September 05, 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, September 11, 2012|
|Cal South Soccer & Cal South Soccer Foundation Select AstroTurf as Official Artificial Surface Provider
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE August 28, 2012 (Fullerton, CA) - The premier youth and adult soccer membership association in the United States has announced a three-year partnership with AstroTurf, the maker of the world's best artificial playing surfaces. Cal South Soccer and the Cal South Soccer Foundation have named AstroTurf as their Official Artificial Surface Provider.
"As Cal South continues to grow, the demand for fields and availability is increasing dramatically," said John Weinerth, CEO of Cal South. "As a result, the need and demand for artificial surfaces has grown. AstroTurf is the inventor of the industry and we have been impressed at how they've remained at the forefront through research and development regarding performance and safety, particularly as it relates to soccer fields."
Cal South Soccer has grown over 24% since 2008 and those growth trends continue. The organization has 143,500 youth players and 12,500 adult players who participate in over 280 leagues and clubs. These players participate on soccer fields throughout Southern California. The organization also features 30,000 coaches and team managers, 8,000 referees, and 330,000 family members.
"Cal South Soccer embodies all the best attributes of soccer in the United States," said Bryan Peeples, President of AstroTurf. "Our partnership will help us in our efforts to develop safer playing fields that offer the best in performance and durability."
The comprehensive partnership includes a robust blend of education, outreach and support of programs for both Cal South and the Cal South Soccer Foundation. Activation includes field development workshops, field grant opportunities and working with Cal South s network of Affiliate Members and City Agencies on the benefits of synthetic turf and how to get new fields installed. In addition, AstroTurf will support Soccer Nation Expo with the installation of two main fields
throughout the Expo, and also support the new "AstroTurf Grow the Game Award," which will be awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding individual, team, or club in recognition for their efforts behind growing the game.
To read full official Cal South press release, please click here.
|Cal South 2012-2013 Youth and Adult Insurance Coverage Summaries and Claim Forms Posted|
All insurance coverage summaries, claim forms and FAQ's for the new seasonal year have been posted on the Cal South website. As referenced at the July Presidents' Summit, changes and additions have been made to both policies. On the youth side we have a new Soccer Accident Insurance carrier. We have bumped up the maximum per incident and have also made a deductible change. The adult side features several options to increase soccer accident coverage at the local level
directly through the carrier if desired. All general liability and directors and officers limits were kept the same.
|Cal South Night with the LA Galaxy, Sept. 22 at The Home Depot Center
Special Offers Available for Coaches and Referees; Discount Pricing for All Cal South Members
The LA Galaxy will host Cal South Night on Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. at The Home Depot Center in conjunction with that evening's match against Toronto FC. Discount pricing is available to all Cal South members by clicking here.
Special pricing offers for the game are also available to all Cal South coaches and referees, which include exclusive presentations for those taking advantage of the offers:
• Referees who purchase their tickets through this link gain access to a MLS Referee Post-Game Forum.
• Coaches who purchase their tickets through this link gain access to a Pre-Game Coaches Chalk Talk.
|Register Now for the 2013 Cal South National Cup & Sports Authority State Cup|
Teams should take advantage of Early Bird Discount rates good through October 14, 2012!
Full Information and details can be found at www.calsouth.com/state-tournaments/
Registration is now open for the 2013 Cal South National Cup and the 2013 Sports Authority State Cup. The cost for teams entering the National Cup is $745. The Sport Authority State Cup is once again split into two separate divisions: Governors and Presidents. 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.
Early bird discounts are available for teams which register through October 14, 2012:
||Normal Team Rate
||Early Bird Discount Rate|
(if paid through October 14, 2012)
|Cal South National Cup
|Sports Authority State Cup
|Sports Authority State Cup
There are very specific guidelines about which division of State Cup your team can play, so please check out the Play Level Guideline Chart at www.calsouth.com/state-tournaments/. You will also find links on that page which will take you to full information about each of the Cup competitions or take you to
registration pages for each event.
|Shutterfly Brings Free Team Websites to Cal South|
Coaches and Admin: Please Be Sure to Activate Your Team's and Club/League's Codes
Cal South Team Sites are still being created by Shutterfly for all teams that have registered for the 2012 fall season. These easy-to-use sites are pre-filled with team roster and parent information, making it convenient for coaches to communicate and stay organized.
