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

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Dear Alexis Abrica: Get Well Soon!

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Don’t worry about missing soccer tryouts. Your team saved you a spot. We’ll see you at practice when you’re home from the hospital for appendicitis. Rest easy, don’t worry and get well soon!

– Coach Juan, Denny (Manager) and the rest of U8 Black Oaks Laguna.

UPDATE: Competitive Youth Soccer Sign-Ups May 3 in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Soccer Registration for the Black Oaks Youth Competitive Soccer

Sign Up for Competitive Youth Soccer May 3, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California

Competitive Youth Soccer Signups

  • Forming Teams for Fall 2014
  • Sign-Ups for Returning Players
  • Academy Sign Ups (Beginners Welcome)

TIME:

  • Saturday, May 3, 2014
  • 10AM – 4 PM

LOCATION

  • Sheppard School
  • 1777 West Ave
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Directions: Hwy 101 to Hwy 12, South on Dutton Ave., Right on South Ave, Left on West Ave. Google Maps

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CODE OF CONDUCT

NOTE: All coaches, players and guardians will be required to sign this agreement to adhere to the club’s code of conduct.

Soccer players shaking handsCOACHES/PLAYERS

  • Play the game for the game’s sake.
  • Be generous when you win.
  • Be gracious when you lose.
  • Obey the rules of the game.
  • Accept the decisions of the officials.
  • Work for the good of the team.
  • Conduct yourself with honor and dignity.
  • Applaud the efforts of your teammates AND your opponents.

SPECTATORS

  • Children have more need for the good example than criticism.
  • Make athletic participation for your child, and others, a positive learning experience.
  • Attempt to relieve the pressure of competition, not increase it.
  • Be courteous to the officials and coaches. The coaches are giving their time, energy, and money.
  • Applaud good play of players on either team.
  • Do not question the judgment or honesty of any official.
  • Accept the results of each game and teach your child to learn good sportsmanship.

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Winter Training Camp, Where Champions are Forged

Black Oaks Soccer Club, Santa Rosa, California Winter Training Camp

KEEP YOUR SOCCER SKILLS SHARP THIS WINTER with competitive youth soccer training. The Black Oaks Soccer Club is currently organizing indoor and outdoor training for our current teams and invite new players interested in seeing what we are all about. Our experienced coaches have fun drills, scrimmages and strategies to improve your game, boost your confidence and prepare you for the spring season. Experienced players, boys and girls ages 5-11 are welcome. Read more of this post

Black Oaks Win SSU Six Aside Youth Soccer Tournament

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Congratulations to the U9 Boys SR Black Oaks for taking home the first place trophy from the Puma Seawolf Cup Six-A-Side Silver and Bronze – Boys soccer tournament July 20 at Sonoma State University.

The Oaks won in impressive fashion, coming from behind to beat Taihuichi FC. The Oaks vindicated an earlier loss to the same Taihuichi squad. It was a good day for the Oaks against their cross-town rivals. The U9 Black Oaks Arsenal came from behind to tie Taihuichi’s Bronze level team. Read more of this post