Black Oaks U8 Boys Win Bronze at Torneo dei Presidenti

Santa Rosa Black Oaks U8 Boys Soccer Team

The Torneo dei Presidenti is the first tournament in which Black Oaks youth soccer has competed as its own club. Well, they had reason to celebrate with some tough, impressive play, placing second in group play and placing third and earning a bronze medal overall via a dramatic penalty kick shoot out.

The Black Oaks started with a 2-0 win against Palo Alto Soccer Club with goals by Gael and Abraham and an impressive shutout for David in goal. The second game was a 1-6 whipping by the San Jose Arsenal with the Oaks looking tired against a powerful attacking team. The final group matchup was an edgy 1-1 tie against host team Juventus. Oaks went through to the finals by 1 point on goal differential over Juventus. Read more of this post

Black Oaks U14 vs Deportivo Santa Rosa

black oaks vs deportivo Santa Rosa

Black Oaks vs. Deportivo Santa Rosa in U14 Soccer Friendly Saturday

Great friendly on Saturday, think they played to a 2-2 draw.

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In a painstakingly researched piece, USC master’s candidate Ryan McCormack authors this treatise on the current moment in time for US Youth Soccer. Ryan grew up playing soccer in California’s Coast Premier League and served as a youth coach for three seasons and is presently with the Arizona Hammers in a leadership capacity.

Ryan spent hours refining the piece with added contributions from TSG’s US Youth expert Nick Sindt. Thank you both.

For years Sunil Gulati has chased Jurgen Klinsmann to fill the USMNT position, but through endless negotiations Klinsmann resisted. His resistance always comes down to one thing: control and restructuring of the American youth soccer system. Now, Klinsmann has the reigns, so now the question must be asked: what is the state of youth soccer in America and what needs to be fixed?

It is no secret that the US youth system has struggled…

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Ever hear of Burkina Faso?

Ever hear of Burkina Faso?  Neither have I.  But they upset Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.  The tiny West African nation is a veritable Cinderella story in one of the world’s premier soccer tournaments.  Tomorrow they meet perennial powerhouse Nigeria to see if this story has a happy ending. Television

 

Burkina Faso is located in Western Africa

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Soccer Academy Open to All Ages, Girls and Boys!!

Black Oaks Soccer Academy, All Ages, Girls & Boys

By popular demand, the coaches with Black Oaks youth soccer have decided to open the academy up to girls and boys of all ages. Call 707-326-4233.  Thanks to all who responded!  ===> MORE INFO

Black Oaks Soccer Academy for Boys Age 5 to 8

Masthead for the Black Oaks Soccer Academy

Hey, boys ages 5-8! Announcing a soccer academy that will take your game to a whole new level! Our experienced coaching staff has fun drills, scrimmages and strategies to improve your game, boost your confidence and prepare you for next season. CALL 707-495-9754

Boys Soccer Black Oaks Academy

The Academy is open to all skill levels, particularly those who have never played before or those who would like to improve. We strive to treat our boys like young men, with respect, discipline and responsibility. The boys and their parents appreciate the pride and character it builds within them.  The academy is part of the Black Oaks recruiting and player development.

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