Who are we? Lady Oaks!

The Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club is a new club in Santa Rosa, California and this is our first girls team. Congratulations to coach Francisco and all our U11 Lady Oaks, we are very, very proud of you!

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The Southampton Way – Developmental Soccer [VIDEO]

southampton football club - soccer club in English Premier LeagueNBC Sports broadcasted a documentary about Southampton Football Club, which has been the surprise of the Barclay’s Premier League in England, now fourth in the table.  A veritable minnow of English Football, compared to the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, Southampton made a name for itself as a club committed to developing home-grown players.  And you may have heard of some of the players to come out of Southampton, like Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers. For the Black Oaks, as a new club in a hotbed for soccer in California, we can take some inspiration from Southampton. ENJOY!

Kids in Thailand Build Soccer Club on Floating Island

Bagpipes honor fallen Black Oaks soccer player Matt Sokol (1971-2012)

Published on Aug 29, 2012 by

Tribute to a hero on and off the field. Learn more about Matt here https://blackoaksfc.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/matt-sokol-1971-2012-remembered-i…

Special thanks to Foo Man Lou on the Bagpipes.

Justin Selander Scores One for Matt Sokol

Published on Aug 28, 2012 by

Justin Selander said he hadn’t played for years, but when he heard there was a memorial game for Black Oaks teammate Matt Sokol he suited up. A full-time soccer coach with Santa Rosa United, Selander said he first met Sokol in the late ’90s when SRJC coach Butcher and later Dwayne Shaffer used to host 6-aside during the summer. It was there he met several of the Black Oaks and eventually went on to play several years for the Oaks with Sokol.

You could tell Selander really wanted to score one. Under the sustained onslaught you really had to give credit to the NorCal goalie for working overtime. Several people scored with the final tally 7-2. It appeared that it might not be the day for Selander, who had at least a dozen good looks at goal. But deep into the second half all his hard work paid off. Tune in until the end for a classic Black Oaks celebration which helped cap a memorable game in honor of Matt Sokol.