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

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! 

Skills Videos for U5-U10 Players added to ASC Web Site

Our program focuses on technical skills so that players become comfortable on the ball, especially in 1 vs. 1 situations (1 attacker vs. 1 defender).  During the practice sessions players work on these skills BUT to become accomplished players they MUST work on these skills outside of regularly scheduled activities. 

In order to facilitate this we have placed some YouTube videos on our club website that give clear pictures and examples of what skills the players are working on.  This way when they come home and confuse you by saying they have been working on the Matthews move you can now go to our website and access the video that shows players performing the specific move.  We are hopeful that parents will then help their children further develop these skills so that their coaches can then encourage them to use them in practice sessions and ultimately in games.

The videos are available from our "Resources for Players and Parents" page, available through the Players menu bar at the top of the page.

We will be adding more content to our club website so that all of our members have a clearer understanding of the skills that we are trying to teach and how they fit into the game.  Often as coaches we have clear pictures of what the game should look like but often that is difficult to communicate if players or parents do not watch the game or did not grow up with the sport of soccer.  My experience is that it is very easy to tell which players spend time with the ball outside of regular activities.  By working together to encourage players to get more touches on the ball we will raise the level of play in ALL of our players.