Cal North League Bulletin, April 2012
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In This Issue:

New Cal North Website Launched!
New Cal North Logo Approved!
Cal North Annual General Meeting
April Cal North Board of Director Meeting Recap
CalNorth's 2012 Tournament Directors Workshop
Cal North - Soccer Symposiums
Cal North Partner Spotlight
Cal North State & Presidents Cup coming to a close
Celebrate Cal North Night of Champions at the San Jose Earthquakes game, May 19
New CYSA Team Labels for 2012/13
Like Us On Facebook!
Follow Cal North on Twitter


New Cal North Website Launched!

The California Youth Soccer Association, in conjunction with a new logo and name change to Cal North, launched their new website using the Americaneagle idev Youth Soccer Platform designed in conjunction with US Youth Soccer. Twenty-nine state associations as well as US Youth Soccer are now using the new platform. Visit and discover the exciting features and benefits the site has to offer.

The Cal North website features include:

  • An exciting translation feature that allows Cal North to reach a larger portion of its membership. The website can be translated in 52 languages.
  • The Site Search feature will allow visitors to simply enter a key word or phrase and find information on the site that matches their search.
  • The Printable version feature includes a “printable version” tool so a user will be able to print the page form their computer in a printer-friendly format.
  • The Mobile Website feature will let user access key information in a web-enabled PDA friendly version. The system automatically syncs over to the mobile version and requires no additional work or downloads on the user’s part.
  • The site’s seamless interface with Facebook and Twitter delivers critical information right to the Cal North member’s computer, cell phone, or mobile device. 
  • Document Center offers a single resource for all Cal North Documents. User can sort by keyword, document name, or filter by category.  
  • Multi-Media section will allow Cal North to post video content. Watch for game highlights from the Cal North Cup Championships

New Cal North Logo Approved!

The California Youth Soccer Association board of directors approved a new association logo. The new Cal North logo and Cal North style guideline are now available online. Please replace old logos with the new Cal North logo. Also, make sure you visit our website frequently to see the new look.

Download the Cal North Style Guidelines
Download the Cal North Boiler Plates and Organization Profile


Cal North Annual General Meeting

Cal North would like to thank the League Presidents who attended the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, April 15th at the Marriott in Walnut Creek.  Here are the voting results from the meeting:

  • Proposal #1 – Chairman Zopfi informed the membership that the proposal was in violation of California Corporate Law 5211/5047 and ruled that no vote should take place regarding the proposal.  The decision of the Chairman and Parliamentarian was appealed.  The membership voted to uphold the decision of the Chairman.
  • Proposal # 2 – Failed
  • Proposal #3 – Failed
  • Proposal #4 – Approved
  • Proposal #5 - Failed

April Cal North Board of Director Meeting Recap

  • The next board meeting will be held June 3, 2012 at the CalNorth Office.
  • New Tournament Manual Approved
  • Board approved Strategia to facilitate a strategic plan for Cal North
  • Board approved the pricing of the youth modules at $195.00 per course
  • Board approved the Tournament Committee's recommended changes to the application to host fees, effective May 1, 2012.
  • Board approved the Chairman to sign an acceptable contract with GotSoccer for the CCSL League Management System.

Official minutes will be posted after the Board of Directors approval at the June meeting
Click here for complete recap


2012 Tournament Directors Workshop         
This year's workshop will be held on June 2, 2012 at the Fremont Marriott. The deadline to register is May 18th, 2012. Tournament Directors from throughout Cal North will join the tournament committee, workshop presenters and Cal North programs staff for the day. If you are the official Cal North Tournament Director for your leagues Tournament(s), please plant to attend this very imortant event.

Agenda Items Include:

  • New and Improved Cal North Tournament Calendar and Online Application to Host
  • The New Cal North Tournament Rules & Guidelines
  • Tournament Communications, Websites and Marketing
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Running a Tournament
  • Tournament Directors Roundtable Q &A
Please visit the event page on our website for more information.

Cal North - Recreational Soccer Symposiums
These events are open to anyone associated with recreational youth soccer in Northern California. Breakout sessions and open forum will include; registration support, insurance, risk management, recreation coaches clinics, and courses, league & club volunteer recruitment and retention, recreation tournaments and jamborees, Founders Cup, marketing and league growth, US Youth Soccer and CYSA membership benefits.

These free of charge CYSA Recreational Soccer Symposiums are scheduled from 9 am until 4 pm with lunch provided. They are located at four separate locations for your convenience. Please select one event from below.  Pre-registration is required. Click here to register for the symposium nearest you

Dates and Locations

  • May 12, 2012, Fairfield, CA
  • May 19, 2012, Stockton, CA
  • June 2, 2012, Fremont, CA
  • June 9, 2012, San Ramon, CA

Cal North Partner Spotlight

Take advantage of the benefits you get from our partner, Active Network, who has been powering the soccer industry for 12 years. Active not only provides the LeagueOne technology that streamlines your season, they also offer ClubReg online registration software that can simplify your season.  And, with the CYSA and Active partnership, you will receive waived setup fee when you activate online registration.   Create an account to start using online registration and get more out of this season.




Cal North State & Presidents Cup Championships are Just Around the Corner!

Following a weekend of quarter final and semifinal matches at Cherry Island on April 21st and 22nd, the pairings for the Cal North State Cup and Presidents Cup championship games will be determined. These premier State Championship events for youth soccer in Northern California will take place at the beautiful Bartholomew Sports Park in Elk Grove Ca. on April 28th and 29th.    Cal North’s elite teams will be competing for state titles in the U14 to U19 age groups for the State Cup and U14 to U17 age groups complete in the Presidents Cup. Girls’ champions will be crowned on Saturday followed by Sunday’s boys’ championships games.  The State Champions will earn the right to represent Cal North at the US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup and Far West Regionals Championships respectively.

Click here for Cal North Presidents Cup Schedule
Click here for Cal North State Cup Schedule


Celebrate Cal North Night of Champions at the San Jose Earthquakes game, May 19

Cal North State Cup Champions will be honored with an on-field ceremony at the May 19th San Jose Earthquakes game. Come out and watch the Earthquakes battle the Columbus Crew as we honor our State Cup Champions. Discounted tickets for the Cal North night with the Earthquake are available here. Use promo code CYSA.

New CYSA Team Labels for 2012/13

As we approach the beginning of the 2012/13 registration season, we want to remind everyone of the change in team labels for the coming season. The old D1, D3, D4R, D4NR are now phased out and have been replaced with Comp (for all teams selected under the old D1, D3 criteria) and Rec(R/NR) - basically the old D4. D5 has also now become simply TOPS.

The new labels will be in effect for all 2012/13 teams and while League One users will still see the old designations in the system (for historical purposes) they will not be able to approve a team under those labels. For example, If a registrar creates a D3 team for the Fall of 2012, he/she will get an error message when selecting the approve button.

Comp teams may be further delineated in league and tournament play under the system introduced two years ago by the CCSL. Leagues, Playing Leagues, Tournaments and Cups may use designations of Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc. to further define groupings within their Comp programs.  While Cal North continues to study this aspect of these labels, at this time we have not added the more detailed designation to the registration system.

If you have any questions, please contact your District Registrar.


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