What are Player Pools?

What are PRO+ player pools?

A PRO+ player pool can fluctuate in size from the summer cycle to winter cycle. All players in our player pools are released at the end of each cycle and must be re-scouted for the following cycle of training or competition.

No player is guaranteed to return to the pool for the next cycle.

The usual size of each age group's player pool within each cycle is:

17U-16U-15U player pool - 75-plus players
• 14U-13U-12U player pool - 100-plus players

What happens when I make a player pool?

Each player selected to participate in the PRO+ program will receive an email invitation letter and must then go to the online registration page to sign up for our program. The names of all players selected to the pools will be announced and posted on CalSouth.com.

Via training sessions with Cal South age group coaches, these player pools will eventually be reduced to 18, depending on the age group. Players from all age groups will attend a training weekend with the goal of being selected to attend the PRO+ ODP Summer Performance Event in Ojai each year.  Each age group and gender will invite 18 Boys, 18 Girls to attend the Cal South PRO+ ODP Summer Performance event. 

The 18 players who attend the Cal South PRO+ ODP Summer Performance event could be invited back to the winter pool training alongside a group of new scouted players.  The goal of the winter pool for the players is to train and be select to represent Cal South PRO+ ODP in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional ODP Championships in January each year. The 13U-17U will select up to 18 players per age group to potential travel to Arizona for the USYS West Regional Championship.   

Pools training sessions will be held in March, April and May and June (summer pools) and December and (winter pools) on Sundays to eliminate conflicts with high school soccer.

The most current information for each age group can be found by calling the PRO+ Information Hotline (click for full breakdown of phone extensions for each age group). It is each player's responsibility to check the Pro+ Hotline before leaving for training or events.

Reminder: Player are never guaranteed to return to the player pool for the next cycle.

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