Announcement of Keith Lambert as Technical Director

Club Also Announced Tryouts Plans

November 10, 2015 ¾ Alpine Strikers Football Club (ASFC) appointed Keith Lambert as technical director for middle and high school teams, effective immediately. Lambert is the women’s soccer head coach at Menlo College in Atherton and also coaches in the club. Lambert holds a Master’s in Public Administration and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Coaching and Goalkeeping Level 2 diplomas.

“Keith is an outstanding addition to our coaching leadership staff,” said Steve Foster, president of ASFC. “We’ve made great strides increasing both the quality and quantity of our high school age teams, and we expect Keith to continue to strengthen and build our program.”

The technical director designs programs for the age group coaches with the intent to improve the skills of the club’s players and teams. Other responsibilities include organizing and supervising coach and team evaluations; tryouts and team placements; training and game day analysis; coach training and development; seasonal planning; and player recruiting.

“Excellence is the result of always striving to do better,” said Lambert, quoting basketball legend Pat Riley. “I’ve really enjoyed coaching in the club the last few years, and I’m looking forward to helping the club become one of the premier youth soccer organizations in the region.” 

ASFC has grown into one of the largest community-based soccer clubs in Northern California, with over 60 teams and 800 players ranging in age from 6 to 19. The club serves the greater Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, and Woodside communities and fields teams that play in the National Premier League, Norcal Premier League, and Central Coast Soccer League. The club’s mission is to provide its players the opportunity to play soccer locally, on competitive teams, in a positive coaching environment. Coaches in the club include many local high school soccer coaches such as Bret Simon (athletic director), Armando del Rio and Sal Cerrillo from Sacred Heart Prep; Leo Krupnik, Jason Luce and Imaan Kerchgani from Menlo-Atherton; Paul Moran and Gulliver LaValle from Woodside Priory; and Jeff Panos and Corey Edden from Serra. The club is a Positive Coaching Alliance Partner and also offers a scholarship program to players needing financial assistance. 

ASFC also announced plans for tryouts and team formation for the upcoming seasons. The club intends to implement the new US Soccer mandates for calendar year age and small-sided games starting in the spring 2016 season. Tryouts for boys and girls born in 2002 and later will be held the weekends of December 5-6 and December 12-13. Please see click here for times and locations. Following the tryouts, players in these age groups will be organized into calendar-age teams for play in the spring 2016 season. ASFC’s older age teams (born 2001 and earlier) will hold tryouts after the high school soccer season concludes, and will be reorganizing into calendar-age teams for the fall 2016 season.


Tournament News...

Congrats to these teams for their recent successes...

  05B BLUE  U9 3rd PLACE, Copper Division
  05B BLUE  U9  3rd PLACE
  98B BLUE  U16  2nd PLACE
  02B RED  (more details HERE)  U12  1st PLACE


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Alpine Strikers is a non-profit organization run by parent volunteers.  We employ professional coaches and incur costs associated with fields usage, registration, tournaments, referees and equipment.   We recognize that for some prospective players these costs may be prohibitive.   ASFC is a community-based club and strives to offer participation to deserving potential players from all socio-economic circumstances within our community.  

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