January 17, 2013
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.
|Thursday, January 17, 2013|
|SPECIAL SOCCER NATION EXPO 2013 SECTION|
||SAVE THE DATE!|
SOCCER NATION EXPO, FEBRUARY 16-17, 2013
LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER
For more information, visitwww.soccernationexpo.com.
Soccer Nation Expo 2013 is Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17 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!
|There's Plenty to Do for Soccer Fans of All Ages...
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:
• In celebration of the U.S. Soccer Centennial, attendees can view and take pictures of the 1991 and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup trophies.
• The LA Galaxy will have a large area where attendees can learn new skills and play soccer-based games with representatives of the team.
• Recreational coaches and players will have the AstroTurf Rec Pitch where members of the Cal South Coaching Education and Pro+ staff will give instruction on drills specifically for younger developmental players.
• Learn the secrets of juggling catches, lifts and freestyle during the Futboleros Juggling Clinics, free on both days of Soccer Nation Expo.
• Experience live futsal action as you watch the 2013 Adult Futsal Tournament presented by Toque and Sport Court. After the games are done, attendees can get the feel of futsal themselves by participating in pick-up games.
• Appearances and autograph sessions with your favorite soccer players, such as Clint Mathis (former U.S. National Team and MLS star).
|VIP Coach Pass Clinics and Special Sessions...
To top things off, we're assembling a great lineup of guest speakers and clinicians, including some of the most renowned and respected soccer coaches in the U.S. and the world, who will provide world-class coaching clinics on our AstroTurf Presentation Pitch for VIP coaches to enjoy. Some of the exciting coaches who have been scheduled* to appear this year include Gavin Makel (Manchester City), Alex Williams (Manchester City), Andres Chitiva (C.F.
Pachuca), Hans Westerhof (C.F. Pachuca), Laura Harvey (Arsenal FC/Seattle Reign), Romeo Jozak (NK Dinamo Zagreb), Tony DiCicco (FIFA Women's World Cup champion & NSCAA) and Ian Barker (NSCAA). For coaching bios, click here. *Clinicians, speakers and schedule are all subject to change.
Special seating at these clinics, early show access on Saturday morning, February 16, and exclusive access to special classroom sessions are offered to those who purchase a VIP Coach Pass, the best way for a coach to maximize their enjoyment of Soccer Nation Expo. To learn more about the VIP Coach Pass, click
|Exhibitors from all over the soccer world...
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! Click here to see the full
list of exhibitors at Soccer Nation Expo 2013.
|Even the referees get in on the fun...
The Cal South State Referee Committee will host referee meetings throughout the day on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Soccer Nation Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Herb Silva, U.S. Soccer Federation's Director of Referee Identification and Training and the Platinum Program, will be one of the speakers at the symposium, as well as representatives from the Professional Referee Organization (PRO). Our speakers will have interesting and informative
presentations that should benefit all referees attending this symposium.
These meetings are FREE and open to any referee from any organization that wishes to attend. Referees attending this symposium will receive credit for their in-service yearly training requirements. To register for this symposium, visit www.soccernationexpo.com/en/referee-meetings/register/.
|Cal South Awards Banquet - Tickets going fast...
Ticket sales are still open online for the upcoming 2013 Cal South Awards Banquet, our annual celebration of the incredible accomplishments of our members, players, coaches and volunteers. The Cal South Awards Banquet will once again come alive on Saturday night, February 16, just after the lights have gone down on Soccer Nation Expo 2013 for the day. Dinner and awards will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with cocktails beginning at 6:00 p.m.
GET YOUR TICKETS - Click here to order
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 orders are due in the Cal South Corporate Office no later than January 31, 2013 - don't delay - we sold out last year! Tickets will be available by will call during the cocktail hour.
If you have any inquiries about tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|For even more information...
For more information about Soccer Nation Expo 2013 -- the latest updates, schedules, special guests, clinic descriptions, exhibitor listings… everything! -- please visit our website at www.soccernationexpo.com.
|Cal South Admin News & Announcements|
|Johnnie Garza Steps Down as Cal South President|
District 2 Commissioner John Mullen Appointed to Fulfill Garza's Term through February 2014
Cal South Johnnie Garza announced his resignation in January as Cal South President, an office he has held for the past three years. Garza has accepted a senior leadership position with the FAA, for whom he has been employed for over 30 years, which will require him to relocate to Washington, D.C.
