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Cal South Admin. Hot Sheet // November 7, 2008

November 07, 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.

Friday, November 7, 2008

UPCOMING DEADLINES
November 26
U9-U13 Deadline for 2009 Cal South State Cup
November 26
U12-U13 Deadline for 2009 Cal South National Cup
December 1
End of Player Transfer Roster Freeze // First Day Players May Transfer Using Release & Transfer Form
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

State Cup Teams Get A National Championship Series of Their Own
Inaugural US Youth Soccer Presidents Tournament to Kick Off in 2009
Cal South teams participating in the State Cup next year in the U13 to U17 age brackets can earn the opportunity to move forward to a national championship round of their own with the formation of the US Youth Soccer Presidents Tournament Series for 2009. Serving as a parallel to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the Presidents Tournament is only open to teams not already participating in the National Championship Series.

In Southern California, the Cal South State Cup will serve as the introductory round to the Presidents Tournament Series. The champions in the U13 to U17 brackets will move forward to represent Cal South at the US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Tournament in Tri-Cities (Kennewick-Pasco-Richland), Washington in June 2009, where they will face teams from the 13 other western states that make up US Youth Soccer's Region IV. Champions at the regional level would then move on to the US Youth Soccer Presidents Tournament National Championships, tentatively scheduled to be held in Denver, Colorado from July 16-19, 2009. For any further questions, please contact Dave Lamb by email at dlamb@calsouth.com. (Click here for full story and a helpful diagram on CalSouth.com.)

Two New Board Decisions: U16 Rosters May Carry Up to 22 Players
No State/National Cup Participation for FWRL Spring League Withdrawals
The most recent Cal South Board of Directors meeting, held on Saturday, November 1 at the Cal South Corporate Office, led to a pair of Board decisions concerning two areas of Cal South play:

1) Following US Youth Soccer's decision to add the U16 age group to the list of age groups that may roster a maximum of 22 players (the same as for U17 through U19), the Cal South BOD approved the change for Cal South teams immediately. This means that for Under 16 and older teams, those teams may have up to 22 youth players on their team roster at any given time during the season year. The team must demonstrate continuity of team rosters between the league and State Cup for U09 - U15 age group competition by maintaining a minimum of nine (9) players common to the rosters of both and for U16 - U19 age group competition by maintaining a minimum of eleven (11) players common to the rosters of both. Player retention shall be based on the league roster as of November 15th of the current seasonal year (except for U19 teams).

2) The BOD also adopted a rule change for State and National Cup. The following rule will be inserted in to our Cup rules: Rule: 3.1.3.1 - Effective from the 2009 Far West Regional Spring league forward: any team that withdraws from the Far West Regional League after a schedule is published will not be allowed to participate in Cal South State and/or National Cup for that seasonal year.

Deadlines for State & National Cup Youngers Brackets Ahead on November 26!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAL SOUTH STATE CUP
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAL SOUTH NATIONAL CUP

The first entry deadline for State Cup registration is right around the corner! If you register for State Cup before October 31, the entry fee is only $475 per team, but after that date, the entry fee will raise to $525. The National Cup entry fee is $675 throughout registration. If you are registering a team for the Youngers brackets, please be aware that the deadline for U12 through U13 teams in the National Cup and U9 through U13 teams in the State Cup is November 26, 2008. 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

Learn How to Reduce the Risk of ACL Injuries
Take Part in Any of 4 Special Velocity Courses on Nov. 22
Tearing an ACL ends seasons and sometimes careers. Cal South is offering a two hour course at four locations on November 22 that will teach how to reduce the risk of ACL injuries. This clinic is essential for soccer coaches who have seen the toll that an ACL tear takes on a player and the team. Our partner, Velocity Sports Performance, specializes in injury prevention and this seminar will give you the information you need to keep your players safe and on the field. Each coach will be taught an active dynamic warm up to use before games and practices and will leave with printed information for players and a laminated warm up instruction card. By learning the information presented at this clinic, you as a coach will be taking concrete steps towards protecting the safety and future of your players. Courses will be held in Redondo Beach, Carlsbad, Irvine and Santa Clarita. The course is two hours long and registration is $20. To register for the "How to Reduce the Risk of ACL Injury to Your Athletes" course or to learn more information, please click on the Velocity location of your choice:

