CAL NORTH SANCTION
All tournaments, jamborees, and events held within the boundaries of the California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) in which Cal North teams participate MUST be sanctioned (approved) by Cal North. The purpose of Cal North sanctioning is to ensure that ALL competitions will be held in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of Cal North, as well as for proper insurance coverage. It is required that in each sanctioned tournament, Cal North rules, regulations, policies and procedures will be followed.
A competition sanctioned by the California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) and which is conducted in accordance with Cal North tournament procedures. Any tournaments included on the Cal North Tournament Calendar must be approved by the Cal North Board of Directors and will comply with all Cal North policies, procedures, rules and regulations. The performance of each Cal North sanctioned tournament will be evaluated by the tournament committee before it is included on a subsequent Cal North Tournament Calendar.
A competition involving more than two teams in which each team plays multiple games and is limited to no more than 3 age divisions of 8 teams each, for a maximum of 24 teams. Jamborees are sanctioned by the District Commissioner, District Commissioner Designee and/or District Tournament Coordinator of the host district. No league or group may host a jamboree without the prior written permission of the District Commissioner, District Commissioner Designee or the District Tournament Coordinator as the District Commissioner's designee. Jamborees will comply with Cal North policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Districts may establish jamboree policies and procedures that are more restrictive than those indicated in the Cal North tournament manual. Jamborees may be held on any weekend. No league or group hosting a jamboree may charge a team any fees other than those necessary to pay for costs actually and reasonably incurred in hosting the jamboree and in no event shall the fees charged exceed $50 per team without the approval of the District Commissioner, District Commissioner Designee or District Tournament Coordinator based on written justification for a fee in excess of $50 submitted at the time the league or group applies for permission to host a jamboree. Jamborees may not keep standings. Jamborees may not give awards in any form unless the same award is given to every participant in the jamboree. Jamborees are to be operated on a "not for profit" basis. Jamborees are not included on the Cal North Tournament Calendar. Teams from outside the host district must receive approval of their of District Commissioner, District Commissioner Designee and/or District Tournament Coordinator prior to participating in the jamboree.
Competitions involving teams from more than one league within a single district. These competitions are sanctioned by the District Tournament Coordinator or District Commissioner and are not limited to approved tournament weekends. Intra-District Competitions, which are not included on the Cal North Tournament Calendar, shall be approved by the District Tournament Coordinator and/or District Commissioner and will comply with all appropriate Cal North policies, procedures, rules and regulations. (Examples of a district event are District Cup, District Tournament of Champions, or a tournament involving only teams from the hosting district.)
CAL NORTH EVENT
Competitions that do not conform to any of the other definitions. Events that include teams from more than one district must be sanctioned by the Cal North Board of Directors.