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Chronology of Change Promotion of Efficiency, Membership Benefits and Value



2012 / 2013 season–Cal North simplifies playing labels with Competitive, Recreational, and TOPSoccer designations replacing the division1, division 3, division 4R, division 4 NR and division 5 designations.

December – Cal North in partnership with NSCAA will be offering a combined course that will cover curriculum for both the Cal North F License and the NSCAA Level 3 Diploma.  Coaches who take this course will receive upon completion both the Cal North F License and the NSCAA Level 3 Diploma.

November – Cal North announces Multifaceted Partnership with NSCAA . Providing exclusive benefits for Cal North Coaches and Clubs. 

October – Cal North creates open cup for Jr. Cup festival. Event open to any team affiliated with US Soccer.

September – Cal North Launches Online Inquiry claim reporitng system in conjunction wtih Pullen Insurance.

September – Online E-Travel System implemented--Cal North's simple online system for travel approval.

August – Partnership with Zavvy Banners announced. 

July  Cal North hosts US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Finals at Cherry Island Soccer Complex. 

July – Cal North Adopts Long Term Strategic Plan with Strategia

June – Cal North Olympic Devlopment Program begins planning Subregional ODP event.

June – Cal North Board of Directors announce $177,000 provided to teams attending US Youth Soccer Regional Championship events

June – Cal North announces Paul Sapsford as the new Director of Coaching Recreational

June – Cal North awarded management contract of Cherry Island Soccer Complex for an additional 20 years.

June – Cal North announces strategic partnerships with Positive Coaching Alliance, iSoccer, and Zaavy Banners. Each new partner brings industry leading technology and experience, along with pricing discounts and exclusive product offerings. 

May – Cal North creates Recreational Soccer Symposiums to provide Recreation Soccer Administrators a snap shot of the many membership benefits and values only available from Cal North.

April - California Youth Soccer Association launches new website. The new website includes; a translation feature that has 52 languages, mobile version for web-enabled PDA’s, printable pages, search and filter feature allowing users to locate information quickly, Social media integration with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube allowing critical information to be delivered to end-users instantly.  

April – To better brand the association to its roots and rich history in Northern California a new logo was introduced, highlighting our 43 years as THE soccer association in Cal North 

March – Cal North introduces new tournament procedures, new online program, and website for sanctioned tournaments to simplify the application/hosting process. The site has a search feature offering users the ability to search by a number of data fields; date, age group, gender, competition level

March – Cal North announces new coaching curriculum that follows the new USSF curriculum.  New courses include; two youth modules and the USSF E course.

January-February – Cup Series Champs decided during Cal North's annual Cup Series Games.




2011/2012 Season – Cal North adds Far West Regional League and US Youth Soccer National League as qualifying leagues for Cal North Cup events, providing our elite teams the opportunity to compete against other elite teams and still be eligible for the National Championship Series.

2011/2012 Season – Cal North relaxes player transfer rules and increases roster size for older teams to 22 players to meet the changing needs of its membership.   

2011/2012 Season -   2012 Cal North Cup Festival includes U9 age group. Cal North opens U9 age group to sanctioned tournament play.

September – Cal North player passes now valid at any USSF affiliated event. This exciting announcement eliminates the need to dual register players. 

September – Cal North and Wilson Trophy & Awards sign partnership agreement. Wilson Trophy and Cal North develop an exclusive Cal North awards catalog providing Cal North member leagues and teams’ special pricing and product offerings.

July - Cal North announces strategic partnership with Shutterfly, the industry leading secure share site Company. Shutterfly and Cal North created turnkey soccer customized teams sites providing our membership a safe and secure site to share team photos’ and videos.

May – Cal North commits $112,000 to sponsor Cal North teams advancing to US Youth Soccer regional events

May – Cal North creates Director of Coaching pass allowing DOC’s freedom to sit in the technical area for all teams within their prevue.

May – Cal North relaxes team travel requirements. A simply one page form is all that is required five (5) days prior to traveling to any Region VI sanctioned event.

April – Cal North surveys membership as foundation for long-range Strategic Plan.

Feb. – US Youth Soccer announces Cal North as 2012 host of the prestigious US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup July 2012 at Cherry Island Soccer Complex in Sacramento Ca.



2010/2011 Season – Cal North announces addition of the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup to its lineup of State Cup events. Teams can qualify to compete in the US Youth Soccer Region IV and National Presidents Cup events.

Summer 2010 – Cal North hires Carlos Menjivar as Director of Coaching – Competitive Soccer. Addressing the request of its member leagues, Cal North creates the DOCC position to focus on the needs to the comp level coaches & players. Coach Menjivar conducts FREE coaching clinics designed to offer advanced technical and tactical drills and training sessions. 

Spring 2010 – Cal North hires Philippe Blin as Technical Director of the Olympic Development Program (ODP). Coach Blin implemented important updates to this program that resulted in the ODP  best showing in years at the Region IV ODP Championships. Under Philippe’s guidance, the program will continue as the premier Elite Player Identification program in Northern California for years to come.

May 2010 – Cal North launches Cal North – Cal Soccer League (CCSL) statewide playing league. With over 2,000 CCSL became the third largest playing league in the country in its first season. CCSL expanded to include winter and spring seasons to meet the changing demands of its membership.



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