Club Overview


Alpine Strikers FC (ASFC) will distinguish itself as the preferred local soccer club in the greater Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside region, and be an exemplary program for our community.



The goal of Alpine Strikers FC is to provide an outstanding Club Soccer experience for our families, building positive character traits in our players that will help them succeed in the rest of their lives.  Development and retention of players – boys and girls from age U-8 through U-19 – is our core mission.  We will provide our players the opportunity to play locally, on competitive teams, in a positive coaching environment.  To accomplish our mission, we will recruit, develop and retain the highest quality coaches, officials, and volunteer team managers, and provide them with the resources and structure to manage our teams in an efficient and cost effective manner.


Core Values

  • Player-centric
    Coaches and volunteers place the needs of the player first.
  • Personal responsibility
    Players, coaches, and volunteers embrace their responsibilities as members of the club and their team.
  • Honor the Game
    We respect the Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self (ROOTS).
  • Mastery
    We value Effort, Learning, and not being afraid of Mistakes (ELM Tree of Mastery).
  • Teamwork
    Players, parents, and volunteers work cooperatively to achieve team and club goals.
  • Open communication
    Decisions by club volunteers, coaches, parents, and players are transparent.
  • Pride
    Alpine Strikers creates a sense of pride in our players, coaches, parents, volunteers, and the greater community.



Alpine Strikers FC is a non-profit, community based organization. The Club is managed by an all- volunteer board of directors.

Board (elected)
President Kate Hamel 08G Red; 05B White
Vice-President - older teams Gary Wiseman 02B Red
Vice-President - younger teams OPEN  ---
Treasurer Neil Weintraut 05G White
Club Registrar Lisa Dunlevie  05B Red
Fields Coordinator (Menlo Park) Laura Paul  03B Red
Fields Coordinator (Portola Valley & Woodside) OPEN  ---
Safety & Disputes Steve Foster 05G Red
Marketing & Community Relations Miles Keep 04B White
Manager Mentor & Representative  JJ Kenney 05B Red
Director of Coaching (ex officio) Owen Flannery n/a
Technical Director (ex officio) Keith Lambert n/a
Technical Director (ex officio) Gino Pucillo n/a
Director of Operations (ex officio) Simone LaValle n/a


Governance Model 

We strive to operate in a manner similar to the way a school is organized and governed:

School Alpine Strikers FC
Student Player
Parent Parent
Teacher Coach
Room Parent Manager
Assistant Principal - Curriculum Technical Director
Principal Director of Coaching
School Board Board of Directors 

The Board of Directors provides the leadership, direction, organization, management and financial oversight of the Club. Board members are elected each May to a one or two year term, with each team in the Club getting one vote.

The Director of Coaching makes all hiring and administrative decisions related to the coaching staff. The Technical Director, in conjunction with the DOC, is responsible for all on-field issues for the Club, primarily coaching education and training, soccer curriculum, and oversight of player selection and placement processes. Our professional Coaches are responsible for all on-field issues related to their team: player selection, playing strategy, etc. 

Our teams are managed by volunteer Team Managers and other volunteer staff – they are responsible for all off-field issues (scheduling, finance, etc.) operating to norms established by the Club. Team Managers are nominated by their team and approved by the Board. Age Group Coordinators oversee all the teams in an age group, facilitating tryouts, player movement between teams, etc.

Alpine Strikers FC is a volunteer-run organization in which all families are expected to contribute time to their teams, and each team is expected to contribute time to the club.  All club-wide services (registration, field scheduling, referee assigning, uniforms, club-wide events) are organized by volunteers.  Each team manager is expected to attend club-wide meetings which are open to the entire membership. In turn, the Club provides extensive training for its Managers, Schedulers and other volunteers.