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Cal South E-News | May 2013

May 20, 2013


Image from 2013 Sports Authority State Cup Olders competition in May 2013 | Image: Cal South

Welcome to the Cal South E-News for May 2013


Each monthly issue of Cal South E-News is loaded with news and educational content for all members of Cal South, including players, parents, coaches, and referees. Drop us a line at editor@calsouth.com and let us know how you like the E-News or what sort of content you would like to see appear in it. Enjoy!




2013 Cal South Pro+ Invitational Set to Host Top ODP Teams Over Memorial Day Weekend
Some of the top Olympic Development Program teams in the country will converge at Ventura College over Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27) to participate in the 2013 Cal South Pro+ Invitational. For the third year running, ODP teams from several other state associations, including Cal North, Colorado and North Texas, will take part in this showcase.
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California Regional League Announced

Cal South, Cal North and US Youth Soccer Region IV recently announced the formation of the California Regional League. The California Regional League is a division of the newly revamped Far West Regional League, which will now feature automatic qualification spots for the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships going forward.
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Olders Champions Crowned at the 2013 Cal South National Cup
Eight teams were crowned as 2013 Cal South National Cup Olders champions over the weekend of May 18-19 at the Rancho Capistrano Soccer Fields in San Juan Capistrano. Links to photo galleries of champions and finalists on Facebook are inside.
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Provided by CB3 Sports Performance Training
Upper Body Strength: Functional Strength for Soccer Players - Upper body strength is an area often neglected by soccer players and coaches. Aside from the occasional push-ups and sit-ups that players either voluntarily do or that are done randomly during a session, this aspect of training is overlooked.
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Presented by the Cal South Coaches Association
Featured Lesson Plans created on SportSessionPlanner.com
Attacking: Movement Off the Ball - This month's Featured Lesson Plan from the Cal South Coaches Association spotlights the use of grids within the field to produce passing and movement exercises for two teams of players. Four variations on the theme are included.
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