Shana Rocklin, the Alameda league co-ordinator, told Action Alameda News that the coach that took the Alameda ‘Junior Meat’ team to a state championship last year moved to San Jose to attend college, and the team is scrambling to find a replacement to start the year.
“After we won the championship last season, we received a number of calls from parents who wanted to join the team,” she said. “The kids are ready to go, so it’s a little tough.”
Rocklin has been involved with the league for the past three years, when her son joined in sixth grade. Although the club is based in Alameda, it’s open to anyone, and has fielded players, including home-schooled children, from Richmond and Piedmont.
She said that coaches volunteer for the love of sports; the team has no money to pay coaches.
Practices are after school, one to two days per week, from October through through May.
Would-be coaches can contact Rocklin at 510-649-7377