Competitive Youth Soccer Tryouts Friday and Saturday, May 3-4

The Santa Rosa Black Oaks U8 Girls Team - Lady Oaks

Tryouts this Friday and Saturday for the U8 “Lady Oaks” and the rest of the Santa Rosa Youth Soccer Club, boys and girls, all ages.

Reminder that the Black Oaks are holding competitive soccer tryouts this Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 at Jennings Park off West College behind G&G Market.  Tryouts are for girls and boys, all ages.  For more information ===> Continue Reading

Santa Rosa Black Oaks Host Competitive Youth Soccer Tryouts May 3-4 for Girls and Boys of All Ages

Soccer Tryouts of the Black Oaks

ANNOUNCING Competitive Soccer Tryouts – Anunciando Pruebas fútbol competitivo

ALL Ages Girls & Boys – TODOS las Edades Niñas y Niños

DATES: Friday, May 3, 5-7 PM, Saturday, May 4, 10AM -1 PM

FECHAS: Viernes, 3 de Mayo, 5-7 PM, Sábado, 4 de Mayo, 10AM-1 PM Read more of this post

U14 PHOTOS: Black Oaks 0 Atletico Santa Rosa 1

A very close game.  Black Oaks played well.

Meet the Pioneers of Black Oaks Youth Soccer

Black Oaks Soccer Coaches

Louie Chambrone and Luis Martinez

Meet the two Lou’s, Black Oaks Lou Chambrone and Luis Martinez.  Back in 2003 a youth soccer program was just a dream for the Black Oaks, but Luis and Louie also had a dream to coach soccer.

From 2003 to 2009, under the Black Oaks name, the two Lou’s volunteered as coaches and assistant coaches for several competitive boys soccer teams from Laguna Youth Soccer and later Santa Rosa South Soccer league. Luis Martinez started in 2003 working as an assistant coach at the Santa Rosa Junior College because he was inspired by other members of the Black Oaks to go into coaching.  He was offered an opportunity to volunteer as head coach for a Laguna travelling boys team and Chambrone joined later that season.  They called themselves the Laguna Black Oaks.

“We never turned anyone away.” – Listen to Minicast

The two friends sparked a chemistry with their team, using a coaching style typical to older teams with strict discipline, teamwork and a lot of running.  They say the boys responded well to the regimented training sessions and the parents appreciated the character it built in their boys.  The results showed.  The team won the local Class 3 league in 2004 and success continued with four subsequent seasons. Martinez acknowledged the support and encouragement of Adolpho Mendoza, technical director for Atletico Santa Rosa, a rival club in Santa Rosa.

Chambrone continued coaching, his U12 team losing in the State Cup semi-finals in 2009.  He is proud that some of the Black Oaks have gone on to play at the Santa Rosa Junior College, including Diego Leon and Danny Chapparo. One player Luis Luna, because of all the running at practice, became a star Cross-Country runner and earned a full scholarship to UC Berkeley.

Now these two are out of coaching and looking forward to playing.  They both have new families and say they are looking forward to coaching again when they have children.  But their dream has been kept alive by parents and younger siblings of the Black Oaks… but that’s the next chapter.

The Black Oaks would not exist were it not for the volunteer work of many too numerous to name, those like Luis Martinez and Louie Chambrone.  The club is recruiting new players and coaches.  If you love soccer or have a talent you wish to share in making a difference for young soccer players, join us.  Volunteer today!

Parents, Set DVRs for a Champions League Clinic

Champions League

Ok, parents and coaches, set your DVRs to record the 2nd leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:45am on ESPN.  Make your children sit down and watch some of the best soccer on the planet.  Tell them Coach Luis says so.

You’ll see some of the best soccer players in the world in Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and many more.  Some of these guys are living legends performing at the highest level. This is also some of the best team soccer.  On Tuesday Real Madrid look to go through to the semi finals, up 3-1 on aggregate against Galatasaray.  The other game might be the one to watch with Malaga level going into the second leg at Borussia Dortmund.  On Wednesday Barcelona hosts PSG after a 2-2 draw and Bayern Munich look to be in command against Juventus.

And, yes, the image above is old. Rooney and ManU are out.  More Champions League Click Here