PHOTOS Sounders FC vs Black Oaks Coed

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

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No Headers for Age 11 and Under

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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

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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

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

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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

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 alex.campbell@blackoaksfc.com.  Volunteer photographers are always welcome.   Below is an image gallery of 56 photos.

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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!

Spring League 2015 has Arrived [PHOTOS]

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April 11, 2015 was our first big home stand for the Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club at Jennings Park in Santa Rosa.  This is a slideshow from three of the games: U10 Boys Thunder, U11 Lady Oaks, and U15 Boys Black Oaks.  I was so proud to see our club grow and our players improving their skills against some tough competition; if it were only possible to get photos of all the players and teams?! Volunteer photographers are always welcome.  If you see a photo you like and want a higher resolution image, email me at alex.campbell@blackoaksfc.com. (Right-click and copy the link or save the image.)  Congratulations to all of our players, parents, coaches and managers for putting on an excellent display of soccer, sportsmanship and community.  Also, thanks to our board members and volunteers for getting the club ready for spring.  Finally, thanks to Carmen, Veronica, Rosa and Black Oaks Thunder for the great food concessions.  It was a great time, watching soccer and eating good food.  Good luck with the rest of the season!

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