|Veterans Cup Registration is Open to Adult Teams Through May 31st|
To register or for more details, please click here
Come join the teams currently registered for the 2012 Veterans Cup in the Over 30 to Over 60 age brackets. Cal South is hosting this event from June 26 through July 1 at Ryan Park in Escondido. Registration is still open to adult teams through May 31. Go to www.veteranscup.us for more information on this national tournament or to register your Cal South adult team. If you want to
sign up a new adult team, please contact Anthony Morales to register your players at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714.451.1550. Soccer… Your Game for Life.
|Save the Date! Cal South Presidents' Summit, Cal State Dominguez Hills, July 21st|
Presidents of Cal South affiliate member leagues and clubs should save July 21 on their calendar to attend this year's Cal South Presidents' Summit, which will once again be held at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Attendees will get updates on new and upcoming Cal South programs, initiatives and member benefits. The Summit will be followed by a hosted reception and complimentary tickets for that evening's match between the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA, courtesy of the LA Galaxy.
An RSVP email will go out to all affiliate member league and club presidents sometime in June. Please watch your email to take advantage of this special event!
|Cal South Announces Pro+ Program
The Next Evolution of Player Identification and Development in the U.S.
Cal South, the official youth and adult state soccer association for Southern California, is proud to announce Cal South Pro+, the next evolution of player identification and development in the United States. Pro+ combines all of Cal South's current and future elite player development initiatives and places them under one integrated structure. With the support of Nike, the areas of emphasis for Pro+ are the identification, development, inclusion and advancement of the top
male and female soccer players in Southern California.
"We are incredibly proud of our history of success in placing players into the national team programs and winning national championships, but this is about taking a strong program and making it even better," said Steve Hoffman, Cal South's Director of Coaching and Player Development. "One of the great strengths of the Pro+ program is that it allows us to concentrate our resources on Southern California. Our camps and pools will be held here with U.S. Soccer
scouts and coaches coming to see, evaluate and work with our players at local facilities. This also allows us to expand our professional scouting system and Pro+ will now involve more players, including those from underserved communities. Players that might have been missed or excluded will now be seen and included."
• To read the full press release, click here.
• An FAQ page regarding Cal South Pro+ is available at www.calsouth.com/proplus-faq
• For more information on Cal South Pro+, please visit www.calsouth.com/proplus
|Cal South to Present "Coaches for Kylie" College ID Clinic, June 2-3|
All proceeds go to Kylie Doniak and Family to Help with Medical Costs
On February 3, 2012, University of Texas midfielder and Cal South ODP alumnus Kylie Doniak was struck by a drunk driver in downtown Austin as she was walking through a crosswalk. The accident left Kylie with a massive head injury, a broken neck, a broken collarbone, a punctured lung, two broken bones in her leg, several broken ribs, facial lacerations and severe road rash. She was taken to intensive care, where the swelling of her brain caused doctors to place her in a medically
induced coma. After several operations and a move to a hospital in California, Kylie began to slowly recover and undergo rehab for her brain injury. In mid-April, she finally returned home after over two months in medical care. She is now walking and talking up a storm once more, but still has a long way to go to full recovery.
• To learn more about Kylie's recovery, please visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kyliedoniak
To help out the Doniak family, Cal South will present a special college ID event for players called "Coaches for Kylie" on June 2-3 on the Cal State Fullerton campus. The event will be run by numerous top college coaches who have all graciously donated their time for the clinic. Players will be run through 11v11 scrimmages, technical and tactical training sessions, and participate in seminars on sports nutrition, NCAA recruiting rules, video analysis and sports
The cost of the two-day clinic for girls aged 12-18 is $220. All proceeds from registration for this event will go to help Kylie Doniak and her family with the massive medical costs incurred by the accident.
