Welcome to Spring Season 2018!
Meet Our Directors of Coaching
Girls Director of Coaching

Jon Nishimoto  has been a member of the EBU/ Bay Oaks Soccer Club since 2003. He was promoted to Assistant Director in 2005. Jon has lead many teams in the Northern California to great success across the United States. The Bay Oaks teams that he has worked with directly have had great success in the prestigious U.S.Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Jon’s Bay Oaks teams have also produced multiple players that have played professionally in multiple countries of the world and also represented their youth National Teams (USA, Mexico, Philippines, Czech Republic). Most importantly, Jon's guidance has been instrumental in the careers of many of his former players being able to continue there soccer in colleges across America. 
Boys Director of Coaching

Marco Plascencia has 21 years of experience with Bay Oaks soccer club both as a player and a coach. His family has been part of Bay Oaks since the early 80’s. Marco played 11 years with the club starting at U10 as a 7 year old. Marco joined EBU Bay Oaks Soccer club in 2009 as a head coach and Trainer. In 2014, Marco became the U9-U12 Boys Assistant Coaching Director and Director of Coaching in Training. In Spring 2017 Marco became the U9-U12 Boys Coaching Director and that Fall, Marco became the new Boys Director of Coaching. In addition to coaching with EBU Bay Oaks, Marco has coached at Encinal High School, Piedmont High School and in 2016 he became the Bishop O’Dowd Men’s Varsity Coach.
US Development Academy Director

Glenn Van Straatum served as Director of Coaching EBU Bay Oaks for 10 years before taking on the role as USSDA Director. He has been with the club for 14 years with the club having served as an Assistant Director of Coaching since 2003. Glenn holds an USSF A license. Glenn is an experienced coaching director, coach, player and leader in Bay Area professional, semi-professional and youth soccer ranks. His playing career includes World Cup qualifying and CONCACAF Country/Club experience for his native country of Surinam and club team Transvaal (CONCACAF champion, ‘81). 
Summer Camp 2018 Info and Registration
2004s+ June 25th-29th
2010s July 9th-13th
2009s July 16th-20th
2008s July 23rd-27th
2007s July 30th-
06 & 05s Aug 6th
Recreational Aug 6th

All camps 9am-4pm
Separate aftercare will be available. 

Competitive players' camps are included in registration, but you MUST still register separately for camp. Additional weeks and Recreational players are $250.

Three Referee courses are being offered by Bay Area Clubs in the next several weeks:
• Sat, Apr 7  9:00am - 12:00pm
• Sat, Apr 7  12:30pm - 3:30pm
• Sat, Apr 7  3:30pm - 6:30pm
• Fri, Apr 13  6:00pm - 9:00pm
• Sat, Apr 14  5:00pm - 8:00pm
• Sun, Apr 15  8:00am - 11:00am
Anybody 14 and up is eligible to become a referee. This is a great time to take advantage of the new training format, which is half the hours it used to be. 

Friday Clinic at Raimondi started this month and will continue into May
Fast Footskills and Finishing Clinic are available now!
More information about our Friday Clinics available HERE
Alumni Report
Lindsey Vaughn, 98G
Video testimonial and words of wisdom to the next generation of athletes!
Congratulations to our 00/99 Boys Gold and Coach Adrian for winning Copa Cup, May 3rd-4th, and securing a spot in the Surf Cup this summer!
A big way to go! shout out to Coach Brooke and her 2007 Boys Gold with their victory in NorCal's Premier State Cup.
College Bound Athletes
We have started the College Bound Workshop Series for the girls programs and will have 1 to 2 sessions per month trough Spring. At our first session we had girls from 03 and 02 age group tonight to contact coaches for their upcoming showcase and work on their video clip. It was fun and useful. 

For more information about our College Bound Programs, contact JC Decru
EBU Bay Oaks participated in Inaugural U12 DA Bay Area and Valley Conference Clubs Festival.  Our  EBU Bay Oaks Academy Director Glenn Van Straatum part of the leadership of the event.

It was a success on the field with players enjoying their games while off the field coaches, players and parents saw a well-organized event on a beautiful bay area day with our host club SF Elite. 

This project was a first pilot for US Soccer to have its two conferences work together and organize a top quality local event for all 19 DA Clubs in involved with the U12 US Soccer Development Academy (DA) league. The next U12DA event will be held on June 9th in Davis hosted by Sac Republic. 
New Turf Field in Alameda!
We have a new full size, lighted turf field located in Alameda!

Estuary Park is a new community park located in the west end of Alameda and built on land that was conveyed from the Navy to the City of Alameda in 2009 which was previously Coast Guard housing complex. This new field is multi-striped for a full size soccer, football, and lacrosse. In addition to the full size turf field the park also includes a synthetic baseball field with a U8 soccer field striped in the outfield which is designed and prioritized for children with disabilities. This is a significant and exciting addition for the local soccer community and beyond which provides a world class facility for our teams to enjoy.

We have included this Spring in our inventory of available game fields.
EBU in the Spotlight: Women
Stephanie Zuniga with Hope Solo!

Stephanie played for the Botafogo 96'. She has National team experience and is currently playing for the University of Colorado. She has also been a junior coach in the club in addition to being a great ambassador for the game and Bay Oaks.
EBU in the Spotlight: Men
EBU Coach Devante DuBose signed with Phoenix Rising FC as a defender in February!
Other Ways to Support EBU/Bay Oaks
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