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Cal South Admin. Hot Sheet // August 28, 2008

August 28, 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, August 28, 2008

September 1
New Field Liability Insurance Necessary for 2008-09 Season
September 1
Fall Leagues Must Have ALL Player Registration Data Entered and Accepted In CORIS
October 31
Sanctioned Tournament Applications Due in Corporate Office
November 5
Artwork and Payment Due for Inclusion in 2009 Cal South Tournament Guide
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 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 and National Cup Registration is Now Open for 2009!

Registration is now open for both the 2009 Cal South State Cup and National Cup competitions. 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.

Now entering its 31st year, over 1400 teams annually take part in the Cal South State Cup for the honor of being crowned as State Cup Champion. The Cal South National Cup serves as the chief route by which Cal South competitive teams can make their way towards the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships, the crown jewel of youth soccer tournaments. Teams that are crowned champions at the Cal South National Cup move on next to the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals, which will be hosted in June 2009 in Lancaster, CA by Cal South.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

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 .

Get Maximum Exposure for Your Tourney in the 2009 Tournament Guide!
Artwork and Payment Due in Cal South Corporate Office by November 5, 2008
Cal South tournament directors should be aware that the 2009 edition of the Cal South Tournament Guide is currently in production, with a scheduled landing date of January 5. The Cal South Tournament Guide is mailed to over 10,200 Cal South coaches and is also distributed nationally at the following annual shows: the NSCAA Coaches Convention, the US Youth Soccer Workshop and Soccer Nation Expo.

The only way to get your tournament's logo on the website is through the purchase of the Tournament Guide Package ($550), which includes a full page color ad and enhanced listing in the Guide, an enhanced listing with logo and link on the Sanctioned Tournaments page on, and an enhanced listing with logo in Cal South Soccer Magazine. New to the package this year is each tournament's inclusion in a Tournament Spotlight email, which will go out once to all of Cal South's coaches in the month preceding that tournament's entry deadline. Tournaments can also purchase extra logos in any listing areas for an additional amount. For more information about the 2009 Cal South Tournament Guide Package, please contact Kim Dyer at 714.451.1540 or by email at

Cal South Coach's Gifts for 2008 Are Still Available
Make Sure Your Coaches Have Received Their Thank You from Cal South for the New Season
As many of you probably know, this year's Cal South Coach's Gift District Tour has been going on throughout August, and while most of the leagues have already received this year's gift -- a specially designed Cal South Messenger Bag -- there are still many that haven't. If your coaches have not received their gifts for the new fall season, please contact your league office first to see if they were already picked up by a league representative. If you are a league representative interested in picking up your league's complement of gifts, here's an updated guide:

If your league is in District 2, 6 or 7, all of your coach's gifts have been left with the District Commissioners for each of those districts. Please contact them to arrange a pickup time.
If your league is in District 3, 4 or 5, please contact Rik Johnson at 714.451.1538 or to arrange a pickup time. Gifts can be picked up M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
District 1 leagues will be able to pick their gifts up at the District 1 meeting scheduled for Thursday night, August 28. League representatives were sent an email reminder earlier this week, but if you cannot make it, please contact Rik Johnson to work out alternate plans.

League Registrar Certification Update
Thanks from the Cal South LAM Department!
Cal South's League Account Management department would like to thank all of those dedicated registrars who took the time to complete the League Registrar Certification test this year. As of August 27th, 70 registrars now fill the ranks of Cal South certified registrars. This is quite an accomplishment and proves that registrars are always willing to improve their skills and knowledge base. Again, kudos to one and all, and good luck as well to all of this season's freshman registrars!

A Helpful Reminder to League Registrars:
Updating Your Security Profiles and Contact Info
Certified registrars, do you know who has access to your league's information? Ask yourself the following question: other than yourself, who has permission to access critical league areas, such as the ability to print cards or edit player and administrator profiles? Many occasions also necessitate that we peak behind the security walls for audit purposes. Registrars, maintain your sanity, take a moment, and make sure that anyone maintaining any CORIS roles for your league are cleared through the Department of Justice, but also make sure that these individuals should be in the back-end of CORIS at all.

Secondly, and just as important, is your contact information for the current league users -- such as registrars, board members, etc. -- updated and valid for the new season? There are many occasions when the Cal South corporate staff needs to make contact or send information of vital interest to various members of your league's board of directors. Please take another moment and make sure all contact information is current and valid.

Field Liability Certificates for 08/09 are Now Available
League Presidents Can Access Their Certs Online at
Field liability certificates for the 2008-09 season are now available online. League presidents will be able to access their certficates using their user ID and password at For additional information, please contact Nancy Wagner at 714.451.1550 or by email at

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. 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 here for more information on getting your Live Scan done or on hosting an upcoming session.
You will not be able to be on the field with the players until this process is completed.

August 30
R9 Referee Clinic // Yucaipa
September 1
Labor Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
September 6
Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
October 11
Board of Directors Meeting // Bakersfield
October 13
US Youth Soccer Region IV Workshop // Salt Lake City, UT
October 13
Columbus Day
October 31
November 1
Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
November 4
Election Day
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
Corporate Office CLOSED
December 25
Christmas Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
December 31
New Year's Eve // Corporate Office CLOSED
January 1
New Year's Day Corporate Office CLOSED

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

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

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