COVID-19 Safe Grassroots Training Experience

Cal North Offers Curriculum for Recreational Training

We have all been challenged with finding ways to navigate through our daily activities during the COVID-19 era.  Restrictions have made it impossible or impractical to return to normal soccer activities including games, practices, and training.

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Introducing Cal North’s New College Advisory Program

We are very proud to announce the launch of our new College Advisory Program that will provide fact based guidance and advice for high school aged students and parents. The College Advisory Program was developed to help families successfully navigate the college application process, from the initial research stage all the way through to signing a letter of commitment with the right college fit.

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Apply to Fill an Open Role as a Cal North Board of Director

The California Youth Soccer Association - North (Cal North) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving all children and communities by providing opportunities that promote growth and development. Board members serve in their respective roles for two years and typically meet 6-8 times per year to work on the organization’s mission, strategy, and goals. In addition, board members also address other issues as needed, especially this season given the unique challenges created by the pandemic and historic California fires. This year the below roles are open and we are looking for qualified individuals to help our organization meet those challenges.

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SportsLab360: Defensive Shifting

This month's theme is on defensive shifting. It will be available through the month of October exclusively to Cal North members at no cost.

We are constantly looking for new and valuable content and resources. Our partnership with SportsLab360 has helped us in that effort. Each month, in partnership with SportsLab360, we provide an accessible, practical, organized, and easy to-use program that is focused entirely on tactical development. 

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What the Success of Keeper Wars Means Going Forward

This past Labor Day weekend, Cal North hosted its first State-sponsored event since the onset of COVID. Keeper Wars Ink staged one of their "City Tour" regional events at our Morgan Hill complex. We had twice the number of applicants we had hoped for. Casey Clark, former Cal North player, professional goalkeeper, and owner of Keeper Wars Ink, and his troops staged an excellent competition, meeting all required health protocols set by State and local health authorities.

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SportsLab360: Switching Play

This month's theme is on switching play. It will be available through the month of September exclusively to Cal North members at no cost.

We are constantly looking for new and valuable content and resources. Our partnership with SportsLab360 has helped us in that effort. Each month, in partnership with SportsLab360, we provide an accessible, practical, organized, and easy to-use program that is focused entirely on tactical development. 

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Bob Asklof: Remembering the Soccer Hero In Our Backyard

On Saturday, August 15, 2020, Robert 'Bob' Asklof, husband of 55 years to Kathleen 'Connie' Asklof, father of two children, grandfather, and youth sports community leader passed away comfortably in his own home with family at his side following an extended illness. Bob was 81.

Bob’s friend John Murphy, Cal North Past Chairman, recalls, “I will never forget Bob’s statement to a US Soccer official after Bob and I defended CYSA against a grievance brought by US Soccer.

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Virtual Training and Academy Style Play

In conversation with leagues and clubs, we have learned that many of you this Fall season will be conducting virtual training or other structured soccer activities that will take place via Zoom or Google Meet for the Fall Season. With restrictions still in place across Northern California we want to support your efforts to provide players a safe and healthy outlet. We know how important it is for children in our communities to be able to engage with their friends and teammates, and to participate in social and physical activities.

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New US Soccer Grassroots Coaching Education Formats

Cal North is now taking applications to Host the New US Soccer Grassroots Coaching Education Formats

US Soccer has released the new Blended formats for the Grassroots 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 and D Course, and will soon release the new Virtual format. The Blended In-Person format will consist of 2 hours online guided instruction with a US Soccer licensed instructor.

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US Youth Soccer Restructuring National League Program

Beginning this season US Youth Soccer's recently restructured National League will now feature the National League Series and National League Playoffs. Applications for the National League Showcase events are now being accepted. These events are for the very top level teams across the nation and over the years some of Cal North’s elite level teams have participated in the National League.

The USYS National League has been split into three sections of competitions with 13 regional conferences.

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