• To register for this event, click here
|Cal South Announces Pro+ Identification and Development Camp
Washington Youth Soccer Collaborating in Southern California Camp
Cal South recently announced the dates for the Pro+ Identification and Development Camps for elite players in the boys and girls '96, '97 and '98 age groups. The local camp will eliminate travel costs for the 18-20 players in each age group. U.S. Soccer staff will attend the camp, contributing to the high level of technical development and providing expanded opportunities under Pro+ for identification and advancement. Players in the same age groups from Washington
Youth Soccer Elite Player Development (EPD) program also attend.
Cal South's Director of Player Development and the head of the Pro+ program Steve Hoffman says the camp is a perfect example of what Pro+ is all about. "We will be significantly reducing costs for players and their families. Holding a local camp means no travel. It also means that camp participants are not away from their club training. Instead of leaving Southern California to be seen and train, we bring U.S. Soccer to us."
• To read the full press release, click here.
|2012 ODP Day Camps and Academies Are Open for Online Registration
To register or for more details, click here
Cal South ODP Youth Residential Academies are filling fast!
Residential Academies for younger boys and girls (U10-U14), and the coed Residential Finishing and Goalkeeping Academies for older players (U14-U17) start the summer off with our highest levels of training. They are followed by eight ODP Day Camps held in various locations across Southern California. Cal South ODP Camps are open to all players in the appropriate age groups (U8-U14). In addition to the returning camps in Palos Verdes, Moorpark, Fullerton, San Diego, San Juan
Capistrano, and Yucaipa in June and July, two new Cal South ODP Day Camps will be held in Long Beach and the San Fernando Valley in August.
Take advantage of Cal South ODP Day Camp Discounts:
||Registering at once
3 or more players
Save $10 per player
5 or more players
Save $20 per player
7 or more players
Save $30 per player
*Discounts are ONLY applicable to online registrations completed at least 14 days before the start of the camp.
• Sign up today! Register online at www.odpcamps.com/online-registration/.
|U19 Teams Begin Play on Memorial Day Weekend in 2012 Cal South National Cup|
Teams are competing for 4 spots in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals in Phoenix in June
The Cal South National Cup competition for the U19 age group begins over Memorial Weekend, May 26-28. All games will be played at the Platinum Complex in San Bernardino (formerly Blast Complex). National Cup championship teams in the U12-U19 age brackets will move on to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Far West Regionals in Phoenix, Arizona from June 18-24, 2012. Cal South has wild card spots available on both the boys' and girls' sides in this
competition, which means a total of four teams from U19 National Cup play will get to move on to the Regionals. Champions in the U14-U19 age brackets at the Regionals will get to move forward to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series National Championships in Rock Hills, South Carolina from July 24-29, 2012.
• Visit www.CalSouth.com/state-tournaments/ for more information.
|LA Galaxy Renews Partnership with Cal South|
The LA Galaxy and Cal South announced the renewal of their partnership agreement in April for an additional three-year term. Maintaining their recognition as an "Official Partner" of Cal South, the Galaxy will pick up title sponsorship of the annual Cal South Presidents' Summit and the Cal South Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Galaxy also continued their title sponsorship of the Soccer Nation Expo VIP Coach Pass and the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Cal
South Awards Banquet.
Cal South members, leagues and clubs will benefit from the renewed partnership by having numerous opportunities during each MLS season to receive discounted ticket offers from the Galaxy. The Galaxy will also host special "recognition nights" during each season of the agreement for coaches, referees, and TOPSoccer participants, respectively, which will include discounted ticket offers.
• To see all of Cal South's partners and sponsors, click here.
|Cal South TOPSoccer Coaches Workshop to be held in Anaheim, June 2-3, 2012
Download the registration form byclicking here
Cal South TOPSoccer chair Sandy Castillo has announced that the 2012 Cal South TOPSoccer Coaches Workshop will take place at the Peacock Suites in Anaheim, CA on June 2-3, 2012. It will be a weekend of courses pertaining to TOPSoccer players, volunteers and coaching, and is a great opportunity to meet and exchange idea with other motivated coaches and administrators. New equipment, including balls and goals, will be demonstrated. A coaching course will also be available on
Sunday, June 3.