"It has been an honor and privilege for me to serve as your President and as a member of our Board of Directors," said Garza. "I am grateful for the support you have provided me personally and the ideas I have brought forward."
The Cal South Board of Directors accepted Garza's resignation to be effective at the conclusion of our Annual General Meeting on February 17, 2013 during Soccer Nation Expo. The Board has also appointed John Mullen, the current District 2 Commissioner, to fulfill the remaining balance of Garza's term, which expires in February 2014.
Cal South thanks Johnnie Garza for his excellent leadership and commitment to the growth and success of Cal South.
|Cal South Wins 9 Out of 10 Titles at 2013 US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Championships
Boys '96, Girls '96, Boys '97, Girls '97, Boys '98, Girls '98, Girls '99, Boys '00 & Girls '00
Check out Cal South's ODP Championship photos here on Facebook!
Cal South ODP teams won nine of the ten titles this weekend at the 2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV Championships, held at the Bettye Wilson Sports Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 11-13, 2013.
Cal South's Boys '96, Girls '96, Boys '97, Girls '97, Boys '98, Girls '98, Girls '99, Boys '00 & Girls '00 teams all fought through some surprisingly chilly winds and weather to continue the legacy of Cal South's massive success at this elite event. Cal South ODP has now won 53 of a possible 66 regional championships for which it has competed in the last seven years (80%). At the national level, Cal South ODP has
won 20 out of 52 championships (38%) since the competition was established in 2000, including two national titles last year. Thanks to their victories at this event, Cal South's four teams in the 1996 and 1997 brackets will now get to move forward to the US Youth Soccer ODP National Championship in Frisco, Texas from March 1-3, 2013.
|Cal South Board Election Notice Updates|
Annual General Meeting Credentialing for Board Officer Positions:
Up for Election: Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Vice President of Youth
January 25, 2013, Friday: Record Date - In order for AGM voting eligibility (credentialed) Affiliate Members must, by 5:00 pm:
• Be in Good Standing
• Have no Good Standing Criteria Violations
• Have delegate names filed at Cal South Fullerton Corporate Office
• All Delegates must be an officer (i.e., president, chair, vice president, secretary or treasurer) or director of the Affiliate Member
• Affiliate Member shall provide the Nominations, Elections and Credentials Committee a list of its Delegates on the Affiliate Member's letterhead.
• Delegate list must be emailed, as an attachment, on Affiliate Member's letterhead, to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m., January 25, 2013.
|Cal South Launches Online Release and Transfer Process|
Cal South, in conjunction with Affinity Sports, recently launched an online version of its Release and Transfer Process within the Cal South Registration System. The new feature allows parents, registrars and District Commissioners to complete a release or transfer online from start to finish for the first time. Some of the more notable features to the online version of the Release and Transfer Process are:
1) Real-time tracking
2) A message alert system
3) Email notification at all stages of the process for parents, registrars and District Commissioners
4) Parents/families become the primary drivers by initiating the process online. The responsibility of contacting the head coaches of both the releasing and incoming teams is also placed expressly into their hands.
A new section on CalSouth.com is devoted to explaining the new online process to our members. The Release and Transfer Process section includes separate instructions for both parents and registrars, augmented by videos that explain the steps. Helpful "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)" pages have also been created. You can access this section by visiting www.calsouth.com/en/release-transfer/.
If you have further questions about the new online version of our Release and Transfer Process, feel free to contact the League Account Management department for additional information at 714.451.1513.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO REGISTRARS: In order to make the release and transfer process run as smoothly as possible for all of the parties involved, please be aware of all incoming message alerts regarding the process, and respond to them in as timely a fashion as you can.
|2013 USASA Veterans Cup - Early Bird Team Registration is Now Open|
Tournament will take place from June 26-30, 2013 in Escondido, CA
Team registration for the 2013 USASA Veterans Cup for Men's and Women's teams in the Over 30, Over 40, Over 45, Over 55, Over 50, Over 60 and Over 65 age groups is now open. Teams from 20 different states attended the 5-day tournament last year. Four 2012 Veterans Cup Championship titles were collected by Cal South teams last year. Let's try to top that number! Individual player registration and team placement assistance is available.
