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Cal South Admin. Hot Sheet // December 11, 2008

December 11, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Welcome to the Cal South Admin. Hot Sheet, a newsletter
directed to all Member League VIPs, geared towards keeping
you informed and updated on the latest Association business.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

UPCOMING DEADLINES
January 5
Nike Awards Banquet Nomination Form Deadlines
January 16
U14-U19 Deadline for 2009 Cal South State Cup
February 20
U14-U18 Deadline for 2009 Cal South National Cup
April 27
U19 Deadline for 2009 Cal South National Cup

Soccer Nation Expo 2009 Is Coming Up Fast!
League VIPs - Make Your League's Presence Part of the Celebration!
Every league in Cal South is an important piece in the bigger youth soccer picture. So, shouldn't your league's presence be a part of Cal South's annual celebration of the beautiful game, Soccer Nation Expo? Honor your board's volunteers and support your governing organization by being on hand for the Soccer Nation Expo / Annual General Meeting weekend on February 21-22 at the LA Convention Center. In addition to the AGM, the Expo will be presenting another round of top-class coaching clinics, featuring coaching luminaries such as Anson Dorrance, Preki, Lawrie Sanchez and Jeff Tipping, and break-out sessions on a variety of topics which should prove of great interest to League VIPs.

Now is the perfect time for League VIPs to secure their hotel rooms for the event, for which Cal South has secured a special rate at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. To place your reservation, please call (888) 773-2888. Also taking place in the Wilshire Grand over the weekend is the Nike Awards Banquet, celebrating the accomplishments throughout the year of Cal South coaches, players, volunteers, referees and teams. To secure your tickets for the 2009 Nike Awards Banquet, please click here.

Help Us Recognize Cal South's Best at the 2009 Nike Awards Banquet!
Nomination Forms & Ticket Requests Now Available for Download HERE
The Nike Awards Banquet, Cal South's annual celebration of the incredible accomplishments of its members and volunteers, will once again come alive just after the lights have gone down on Soccer Nation Expo for the day on Saturday, February 21, 2009. Nomination forms for this year's awards - which will go to the most deserving coaches, volunteers, parents, player and teams - are now available for download on SoccerNationExpo.com by clicking here. If you know someone in your league or club whom you feel goes the extra mile to make the youth soccer experience special for everyone around them, then don't hesitate to nominate them for one of this year's awards! Nomination forms are due at the Cal South Corporate Office no later than January 5, 2009.

Tickets for the 2009 Nike Awards Banquet are also now available for purchase online at SoccerNationExpo.com. To download a ticket form, please click here. Ticket orders must be received in the Cal South Corporate Office no later than January 23, 2009.

Deadlines for State & National Cup Olders Brackets Ahead in January!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAL SOUTH STATE CUP
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAL SOUTH NATIONAL CUP

With registration for the Youngers brackets in the Cal South State and National Cups closed, the attention now moves to the Olders brackets. The entry deadline for State Cup registration for U14-U19 teams is January 16th, with the price now set at its maximum level of $525. The National Cup entry fee is $675 throughout registration, and the next deadline is for U14-U18 teams on February 20th. The U19 registration deadline is April 27th. For more information on the 2009 Cal South State and National Cup competitions, please click on the following links:

2009 Cal South State Cup
2009 Cal South National Cup

Report: U.S. Youth Soccer National League Concludes First Weekend of Play
After the first weekend of National League play, the Girls' teams from Cal South are in good shape. In the Girls U15 age bracket, the San Diego Surf are tied for 1st place with a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 2 ties for 6 overall points. In Girls U16 action, we have the Slammers FC and So Cal Blues tied along with the Texans from North Texas with records of 3 wins and 1 loss each. The Girls U17 bracket finds the Laguna Hills Eclipse Black tied for 5th place with a record of 1 win, 2 losses and 1 tie. All teams will be back in action to finish out their National League schedule in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 13-15, 2009.

The top two teams from each age division earn a slot in this year's US Youth Soccer National Championship Series National Championships to be held in Lancaster, Mass. from July 21-26, 2009. The action in the Boys' age brackets begins this weekend in Dallas, Texas, though Cal South only has a single team, the BU17 Slammers FC, entered into the competition. For information on the National league please visit www.usyouthsoccer.org.

Cal South Teams Up with Sports Path To Offer Free Online Parent Education
Click here to Access the New Cal South Parenting Course
Cal South and Sports Path, the leader in online sports education courses, have formally announced an agreement designed to help bring parental soccer education to the forefront. Through this partnership, Sports Path will provide a Cal South-branded course on their website entitled "Preparing Your Child for Youth Soccer," which is free to Cal South members interested in furthering their soccer parenting education. The Sports Path Parenting series consists of courses designed to help parents develop a greater understanding of their role in their child's development within the sports landscape. The exclusive Cal South course "Preparing Your Child for Youth Soccer" will give parents FREE access to a course which has been specially adapted to fulfill the needs of Cal South members. To access the free Cal South Parenting Course and read instructions for registering in the course, please click here .

My360: Cal South's Online Home for All Registrars
Make My360 the place you turn to for advice from your peers in the youth soccer world!

