Cal South State Cup and National Cup U12-U13 Entry Deadlines End Today, Nov. 20th!
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The Entry Deadlines for the Youngers divisions in both the Cal South State Cup (U9-U13) and National Cup (U12-U13) end today, November 20th. For those wishing to get their entries in at the last minute, the entry fee for State Cup's Presidents Division is $595, while the rate for the Governors Division is $495. The entry fee for the Cal South National Cup is $725.
For more information on the Cal South State Cup and National Cup competitions, please click here.
Soccer Nation Expo Discount Rate Ends on November 30th
Almost One Week Left! Price per Booth Leaps from $975 to $1050 on December 1st
Soccer Nation Expo 2010 , Feb. 13-14. L.A. Convention Center
For our members who are interested in exhibiting their business at the upcoming Soccer Nation Expo 2010, our current discount rate for a 10' x 10' booth is only $975 through November 30th! Broken down over 2 days, that comes to less than $500 a day! Additional booths are still only $850. On December 1st, the price goes up to $1050 for your first booth, and $925 for each additional booth. So, get your applications in early to save even more!
Also, be sure to check out our expanded range of sponsorship opportunities available for Soccer Nation Expo 2010, any of which should help get your company noticed even more by the attendees at the event. At Soccer Nation Expo, scheduled for the weekend of February 13-14, 2010 at the L.A. Convention Center, over 100 vendors will be offering an incredible variety of products including soccer gear and equipment, not to mention many other consumer goods and services, and all from
companies that love the "beautiful game" as much as you do! Some of the major companies expected to exhibit at Soccer Nation Expo 2010 are Nike, adidas, Fox Soccer Channel, Herbalife, Time Warner, and many more.
To download the Soccer Nation Expo 2010 application form, please click here. For more information about the event, please visit SoccerNationExpo.com, or you can contact Kim Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714.451.1540.
Help Recognize Cal South's Best at the Cal South Awards Banquet, February 13 at Soccer Nation Expo 2010!
Click Here for Downloadable Nomination Forms and Ticket Requests
The Cal South Awards Banquet, our annual celebration of the incredible accomplishments of Cal South's 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 13, 2010. Dinner and awards will take place in the ballroom at the L.A. Wilshire Grand Hotel from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with cocktails beginning at 6:00 p.m. Make sure you get your 2010 Cal South Awards Banquet tickets fast! Only
500 lucky individuals will be joining us for an evening filled with great food, entertainment, recognition and fun. Last year the banquet sold out weeks in advance. To download a ticket request form, please click here.
These are the awards being given out this year:
2009 Fox Soccer Channel Team Spirit Award
2009 CD Chivas USA Parent of the Year
2009 L.A. Galaxy Volunteer of the Year
2009 NCSA Student-Athlete of the Year
2009 Cal South Boys Player of the Year
2009 Cal South Girls Player of the Year
2009 Nike Girls Recreational Coach of the Year
2009 Nike Boys Recreational Coach of the Year
2009 Nike Girls-Older Competitive Coach of the Year
2009 Nike Girls-Younger Competitive Coach of the Year
2009 Nike Boys-Older Competitive Coach of the Year
2009 Nike Boys-Younger Competitive Coach of the Year
Nomination forms for these awards can be downloaded at SoccerNationExpo.com by clicking here. Each nomination form outlines the requirements for each candidate. All nomination forms need to arrive in the Cal South Corporate Office no later than January 8, 2010. Ticket requests need to be received in the Corporate Office by January 29, 2010. Be sure to join us for this fantastic event!
Cal South Election Central
Francisco Davila, David De Leon & Johnny Garza Nominated for Cal South President
Voting to be held at Annual General Meeting, February 14 during Soccer Nation Expo 2010
The slate of candidates for the upcoming Cal South Elections was approved at the November 7, 2009 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors. District 2 Commissioner Chris Gallup and District 6 Commissioner Ann Shoemake remain in office for another two years, after being nominated unopposed. District 4 had two nominations, and ballots and bios for candidates Derek Barraza, Sr. and Angela Batres, were mailed to all District 4 league presidents on Friday, November 13, 2009. The
secret ballots are due back in to the Cal South Corporate Office by January 6, 2010.
Officer positions for Secretary and Vice President of Adults had two unopposed nominations. Lila Smith will return for another two-year term as Secretary, and Brett Woods will be welcomed in as the inaugural Vice President of Adults.
