Cal South Corporate Office Closures for the Holiday Season
The Cal South Corporate Office will have slightly altered hours for the upcoming Christmas and New Year's weekends. The office will be fully closed on Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31, and will be closed at 12:30 pm on Thursday, December 23 and Thursday, December 30. Cal South wishes all of our players, coaches, administrators, referees and their families the happiest of holiday seasons!
Help Us Recognize Our Best and Brightest at the Cal South Awards Banquet, February 12 at Soccer Nation Expo 2011!
Nomination Forms are available at
SoccerNationExpo.com or click the links below to download
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 12, 2011. Dinner and awards will take place in the ballroom at the Long Beach Hyatt Regency Ballroom from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with cocktails beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Make sure you get your 2011 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.
Click here to download a ticket request form. Ticket requests need to be received in the Corporate Office by January 28.
These are the awards being given out this year:
Click on the links above to download each form. Each nomination form outlines the requirements for each candidate. You can also download ticket request and nomination forms at soccernationexpo.com/awardsbanquet.htm. All nomination forms need to arrive in the Cal South Corporate Office no later than December 31, 2010.
Be sure to join us for this fantastic event!
Registration for the Soccer Nation Expo 2011 VIP Coach Pass To Open Soon
Soccer Nation Expo 2011 | Feb. 12-13, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
All Cal South coaches and VIPs should be aware that a special announcement concerning VIP Coach Pass registration for Soccer Nation Expo 2011 will be coming their way in the very near future.
Cal South is still putting together the finishing touches on their package for the VIP Coach Pass sponsored by LA Galaxy for the upcoming Soccer Nation Expo at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center from February 12-13, 2011. VIP Coach Pass registrants not only receive a great swag bag for signing up and attending our event, but also receive access to exclusive classroom sessions and reserved VIP seating at our Coaching Course Pitch, where clinics are taught by world
class coaches from around the globe.
Once the final details are put into place, Cal South will be sending out an email to our registered coaches database with a link where you can register for the VIP Coach Pass. Updates regarding VIP Coach Pass registration will also be announced on SoccerNationExpo.com and CalSouth.com.
We'll see you in Long Beach!!
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U.S. Soccer Winter National Coaching Schools to Take Place in January Across the United States
Coaching Schools Provide Opportunity to Earn a Nationally Recognized License
Courses to Be Held in California, Arizona and Florida (schedule below)
U.S. Soccer's Coaching Department will conduct National Coaching Schools for "A", "B", "C" and Goalkeeping License Courses in Arizona, California and Florida. Registration for each course opened on Friday, Oct. 29, after a pre-registration period for active members of CoachesNet, U.S. Soccer's official coaches club.
Participants at U.S. Soccer's National Coaching Schools will have an opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, one of the most prestigious credentials a coach can hold in this country.
The National "A" License course will take place from Jan. 2-10, 2011, at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., and The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. During the same time, the National "B" and "C" License courses will be offered at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., and Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz. The National Goalkeeping License course will run Jan. 23-30, 2011 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
View Schedule & Register
For a full story about these courses, click here.
National Youth License Course to be held in Laguna Niguel in January
Commuter Course Fee: $495 REGISTER HERE
Non-Commuter Course Fee (includes room & board): $675 REGISTER HERE
A National Youth License Course will be held in Laguna Niguel from January 13-15. The National Youth License course is designed to provide club directors of coaching, youth coaches, physical education teachers, and soccer administrators with the knowledge to successfully structure soccer environments for children aged 4-12.
Some of the topics that will be explored through the course include:
- The role of the coach as a facilitator
- The physical, mental and emotional needs and capabilities of players aged 4-12
- Lessons from developmental psychology
- The art of teaching
Candidates are videotaped for analysis during live training sessions.
Candidates must be 18 years of age and hold a National "D" License. You may attend the course if you do not hold a "D" with written permission from your State Association Director of Coaching.
To learn more about the National Youth License Course or to register, please click the link above that applies to you. The non-commuter course fee includes room and board.
