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Cal South Admin. Hot Sheet // February 5, 2009

February 05, 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, February 5, 2009

BULLETIN! STATE CUP CANCELLED FOR THIS WEEKEND!

More info here

UPCOMING DEADLINES
February 19
VIP Coach Pass Online Registration Deadline for Soccer Nation Expo 2009 - Click here to register now!
February 20
U14-U18 Deadline for Cal South National Cup
March 7
U14-U18 Draw/Cup-tie Date for Cal South National Cup
March 28
U14-U19 Roster Freeze for Cal South State Cup
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
May 16
U19 Deadline for 2009 Cal South National Cup


Soccer Nation Expo 2009 is Just Around the Corner!
February 21-22, Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall

Cal South's annual celebration of the beautiful game, Soccer Nation Expo, will be landing once more at the Los Angeles Convention Center from February 21-22, 2009, and this show is going to be bigger than ever before! Famed soccer players such as Marta, Abby Wambach, Ramón Ramírez, Claudio Suárez, Martín Zúñiga, Edson Buddle, Chris Klein and players from Chivas USA will be there to greet fans and sign autographs.

Coaching clinics and classroom sessions will be taught by world-class coaches such as Anson Dorrance, Lawrie Sanchez, Preki and Tony Farrell , and there will be great 5v5 game action on hand as Nike hosts the 2009 Southwest Futsal Regional Championship (to sign your team up for this event, please click here).

Need some shoes? Try before you buy at the Nike Shoe Trial area, or expand your shopping experience even further to include the latest in soccer gear, fashion and a wide array of products at over 100 exhibitor booths.

Be sure to let all of the members in your league, club or team know about this great experience. Last year's show saw over 37,000 rabid soccer fans pass through the doors of the two-day show, and it should be just as busy and exciting this year! For even more information about Soccer Nation Expo 2009, including a full list of special guest, clinicians, guest speakers and a schedule of clinics and breakout sessions, please go to www.SoccerNationExpo.com .

We'll see you there!

Get Your VIP Coach Pass for Soccer Nation Expo 2009 Today!
Special Pass Gets Registered Coaches Entrance To Special Classroom Sessions and VIP Seating
Online registration for the Soccer Nation Expo VIP Coach Pass is open and is available to any soccer coach (Cal South, AYSO, Independent League, or just mom/dad) interested in improving their training techniques or learning new game strategies. The cost is $25 per pass. Availability of the VIP Coaches Pass is limited to the first 1,000 coaches to register and will include:

1
Early, private access inside Soccer Nation Expo on Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Show doors don't open to the public until 9:30 am.
2
Coffee and pastries provided by SoccerOne to all VIP Coaches during the early access hour.
3
Free gifts from 10 participating Soccer Nation Expo exhibitors.
4
Reserved VIP seating around "The Center Pitch" where coaching clinics by professional world class coaches will take place on the hour, every hour, throughout the Expo.
5
VIP access to private classroom sessions given by Anson Dorrance, Lawrie Sanchez, Preki, Tony Farrell and other Soccer Nation Expo clinicians.
6
Copies of "Center Pitch" demonstration outlines and private classroom session notes.
7
SoccerOne VIP Coach Pass Discount Card offering 10% to 60% off merchandise purchased at SoccerOne (pass good for one full year).
8
A VIP Coach messenger bag (a $25 value itself).
9
Borussia Mönchengladbach Game Package - Free entrance to watch this special game between Cal South's U17 Boys and one of the top clubs in the German Bundesliga on Friday, February 20, 2009 at 7pm at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in Los Angeles.
10
A post-game analysis and evaluation with the Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach and staff, along with Anson Dorrance and other coaching notables at Soccer Nation Expo on Saturday, February 21, 2009.

Click here to get YOUR Soccer Nation Expo 2009 VIP Coach Pass today!

