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Registration

How Do I Register My Son/Daughter?

Elite Player Development

What is EPD?

What will high school age players receive after participating?

Why Should I Participate in EPD Program?

Who should attend EPD events?

What are the benefits of EPD?

Does EPD replace ODP participation?

What age groups does the program cover?

California Regional League

What is the California Regional League?

What will the CRL schedule look like?

When will CRL fall league games begin?

Will CRL have home games?

What is the CRL entry fee?

When and where are CRL Showcase events?

What age groups can play in CRL?

Do the younger teams go to CRL Showcases?

What do winners of the CRL receive?

Who should apply for CRL?

Where do teams apply for CRL?

Should teams apply to a ‘back up’ league in case they are not accepted into CRL?

Will teams that have applied to CCSL Premier be automatically considered for CRL?

Is CRL a qualifying League for Cal North State Cup?

What player registration is required for CRL?

Where can I find a listing of the teams applying to CRL?

SoccerExpo

When and Where is this year's Soccer Expo?

How do I get to the Portola Hotel/Monterey Convention Center:

How much does it cost to park at the Portola Hotel/Monterey Convention Center?

How much will it cost to attend Soccer Expo?

Where should I stay?

Olympic Development Program

What happens if I registered online and then fail to bring my Registration and Medical Release Form to check in?

What happens if I registered, but forgot to pay for the try-outs?

Where do I get the Recommendation Form for my DOC to sign?

What happens if I registered for try-outs, show up at check in and do not have the required signatures on the form?

What can I do if I missed registering by September 1st?

What should I bring to try-outs?

What happens if I need to miss a Try-out (sick, conflict, family emergency...)?

What happens if I get injured and must pull out of try-outs?

What happens if I change my mind and do not wish to try-out?

When will I know if my child has made the team?

 

Questions And Answers

Registration

How Do I Register My Son/Daughter?

 In order to register your child you must first find a league in your area. To do so, you may use the "Find a League Near You" Tool in the upper right hand corner. 
 
You may also look for a league by looking through the Districts that span accross Northern California. Click on the Districts and Leagues menu item, and look throuhg the Distrct pages to find the District in which your area resides.
 
Once you have found a League, you must contact their League Registrar directly. They will be able to assist you further with all necessary forms and documents. 

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Elite Player Development

What is EPD?

Cal North's Elite Player Development Program provides technical and tactical training from some of America's finest College Coaches.

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What will high school age players receive after participating?

After you’ve signed up for one (1) Elite Development clinic/camp, you will be sent the following material
  1. Recruiting advice on what you should be doing as a Freshman, Sophomore,  Junior and/or Senior to market yourself to college coaches and NCAA rules
  2. Sample emails/letters to send to college coaches
  3. How to arrange an unofficial visit with a college program
  4. A sample soccer resume to send to a college coach
  5. 12 questions you could ask a college coach and 11 questions they might ask  you
  6. Email a specific recruiting question to Paul Sapsford, Cal North DoC and former  Stanford coach
  7. Nutrition advice for the elite soccer player
  8. Advice from sport psychology for the elite soccer player

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Why Should I Participate in EPD Program?

It provides the participant with outstanding technical and tactical advice as well as opportunities for exposure to College Coaches. Part of development process is learning what it takes to become a complete player, which is why Cal North has integrated education into the EPD program around fitness, nutrition and sports psychology from some of the top minds involved in soccer.

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Who should attend EPD events?

Competitive soccer players with a strong motivation to improve their technical, tactical and soccer IQ. Players looking to compete at the next level will learn from college coaches what it takes to play at the college level.

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What are the benefits of EPD?

Outstanding coaching advice and exposure to college coaches. An opportunity to work with a high-level coaching staff that supplements the players overall development. To train, play and compete with the best players in the area.

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Does EPD replace ODP participation?

No, it's a supplement to ODP, EPD expands the scope of Cal North’s identification, development and advancement mission by allowing for a larger number of players to be trained technically and tactically to compete at the elite level.

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What age groups does the program cover?

This program is open to U13-U19 boys and girls.

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California Regional League

What is the California Regional League?

Far West Regional League has recently subdivided into regional leagues. California Regional League offers high-level play between Cal North and Cal South clubs.

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What will the CRL schedule look like?

CRL is a full year league, offered to Cal North teams for the first time. Cal North teams will have a Showcase Event and seven Intra League games in the fall and again in the spring. Intra league games will be between Cal North teams only, Showcase events will be between Cal South and Cal North teams. Teams will play a minimum of 22 games. Twelve of the games will be during the three Showcase Events.
 