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Cal South Board of Directors Finalizes Review of Bylaws
New Bylaws to Be Voted Upon by Membership at the 2011 Cal South Annual General Meeting (AGM)
At the board meeting on Saturday, December 11, 2010, the Cal South Board of Directors finalized what has been a seven-month comprehensive review of the organization's bylaws in an effort to ensure that Cal South, under its status as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is operating fully in accordance with the current California Corporations Code. The bylaws of an organization are a critical governing document intended to outline an organization's basic structure, voting
rights, the powers of its directors, and most importantly, what comprises "membership" within that organization.
"It was time for an exhaustive review. There have been new revisions to the Corporations Code and we wanted to ensure that our legal counsel did a full review," stated Cal South President Johnnie Garza. "Outside of the legal aspects, there were other elements we wanted to take a closer look at as well. We are a membership-based organization, and we wanted that to be clearly established very early on in the document. People want to know who our members are, how you
become a member, and who gets to vote. We have outlined that with much greater clarity within our revisions, and we think it will be a welcome change."
The revisions to the bylaws will be voted upon by all credentialed affiliate members at the Cal South Annual General Meeting on February 13, 2011. Cal South will be hosting town hall-style meetings within each District for League VIPs throughout the month of January and will look to address any questions our members may have.
An Executive Brief has been prepared in an effort to highlight the major revisions and can be downloaded from the links below or on our regular Bylaws, Rules and Regulations page at www.calsouth.com/en/bylaws/. In addition to the Executive Brief, you will find a copy of the current bylaws and a full copy of the newly restated bylaws. The District Meeting schedule will be posted upon being finalized.
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Travel Policy Changed for US Youth Soccer Region IV Sanctioned Tournaments & Friendlies
Cal South Teams in Good Standing Need Not Use Travel Papers for Such Events
California State Soccer Association South [Cal South] teams in good standing may now travel to friendly matches* and sanctioned tournaments located in all US Youth Soccer Region IV states without garnering permission through travel papers. US Youth Soccer Region IV state associations include Alaska, Arizona, Cal North, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. All players must have a current medical release
(player registration form) and player card, and all team administrators must have a current administrator pass. These documents are proof of insurance coverage should an accident occur on the soccer field during a sanctioned event as mentioned above.
All travel outside that noted above will still require travel papers. If you are unsure whether a tournament is sanctioned through a particular US Youth Soccer Region IV state association, please visit http://www.calsouth.com/travel-papers/ for a listing of the state associations. Go to the website for the state in which the tournament is taking place, and if that tournament is not listed as being sanctioned
by that state association, please contact the Cal South corporate office for further assistance and instructions.
*Friendly matches must have documentation such as an email exchange stating the intentions of all parties involved.
The 2011-2012 League Application Process is Just Around the Corner!
It's time to start thinking about the League Application process for the next year. Are you compliant? The following is a summary of requirements:
- Current and completed League VIP directory on file with the Cal South Corporate Office
- Current League Bylaws, Rules and Regulations on file with the Cal South Corporate Office
- A minimum of five (5) teams registered with the league/club *All league/club teams and players must be registered through the CORIS System.
- Active Incorporation status with State of California (CA Secretary of State)
- Active 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption status (US Department of the Treasury)
- A copy of the league's most current IRS Form 990 or 990EZ
- Written verification of field access or field permits under new league applicant
If you have any questions regarding the League Application process, please contact:
Cal South League Account Management (LAM)
714.451.1513 // firstname.lastname@example.org
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Spring 2011 Soccer Season is Now Open for Registration
It's never too early to think about spring!
Cal South's spring 2011 soccer season is now open for registration. For additional fee structure information, please click here to download.
It's Time for a CORIS Clean-up, Registrars!
Please Review All Pending Applications Within Your League
Now that the 2010-2011 fall season has started, registrars should take a look at any pending applications within their league. In CORIS, you can do this by simply pulling up "Pending All Applications" and "Accepted - Yes" on the menu to see players for whom you have been potentially billed but were not assigned to teams. If, in fact, these players are not playing for you this season and you have already refunded their money, please send a list of the names to
one of Cal South's League Account Managers for review and confirmation of cancellation and billing credits.
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