NEWS & EVENTS


Annual General Meeting

January 26, 2018

The Sierra Oaks Soccer Club Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 29 at 7pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Club Manager Jason Allen here.

Sierra Oaks Soccer Registration is now open!

April 13, 2017

Sierra Oaks Soccer Families,

It’s hard to believe it! It seems like just yesterday you were completing the end-of-season survey, but priority registration for the fall soccer season is now open!  Priority registration ends on May 31st, and from June 1st and after there will be a late fee.  In order to keep your spot on your team (returning players), please make sure you register by the end of priority registration.

IMPORTANT NOTE

We are using a new registration system.  All returning users should use the same email you used previously and use the “forgot my password” function to get started.  This is the most ideal way to register this season.

http://www.SierraOaksSoccer.org

While I have your attention… a few additional items and dates to take note of: 

  • In response to our end-of-season survey we will also be having an Inaugural Opening Day “Kick Off”.  This will be a club-wide event in place of the weeknight BBQ and pictures event.  The event is already scheduled for Saturday, August 19th at Sierra Oaks and will be when we take team photos.  Many more details will come out in the spring and summer, but please make sure to mark your calendars NOW for this event
  • This season we will also begin a partnership with the Sacramento Republic FC!  As part of our partnership, each player who registers for the 2017 season, will receive one ticket to the Saturday, September 23rd Republic vs. Oklahoma City Energy FC game at Papa Murphy's Park! This game is the California Youth Soccer Association night; so all players will be encouraged to wear their uniform.  This will be a great night to bring the whole family out. Tickets for non-players will be available at a special discounted rate.

Thanks!

Jason Allen

Club Manager

Important Notice for Coaches and Parents: Concussion Protocol

September 13, 2016

Coaches are required to have concussion forms with them at all times (practices and games). This is mandated by River City Youth Soccer League. Coaches can download the form here. The form lays out the steps that are necessary to take in the event a child is suspected of or has experienced a concussion. If you have any questions, please contact Club Manager Jason Allen here.

Upcoming Coaching Fair and Board Meeting

May 03, 2016

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Please be advised that River City Youth Soccer (RCYS) is hosting its annual ‘Coaching Fair’ on Saturday, May 21 at Off the Wall Soccer Arena (5 Wayne Court Sacramento). As part of the fair, they will be hosting two F license field courses from 9-12:30pm or 1:30-5pm. The classes will fill up fast, so if you’re a Sierra Oaks coach that has not done your F license training yet, you’ll want to sign up for one of these classes. As a reminder, F license training is required for all coaches U8 and up. The fee is $50 for the class, but Sierra Oaks will reimburse its coaches for that fee. Send your name and a copy of your receipt to our Coaching Coordinator, William Hodges and a check will be mailed to you. Below are two links to sign up for either class:

Additionally, for our new coaches, Livescan will be present from 10-2pm to get fingerprints and there will also be a photographer for those that need a picture taken for their badge from 10-12pm. Remember, in addition to filling out the coach application online, every Sierra Oaks coach must also have a background check through the Department of Justice (DOJ) to coach. There are no exceptions. Coaches without the DOJ clearance will not be permitted to coach this season.

If you have any additional questions about the Coaching Fair, please email William.

Finally, our next Club Board meeting is Monday, May 9 at 6:30pm at Kico's Mexican Food (2324 Arden Way). All Club Board meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. Thank you!

USSF Initiatives

March 29, 2016

Hello, Sierra Oaks Soccer Families! I hope spring is off to a great start! There are some big changes underway for soccer this season so I’d like to start with some early communication, which you can also find at our NEW club website:

First, my name is Jason Allen and I’d like to introduce myself as the new Sierra Oaks Soccer Club (SOSC) Manager.

For the past few years I have been a coach and board member for the club. As a kid I actually played for Sierra Oaks (Lightning Bolts) and continued to play competitively through high school and college. I’m looking forward to using my experiences in order to help SOSC continue to be the best neighborhood soccer club in town.

