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

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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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