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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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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[POLL] Are Small Sided Games Good for US Soccer?

Competitive youth soccer leagues are holding more small sided games and opinions have been mixed whether this is effective for youth soccer development.

This spring NorCal Premier Soccer has implemented a 5v5 play-date structure (4v4 plus a goalie) up to age eight as opposed to the traditional 8v8.  Furthermore plans are being discussed to keep 8v8 up to the age of 12.

Some don’t agree with the new format.  It’s not real soccer they argue, the fields are too small, the ball goes out all the time, among many other reasons. Proponents give their own reasons why it develops better-rounded soccer players.  It gives them more touches on the ball and they can be more creative while both scoring and defending more. What do you think? Answer our survey and leave your opinion below:

Santa Rosa Junior College Soccer Player to Train Black Oaks Goalies

Santa Rosa Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club Goalie Goalkeeper Arquero Portero keeper

Orland High School goalkeeper Arturo Ornejas - Santa Rosa Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club

SRJC Goalie Arturo Ornejas

We’re excited to announce that Santa Rosa Junior College goalkeeper Arturo Ornelas has agreed to provide training for our youth goalkeepers for the upcoming season.  Training starts TONIGHT for ages 11 and under and Thursday for ages 12 and older, 4-6PM and will continue weekly for the upcoming season.

  • Tuesday 4-6 PM Age 11 and Under
  • Thursday 4-6PM Age 12 and Older

Arturo Ornejas joined the Santa Rosa Junior College soccer program as a freshman in 2013.  He was the starting goalkeeper all four years for the Orland High School Trojans, earning Prep Athlete of the Week honors in 2013 by the Chico Enterprise-Record.  According to the article, Ornejas posted 46 shutouts in his four years at Orland.  Thanks, Arturo, for teaching our players!

The SRJC Bear Cubs assistant coach Matt Brabetz coaches our U16 boys.

Congrats to Raffino Lanford and David Ortiz for Making PDP

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Black Oaks David Ortiz and Raffino Lanford.

A big congratulations from the Club, Coaches and Teammates of Raffino Lanford and David Ortiz Bailon for being invited into the US Club Soccer’s Player Development Program.

US Club Soccer’s Player Development Programs (PDPs) are regionally based identification and developmental programs conducted within the id2 Program umbrella. PDPs are focused around the National Premier Leagues (NPL) and other top leagues in specific geographic areas. Read more of this post

Soccer America: Parents buy in to ‘Silent Soccer’

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Shhhhhh – Give the kids a break.

Southwest Ohio Youth Soccer met some parent resistance when it announced a “silent soccer weekend” in which parents were restricted to clapping. “We were a little unsure at first how we as parents were going to keep quiet and not cheer on our children,” said Amy Forte, a Thunder United Metro FC parent. “But when our son told us he absolutely loved it and wished they would do it more often, we were sold.”

Her son, 11-year-old Drew Forte, 11, said, “I could hear and communicate with my teammates and not have parents tell them what to do.”

Coaches were instructed to pull noisy parents aside for a talking to.

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Santa Rosa Clásico June 21 Benefits Field Renovation

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Details

  • $150 per team
  • 4 Teams per age bracket
  • U6 thru U16
  • Vendors with Food / Drinks
  • Jumpy House
  • Fundraiser for Field Repair

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UPDATE: Competitive Youth Soccer Sign-Ups May 3 in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Soccer Registration for the Black Oaks Youth Competitive Soccer

Sign Up for Competitive Youth Soccer May 3, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California

Competitive Youth Soccer Signups

  • Forming Teams for Fall 2014
  • Sign-Ups for Returning Players
  • Academy Sign Ups (Beginners Welcome)

TIME:

  • Saturday, May 3, 2014
  • 10AM – 4 PM

LOCATION

  • Sheppard School
  • 1777 West Ave
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Directions: Hwy 101 to Hwy 12, South on Dutton Ave., Right on South Ave, Left on West Ave. Google Maps

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