Member organizations affiliate on an annual basis and are approved by the Cal North Board of Directors.
Our dedicated staff is at your disposal to assist you in developing your programming and providing the resources needed to support your goals. We help organizations, period! Whether you are a small all volunteer-run club, a high-level league with full-time paid staff, or some hybrid of the two, we provide the right balance of structure and flexibility to meet your needs.
With player safety as one of our core values, all coaches and administrators are background checked prior to being approved for participation. Additionally coaches are required to be certified in the SafeSport protocol, concussion awareness protocol and cardiac arrest protocol.
Through a democratic structure, the affiliated leagues of Cal North are able to elect their representatives to the Board of Directors, present proposed rule changes for the membership to vote on at the Annual General Meeting of the association, and communicate directly with Board and staff. The process helps facilitate intra-league, inter-league and association-wide play.
Cal North offers a centralized registration and data management system through which all player, coach, and administrator information is gathered allowing effective and timely communication between the association and our membership.
Cal North provides a structured protest, appeals and disciplinary process
Through sponsorships and partnerships, Cal North is able to help augment revenue which in turn keeps membership fees low while providing income to support ongoing membership services.
As part of a network of over 200 clubs and leagues, over 40,000 coaches and administrators and over 130,000 players, as well as a huge number of devotees who share our passion for soccer and see the positive life lessons being taught and learned through soccer. By joining us, your membership adds your voice to the over-arching landscape of soccer.
With more than 3,000,000 players between the ages of five and nineteen, US Youth Soccer has always been recognized as a leader in youth sports organizations. US Youth Soccer is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States, and is comprised of over 600,000 volunteers and administrators, and over 300,000 dedicated coaches, most of whom also are volunteers. Membership in Cal North provides the opportunity to participate in USYS programs which extend across 55 different state associations and four regions.
As the National Governing Body for soccer in the United State, U.S. Soccer provides coach education and referee training and certification programs. This ensures standardization of training for coaches and game officials in all affiliated state associations. Referees are background checked at the time they file their annual registration with USSF. The USSF Digital Learning Center maintains a database of the referee and coach licensing for access by state staff. USSF has developed the Safe Soccer Framework as the foundation from which all participants in the soccer community, be they athletes, coaches, referees, administrators or volunteers, play an active role in creating an environment free from emotional, physical or sexual abuse.