It just so happened that as I came on board as Club Manager some league-wide changes began to take place simultaneously. The changes are being implemented by all clubs in our league (Del Dayo and Arden Park, just to name those nearest to us), as well as by soccer clubs across the entire United States. These changes are not unique to, or created by, Sierra Oaks or the league.

I would like to introduce you to some of those changes next in this message. I will describe the changes here, but to better understand the “Why?” behind the changes it would be helpful to view a short video I’ll provide at the end.

With registration for the 2016-17 season nearly upon us (April 1st), I want to share some of the exciting changes happening this year that will benefit our players.

JANUARY 1st AGE GROUPS

  • Beginning this season, and throughout our league, teams will be formed based on a Jan 1 – Dec 31 calendar instead of the traditional July 31 “school year” calendar of the past
  • One exception of this rule to note: U6 players must be age of 4 by July 31st (meaning no 3-year-olds will be eligible for U6)
  • See chart at the bottom of this message for specific age group placing.
  • The registration process will remain the same. Just like in the past, you will have the opportunity to state your preference to play with a specific friend, player, or coach and Sierra Oaks Soccer Club will do its best to accommodate.
  • There is some flexibility to allow younger players to “play up” an age division, however parents must make this request when registering. This will allow many existing teams to largely stay together.
  • League rules prohibit older players from “playing down” an age division.

ROSTERS, GAMEPLAY, & FIELDS

Roster Size
The number of players on a team and on the field may be changing depending on the age group you are in. The following is the list of age groups and their corresponding minimum-maximum sizes.

NOTE: the first number represents the number of players on the field during a game.

  • U6: 3-8 players on a team (see “Gameplay” regarding U6)
  • U8: 4-8 players
  • U10: 7-12 players
  • U12: 9-14 players
  • U14: 11-18 players
  • U16 and up: 11-22 players

Fewer players on the field for U6-U12 since field sizes are changing.

Gameplay

  • This year marks the beginning of “Micro Soccer” for Sierra Oaks Soccer and the rest of our league.
  • U6 teams will field 3 players on the field at a time

There will be no goalkeepers in age groups U6 and U8 (this is a change from the past when U8 did have goalkeepers)

Field Size
Due to reduced number of players on each team and on the field (U6, U8, U10, and U12), field and goals sizes will be smaller than they have been historically. Each club will do what is reasonable to have fields be consistent in size from site to site.

The new website, www.SierraOaksSoccer.org, will be updated with additional information to aid you in understanding the changes further.

If you still want more information, please take a look at this video from US Soccer. It goes into many more details about the entire plan, including the philosophy behind “Why?” the changes are happening.

http://www.ussoccer.com/coaching-education/resources/2015-player-development-initiatives

It is understandable that you might still want clarification on one or more points. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone once you have read this information and watched the video.

NOTE: It is too early to answer any questions about specific teams or players. Registration will open on April 1st and after that point the team formation process can begin. Please be patient and more information will come your way during the registration period.

Looking forward to seeing you on the field very soon!
Jason Allen
SOSC Manager
(916) 996-9990

Sierra Oaks Soccer Club Board Meeting

March 28, 2016

The Sierra Oaks Soccer Club Board will be holding its next Board meeting on Monday, April 11 at 6:30pm at Beach Hut Deli (2535 Fair Oaks Blvd). All are welcomed to attend.

New Sierra Oaks Soccer Club website is here

March 28, 2016

Welcome to the new Sierra Oaks Soccer Club website! As you can see, the website is a dramatic improvement from our prior website, and one we hope will be a tremendous resource to our Sierra Oaks soccer families and those looking to find a future soccer club home.

Not only is the website a great resource for all you need to know about our club and the upcoming 2016 season, we believe the new website is a better reflection of what is the best neighborhood soccer club in Sacramento. And in the end, we hope that it helps us continue to grow our Club and share the great game of soccer.

The new website includes a coach’s corner, dedicated registration page, news and events section, and we've integrated our social media platforms into the front page. 

So browse around and tell us what you think. You can email any feedback to Club Manager Jason Allen here

Thanks for visiting the site and please check back often for updates. And while you're here, sign up for the 2016 soccer season!

Go Sierra Oaks Soccer!!