FYI .. The Cal South teams playing in CRL, ADDITIONALLY must participate in their regular fall playing league.

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When will CRL fall league games begin?

Fall leagues games will be played during the typical fall league-playing season.

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Will CRL have home games?

Yes, the Intra Regional games will be hosted by the assigned home team.

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What is the CRL entry fee?

The entry fee for Cal North teams is $1500. The entry fee into the three showcase events and the Intra-League play in both fall and spring. Cal North Intra-League home games will have referee fees paid by the home team. Entry fee may be paid in three payments of $500

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When and where are CRL Showcase events?

The fall showcase will likely be the Veterans Day weekend in November at a Cal South location. The spring showcases will be late spring in a Cal North venue, likely Morgan Hill/San Jose for one and Cherry Island for the second. Details will be finalized shortly.

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What age groups can play in CRL?

CRL is for teams aged U12 to U19.

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Do the younger teams go to CRL Showcases?

Yes, all age groups will participate in the showcase events. For younger teams, the showcases will be a key ODP scouting venue. For older teams, there will be numerous college coaches in attendance as well as ODP staff.

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What do winners of the CRL receive?

Winners of CRL age brackets will be awarded a spot in the Far West Regional Championships with an opportunity to advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. For the 2013-14 season the top team from Cal North AND the top team from Cal South will receive a berth to Far West Regionals as two berths have been allocated to the California Regional League. The only other way to get a Cal North berth to Far West Regionals is by winning Cal North State Cup.

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Who should apply for CRL?

Teams playing in the top level of competition should apply. This is for CCSL Premier level teams, NPL level teams, and Cal North State Cup competitors.

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Where do teams apply for CRL?

Cal North teams will be required to create a new team account. Please ensure your contact information is complete, correct and your team name includes your club name.

Applications closed June 30th

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Should teams apply to a ‘back up’ league in case they are not accepted into CRL?

CCSL will make every effort to bracket teams that apply to CRL and are not accepted. Please apply to CCSL and select Premier. Go To http://www.calnorth.org/ccsl/fall_season/ and select your district to apply from your existing GotSoccer Account. If you are accepted into CRL, you may withdraw your CCSL Premier application.

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Will teams that have applied to CCSL Premier be automatically considered for CRL?

CRL will monitor applications to CCSL Premier Level, but will not automatically consider them. CRL is a full year commitment and teams who are not prepared for that should apply to CCSL Premier. Please apply to CRL if you wish to be considered.

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Is CRL a qualifying League for Cal North State Cup?

Yes, participation in this league qualifies a team to enter Cal North State Cup

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What player registration is required for CRL?

The California Regional League will require player passes from Cal North (CYSA) or Cal South.

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Where can I find a listing of the teams applying to CRL?

Click Here or go to www.californiaregionalleague.com click the "teams/clubs" tab select "teams that have applied".

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SoccerExpo

When and Where is this year's Soccer Expo?

The 2015 Soccer Expo is Saturday, January 31st from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Soccer Expo will be held at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center located at Two Portola Plaza in Monterey, CA

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How do I get to the Portola Hotel/Monterey Convention Center:

Monterey Bay Directions:
 

From Monterey Peninsula Airport

  • Exit Airport on to Highway 68 West.
  • Exit Highway 1 South. Stay in the right hand lane for next exit.
  • Exit the Monterey/Fisherman's Wharf exit.
  • At the first stoplight make a right hand turn onto Aguajito.
  • Continue on Aguajito until it ends at Del Monte Avenue.
  • Turn left on Del Monte Ave. and continue straight for three stoplights.
  • Be in the left lane at the third stoplight (road will split - do not enter the tunnel). Once through stop light, hotel will be ahead, one block on right side.

 

From Fresno to Hotel

  • Take Highway 99, NW, to Chowchilla. 
  • Take Highway 152 West to Los Banos, over Pacheco Pass. 
  • Turn left just past Casa de Fruita - take Highway 156 West to Hollister and San Juan Bautista. 
  • Take 101 South to the city of Prunedale. 
  • Stay in right hand lane and look for the sign for Monterey Peninsula. 
  • Exit on Highway 156 to 'Monterey Peninsula'. Hwy. 156 will become Highway 1 South. 
  • Exit at Del Monte Ave. / Pacific Grove exit. Continue straight on Del Monte Avenue. Be in the left lane at the sixth stoplight (road will split - do not enter the tunnel). Once through stop light, hotel will be ahead, one block on right side.