Finally, three candidates for Cal South President were nominated: Francisco Davila, David De Leon and Johnnie Garza. Elections for Cal South President will take place at the Annual General Meeting on February 14, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In December, Cal South member leagues will receive voting and credentialing rules and candidate bios for President, along with a request to update the Cal South Corporate Office League VIP Directory records. Please contact the
Corporate Office if your league does not properly receive any election notices.
Cal South & the LA84 Foundation Present "Finishing & Goalkeeping" Specialty Coaching Course
Saturday, December 12 at the Expo Center in Los angeles // $25 Entry Fee / Click Here to Sign Up
Cal South and the LA84 Foundation recently announced open registration for "Finishing and Goalkeeping," the next entry in their annual series of specialty coaching clinics. This year's clinic will be held on Saturday, December 12 at the recently dedicated Soboroff Sports Field at the Expo Center in Los Angeles. A non-refundable $25 deposit will secure a spot in the clinic, which is limited to the first 75 registered applicants.
Ian Feuer, the Head Goalkeeping Coach for both the Los Angeles Galaxy and Pepperdine University's Women's Soccer program; Trevor James, Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development with the Los Angeles Galaxy; and Lee Hancock, PhD, a prominent sports psychologist, have been confirmed as the clinicians for the event. (There will possibly be some Spanish-speaking clinicians announced for this course in the near future.) To read a full breakdown of the different
sections of this course and the day's schedule, please click here.
Due to the overwhelming response to these courses, interested coaches are asked to please click here to sign up for the class in advance. If you have trouble registering for the course or need more information, please contact Alely Cruz at 714.451.1505 or by email at email@example.com.
Roster Freeze Is Lifting on November 30th
Be Aware that the State Cup/National Cup Draw/Cup-Tie Date Starts Up on Dec. 12th
Players Not Released by 11:59 pm on Dec. 11th Will Remain Cup-Tied to Current Team
If you or any of your players are considering changing teams or just being a free agent, now is the time to fill out your transfer/release paperwork. The current roster freeze for the 2009 fall season lifts on November 30th, but teams have only a small window of opportunity before the draw/cup-tie date for State Cup and National Cup on Dec. 12th.
In order to make sure your player is properly released, make sure to follow these steps:
1. Go to Calsouth.com. Under Resources/Forms and Downloads, you will find the Transfer/Release form to print out.
2. Fill out the top portion, and get all the required signatures necessary. (It is not necessary to get the player card and medical release form.) It's helpful if you can give the player's ID card number, but not imperative in order to get a release.
3. Make a copy of that form for your records and email or fax the form to your District Commissioner or Assistant DC. You can find that information on Calsouth.com, under About Us/Our Board of Directors.
4. Once you fax the form, your request will be processed.
The draw/cup-tie date for U9-U13 teams entered in Cal South State Cup and U12-U13 teams entered in the Cal South National Cup is December 12th. If your intentions are to get your player off the roster from a team entered into either tournament, you should do so by 11:59 pm on December 11th, otherwise they will be cup-tied to their current team through the end of Youngers play in the State and National Cups.
If you have players wishing to join your league or team whose transfers were previously denied during the roster freeze period, those transfers must be resubmitted to the District Commissioners or their assistants. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the transfer process or roster freezes, please contact Sangita Nichols at 714-451-1501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2010 Season is Now Open for Registration
It's never too early to think about spring... Cal South's Spring 2010 season is now open for registration. Please be advised of the previously announced fee increase for new recreational players, which is now $10. Click here to download a .pdf showing our current registration fee structure.
League VIP Updates: Cal South's Version of the White Pages...
Many leagues hold elections during the fall months, and invariably, there will be a changing of the guard in many VIP positions. As such, please help us keep our records updated, so we can assure that all contact information is directed to the appropriate individuals and departments. The VIP list should include all of your league or club's board positions, including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. The updated lists should be emailed to the Cal South
League Account Management Department, to either email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
All Referees Required to Get Their Live Scan Fingerprinting Done by January 1st
Time is running out for all referees to be fingerprinted if they are going to officiate Cal South youth soccer games in 2010. All referees have until January 1, 2010 to get their Live Scan fingerprinting process completed. If you are a referee and under 18, you have 90 days from your birthday to get the process done. Click here for more information on getting your Live Scan done.