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May 08, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact: Bill Lewis

Cal South Announces Pro+ Identification and Development Camp
Washington Youth Soccer Collaborating in Southern California Camp

May 8, 2012 (Fullerton, CA) - Cal South today 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."

Hoffman is also looking forward to working with Washington Youth Soccer. "They are a forwarding thinking state association. EPD is a great player growth and development program. Incorporating their players brings more competition to the camp. And it gives their kids another opportunity to be identified by U.S. Soccer."

"Working with our fellow State Association Cal South to enhance the training, competition and exposure opportunities for our elite players will bring great benefit to all," said Doug Andreassen, Washington Youth Soccer President. "It is a great honor to partner with such a prestigious organization as Cal South and I know the collaboration between our Technical Departments will lead to great things for our youth and the sport of soccer"

The camp will follow U.S. Soccer's recommended curriculum with a minimum of three training sessions to one game. On the field, training will be based on position specific concepts such as defending the central channel and attacking the flanks. Off field lectures will cover match analysis, sports nutrition, injury prevention and regeneration. The training will be conducted by staff from Cal South Pro+, Washington Youth Soccer and U.S. Soccer, as well as selected Division 1 college coaches.

The girls' age groups will be in camp from June 30 to July 3. The boys follow with their training from July 4-7. 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. For more information on the Cal South Pro+ program, please go to

About Cal South
The California State Soccer Association - South (Cal South) is a 501c(3) California public benefit corporation and is the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer. Cal South represents over 240 Member Leagues and Clubs comprising our membership of more than 180,000 registered players, coaches, referees and league administrators. The organization, with a service area that extends from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels. For more information about Cal South, visit

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