To register or obtain more event information, go to www.veteranscup.us or call either Luis Salcedo at 714.451.1507 or David Marinez at 714.451.1536.
|US Youth Soccer to Hold National Youth License Coaching Course in Laguna Niguel|
US Youth Soccer will present a National Youth Coaching Course in beautiful Laguna Niguel from February 20-24, 2013. The U.S. Soccer National Youth License, delivered by US Youth Soccer, is one of the five courses currently offered in the National Coaching Schools. The "Y" License is a "terminal-level" license in that there is not another license offered beyond it. In this sense it is the "A" License of coaching youth soccer.
"You will get more information from this course about how to coach U6-U12 players both on and off the field than from any other course offered," said Cal South Director of Coaching and Player Development, Steve Hoffman. "It really is the best and most informative course I have ever attended. I would love to see all Directors of Coaching go to the course, as it will be of immense help to them."
Note: "A" License coaches who take this course should be aware that it counts as 8 CEUs (Continued Education Units) and also renews their USSF "A" license for another five years. This course is limited to the first thirty registered coaches. For more information or to register, click
|Cal South to Host 2013 US Youth Soccer Region IV TOPSoccer Symposium
April 26-28, 2013 | Marriott Fullerton at Cal State University |Download Flyer
Cal South will host the 2013 US Youth Soccer Region IV TOPSoccer Symposium from April 26-28 in Fullerton, CA. The event will be held at the Marriott Fullerton at Cal State University. Some of the topics which will be discussed over the course of the event will be TOPSoccer coaching education, life coaching, and behavior modification. A special room rate of $99/night has been secured for those participants wishing to stay at the Marriott Fullerton during the
course of the event.
For more information, please download this flyer or email Region IV and Cal South TOPSoccer Chair Sandy Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Expand Your Youth Sanctioned Tournament to Include Cal South Adult Teams|
Expand access to your Cal South sanctioned tournament by including Cal South adult teams. Target the ever-growing number of new Cal South adult players and teams to help grow your tournament as well. Tournaments can also take advantage of the discounted USASA/Cal South Adult Tournament Pass for new unaffiliated players or teams. For more information, please contact Luis Salcedo at 714.451.1507 or Raicheal Sutherland at 714.451.1532.
|Spring 2013 Seasonal Passes Can Be Printed as of January 1, 2013|
Seasonal Passes for the 2013 spring soccer season can be printed as of January 1, 2013. The team activation rules during the spring season differ considerably from those in the fall season. For instance, in order to activate a team in the spring, the team must have a minimum of one head coach and one player. Additionally, the administrator must meet the proper coaching license and Risk Management requirements as well. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming spring
season, please make sure to contact the Cal South League Account Management department at 714.451.1513 or at LAMSupport@calsouth.com. For additional fee structure information, please click here to
|Please Keep Cal South Aware of Any League or Club Board of Directors & VIP Changes|
Has your league or club made any changes to your board of directors recently? If you have new board members, members changing their role within your board, or new contact information for current board members, it is most important that Cal South is made aware of these changes via email. Having the most current information made available to Cal South will help us in contacting you about important meetings, events and updates, and also in recognizing league or club delegates
during Cal South elections.
If you have any board changes, please fill out the Affiliate Member Board and VIP Contact List (click here) and forward those changes to your respective Cal South League Account Manager:
Victor Villlanueva for Districts 1, 5, 6 & 7
Jorge Sotelo for Districts 2, 3 & 4
Anthony Morales for all adult leagues
|It's Not Too Early to Start Thinking about Registrar Certification|
The Registration Certification training generally begins in March through June. There is no cost involved; however, the training will encompass five (5) hours of concentrated training material on the use of the Cal South Registration System and a solid review of the Cal South Rules and Regulations. In the coming weeks, Cal South will provide a schedule and a link in order to register for the course.
|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 Cal South Registration System 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 email@example.com. Click here for more information on getting your Live
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.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 US Youth Soccer 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.