On Thursday, September 13, coaches without an active Shutterfly Team Site will receive an activation code email from Shutterfly which will allow each coach to make their own Team Site live. Administrators for the leagues and clubs for these teams will also receive a separate admin activation email to make their full Club Admin Site live.
Coaches, if you have not done so already, please remember to ACTIVATE your FREE Team Sites. It only takes a few minutes. If you'd rather, you can forward the email along to a team manager or parent so they can handle the activation. Shutterfly's Cal South Team Sites are 100% private and secure, only accessible by team coaches and parents, and allow coaches and parents to...
• Manage event schedules and player availability
• Publish team roster, forms and announcements
• Send auto reminders for practices and games
• Share photos and videos privately and securely
• Create photo books, team posters, photo mugs and more
To learn more, please click here.
|U.S. Women to Face Australia at The Home Depot Center on Sept. 16 in 2nd Match After Winning Olympic Gold
Free Public Training Session featuring WNT to be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. Click here for more info.
The second leg of the U.S. Women's National Team Victory Tour will take place on Sunday, September 16 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., when the United States will take on Australia at 12:30 p.m. PT. To purchase tickets for this game, please click here.
The match will be a homecoming of sorts for a number of WNT players who grew up in Southern California. Among these are forwards Alex Morgan (Diamond Bar) and Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest), midfielder Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach) and defender Rachel Buehler (Del Mar).
A free public training session featuring the U.S. WNT will also be held at 11 a.m. PT, Saturday, September 15 at The Home Depot Center. Admission and parking are free and open to the public for those who arrive by 11:30 a.m. U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members will receive premium seating at the public training session. If fans wish to take part in this exclusive priority, they can join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club through ussoccer.com or at the stadium on the day of the training session.
|New Online Referee Registration System Launched by Cal South|
Cal South recently launched a new online registration system for referees, which is expected to make the process smoother and quicker for all involved. All referees that are returning, new or upgrading MUST use this system to register and pay their USSF registration fee online. Please click here for more information.
While there, please check out our new instructional video which details the registration process step-by-step. Questions regarding the new registration process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Nominate Your Favorite Volunteer to be the LA Galaxy Volunteer of the Month!
This month's winner will receive 4 tickets and parking pass to LA Galaxy vs. Toronto match on Sept. 22
Cal South has teamed up with the LA Galaxy to show their appreciation of soccer volunteers in Southern California. Nominate your favorite volunteers today for their chance to be named as the LA Galaxy Volunteer of the Month for September! The winning volunteer will receive an LA Galaxy game package with 4 tickets and a parking pass to see the LA Galaxy vs. Toronto FC on Saturday, September 22.
All you have to do is visit this link: www.facebook.com/CalSouthSoccer/app_126419407496489 and nominate your league or club's favorite volunteer. The winner will be picked at random and announced on Friday, September 14.
|TOPSoccer Volunteers Needed for All Programs
Volunteers are needed for all TOPSoccer programs. Community service hours are available to high school students. Cal South TOPSoccer chair Sandy Castillo asks that anyone interested in volunteering to help out with TOPSoccer contact her at email@example.com. She will gladly get you in touch with the TOPSoccer program nearest to your area.
|Risk Management Policy: A Reminder on Card Printing
All administrators MUST complete the Live Scan process; this includes coaches, managers, team parents, 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.
If you log into your CORIS account and see an R with a red circle around it, please contact Lisa Wolfs in the Risk Management Department, at 714.451.1520 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information on getting your Live Scan done.
If your league would like to host a session please sign up now. There is about a two-week turnaround time to set up a live scan session.
If you are an adult referee that will be refereeing youth matches you will need to have an approved Risk Management on the Registered Officials List to be able to be assigned youth matches.
|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.
|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.