Player | Parent Resources
A partner of Piedmont SC, the Oakland Roots club opened up the inaugural 2019–20 NISA season as the league’s first ever game, at home in front of a sold out crowd of more than 4,500. Jack McInerney scored a first half perfect hat trick in a match that ended up in a 3-3 draw.
Oakland Roots played 8 games in their inaugural season 6 in NISA and 2 friendlies vs Mexican opposition, FC Juarez and Club Atlético Zacatepec. The club picked up their first ever win at home vs Ascenso MX Club, CA Zacatepec by a score of 2-0.
Purchase tickets at: https://oaklandrootssc.com/tickets
Age Group Chart
Communication and Publicity
Soccer season is upon us and there is nothing players enjoy more than seeing their names in lights – or in the Piedmont Post as the case may be. Please send your weekly game reports to firstname.lastname@example.org. The reports should be sent by 8pm Sunday if they are to appear in the Post the following Wednesday.
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Soccer season is upon us and there is nothing players enjoy more than seeing their names in lights – or in the Piedmont Post as the case may be. Please send your weekly game reports to Jack Adams at email@example.com. The reports should get to this email address by 8pm Sunday if they are to appear in the Post the following Wednesday.
Your game report should be no more than 60 words (main body i.e. not including the headings).
It gives the club great visibility and is really fun for the players to see their names in print at least once a season. (Try and find a way to get all your players in over the 10 games during the season.)
Here’s an example of the format you should adopt from a recent U12G game. Please include your word count and mention the score in the first/lead sentence please.
Gender – Age Group – Class – DateHome Team: Name & Score Away Team: Name & Score 60 word summary with score in first sentence.
See the following example…… U12-Girls Class IV Sept 12, 2009
Piedmont Five-Ps 2 Rockridge Jumping Jaguars 0
The Five-Ps worked hard for their 2:0 victory on a small, bumpy field. New girl, Cate Selna, was imperious in the Five-Ps goal and Sophie Reynolds ran the Jaguars’ defense ragged, slotting the first goal after ten minutes. Megan Deutsche’s high shot over the goalie in the second half sealed the victory. Excellent all-round team spirit from the Five-Ps. (58 words)
College Application Process
For our players that wish to take that step towards college soccer, we have all the support that they need. We have partnered with iSoccer Path and College Fit Finder to provide all the necessary resources when it comes to playing soccer in college.
Each year we run a FREE College Night with coaches from all level of College Soccer, where they give our players and their families an insight into what it takes to play in college, what they look for in a student athlete, as well as other great life-skill information.
To learn more about iSoccerPath visit their website at www.isoccerpath.com. For the discounted promotion of just $20 per month, just state in your application that you are a Piedmont / FC13 player and ISP will ensure you receive the reduced rate.
We also provide all our players with an account with College Fit Finder, where they can build their profile to send out to college recruiters (contact your Pro Coach for your login information).
Practice At Home
For players that want to get those extra touches at home, here are some resources for you to further develop your game…
Using the printable scorecard, time yourself for each activity (30-60 seconds) and write down your score. Repeat and try to beat your score, without sacrificing technique!
In order to improve conditioning as well as technique, work through an entire scorecard in one session (45-60 seconds per activity, with 30 seconds recovery. 1-2 minute recovery between each block)
SkillSKOOL ScoreCard A
SkillSKOOL ScoreCard B
SkillSKOOL ScoreCard C
SkillSKOOL ScoreCard D
SkillSKOOL ScoreCard Template
Off Season Packet
Just because your team isn’t in season, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be getting quality touches on the ball. Use these ‘off-season packets’ to give you some ideas on how to keep developing your game.
U8 – U10
U14 – U19