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

US Soccer and US Club Soccer's Mandate for Youth Soccer Development - Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club - Santa Rosa, California

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

Happy 2013, Women Wanted for Co-Ed

Happy New Year, Oaks! Never too early to start getting ready for the regular season. Luis Medina with the Co-Ed team says he still needs women; season starts early spring. Coaches, managers, players, drop us a note for team news, practice, recruiting, etc.