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Cal South Admin. Hot Sheet // January 7, 2009

January 07, 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.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 16
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

US Soccer Directs Cal South To Prepare To Take Over As The Official Adult State Association
The U.S. Soccer Federation Board of Directors met on Saturday, November 22, 2008, and reached a decision regarding the application received from Cal South to replace CSA-South as the official adult association member for Southern California. Cal South is extremely excited about working with all of the existing adult leagues and programs towards growing the game in Southern California. Cal South looks forward to building on the great tradition of adult soccer that has been established in Southern California over the last forty plus years and working together towards building the best soccer association in the world.

Cal South will be holding an Adult Membership Information meeting on Saturday, January 24 at 9am at the Cal South Corporate Office. The meeting will be open to all Adult League Presidents and Officers, as well as any individuals interested in starting their own Cal South Sanctioned Adult League. The meeting will consist of a general overview of Cal South's vision for the Adult Association, adult programs and membership requirements, and will also feature Q&A and feedback sessions in both English and Spanish. Cal South welcomes the involvement, interest and feedback of all of its members regarding adult league development.

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Online Registration for VIP Coaches Pass Available Soon
Soccer Nation Expo 2009, February 21-22, L.A. Convention Center
Soccer Nation Expo 2009 has just announced that online registration for the February event's VIP Coaches Pass will be open soon. The VIP Coaches Pass 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. Coaches must register and pay online at (the registration link will be live within the next couple of weeks, and will be announced to the general Cal South membership). Availability of the VIP Coaches Pass is limited to the first 1,200 coaches to register and will include:

  • Early, private access to the exhibition hall on Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 8:30am to 9:30am - Show doors will not open to the public until 9:30am
  • Coffee and pastries will be provided during the early access hour
  • Free swag from several participating Soccer Nation Expo exhibitors
  • 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 event
  • VIP access to private classroom sessions given by Anson Dorrance, Lawrie Sanchez and other Soccer Nation Expo 2009 clinicians
  • Copies of "Center Pitch" demonstration outlines and private classroom session notes
  • SoccerOne VIP Coaches Pass - a special discount card offering 10% to 60% off SoccerOne merchandise, good throughout 2009 on SoccerOne's website and in their retail store
  • VIP Coaches messenger bag

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, Tony "Tosh" Farrell 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.

Nominations For The 2009 Nike Awards Banquet Due By January 16
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 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 16, 2009.

Tickets for the 2009 Nike Awards Banquet are also now available for purchase online at 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!

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

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 .

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
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 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, 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 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 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.

January 10
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office
January 11
State Referee Association Presidents & Assignors // Cal South 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
January 24
Cal South Adult Membership Information Meeting // Cal South Corporate Office
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
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
March 13
US Soccer Board of Directors Meeting & AGM // Orlando, FL
March 21
Cal South Board of Directors Meeting // Corporate Office

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 at or by contacting the Cal South Corporate Office at (714) 778-2972.

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