Join the “Know Your Numbers” Team for Heart Walk Benefit Sept 23

know-your-numbers-webCORRECTION: The Sonoma County Heart Walk is on September 23, not September 22 as previously reported.

The Heart Walk is the annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association taking place September 23 at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa. It has become a tradition for the Black Oaks Soccer over the past five years in memory of Matt Sokol, who died of a heart attack during a game in 2012. Read more of this post

PHOTOS Sounders FC vs Black Oaks Coed


Thanks to our friends with Sounders FC for the fun two-game series. Lotta oaks out there. 😉 Read more of this post

No Headers for Age 11 and Under


NorCal Premier Soccer, the league in which Black Oaks Youth Soccer competes, has implemented a no-heading rule for players age 11 and under, following guidelines set forth by US Soccer and US Club Soccer. The move is intended to reduce concussions.  A study estimated 50,000 high school soccer players suffered concussions in 2010.

According to a New York Times article, the announcement resolved a legal case that began in August 2014, when a group of parents and players filed a class-action lawsuit in United States District Court in California charging FIFA, U.S. Soccer and the American Youth Soccer Organization with negligence in treating and monitoring head injuries. The suit targeted the Laws of the Game, which govern the sport internationally, as well as several American organizations. Read more of this post

Sol vs Republic – Big Night for Local Pro Soccer Feb 27


Special thanks to the Sonoma County Sol for providing a discount for youth clubs.  Come out Feb. 27, 2016, 7 PM at Santa Rosa High School’s Nevers Field, and enjoy an evening of high-level soccer, a NorCal Derby as it were, with the Sol taking on visiting Sacramento Republic.  Tickets are available through the Sonoma County Sol website and when you enter the promocode ‘sollovesblackoaks’ you save 15% on tickets. Read more of this post

2016 Competitive Youth Soccer Registration

Competitive Youth Soccer Registration for the Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club, competing in the NorCal Premier Soccer League, Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 9AM – 3 PM. UPDATE: New Time and Location Below. Location: At-Home Nursing, 1403 Corporate Center Parkway, where we held our annual meeting.

CORRECTION: The location is NOT Cook Middle School, but At-Home Nursing, 1403 Corporate Center Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. Read more of this post

Board of Directors Expanded to Seven Members

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At its Annual General Meeting the Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club membership voted to expand it board of directors from five (5) to seven (7).  The club has grown to over 20 teams and with that comes the need for more organization.

Minutes for the meeting as well as the ratification of the new directors is available here: Annual Meeting 2016 Minutes. Read more of this post

Evaluations this Weekend, Rain or Shine

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Reminder to all Black Oaks youth players and coaches that evaluations are taking place this weekend RAIN or SHINE at Piner High School in Santa Rosa, California from 10 AM – 3PM.  Any questions, contact your coach. Read more of this post

Annual General Meeting January 16

Santa Rosa Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club - Annual Meeting Members

2015 Annual General Meeting

Dear Members:

UPDATE: Due to Rain, we are moving the Meeting indoors to the meeting room At Home Nursing, 1403 Corporate Center Pkwy. ~ Alex Campbell, 707-217-3089

It’s time to have our second annual general meeting as a soccer club, 11 AM Saturday, January 16, at  Jennings Park, Santa Rosa (weather permitting); if it looks like rain, we are able to meet at the facilities for At-Home Nursing, located at  where we have held our coaching courses in the past.

The meeting will be about an hour long. Members and the public are invited.  According to our by-laws, members are any player and/or their legal guardian, coaches, board members and officers. Only members are allowed to vote at the meeting.

There are a lot of changes this year with our club, including the changes being enacted by US Soccer and US Club Soccer to change the birth-year age registration as well as smaller sided games.  We are taking this opportunity to organize our players by skill level and will hold an evaluation training for coaches and players in late January.

We are excited about the growth of the Black Oaks, but with it comes a need for more management and one of the changes to our By-Laws I will propose would be the expansion of our board of directors from 5 to 7 members.

We will also be holding elections for board members.  Those interested in becoming board members are asked to attend the annual general meeting. During the meeting there will be an opportunity to propose your addition to the ballot.

Please RSVP on Facebook

Thanks to each and every one of you have helped support the Black Oaks in the past year.  Any questions, feel free to email me using or via phone at 707-217-3089


Alex Campbell, President


DATE: January 9, 2016, 11AM

LOCATION: Jennings Park, Santa Rosa (weather permitting); if it looks like rain, we are able to meet at the facilities for At-Home Nursing where we have held our coaching courses.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of Guests
  4. Acceptance of Minutes of Previous AGM
    1. Minutes for 2015 AGM
  5. Board Member and Committee Reports
  6. Proposals for Changes to the By-Laws
    1. Expansion of Board from 5 to 7 members
  7. Election of At Large Board Members
  8. New Business
  9. Good of the Game
  10. Adjournment

Understanding US Soccer’s Mandate for Birth Year Registration and Small-Sided Games

US Soccer and US Club Soccer's Mandate for Youth Soccer Development - Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club - Santa Rosa, California

Many of you may have heard about changes afoot for US Club Soccer in partnership with US Soccer, which manages national team soccer in this country. The changes involve switching age registration from school year to birth year, which aligns the US with the rest of the world.  Also, for ages 12 and under there will be smaller sided games to allow players more space and more touches on the ball. Read more of this post

Black Oaks Host Youth Soccer Coaching Certification Course July 25 in Santa Rosa

  • Earn a Level 2 NSCAA Diploma in Age 10 and Under Youth Soccer Coaching
  • Free to Members of the Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club
  • Instruction from the National Soccer Coaching Association of America

The Santa Rosa Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club is holding its second annual coaching diploma course July 25 in Santa Rosa. Normally these coaching courses are expensive and are held outside the area, but the Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club is offering this course for FREE to our coaches, and other members (space permitting). Members of the soccer community are paying to register for this course, and space is limited, but if parents and players are interested in learning more about coaching and are interested in this opportunity to receive a coaching diploma, please contact us to see if we still have space to register FREE OF CHARGE.

DATE: Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

LOCATION: 1378A Corporate Center Parkway Santa Rosa, CA 95407

SIGN UP HERE: NSCAA Level 2 Coaching Courses

COST: FREE to Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club with Coupon Code, CONTACT US Read more of this post