn't have to sit there for two days, we need a few people to sit and watch and help a bit.  No experience needed!  Cynthia or the folks at JAX can tell you what to do.

 Please click here to volunteer for a shift or two! 

New Referee Certification Clinic March 7-8 (updated Feb 14)

A New Referee (Grade 8) Certification clinic will be held at Nevada High School March 7-8.  This is a great opportunity for our players to get training to participate in this important part of the game (which can turn into a nice little part time income if you choose to referee a lot). ASC supports both player and referee development, and will reimburse half the fee for the course for our players and parents if you notify Gary Eyles you took the course.  The recommended minimum age is 12, but there is no official cutoff.  The fee is $50.  

A Grade 8 referee is consider a “full” referee.  Grade 8 referees are not limited to a certain type or age of game.  They are able to officiate any level of game the assignor is comfortable putting them on.  This is a good course for the teenage referee (who typically starts with younger games), college age referee, and adult referee that are willing to do some of the older games (such as in the fall). 

Thanks to the Nevada Soccer Club for hosting this event.  The course is split up over two days and participants must attend both days.  Friday 5:00-9:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 4 :00 pm.

Registration link:  https://www.thereflink.com/phpEventCalendar/eventdisplay.php?id=200893

Manual Registration Instructions:  Go to www.iowareferees.org and click on the “Calendar" tab…go to March 7 and click on “Entry Level Clinic - Nevada”.  

More information:  Jeremy Williamson, williamsonelectric07@gmail.com, (515) 291-9473

Winter Indoor Training Jan-March 2014

Do not miss the opportunity to develop your soccer skills throughout the winter by signing up for our Winter Training Program.  Sessions will be held at the All-American Sports Complex in west Ames under the expert coaching of Director of Coaching Gary Eyles and Assistant Director of Coaching Damien Corrieri. 

Sessions are for 5 weeks on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays in Jan/Feb or Feb/March.  Discounts are available for multiple session signup.  

The focus will be on individual skills including fast footwork, moves, fakes, turns and the ability to maintain possession in tight spaces under pressure.  Spaces are limited so this is a case of first come-first served.  (Participants do not need to be on Ames Soccer Club teams.) Deadline is December 30th so do not wait and sign-up now!   Questions on the program contact Gary Eyles at garykix@mchsi.com or 515-360-5117.

Click here to download the registration form with times and full details.

FastFeet Indoor Soccer for November and December

As for the last several years, Ames Soccer Club and Ames Park and Recreation have a partnership to bring you the FastFeet Indoor Soccer League, to be played on November 9, 16, 23, and 30 and December 7 and 14.   Play is available for all ages from 6 years old (U7-U8) up through adult, whether or not players are affiliated with Ames Soccer Club in any way.

Games are 40 minutes of fast action on a basketball court at the Ames Middle School gymnasium using a specially weighted ball.   Games are 5 on 5, using keepers (except for U7-U8).  The maximum roster size is 8 players.

You may register as an individual or as a team.  The cost is $50 per player.  After October 31, it goes up to $60.

Click here to get the mail in registration form with full details. 

Contact Gary Eyles to get any questions answered at 515-360-5117 or garykix@mchsi.com

Referee Recertification Clinic December 8

Referees require annual recertification through continuous education.   If you have not attended other continuing education opportunities, you can take a recertification clinic.

There will be a referee recertification clinic on Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Stone Brooke Homeowners Association Clubhouse in Ames.  The clubhouse is located at the southeast corner of Fletcher and Stonebrooke Rd. in Ames.  The clinic will run from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Attendees will earn the required minimum recertification hours for 2014 re-registration.  There is no cost for attendance but you will need to pre-register at iowareferees.org prior to the class date.  The required referee recertification exam and upgrade exams (if needed) will be given at the clinic.   
 
Your recertification hours can be found on your RefLink page at iowareferees.org.  The Iowa Referee Committee provides the following statement about requirements that must be met prior to re-registering:


"All Iowa referees, regardless of grade level, must attend a cumulative minimum of 5 hours of recertification clinic hours per calendar year in order to re-register. The following options are recognized by the Iowa Referee Committee as "approved" methods of receiving "recert. credit". Any combination of these methods is acceptable:

  • Attendance at the annual Iowa Referee Academy (Meets full requirement).
  • Attendance at an organized Recertification Clinic (Meets full requirement).
  • Attendance at the annual Iowa Referee Academy & Advanced Referee Clinic (for grades 7, 6 and 5 referees) (Meets full requirement.)
  • Local Association Meetings (1 hour per meeting) - only Local Associations recognized by the IRC shall receive credit hours.
  • League Referee Training Seminars taught by a registered USSF Instructor (2 hours maximum per seminar).
  • Attendance at the morning part of Day 2 Entry Level Clinic as Recert.  The Instructor must have prior notification. (Meets full requirement.)
  • Completion of Online Recertification Training Module (4 hrs.) and Exam (1 hr.)"

 

U5-U10 Team Photo Information Sept 21 and Oct 5

Each year in the fall, we offer U5-U10 players the opportunity for professional photographs.  The club has used Tekippe Photography for several years now. 

We ask all players to turn up for the photos even if you do not plan to purchase anything so your teammates can get a team photo.

Central Iowa Soccer League Web Site (and Game Schedules!)

Our U5-U10 teams play in a league with several surrounding clubs called the Central Iowa Soccer League, or CISL (pronounced "sizzle"). 

The league has its own web site at centraliowasoccer.org

At that site, you'll find the rules for our games, directions to all the clubs' fields, contact information for coaches of the different teams, and the game schedules. 

As of Aug 24, the game schedules for U7-U10 teams are now available and published.  Click here to go to the page to download them. 

Have a great season! 

Free Cleat Exchange at JAX Aug 16 and 17 (Table Volunteers Needed)

Each season, we hold a free Cleat Exchange, hosted at JAX Outdoor gear.  Bring your old outgrown cleats and trade them in for a pair or a more appropriate size.  If you don't find a pair, you can pick up a discount certificate for a new pair from JAX.  If you don't have a new pair to donate, you can still pick up a used pair...and just consider making a small donation to our financial aid form.

For the Fall, our cleat exchange will be August 16 (4:00-7:00 pm) and August 17 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

JAX is located at 4723 West Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-2276
info@jaxmercantile.com

Normal hours at JAX are:
M-F 9am - 8pm
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Cynthia Jenks (our Cleat Exchange Guru) is going to be out of town during the cleat exchange, so we need a few people to sit and watch and help a bit.  No experience needed!  She or the folks at JAX can tell you what to do.

 Please click here to volunteer for a shift or two!