Cal South's Annual General Meeting: Make Your Voice Heard
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Sunday, February 22 in Room 403A, L.A. Convention Center, Soccer Nation Expo 2009
Please join Cal South's Board of Directors on Sunday morning, February 22, 2009 at the L.A. Convention Center for Cal South's Annual General Meeting, held in conjunction with Soccer Nation Expo 2009. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to not only hear from your state association's leaders, but also to express your opinion and provide feedback on important issues concerning everyone in Cal South. In order to vote on motions during the AGM, you must meet all necessary credentialing requirements. To review the rules concerning participation for your league and credentialing for the Cal South AGM, click here.

Opening Cal South Adult League Information Meeting A Great Success
2ND INTRODUCTORY MEETING, FEB. 21, 2-3PM, SOCCER NATION EXPO 2009
Eighty-plus Adult League leaders converged on the Cal South Corporate Offices on Saturday, January 24, to hear about the future of adult soccer in Southern California. In a jam-packed meeting room which included US Soccer President Sunil Gulati, US Soccer CEO Dan Flynn, and US Adult Soccer Association Chairman Brooks McCormick, representatives from numerous adult soccer leagues heard Cal South President Gregg Falk and Cal South CEO John Weinerth outline their future plans for bringing the Adult Leagues together under Cal South's organizational wing. A Q&A session followed which provided Adult League leaders the chance to express any concerns in an open discourse. Each attendee to the meeting received a ticket to the U.S. Men's National Team game versus Sweden at the Home Depot Center that afternoon.

A second introductory Adult League Information Meeting is planned to be held at Soccer Nation Expo on February 21, 2009 from 2:00-3:00 pm in Room 304B of the Los Angeles Convention Center's South Hall. The agenda will be the same as the first meeting, and will provide interested Adult League representatives with an overview of Cal South's vision for the proposed Adult Association. If you are interested in attending this meeting, click here to RSVP.

If you are interested in receiving future Adult League updates, announcement and RSVP invitations for future meetings, please click here to opt in. To read more about this subject on CalSouth.com's Adult League Web Portal, which includes a schedule of upcoming meetings and photos from the Jan. 24th meeting, click here.

It's Cal South League Application Time Again!
All Leagues Must Complete This Process Annually

If you're somewhat new to Cal South or a long time standing member, applying as 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. In the event that you find yourself needing additional assistance or have questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact the 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.

Risk Management Policy: A Reminder On Card Printing
Live Scan Fingerprinting Also Available at Cal South's Booth at Soccer Nation Expo 2009
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 will also have Live Scan fingerprinting available at Soccer Nation Expo on February 21-22 at the L.A. Convention Center. If you still need to get processed, please bring your ID and $15 to the Cal South booth. For any questions regarding Live Scan at the Expo, contact Lisa Wolfs at 714.451.1520.

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, March 28 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, March 28th in Irvine or April 25 at the Cal South Corporate Office, or If you have any questions regarding the certification process, please don't hesitate to 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 "Associaion Hot Sheet." If you have questions, please contact Steve Marquez in the League Account Management department at 714.451.1514 or smarquez@calsouth.com.

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
February 15
ODP Training
February 16
President's Day // Corporate Office CLOSED
February 21-22
Soccer Nation Expo 2009 // LA Convention Center
February 21
Cal South Adult Membership Information Meeting // LA Convention Center
February 21
Nike Awards Banquet // Wilshire Grand Hotel
February 22
Cal South Annual General Meeting // LA Convention Center
February 22
Cal South Annual Board Meeting // LA Convention Center
March 4
US Youth Soccer Workshop // San Jose CA
March 12-14
US Soccer Board of Directors Meeting & AGM // Orlando, FL
March 21
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
April 12
Easter
April 15
Tax Day
April 18
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
May 9
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Temecula
May 9-10
Cal South College Showcase Weekend // Temecula
June 6
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
June 15-21
US Youth Soccer 2009 Far West Regional Championships // Lancaster

League Fundraising Options:
ESPN Coaches Fundraising Program


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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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