Cost for the two-day event is $15.00 per person. Pre-registration for this event is required, and is due no later than May 1, 2012. Interested parties can download the registration form by clicking here. For more information, please contact Sandy Castillo at 714.524.3354 or email@example.com.
|2012-2013 Approaching Fast: First Pre-Invoicing Coming Your Way in June|
Registrars: 2012-2013 ACCEPTED player data will be provided the first week of June. Please take the time to review the player names to ensure they indeed belong to your club or league. Remember that invoicing is based on ACCEPTING (clearing the player - checking the check boxes Accepted and Age Legal) the player and not assigning the player to a team or printing a pass. Registrars should contact the League Account Management department no later than June 15, 2012 to make
corrections in the registration system prior to June 20, 2012 invoicing. Registrars that have any questions as to how to view accepted players or to not accept them should contact the League Account Management department.
|Win an IPAD from Affinity Sports!|
In conjunction with Affinity Sports, a campaign is currently underway to help promote and educate our affiliate members on the benefits of using an integrated solution. To help things along, Affinity Sports will be providing an hour-long webinar, and to sweeten the pot, the first 20 clubs that sign up and complete an online
demo will be in the running for an iPad. Please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Natalie Del Francia at 800.808.7195.
|The New 2012-2013 Cal South Passes Will Be Available Soon
Make sure to destroy your unused 2011-2012 passes or return them back to Cal South
Important things you should know: The 2012-2013 Player Pass has been changed slightly. The chief modification has been the inclusion of 2012-2013 imprinted in red on the far right corner of the pass. Membership passes may be printed and used as of July 1, 2012 for immediate use. As an additional reminder, Cal South 2011-2012 fall, spring 2012 and summer 2012 passes are valid through August 31, 2012. However, please make sure to refer to each tournament for specific rules and
regulations governing the use of member passes. Additionally, any unused 2011-2012 passes must be destroyed or returned back to Cal South for recycling. The new 2012-2013 player passes may be used beginning July 1 through August 31, 2013.
An email containing player registration figures will be sent to all affiliate members so it's important that we are informed if there are any miscalculations. The amount of passes will be determined by aggregating registration numbers for fall, spring & summer. However, we politely ask that affiliate members that have a recreational component to please determine their actual need versus aggregate numbers. This will help us operate more efficiently and help offset any
shipping and printing costs. If you have any further questions please contact League Account Management department at LAMSupport@calsouth.com or 714.451.1513.
|Soccer Nation Expo Secures Los Angeles Convention Center for 2013 Show|
Cal South is very pleased to announce that it has already secured the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 2013 edition of Soccer Nation Expo, which will be held next February 16 and 17. The renewal includes an additional 20,000 feet of floor space for next year's show. If you are interested in exhibiting at Soccer Nation Expo next year, our new exhibitor application is already available for download at www.soccernationexpo.com/exhibitors. Future news and details about Soccer Nation Expo 2013 will be announced in the coming months on www.soccernationexpo.com.
|Join the Cal South Coaches Association and Get an Automatic NSCAA Membership!|
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/.
To register for the Cal South Coaches Association, please click here
|Is Adult Soccer in Your Organization's Future? Here's How to Start...|
Is your youth organization contemplating adding a new adult (men's, women's or coed) recreational or competitive program, but not sure where to begin? Please contact Luis Salcedo at 714.451.1507 or at email@example.com to assist you with the process to start a new adult program. It's easier than you might think.
|Summer 2012 Season is Now Open for Registration|
It's never too early to think about summer... Cal South's summer 2012 season is available for registration and card printing from April 15 through August 31st. The cost for new Cal South registered players is $10.00 for competitive and recreational play levels.