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Cal South Admin. Hot Sheet // February 28, 2007

February 28, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Welcome to the Cal South Admin. Hot Sheet, a bi-monthly email
directed to all Member League VIPs, geared towards keeping
them informed on Association Business.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

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League and Gaming Circuit Applications Deadline: April 2nd, 2007
An annual event that is critical to your league's operation.
A reminder to all Cal South leagues, clubs and gaming circuits that league or gaming circuit applications are due in to the Cal South Corporate Office no later than April 2nd, 2007. How important is it that you complete this process? Without it, your league could face the possibility of being denied access to Cal South resources such as CORIS, Cards, Field Liability Insurance and much more.

In addition to the league applications, Cal South has added a new application for competitive gaming circuits. The 2007 Gaming Circuit Application is intended for "inter-league" gaming only, as opposed to "intra-league" play. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the League Account Management Department at 714.451.1513, or feel free to click here for immediate access to the applications.

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Stay Exempt!Tax Basics for 501(c)3 Organizations...
This website is chockfull of great exercises, games and Q&A's to help obtain & maintain your 501(c)3 status: www.stayexempt.org. The online topics cover five major areas such as: Tax-Exempt Status, Unrelated Business Income, Employment Issues, Form 990 & Required Disclosures. Please visit www.stayexempt.org and master your knowledge of your 501(c)3 status today.

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Winter Coaching Courses Have Been Scheduled!
To view or register for a winter course, please visit our website at Calsouth.com or click here. Act fast, because courses start soon and fill up quickly! Not sure what level license you may need? Then click here for a description of each license level Cal South offers. Get it done, and remember to have fun!

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See Rain in the Forecast? Know ahead of time if your State or National Cup games are cancelled.
Cal South has a State and National Cup Mudline that is updated with any game changes due to inclement weather. The numbers to call are 714.765.7646 or 714.999.3444. There are also specific location mudlines that are available on the State Cup website. (Click here to access.)

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2007 ODP Camps are now open for registration. Space is limited, so apply now! !
Our Cal South ODP Summer Camp Program information is now available on the website (click here). We offer both residential and day camps. Leagues can take advantage of a significant discount by sending in 20 or more applications together, or an individual team can submit 5 or more together and get a team discount. (Discount applies to day camps only.) For additional information, contact Nancy Wagner at nwagner@calsouth.com or by phone at 714.451.1550.

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Registrar Certification Classes Coming Soon!
If you missed the chance to attend the Soccer Nation Expo Registrars' Workshop two weekends ago, it is essential that you become informed as quickly as possible. As of January 1, 2007, Cal South has implemented a League Certification program (CLR) to meet the demands of today's soccer organization. The certification is an education-based training program for all league registrars with an emphasis placed on elevating and distinguishing the role of the Primary League Registrar. Certification classes will be posted on the Event Manager soon. If you have any questions regarding the certification process, please don't hesitate to contact the League Account Management Department at 714.451.1513.

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The new 2007/2008 Soccer Season is just around the corner...
All Coaches, Administrators and Board of Directors need to have their Live Scan done.If you had your Live Scan done prior to March 2003, your Risk Management has expired and it needs to be redone. If you are new to coaching, you will need to have your Live Scan done before you are able to be on the field with the players. Please click here to access our Risk Management page, and then follow the process through. If you have any further questions, please contact Lisa Wolfs, Cal South's Risk Management Coordinator at 714.451.1520 or by email at lwolfs@calsouth.com.

If your league is interested in hosting a Live Scan Session, you will need to follow these easy steps. First, fill out the Request to Host a Live Scan Session form, then fax the form to 714.441.0715, "Attn. Lisa Wolfs", or email it to lwolfs@calsouth.com. Once you get a confirmation from US Fingerprinting you are ready for the session. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Wolfs at 714.451.1520.

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League Fall Season 07-08: A quick snapshot of the billing process.
Even though Spring '07 and Fall '07-'08 seasons have now been opened, it's important to review one very important Cal South business rule. Regardless of the season, an "accepted" player will generate an invoice. Make certain that when you click on "Save Application Changes" with the purpose of clearing a player, that this is the exact action you want. If you have any questions regarding the clearing process or would like to know more about the billing process, please feel free to contact the League Account Management Department at 714.451.1513.

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No Better Time to Start a TOPSoccer program in your league!
TOPSoccer, The Outreach Program for Soccer, is a community-based soccer program for young athletes with physical and mental disabilities that provides a safe and fun environment for these children to participate in organized sports. We are looking for leagues that would be interested in starting this program for the children of their community. If you are interested in starting the TOPSoccer program or would like more information, please contact Sandy Castillo atsandjules@cs.comor 714.524.3354.

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It's time to get your recreational coaches licensed!
Now is a great time to set up a Youth Module coaching education course for your recreational coaches. Each league can request to host their own Youth Module course for their coaches. There are two recreational coaching license levels: a YM1, which is required in order to coach under 9 years old, and a YM3, which is required to coach 9 years old and above. At each Youth Module course, the coaches will be exposed to topics including the philosophy of coaching, prevention and care of soccer injuries, laws of the game, principles of attack and defense, and coaching tactics to name a few. If this sounds like the type of opportunity you would like to present to yourrecreational coaches, please contact our coaching education department atcteyechea@calsouth.comor call 714.778.2972 ext. 1553.

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IMPORTANT DATES
March 1st - 4th - US Youth Soccer Adidas Workshop and Coaches Convention, St. Louis.
March 3rd - U14-U19 Draw/Cup Tie Date for State & National Cup
March 10th - Cal South Board of Directors Meeting
March 16th - U14-U16 Freeze Date
March 15th - 18th - National ODP Championships (Frisco, TX)
March 30th - State Cup U17-U19 Roster Freeze
March 31st - State Cup U14-U16 Start Date
April 6th- Good Friday / National Cup U14 & U18 Roster Freeze Date
April 8th- Easter Sunday

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League Fundraising Options:

ESPN Coaches Fundraising Program
Best Western MVP Program: 15% discount / 5% back to your League or Club! (Check out the Carlsbad Lightning website as a great example of how to start activating this great program and start getting your 5% back - http://www.lightningsoccerclub.com/ )

Quick Links:
Cal South Rules & Regulations // Bylaws
Cal South Board of Directors
Corporate Office Directory
http://www.calsouth.com/

The California Youth Soccer Association - South (Cal South) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, organized in the State of California for the purpose of providing athletic opportunities for our community's youth in the sport of soccer. Cal South is an affiliate member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Further information on Cal South and its programs can be obtained via the organization's website at www.calsouth.com or by contacting the headquarters at (714) 778-2972.

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