February 07, 2012
Welcome to the Cal South Admin Hot Sheet, a monthly newsletter directed to all Affiliate Member League VIPs, coaches, referees and administrators. The Admin Hot Sheet is geared towards keeping you informed and updated on the latest association business, deadlines and special announcements.
|Tuesday, February 7, 2012|
|Registration Open for Cal South Coaches Association and Soccer Nation Expo VIP Coach Pass|
Cal South has teamed up with the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) to bring an incredible offer to all soccer coaches in the Southern California area. The new Cal South Coaches Association allows its member coaches to have access to training and development courses and
materials like never before!
Membership is only $50 per year and comes with a long list of great benefits, including an automatic one-year membership with the NSCAA (normally $85 annually), the largest soccer coach organization in the world with over 30,000 members. This brings you membership in two great organizations at the same time! A full list of benefits and other information can be read here: www.calsouth.com/en/coaches-association/.
Registration for the 2012 Soccer Nation Expo VIP Coach Pass is still open as well. Registered members of the new Cal South Coaches Association should take advantage of a 50% discount special offer for the VIP Coach Pass (normally $30).
The Soccer Nation Expo VIP Coach Pass, presented by the LA Galaxy, gets you access to a reserved seating area by our VIP Presentation Pitch, where world-class coaches will present coaching clinics. Our incredible lineup of clinicians and speakers at Soccer Nation Expo 2012 includes:
• Dan Ashworth - Sporting and Technical Director of West Bromwich Albion
• Ian Barker - NSCAA Director of Coaching
• Dave Chesler - Director of Coaching for U.S. Soccer Federation
• Tony DiCicco - former U.S. Women's National Team coach (1999 World Cup & 1996 Olympic gold medal)
• Marco Garcés - Director of Performance Analysis for C.F. Pachuca & former Mexican National player
• Les Howie - Head of Grassroots Coaching for the Football Association (FA)
• Trevor James - former Assistant Coach with the LA Galaxy & Portland Timbers
• Chris Klein - LA Galaxy Academy Coach
• Tony McCallum - FA Regional Coach Development Manager
• Klaus Pabst - Director of Coaching for FC Cologne, Germany
• James Parry - Fulham FC scout & former Liverpool FC Youth Academy coach/scout
• Rick Parry - former Chief Executive of English Premier League & Liverpool FC
• Sam Snow - Director of Coaching US Youth Soccer
Special seating at these clinics, early show access on Saturday, February 25, and exclusive access to special classroom sessions are offered only to those who purchase a VIP Coach Pass, the best way for a coach to maximize their enjoyment of Soccer Nation Expo. To see the full schedule of coaching clinics and classroom sessions for VIP Coaches at Soccer Nation Expo 2012, click here.
To register for a Soccer Nation Expo VIP Coach Pass, please click here
To register for the Cal South Coaches Association, please click here
|"Play Up and Play Down" Policy Further Defined Within Cal South Rules and Regulations
Cal South Rules 188.8.131.52 & 184.108.40.206
The following approved updates were made to the Cal South rules at the January 2012 Cal South Board meeting:
• If a player desires to play on a team that is three (3) years or more beyond the player's proper birth date age division, the parent or guardian of the player will be required to fill out and sign an additional Waiver and Release of Liability prior to approval. The form can be found by clicking here.
• A parent of a child playing recreational soccer may request a medical play down exception to allow the player to play down in age one year if certain criteria are met. The full policy and form can be found by clicking here.
|SPECIAL SOCCER NATION EXPO 2012 SECTION|
Soccer Nation Expo 2012 is Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Come join thousands of fellow soccer fans at the most exciting soccer festival of the year! This is the biggest family soccer show in the United States. And it's FREE to attend!
This year, Soccer Nation Expo has increased the number of exhibits and areas where attendees can play, learn, show off and experience more soccer activities than ever before. Some of these exhibits are:
• The LA Galaxy and Chivas USA will both have large areas where attendees can learn new skills and play soccer-based games with representatives of the teams.
• Recreational coaches and players will have an area where members of the Cal South Coaching Education staff will be giving instruction on drills specifically for younger developmental players. Sponsored by Kohl's.
• Nike will host their Elite 2.0 tour to test your skills and develop your game.
• Sports Authority will have their SKLZ team on hand to show you how to step up your training.
• The popular Futboleros soccer juggling troupe will show off incredible tricks and give you a chance to show off your best moves in the Ultimate Soccer Arena.
We also have VIP Coach Passes available to coaches who want to have a unique coaching experience at Soccer Nation Expo 2012. Full details on the VIP Coach Pass appear in the top article in this Hot Sheet.
And when you're not on a pitch or showing off a trick, you can visit Soccer Nation Expo exhibitors 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!
We'll see you in L.A. on February 25 and 26!
|2012 Cal South Awards Banquet Tickets Still Available - Deadline is Feb. 10th|
Banquet to take place during Soccer Nation Expo 2012, Saturday, February 25th at JW Marriott L.A. Live
Click here to order banquet tickets
The Cal South Awards Banquet, Cal South's annual celebration of the incredible accomplishments of its members and volunteers, will come alive just after the lights have gone down on Soccer Nation Expo 2012 on Saturday, February 25 at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live. Dinner and awards will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with cocktails beginning at 6:00 p.m.
HOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS
Make sure you get your 2012 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 Awards Banquet sold out weeks in advance! Individual tickets are $75 apiece.
Ticket requests and payment must be received in the Cal South Corporate Office no later than February 10, 2012. To purchase tickets now, please click here.
|Kohl's Recreational Coaching Schedule Announced for Soccer Nation Expo 2012|
Cal South is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with Kohl's to host numerous recreational soccer clinics and demonstrations at Soccer Nation Expo 2012.
Cal South Coaching Education staff will present pitch sessions specifically for coaches of recreational U6 to U10 teams. Sessions in ball mastery, passing, dribbling and shooting will be held throughout the weekend on the Kohl's Recreational Pitch. Recreational coaches will learn new drills and skills to pass along to their players. Clinics in both English and Spanish will be offered on both days of the Expo.
To see the full Kohl's Recreational Pitch schedule, please click here.
|Administrative Breakout Session Schedule for Soccer Nation Expo
League and club administrators and VIPs should be aware that numerous breakout sessions will be hosted in the meeting rooms in the South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center during both days at Soccer Nation Expo 2012. The Cal South Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Business Meeting (ABM) will also be held during the Expo on Sunday, February 26.
To see the full schedule for Administrative meetings at Soccer Nation Expo 2012, click here.
|State Referee Committee to Hold Referee Symposium|
Saturday, February 25, 8am to 5pm, at Soccer Nation Expo 2012
The Cal South State Referee Committee will be hosting referee meetings throughout the day on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Soccer Nation Expo. All meetings will be held in Room 308B in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Referees attending this symposium will be credited for their in-service yearly training requirements. Our speakers will have interesting and informative presentations that should benefit all referees attending this symposium.
The Cal South SRC is also honored to have Herb Silva, U.S. Soccer's Director of Referee Development, as this year's guest speaker. This is a unique opportunity for Southern California referees to come and listen what's new in the U.S. Soccer National Refereeing Process.
To see the full Referee Symposium schedule for Soccer Nation Expo 2012, click here.
|Olders Registration Deadlines for 2012 Cal South National Cup and Sports Authority State Cup
• Sports Authority State Cup Governors U14-U17 & Presidents U14-U19 -- February 10, 2012
• Cal South National Cup U14-U18 -- March 2, 2012
The registration deadline for the Olders brackets in the 2012 Sports Authority State Cup is Friday, February 10, 2012. Teams in the U14-U17 brackets for Governors division or the U14-U19 brackets for Presidents division must be registered and paid in full by 11:59pm PST on that date. Teams applying to take part in the Presidents Division pay a $665 entry fee, while those applying for the Governors Division pay $565 per team.
This is also a reminder that the entry deadline for the U14-U18 Olders brackets in the 2012 Cal South National Cup is only a month away. Teams entering the National Cup in these brackets must apply by Friday, March 2. The cost for teams entering the National Cup is $745.
Visit www.CalSouth.com/state-tournaments/ for more information. There are very specific guidelines about which division of State Cup your team can play, so please check out the Play Level Guideline Chart. You will also find links on that page which will take you to full information about each of the Cup competitions.
|U.S. Soccer Announces April National Coaching School at Home Depot Center|
National "A" License Course Begins April 14, 2012| For full story at CalSouth.com,click here.
U.S. Soccer's Coaching Education Department will be conducting an "A-Renewal" and National "A" License Course at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and National "A" and "B" License Courses at the Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. All courses begin April 14, 2012.
Participants at U.S. Soccer's National Coaching Schools will have an opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States. Coaches will interact with the nation's top-level instructors, including current and former national team coaches, professional and international coaches. The licensing programs are
focused on teaching soccer coaches up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge to provide coaches with the ability to improve the every day training environment for elite players and help them fulfill their potential as international, professional, collegiate or youth soccer players.
To read full story at CalSouth.com, click here.
|Text Messaging Option Added for Team Updates in Cal South Registration System|
Team Admins and Parents Can Opt-In to Receive Scoring Updates
Affinity Sports recently launched a new SMS Text Messaging service which is available for use through the Cal South Registration System. SMS stands for "Short Message Service," though it is more widely known simply as "text messaging," with which many of us have some familiarity. In short, the service will allow, at the request of the member, for short text messages to be sent from the Cal South Registration System to members with text message-capable phones
Registered members, such as team administrators, coaches and parents will be able to opt-in for team schedule and scoring updates. Team administrators will soon have the ability to use the Schedule Module to auto-populate scores into the system and send automatic updates. For now, those updates will be texted to any other parents or administrators on that team who have opted in for the SMS service. More information can be found here, or you can contact the Affinity Sports Support Center at 800.817.5977 or Cal South at 714.778.2972.
|About Cal South:
The California State 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 both youth and adult soccer players in our community. 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 orby contacting the Cal South Corporate Office at 714.778.2972.