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Karl Dewazien & Bob Asklof Elected to the Cal North Hall of Fame


KarlPleasanton, CA (January 23, 2014) – Koach Karl Dewazien, who served as CYSA/Cal North State Director of Coaching for more than thirty-four years, was elected to the Cal North Hall of Fame.  Koach Karl’s coaching philosophy and style benefited generations of soccer players, not only in Cal North, but throughout the United States and abroad. Karl’s tireless drive to improve the coaching education platform for coaches across the country included working as CYSA/Cal North State Director of Coaching, Author and Publisher of the FUNdamental Soccer Book/DVD Series, as well as co-chairing the US Youth Soccer Coaching Committee.

Cal North Executive Director Dave Mann said  “Karl Dewazien was one of the pioneers at the California Youth Soccer Association; his Kids First approach was and continues to be our motto.  We appreciate his dedication, commitment and service to generations of kids.  He made the difference at CYSA/Cal North and in youth soccer.  I am personally very excited to see him inducted into the Cal North Hall of Fame. Congratulations Koach Karl”.

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Bob Asklof, a staple on the CYSA/Cal North Board of Directors for more than twenty years, has been elected to the Cal North Hall of Fame.  Bob’s impressive record of tireless volunteering for the kids of Cal North Soccer is second to none.  During Bob’s twenty plus years, he held many positions including; CYSA/Cal North District VIII Commissioner, Lodi Youth Soccer League Tournament Director, Referee Director for Lodi Youth Soccer League, Former Cal North State Cup Chairman, and Chair of the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships held in Pleasanton Ca.

According to Dr. Pete Zopfi, Cal North Chariman, "Bob has always been one of the great leaders of CYSA/Cal North. He is an advocate for all players young and old, big and small, recreational and competitive. His heartfelt guidance has helped shape CYSA/Cal North into the fantastic youth organization that it is currently." 

Cal North Executive Director Dave Mann said, “Bob Asklof was my mentor when I first became the Cal North District II Commissioner years ago, and I credit Bob for my success as a District Commissioner.  Bob is a leader and fighter representing his district, and is highly respected by his constituents.   Bob is most deserving of his induction into CYSA/Cal North Hall of Fame.  He was the anchor of District VIII and his leadership will be greatly missed by all.”     

The purpose of the Cal North CYSA Hall of Fame is to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to youth soccer as a player, coach, referee, administrator or other youth soccer-related activities.

To be eligible for nomination and induction into the Cal North CYSA Hall of Fame, an individual must have a minimum of fifteen years in service to youth soccer, ten of which must be under the auspices of Cal North.  A nominee currently serving on the Cal North Board of Directors is not eligible.

To be eligible for nomination and induction into the Cal North CYSA Players Hall of Fame the player nominee must have distinguished him or her self with a high standard of play under the guidance and auspices of Cal North CYSA, US Youth Soccer or USSF.  This includes competition at the State Association level as a member of a team representing Cal North CYSA, US Youth Soccer or USSF.  Players shall be eligible for nomination beginning five years after completing their eligibility to play in youth soccer.

Only Cal North affiliated leagues or a member of the Cal North CYSA Board of Directors may initiate a Hall of Fame Nomination.  The nominator must submit the Hall of Fame Nomination form and the nominee’s resume by the nomination deadline.  The resume should be type-written, concise and reflect a complete chronology of the nominee’s contributions and achievements with an emphasis on his/her accomplishments in Cal North.  Completed nomination forms and resumes shall be received in the Cal North office by October 1st.

A maximum of two individuals and two players each year may be inducted to the Hall of Fame.  If it is felt that none of the nominees proposed meet the qualifications and standards of Cal North, none will be selected for induction.

The induction of newly installed Hall of Fame members will take place at the Cal North Hall of Fame Dinner during the annual Soccer Expo, which in 2014 takes place at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Alvarez at


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