Registrars, where can you get a contact list of your peers, and easily share your voice, comments, and insight with them? My360 of course! Have you ever wondered what other registrars are possibly doing to make their jobs easier? Well, had you posted your question on My360, it is very possible that another experienced registrar could have possibly chimed in and provided some guidance to you. Post it, send it, and let someone help you. You are not alone. We welcome and invite all Cal South league registrars into our online community.

What is My360? My360 is an online community where Cal South league registrars can have access to a central repository for documents, information and shared ideas. Finally, a unique place where registrars can engage, participate and learn from others like yourselves, and in a place that belongs uniquely to YOU! All Cal South registrars should have already received their username and password to My360. If not, please contact Steve Marquez in the Cal South League Account Management department at 714.451.1514 or smarquez@calsouth.com.

My360 - a place for registrars to network and call their home!


Registrar Alert & Deadline Reminder:
Don't forget about your medical release forms! Get them in by the end of December!

Is it necessary to send copies of the Player Registration/Medical Forms to Cal South? Due to the advent of "online" registration, and also given that fact that Cal South no longer provides registration forms, it's easy to forget that Cal South does require a copy of the Player Registration/Medical Release forms as long as the following circumstances exist: If your league is utilizing online registration, there is no need to submit any copies of the medical release form to the corporate office, as the ELAs (Electronic Legal Agreements) are stored electronically. However, if your league is not using online registration, a single copy of the Player Registration/Medical Release form will meet your league's obligations.

Additionally, in order to help you facilitate and comply with the process and to allow for an adequate amount of time to gather and organize the packet, we have determined the end of December 2008 to be a suitable submission deadline for Fall registration paperwork. Additionally, please make sure to organize the forms smartly by placing them by team so we can easily retrieve if necessary. The Player Registration/Medical Release form is a legal document and should be treated and maintained as such.

Attention: A Brand New Billing Procedure for the New Year
The Cal South Corporate Office will be sending player registration invoices and statements via email beginning with the January 2009 cycle. The new procedure will realize a huge savings for the organization in both supplies and postage. Also, additional league administrators will receive the email billing. We are very excited to now be able to share the billing information with more league administrators at a lower cost. Be sure all league directories are up to date and current with the Cal South Corporate Office to ensure that each league president, treasurer and registrar receives the Cal South player registration invoices and statements. Also, be sure to addaccounting@calsouth.com to your Safe Senders email list for ease in future dealings with our office.

Risk Management Policy: A Reminder on Card Printing
All administrators MUST complete the Live Scan process; this includes all coaches, managers, team administrators, board members and tournament directors. A card can NOT be printed until the Corporate Office has received approval from the Department of Justice. The process can take up to 14 business days to complete. Please make sure that your league has correctly inputted or updated your information in the CORIS system. If you log into your CORIS account and see an R with a red circle around it, please contact Lisa Wolfs, Risk Management Coordinator, at 714.451.1520 or lwolfs@calsouth.com.Click here for more information on getting your Live Scan done or on hosting an upcoming session.

Cal South Board Amends Rule 1.3 Concerning Registration Procedures and Fees

Late Fees Will Hit Rec Leagues Missing August 31st Registration Deadline for Fall Season
The Cal South Board of Directors recently approved several amendments to Cal South Rule 1.3, which concerns registration procedures and the resultant fees when recreational players are not entered into the Cal South CORIS registration system in time for the August 31st fall playing season deadline. To download and review the updated 2008 version of the Cal South Rules and Regulations, please click here.

Keep Your League or Club's 501c3 Status Alive
Be Sure That Your League Is Ready for Tax Time
StayExempt.org, which provides online IRS educational resources for tax-exempt organizations, now features five new mini-courses on the redesigned Form 990. These mini-courses provide information on preparing to file the new Form 990, as well as a walk-through of the entire form and frequently used schedules. Check out other StayExempt.org mini-courses on topics of interest to exempt organizations as well as the web-based version of our popular workshop on tax basics for small and mid-sized organizations. Interested organizations can also register at TaxTalkToday.com and watch an informative, free webcast for practitioners about the redesigned Form 990. IRS and tax-exempt sector experts will discuss the new form and answer many questions.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS
December 13
"Coaching the Female Athlete" Course, Loyola Marymount Univ.
December 14
ODP Training
December 24
Christmas Eve // Corporate Office CLOSED
December 25
Christmas Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
December 26
Corporate Office CLOSED
December 28
ODP Training
December 31
New Year's Eve // Corporate Office CLOSED at 12:30 pm
January 1
New Year's Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
January 4
ODP Training
January 10
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
January 11
ODP Training
January 15-19
NSCAA Coaching Convention, St. Louis, MO
January 16-20
US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Championships, Phoenix, AZ
January 19
Martin Luther King Day
February 14
Valentine's Day
February 15
ODP Training
February 16
President's Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
February 21-22
Soccer Nation Expo 2009 // LA Convention Center
February 21
Nike Awards Banquet // Wilshire Grand Hotel
February 22
Cal South Annual General Meeting // LA Convention Center
February 22
ODP Training

League Fundraising Options:
ESPN Coaches Fundraising Program


Quick Links:
Cal South Rules & Regulations // Bylaws
Cal South Board of Directors
Corporate Office Directory
LA84 Foundation-sponsored Coaching Courses
Full Cal South Coaching Education Course List
http://www.calsouth.com/

About Cal South:
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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