Action Shots – Photos from Spring League April 25, 2015

Action-Shots-Spring League-2015Here are more pix from Jennings Park on April 25, 2015, photos of the following Black Oaks Youth Soccer Teams: U9 Golden Angels, U7 Academy, U16 Black Oaks FC, and U9 Titans. If you see a photo you like and want a higher resolution image, email me at  Volunteer photographers are always welcome.   Below is an image gallery of 56 photos.

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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.

NBMSL Playoff Schedule for 9/29/13


Time Event Type Location
9:00 AM Norcal F.C. @ Celtic Game For Pete’s Sake
11:00 AM Safari F.C. @ Thistle F.C. Game For Pete’s Sake
1:00 PM Inter F.C. @ Black Oaks F.C. Game For Pete’s Sake
3:00 PM Santos @ Local Boys Game For Pete’s Sake

Co-Ed Adult Team Promoted to Level A of the SCCSL

Santa Rosa Soccer Adult Co-Ed Team for the SCACSL Black Oaks

2012 Black Oaks Adult Co-Ed Team of the SCACSL

Congratulations to the Black Oaks Adult Co-Ed Soccer team and Coach Luis Medina for their promotion to the top Co-Ed League in Sonoma County.  The Vencedores have been promoted to Level A of the SCACSL (Sonoma County Adult Co-Ed Soccer League) following their first place finish for the 2012 season.  Coach Medina says he’s been making some moves in the off-season to bolster his team for the stiffer competition. They play their first game of the 2013 season next Saturday.  Go, OAKS!

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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Final Table, Playoff Schedule Announced for Masters League, Oaks Draw Thistle

The Black Oaks Soccer Club - Ryan Cromie in front of the bench

Congratulations to the Black Oaks for placing third in the North Bay Masters League League, announced this week, a solid season despite injuries and the loss of veteran player Matt Sokol.  The Oaks came just ahead of Santos with +5 Goal Differential. Last years Championship winner Local Boys took 2nd and Celtic placed first.  Thanks again to the fans, all the players and their families.  There is more glory to be had however… this Sunday the playoffs begin with the Black Oaks taking on Thistle at 1 PM.  Hope to see you there.  Read on for the final table and playoff fixtures Sunday.  Also enjoy some recent photos. Read more of this post

Thistle Edges Black Oaks 1-0

Black Oaks v Thistle Masters League Soccer Santa Rosa August 12Many said it was one of the best games to watch for some time as Thistle showed up ready to play the first place Black Oaks. The Black Oaks were playing without key starters Jay and Tommy out due to injuries, but have hung in there with a deep bench; they also were given a boost by the return of attacking midfielder Dylan Schwartz back from break.  Thistle playing with former Black Oaks Peter Meechan, Matt Dunkle, and Alex Melo were well-organized in back with Mountain Matt in goal and Brian Heacock sweeping.  While the first half came to a 0-0 draw dominated by cautious midfield play, the second half opened up with both teams going for the win and getting great chances.  The Black Oaks threatened several times only to see Thistle strike back dangerously on occasions.  On one of these counterattacks towards the 90 minute mark, striker Alex Melo’s lunging volley from a floating back-post cross made the difference.  Melo, who had several dangerous forays, played for the Black Oaks Open Team about ten years ago.  Thistle continues to plague the Oaks in big games, matching up well and drawing in many recent meetings.  Today however they snatched a dramatic late-game win, which has to be a big disappointment for the Oaks who held the run-of-play for much of the game.

Black Oaks 2-1 Santos

We won 2-1! Kudos to our rookie keeper Alex as well as veteran Tim O’Donnell. With seconds to play our defense held strong. Santos had a free kick with 30 seconds to go. Their ace Freddy stepped up and hit the post. Santos got the deflection but Alex the Feline was there for the save! Black Oaks still in 1st place!