Carlsbad
Irvine
Redondo Beach
Santa Clarita

"Coaching the Female Soccer Player" Specialty Course Returns
Cal South and The LA84 Foundation Announce Second Edition of Popular Course, Dec. 13
Cal South and The LA84 Foundation recently announced their second annual specialty clinic devoted to "Coaching the Female Soccer Player." This year's clinic will be held on December 13, 2008 on the beautiful campus of Loyola Marymount University. A non-refundable $20 deposit will secure your spot, and the course is limited to the first 75 registered candidates.

Ali Khosroshahin, head coach for the USC Women's Soccer program, Joe Mallia, head coach of the Loyola Marymount University Women's Soccer program, Katherine Mertz, head coach for the UNLV Women's Soccer program and current assistant coach to the U-20 Women's National Team, and Holly Silvers, MPT, the ACL Prevention Project Coordinator for the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group, have been confirmed as presenters at this event. Due to the overwhelming response to last year's course, interested coaches are asked to please go to http://www.calsouth.com/la84classes/ to sign up for the class in advance or to get more information. If you have trouble registering for the course, please contact Chrissy Teyechea at 714.451.1553 or by email at cteyechea@calsouth.com.

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.

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 Registrar Portal Has Finally Arrived!
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! What should you expect when you enter My360? You will have access to a training library housing training videos on 1) Migration, 2) Understanding Security, 3) Permissions, 4) Configuring Seasons and 5) Processing Online Release/Transfers. As community members, you will also have access to a global list of registrars as well as a PDF downloadable version! Share your voice, comments, insight and opinions - make this site work for you! Registrars should have already received an introductory letter with a unique username and password that will give them access to the community. If your access does not work or if not interested, please let us know and we gladly remove you from the My360 community portal. Otherwise, please contact the Cal South League Account Management department as soon as possible if you have any concerns or comments regarding My360.

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.

League Health Report:League Boards - Take Notice!
Is Your League Making the Grade?
In our continued efforts to help member leagues maintain a satisfactory status and remain proactive, we have implemented the "League Health Report." The report is unique, as it will provide a new and constructive way to inform and engage presidents, league registrars or any league board member to leap into action! The format will be straightforward and graphically charged, and therefore, much easier to read and navigate through. With a bundle of information right at your league's fingertips, the report will have information on areas such as their corporate status, player registration history, balances due, and much more. The report will be sent out this month, and then shortly followed by an email blast to all leagues and the Cal South board and district commissioners.

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. .

Have you received your membership pass for 2008-2009?
There are numerous reasons why you haven't received it yet. Most of these have to do with incorrect or missing information in the CORIS system, such as your driver's license number, your date of birth, or even your phone number. If you have yet to receive your membership pass for this season, please contact your league registrar to make sure the correct information has been. Please ask your league registrar why you have not received your card, and give them any missing information they may need to complete the process. You can also contact Lisa Wolfs at the Cal South Corporate Office at 714.451.1520, and she will be more than happy to help you update your information in the CORIS system.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS
November 11
Veterans Day
November 27
Thanksgiving Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
November 28
Corporate Office CLOSED
December 6
Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
December 24
Christmas Eve // Corporate Office CLOSED at 12:30 pm
December 25
Christmas Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
December 31
New Year's Eve // Corporate Office CLOSED at 12:30 pm
January 1
New Year's Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
January 19
Martin Luther King Day
February 14
Valentine's Day
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

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 atwww.calsouth.com or by contacting the headquarters at (714) 778-2972.

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