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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?

This year's Soccer Expo is Saturday, February 22nd, from 9:00am - 4:00pm. 

Soccer Expo 2014 is at the Oakland Marriott City Center. 1001 Broadway, Oakland Ca. 94607

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How do I get to the Oakland Marriott City Center?

From the South
From I-880 NORTH, exit right onto Broadway.

From the North
I-80 towards Oakland. Keep straight onto I-80 W / I-580 E. Keep straight onto I-580 East. Keep left to stay on I-580 East. Take ramp right for I-980 West toward Downtown Oakland. Take ramp right and follow signs for 12th Street. Bear left onto Brush St. Turn left onto 11th St. Turn right onto Broadway.

From the East
Take I-80 toward Bay Bridge / Oakland. Right on I-580 East toward Hayward-Stockton. Right on I-980 West toward Downtown Oakland. Take right and follow signs for 12th Street. Bear left onto Brush St.

Turn left onto 11th St. Turn right onto Broadway

From the West
Take ramp right for CA-24 West toward Oakland. Keep straight onto I-980 W. Take ramp right and follow signs for 12th Street. Bear left onto Brush St. Turn left onto 11th St. Turn right onto Broadway.

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How much does it cost to park at the Oakland Marriott City Center?

It costs between $25 onsite and $35 valet to park in the Oakland Marriott City Center. In & Out Privileges available for Self-Parking and Valet Parking. Rates at other lots may vary.

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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 Oakland Marriott City Center is the headquarters of Soccer Expo 2014, which makes it the perfect place to stay while exhibiting or visiting the Expo, with incredible options for dining and entertainment.

Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607

Reservation link click here

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