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Cal South E-News | January 2013 SOCCER NATION EXPO 2013

January 23, 2013


For more information, visitwww.soccernationexpo.com.

Soccer Nation Expo 2013 is Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Come join thousands of fellow soccer fans at the most exciting soccer festival of the year! This is the biggest family soccer show in the United States. And it's FREE to attend!

There's Plenty to Do for Soccer Fans of All Ages!

This year, Soccer Nation Expo has increased the number of exhibits and areas where attendees can play, learn, show off and experience more soccer activities than ever before. Some of these exhibits are:

• In celebration of the U.S. Soccer Centennial, attendees can view and take pictures of the 1991 and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup trophies.
• The LA Galaxy will have a large area where attendees can learn new skills and play soccer-based games with representatives of the team.
• Recreational coaches and players will have the AstroTurf Rec Pitch where members of the Cal South Coaching Education and Pro+ staff will give instruction on drills specifically for younger developmental players.
• Learn the secrets of juggling catches, lifts and freestyle during the Futboleros Juggling Clinics, free on both days of Soccer Nation Expo.
• Experience live futsal action as you watch the 2013 Adult Futsal Tournament presented by Toque and Sport Court. After the games are done, attendees can get the feel of futsal themselves by participating in pick-up games.
• Appearances and autograph sessions with your favorite soccer players, such as Clint Mathis (former U.S. National Team and MLS star).

VIP Coach Pass Clinics and Special Sessions...

To top things off, we're assembling a great lineup of guest speakers and clinicians, including some of the most renowned and respected soccer coaches in the U.S. and the world, who will provide world-class coaching clinics on our AstroTurf Presentation Pitch for VIP coaches to enjoy. Some of the exciting coaches who have been scheduled* to appear this year include Gavin Makel (Manchester City), Alex Williams (Manchester City), Andres Chitiva (C.F. Pachuca), Hans Westerhof (C.F. Pachuca), Laura Harvey (Arsenal FC/Seattle Reign), Romeo Jozak (NK Dinamo Zagreb), Tony DiCicco (FIFA Women's World Cup champion & NSCAA) and Ian Barker (NSCAA). For coaching bios, click here. *Clinicians, speakers and schedule are all subject to change.

Special seating at these clinics, early show access on Saturday morning, February 16, and exclusive access to special classroom sessions are offered to those who purchase a VIP Coach Pass, the best way for a coach to maximize their enjoyment of Soccer Nation Expo. To learn more about the VIP Coach Pass, click here.

Exhibitors from all over the soccer world...

And when you're not on a pitch or showing off a trick, you can visit Soccer Nation Expo exhibitors offering an incredible variety of products including soccer gear and equipment, not to mention many other consumer goods and services, and all from companies that love "the beautiful game" as much as you do! Click here to see the full list of exhibitors at Soccer Nation Expo 2013.

Even the referees get in on the fun...

The Cal South State Referee Committee will host referee meetings throughout the day on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Soccer Nation Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Herb Silva, U.S. Soccer Federation's Director of Referee Identification and Training and the Platinum Program, will be one of the speakers at the symposium, as well as representatives from the Professional Referee Organization (PRO). Our speakers will have interesting and informative presentations that should benefit all referees attending this symposium.

These meetings are FREE and open to any referee from any organization that wishes to attend. Referees attending this symposium will receive credit for their in-service yearly training requirements. To register for this symposium, visit www.soccernationexpo.com/en/referee-meetings/register/.

Cal South Awards Banquet - an after-hours experience...

Ticket sales are still open online for the upcoming 2013 Cal South Awards Banquet, our annual celebration of the incredible accomplishments of our members, players, coaches and volunteers. The Cal South Awards Banquet will once again come alive on Saturday night, February 16, just after the lights have gone down on Soccer Nation Expo 2013 for the day. Dinner and awards will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with cocktails beginning at 6:00 p.m.

GET YOUR TICKETS - Click here to order

Only 500 lucky individuals will be joining us for an evening filled with great food, entertainment, recognition and fun. Last year, the Awards Banquet sold out weeks in advance! Individual tickets are $75 apiece. Ticket orders are due in the Cal South Corporate Office no later than January 31, 2013 - don't delay - we sold out last year! Tickets will be available by will call during the cocktail hour.

If you have any inquiries about tickets, please contact bbuell@calsouth.com.

For even more information...

For more information about Soccer Nation Expo 2013 -- the latest updates, schedules, special guests, clinic descriptions, exhibitor listings… everything! -- please visit our website at www.soccernationexpo.com.