Plan on joining us for another great recreational soccer tournament to cap off your season, to be held in Ames on June 8-9 at the HYSC Complex. Registration is open through May 15.
Ames Soccer Club is going mobile!
We have set up a Twitter account, which we will use primarily for weather related announcements, like practice cancellations or field closures. The account is set up to send messages to our Facebook Page and to the widget on the front of our web page. Thus, by us sending the note to Twitter, you'll still be able to see it in all the "old" ways, but you can additionally see the message via Twitter. We know that it is always the case that some people do not receive our text message notifications, so the Twitter message is another alternative way for you to find out.
If you are a new user of Twitter or have not signed up for a Twitter account, you may not know that Twitter can be configured to send you push notifications to your smart phone or texts any time particular accounts send out a message. There are many different Twitter clients out there, so an exhaustive set of instructions is impossible. However, here are two straightforward ways to set this up so you get @amessoccer tweets automatically without having to log into your Twitter app:
- Using Push Notifications and the "official" Twitter app for mobile phones to let you know of @amessoccer tweets
- Having Twitter send you a Text when @amessoccer posts a tweet. (This requires that you tell Twitter your phone number, but it seems to be quite safe.) What you want to do here is "turn on Tweet notifications from a specific person".
U5-U12 teams: All practices for Tuesday, October 22, are cancelled due to weather.
U13 and older teams: practices are still on (Tues Oct 22) as of 3:00 pm. Cancellation possible if weather deteriorates.
U5-U10 soccer practices will start at 5:30 pm and end 30 min earlier than before, beginning Oct 1, due to sunset being earlier.
As of 5:10 PM, ALL soccer practices are canceled for Thursday, September 19.
As of 3:50 PM: All 4:30 PM practices are canceled. 6:00 PM practices still on.
Assume practice is on unless you see a cancellation here.
As of 3:30 pm, weather is still very unpredictable. Rain: yes practice. Lightning: no practice. Watch this feed for late information.
Ames Soccer Club plans to develop new fields in the area between the current fields and the river that runs to the east of the complex. This area is about 15 acres and will provide training fields that will - in turn - allow us to maintain the current fields for game use only. Having game-only fields will increase our ability to keep these fields in optimum condition by reducing the wear and tear.
We do need some assistance from our club members to develop these fields.
We are looking for equipment to clear small trees and grade the area: back hoes, dozers, and/or excavators. If you have or have access to such equipment or even know how we could get access to these resources in other ways, please contact Rick Beste at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Central Iowa Soccer League (CISL) web site has moved. The new URL is centraliowasoccer.org.
Both the CISL and new ASC sites are built to work much better with your cell phone browser. You'll now be able to get all the resources available there (directions to fields, contact information, schedules, etc.) in an easier to read format.
Any suggestions about the new CISL web site can be directed to William Jenks.
If you're here, you're seeing it!
We have moved our web site to a new platform that will give us flexibility to do some more "modern" things with our page. A great example of this is that our page now reformats for readability with your mobile phone or tablet. We hope you like the change.
Organization and content are still very flexible. If you have suggestions, please contact us!
Ames Soccer Club is proud to name Ralph Ackerman as the Joe Merchant Volunteer of the Year. Ralph has served as a parent coach for approximately 357 seasons and has served as our registrar for about the last 8 years. Ralph has served as the coach of a U8 team for the last two years without having a child in that age group. The club and the parents of that team are grateful. He has been president, vice president, and director of coaching.
Ames Soccer Club's Volunteer of the Year Award was named to honor Joe Merchant for his exemplary volunteerism with the club over many years including a term as its president.
Ames Soccer Club is an Amazon Affiliate. If you make purchases at Amazon.com, having clicked onto their site using our link (or you can bookmark the URL yourself!), the club gets 4-10% of your purchase price, without affecting the cost to you.
In 2012, over $2000 came to the club as a result of this program.