 

From San Francisco/San Jose to Hotel

  • Take 101 South to the city of Prunedale. 
  • Stay in right hand lane and look for the sign for Monterey Peninsula.
  • Exit on Highway 156 to 'Monterey Peninsula'. Highway. 156 will become Highway 1 South.
  • Exit at Del Monte Ave. / Pacific Grove exit. Continue straight on Del Monte Avenue. Be in the left lane at the sixth stoplight (road will split - do not enter the tunnel). Once through stop light, hotel will be ahead, one block on right side.

 

From East Bay San Francisco to Hotel

  • Take Highway 92 or 84, depending on which part of East Bay you're coming from.
  • Take Highway 101 South to the city of Prunedale. 
  • Stay in right hand lane and look for the sign for Monterey Peninsula. 
  • Exit on Highway 156 to 'Monterey Peninsula' Highway. 156 will become Highway 1 South.
  • Exit at Del Monte Ave. / Pacific Grove exit. Continue straight on Del Monte Avenue. Be in the left lane at the sixth stoplight (road will split - do not enter the tunnel). Once through stop light, hotel will be ahead, one block on right side.

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How much does it cost to park at the Portola Hotel/Monterey Convention Center?

Parking options and pricing vary. Parking is available in the City of Monterey parking structure, which is located one block from the Conference Center.

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How much will it cost to attend Soccer Expo?

Soccer Expo is absolutely free! YES, FREE!

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Where should I stay?

The Portola Hotel and Spa is the headquarters of Soccer Expo 2015, which makes it the perfect place to stay while exhibiting or visiting the Expo, with incredible options for dining and entertainment.

To book a room at the Cal North discounted rate, please visit the Expo reservation site:
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/cayouthsoccerassociation2015

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Olympic Development Program

What happens if I registered online and then fail to bring my Registration and Medical Release Form to check in?

You will not be permitted to participate in that session. You must get to a computer, log back on to your account, print the Registration and Medical Release, get appropriate signatures and then check in for the next session. Click here for instructions on performing the required steps to obtain these documents. 

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What happens if I registered, but forgot to pay for the try-outs?

As long as you have your Registration and Medical Form you can pay the try-out fee at check-in. Although it is best to pay in advance in order to save time at check in.

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Where do I get the Recommendation Form for my DOC to sign?

There is no longer a separate Coach Recommendation form. A player must complete the online registration, and at the end of the session you will be instructed to print the Registration and Medical Release form, which has the Coach Recommendation (Section C) printed right on it.

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What happens if I registered for try-outs, show up at check in and do not have the required signatures on the form?

You may not be permitted to participate. Section C (for all new players) must be signed by your league or Club Director of Coaching (this is very specific; it must be a DOC, not an administrator of coaches). For questions about this requirement, please contact the ODP Technical Director. Section D (Medical Release) must be signed by the parent or legal guardian for every player, there is no exceptions!

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What can I do if I missed registering by September 1st?

Registration for ODP try-outs is now open until the last try-out in November; however the try-out cost will increase if you register on or after September 2nd. Please check the website for the fee details.

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What should I bring to try-outs?

All players should bring their own ball, a water bottle and shin guards. We will provide numbered bibs. Please make sure you have your child’s name on anything that can be come lost.

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What happens if I need to miss a Try-out (sick, conflict, family emergency...)?

Attending all the try-out sessions is not mandatory so missing any sessions will only affect you. Once you attend your first try-out and think you may be absent for other try-outs, just let the Head Coach know before you leave the field. If you fail to attend at least (1) try-out, you will not be eligible to be in the pool.

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What happens if I get injured and must pull out of try-outs?

If you are injured and unable to attend ALL the try-outs (after you have registered) you will need to notify the office, and submit a letter from your physician stating you are unable to participate. The letter must include the following: injury, date of injury, and length of time for which you are unable to participate. At this point, a refund may be processed. If you attended at least (1) session there is No refund or partial refund.

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What happens if I change my mind and do not wish to try-out?

After September 1st, there are no refunds (or partial refunds), unless you are injured (See statement above). To obtain a refund you must notify the office in writing, by 9/1.

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When will I know if my child has made the team?

Players can be notified in several ways. Some coaches will announce at the last try-out who has made the pool and other coaches chose to have the final list posted on the Cal North website a few days after the last try-out. All coaches must make a decision and let the parents know, how they will announce the final pool.

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