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Cal South Admin. Hot Sheet // March 12, 2009

March 12, 2009


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, March 12, 2009

UPCOMING DEADLINES
March 28
U14-U19 Roster Freeze for Cal South State Cup
April 1
Cal South League Applications for 2009 DUE!
April 11
U14-U18 Roster Freeze for Cal South National Cup
April 27
U19 Draw/Cup-tie Date for Cal South National Cup
April 27
U19 Deadline for Cal South National Cup
April 30
Sanctioned Tournament Applications Due
May 16
U19 Deadline for 2009 Cal South National Cup

It's Cal South League Application Time Again!
All Leagues Must Complete This Process Annually - DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 1

Whether you are somewhat new to Cal South or a long-time standing member, applying as a league of registration is an annual and mandatory process. However, whether applying as a league of registration or as a gaming circuit, the procedures are rather straightforward. This year's deadline to get your League Applications in to the Cal South Corporate Office is Wednesday, April 1, 2009 -- no exceptions!

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact the Cal South League Account Management department or the Membership Development team, and they will be glad to help you through the process. You may begin your own league's application process for the coming year by downloading the 2009 Cal South League Application or Gaming Circuit form by
clicking here.

SOCCER NATION EXPO 2009: 24,000 STRONG, UNIFIED IN LOVE OF SOCCER!
L.A. CONVENTION CENTER ROCKED THROUGH THE WEEKEND!
Soccer Nation Expo, Cal South's annual celebration of the beautiful game, landed in the L.A. Convention Center's South Hall on Saturday, February 21 to kick off two amazing days of high-spirited soccer action, education, shopping, networking and just plain fun, at the biggest free family soccer expo in the country. Over 24,000 rabid soccer fans - 14,000 on Saturday and 10,000 more on Sunday - attended the family-friendly and fan-interactive exposition, which featured a little something for just about any area of interest within the world of soccer.

For a recap of everything that occurred at this year's Soccer Nation Expo, please click here. To see who collected trophies at that weekend's Cal South Nike Awards Banquet, click here. To view a Fox Soccer Channel video about the Expo, click here.

Cal South Adult League Meeting
Reunión de Cal South para Ligas de Adultos
Cal South invites adult league presidents and league administrators to an adult league membership information session on March 25th, 2009, 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Cal South corporate office. If you're interested in starting an adult league or affiliating an existing league to Cal South, come and learn about the league benefits and the new application process. RSVP by March 23rd. Contact Luis Salcedo 714.451.1507 or lsalcedo@calsouth.com.

Cal South invita a todos los presidentes y directivos de ligas para adultos a una reunión informativa el 25 de marzo de 6:30pm a 8:30pm en la oficina de Cal South. Si está interesado en empezar una liga de adultos o quiere afiliar su liga existente a Cal South, venga y aprenda los beneficios para ligas miembros y revisar la nueva aplicación.
La fecha limite para apartar su lugar es el 23 de marzo. Contacte a Luis Salcedo 714.451.1507 o lsalcedo@calsouth.com.

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Broadband Initiative Survey
Please Take A Few Minutes to Help This Cal South Partner

Over the last few years, Cal South has partnered with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) on a number of projects. They have been instrumental in connecting Cal South into state level discussions which could help expand the opportunities for youth soccer throughout our area.
Now it's our turn to help them. The CHCC is working to close the digital divide among minority businesses and under-served communities in California. They have partnered with the California Emerging Technology Fund to create the Hispanic Business Broadband Initiative. The use of broadband technology is crucial to the success of small businesses, and increasing the knowledge of and access to technological advances is key.

To help better understand the existing understanding and usage of technology in small business, the CHCC has commissioned a survey. It's short... it only takes about five minutes. You can take it anonymously or provide information about your business at the end of the survey. Please go to: http://cahcc.com/survey.html. Click on "Hispanic Chamber of Commerce" as your organizational affiliation, then click "Next," then click on "Cal South" as your chamber affiliation... then begin the survey. We appreciate your participation, time and assistance for this important Cal South partner.

Player Registration Fees
It is Critical That Your League's Account is Paid Up and Current
Be sure your league is current (reflecting a $0.00 balance on your account) on player registration fees (league statements). Your league statement is critical to review. If there is a balance over $500, please call Rebecca Nelson in Cal South's Accounts department at 714.451.1528, and also contact your league president. In some cases this is a sign of cash improprieties. Also, not being current will affect your league's membership benefits which include: credentialing at the AGM, CORIS access, sanctioning eligibility, insurance coverage and upcoming league approvals. Thank you for your attentiveness.


The Path to Smooth Registrar Certification:
Cal South's League Certification Program - Next Session on Saturday, April 25 in Irvine

As of January 1, 2007, Cal South implemented a League Certification program (CLR) to meet the demands of today's soccer organization. The CLR 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. If you are interested in attending the upcoming session on Saturday, April 25th in Irvine, or if you have any questions regarding the certification process, please contact the League Account Management Department at 714.451.1513. Space for these sessions is limited, so be sure to sign up right away and get certified now!

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 provided some guidance to you. Post it, send it, and let someone help you. You are not alone. My360 is an online community where Cal South league registrars can have access to a central repository for documents, information and shared ideas. All Cal South registrars have already received their username and password to My360. To access My360, please look for their link on the right hand side of the main CORIS page, in the box marked "Association Hot Sheet." If you have questions, please contact Steve Marquez in the League Account Management department at 714.451.1514 or smarquez@calsouth.com.

Risk Management Policy: A Reminder On Card Printing
The 2009-2010 Season is Approaching Quickly!
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.

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
March 12-14
US Soccer Board of Directors Meeting & AGM // Orlando, FL
March 17
St. Patrick's Day
March 21
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
April 4
U14-U19 Start Date for Cal South State Cup
April 12
Easter
April 15
Tax Day
April 18
U14-U18 Start Date for Cal South National Cup
April 18
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
May 2
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
May 9-10
May 10
Mother's Day
May 23
U19 Start Date for Cal South National Cup
May 25
Memorial Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
June 15-21
June 20
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Lancaster, CA
June 21
Father's Day
July 11
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
July 21-26

League Fundraising Options:
ESPN Coaches Fundraising Program


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

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 Cal South Corporate Office at (714) 778-2972.

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