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CAL SOUTH TO HOST PACIFIC COAST INVITATIONAL ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

mayo 17, 2011

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VENTURA, CA (May 17, 2011) - Cal South recently announced it will be hosting the Pacific Coast Invitational, an Olympic Development Program (ODP) showcase for the 1998 age group, which will also serve as an official national identification event for U.S. Soccer. The Pacific Coast Invitational will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30, 2011 at the Ventura College Sportsplex, one of the top community college facilities in the country. The event is a first of its kind for Cal South.

In addition to Cal South, three other US Youth Soccer state associations - Cal North, North Texas and Washington - will each bring two Boys '98 and two Girls '98 teams to the Invitational, for a total of 16 ODP teams taking part. The Pacific Coast Invitational is expected to not only display some incredible competition on the pitch by many of the best, elite U13 players in the game, but will also feature special guest appearances and lectures on sports science issues off the field. Two other girls' teams, the '97 North Texas White and the Camarillo Eagles of Cal South, will be competing at the Invitational as well.

"This is the first time that we've hosted an event of this type and we want to be sure it is very worthwhile and special for the players taking part," said Cal South Director of Coaching and Player Development Steve Hoffman. "We've been working closely with U.S. Soccer, who will have full-time scouts on hand, to ensure the Invitational became a solid I.D. event. The Invitational will give these scouts a closer look at a smaller group of players than at the regional camp level, and our goal is for U.S. Soccer to truly identify the best kids in these state association programs."

In addition to the slate of regular games each team will play at the Invitational, two all-star games will be held, one for boys and one for girls. Each all-star game will feature 44 players -- 11 chosen from each state association per game -- and each half will feature full 11v11 sides which will then switch to the other 22 players following halftime, so that all 44 players will get a chance to be evaluated equally in the all-star matches. "It's an extra level at which kids at the Invitational will be tested and identified," said Hoffman. "The strength of ODP is it asks players to always strive to be their best, all while undergoing constant evaluation."

A special presentation dinner banquet will also be held for all of the players and coaches involved in the event. The new Developmental Director for the U.S. Soccer Women's National Teams, Jillian Ellis, has also been announced as a guest speaker at the banquet. Other guests at the event will be former Manchester United player Billy Garton, University of Santa Barbara head coach Tim Vom Steeg, and professional midfielder Christian Jimenez.

Following the event, Cal South staff will choose the 18 boys and 18 girls who will represent the state association in the 1998 age bracket at the US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Camps in late June and July. The remainder of the players will be invited to attend the Cal South ODP State Development Camp being held in June.

For more information about the Cal South Olympic Development Program, please click here.

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2011 Cal South Pacific Coast Invitational
Ventura College Sportsplex (except where noted*)
Complete Game Schedule
Time Gender Home Team Away Team Location
Friday, May 27, 2011
5:30 pm Boys Cal South A vs. Washington A Stadium
7:00 pm Girls Cal South A vs. Washington A Stadium
Saturday, May 28, 2011
9:30 am Girls North Texas White '97 vs. Camarillo Eagles Stadium
11:30 am Boys Cal South B vs. Washington B Stadium
1:00 pm Girls Cal South B vs. Washington B Stadium
2:30 pm Boys Cal North B vs. North Texas B Stadium
4:00 pm Boys Cal North A vs. North Texas A Stadium
5:30 pm Girls Cal North B vs. North Texas B Stadium
7:00 pm Girls Cal North A vs. North Texas A Stadium
8:30 pm Girls Cal South A vs. North Texas White '97 Stadium
Sunday, May 29, 2011
9:00 am Boys Washington B vs. Cal North B Stadium
9:00 am Girls Washington B vs. Cal North B West Field
10:30 am Boys Washington A vs. Cal North A Stadium
10:30 am Girls Washington A vs. Cal North A West Field
12:00 pm Boys North Texas B vs. Cal South B Stadium
12:00 pm Girls North Texas White '97
vs. Cal South B West Field
1:30 pm Boys North Texas A vs. Cal South A Stadium
2:30 pm Girls North Texas B vs. Cal South '99 A Group West Field
3:00 pm Girls North Texas A vs. Cal South A Stadium
Sunday, May 29, 2011 - All-Star Matches
5:30 pm -
6:30 pm
Girls 2 games; 25 minutes each
11 players from each state association by position
44 players total to take part; 22 per game
Stadium
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Boys 2 games; 25 minutes each
11 players from each state association by position
44 players total to take part; 22 per game
Stadium
Monday, May 30, 2011
8:00 am Boys Cal North B vs. Cal South B Stadium
8:00 am Girls Cal North B vs. Cal South B West Field
9:30 am Boys Cal North A vs. Cal South A Stadium
9:30 am Girls Cal North A vs. Cal South A West Field
10:00 am* Girls North Texas White '97 vs. Camarillo Eagles Valle Lindo, Camarillo
11:00 am Boys Washington B vs. North Texas B Stadium
11:00 am Girls Washington B vs. North Texas B West Field
12:30 pm Boys Washington A vs. North Texas A Stadium
12:30 pm Girls Washington A vs. North Texas A West Field

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CLASSROOM & OFF-FIELD SESSIONS
Time Gender(s) Notes Location
Friday, May 27, 2011
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Boys Nutrition Lecture Cafeteria
8:30 pm - 9:15 pm Girls Nutrition Lecture Cafeteria
Saturday, May 28, 2011
9:00 am - 10:30 am Boys Training:
Cal North & North Texas
West Field
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Girls Training:
Cal North
& North Texas
West Field
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Boys & Girls Training:
Cal South
West Field
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Boys & Girls Training:
Washington
West Field
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Boys U.S. National Youth Team
Presentation Banquet
Cafeteria
Sunday, May 29, 2011
9:00 am - 10:00 am Boys Game Analysis:
North Texas
Room C1
9:00 am - 10:00 am Girls Game Analysis:
North Texas
Room C2
9:00 am - 10:00 am Boys Game Analysis:
Cal South
Room C102
9:00 am - 10:00 am Girls Game Analysis:
Cal South
Room C103
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Boys Game Analysis:
Washington
Room C1
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Girls Game Analysis:
Washington
Room C2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Boys Game Analysis:
Cal North
Room C102
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Girls Game Analysis:
Cal North
Room C103
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Girls U.S. National Youth Team
Presentation Banquet
Cafeteria

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