|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.
• Appearances and autograph sessions with your favorite soccer players*, such as Andres Chitiva (C.F. Pachuca), Todd Dunivant (LA Galaxy), Clint Mathis (former U.S. National Team and MLS star), Jose Vasquez (former LA Galaxy player) and Gwendolyn Oxenham (former Duke player and star of the soccer film Pelada) and many others.
*Exhibit areas and guests are subject to change.
|VIP Coach Pass Clinics and Special Sessions...
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, to 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), Pat Noonan (LA Galaxy), 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.
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
The cost of the VIP Coach Pass is only $35 per coach: Click here to register now
Cal South Coaches Association members automatically save $15 off a VIP Coach Pass. To join the Cal South Coaches Association, click here
For a full schedule of VIP Coach Pass clinics and sessions, click here.*
*Clinicians, speakers and schedule are all subject to change.
|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.
|Administrator Meetings and the Cal South AGM
League and club administrators and VIPs, including tournament directors and registrars, should be aware that numerous breakout sessions will be hosted in the meeting rooms at the Los Angeles Convention Center during both days of Soccer Nation Expo 2013.
Some of these classroom sessions are geared towards using both social media and traditional media in promoting your league or tournament. Representatives from Sparkloft Media and SoccerNation.com will lead these classes, and they should be of great interest to anyone interested in growing their membership base or getting the word out about their efforts.
Other breakout sessions will focus on developing sponsorship relationships and live tournament and registration software demos from Affinity Sports. The Cal South Soccer Foundation will also have a handful of classes on field development and other related topics.
And as always, the Cal South Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place during the Expo on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Credentialing for delegates for affiliate member leagues and clubs begins at 9:00 a.m., with the AGM scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in Rooms #303A & 303B in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more information about delegate credentialing and board election rules for the AGM, click here.
To see the full schedule of Administrator Breakout Sessions taking place at Soccer Nation Expo, click here.*
*Speakers and schedule are
all subject to change.
|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
The Cal South Awards Banquet, our annual celebration of the incredible accomplishments of our members, players, coaches and volunteers, 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.
Update 02-05-13: SOLD OUT! Tickets for the 2013 Cal South Awards Banquet are sold out! If you would like to be placed on the waiting list should more tickets become available, please contact Brandy Buell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available by will call during the cocktail hour outside
the Banquet Hall.
|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.
We'll see you at Soccer Nation Expo 2013!
|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.
|National Cup Youngers (U12-U13) Roster Freeze Date is 6:00 p.m., February 14, 2013
Cal South National Cup Youngers Scheduled to Begin Weekend of February 23-24
Registrars and coaches should be aware that February 14, 2013 is the Roster Freeze date for the Cal South National Cup Youngers (U12-U13). Please make certain to complete any pending release and transfers prior to 6:00 p.m. on February 14.
The Cal South National Cup Youngers is scheduled to begin on the weekend of February 23-24.
Please contact the Cal South Corporate Office for any additional details and/or assistance if needed. For more information, visit www.calsouth.com/en/state-tournaments/.
|Cal South Coaching Education Announces Upcoming Courses for February and March
Click herefor complete schedule of upcoming courses
The Cal South Coaching Education department would like all registered coaches to know that they have scheduled numerous "E" license courses throughout February and March, as well as a "D" license course on March.
To see all upcoming coaching courses from Cal South, click here. To see courses that have been sponsored by the LA84 Foundation, click here.
|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.
|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 email@example.com.
|Registrar Certification Training Will Be Available Soon|
Registrar Certification Training will be available soon, beginning in mid-March. 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. Once the full schedule has been solidified, an email will be sent out with the registration link and related information. If you have any questions, please contact us at LAMSupport@calsouth.com or 714.451.1513.
|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
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com to assist you with the process to start a new adult program. It's easier than you might think.