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

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Snapshots of Spring Preseason Training

I went out to Jennings last night to meet our new goalie trainer Arturo Ornelas and take some photos.  It was a hive of energy with all our teams getting ready for spring league. Arturo was excellent with our younger players.  He hopes to play goalkeeper for Sonoma State University next season.  Best of luck, Arturo, and thank you for training our goalies.  Great job to all our coaches for a great start to 2015.

Earn a Level 6 Coaching Diploma May 16-18

Youth Soccer Coaching Diploma available through the Black Oaks in Santa Rosa, California

Youth soccer coaches and assistant coaches, the Santa Rosa Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club are holding its first ever coaching diploma course March 16-18 in Santa Rosa. Normally these coaching courses are held outside the area so local coaches can save on travel costs.

  • Course Dates & Times:

    • Friday, May 16 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    • Saturday, May 17 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Sunday, May 18 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location: 1378A Corporate Center Parkway Santa Rosa, CA 95407

This will be mandatory for all those coaching for the Black Oaks.  It’s important for the overall quality of our club and allows us to conform to competitive coaching standards that will not only benefit us as coaches, but our players. Sign Up Here Read more of this post

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!

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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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.