Announcement To Membership

I first want to wish each of you and your families all the best and I hope this finds you healthy!

The State of California has announced that effective February 26, 2021, youth sports may be reopened for play.  Cal North, along with our member leagues and clubs, has been planning for this day for nearly a year, and we are excited that Return to Play has officially arrived.

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Cal North and Innovative App MOJO Come Together To Empower Coaches and Bring More Family Fun To Golden State

PLEASANTON, Calif. — The California Youth Soccer Association and MOJO are proud to announce a first-in-the-nation partnership to put the magic back into youth sports by providing coaches, clubs and teams across Northern California with a one-stop coach-in-a-box mobile app that takes the aggravation and chaos out of coaching.

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SportsLab360: Defending from the Front

This month's theme is on defending from the front. It will be available through the month of March 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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Marley Wilson named Executive Director of Cal North

The California Youth Soccer Association, Cal North, is pleased to announce Marley Wilson as its new Executive Director. Wilson has more than two decades of experience working in youth soccer coaching and administration, including several years of leadership in the western United States and at the National level that he will bring to his position with Cal North.

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SportsLab360: Transition from Attacking to Defending

This month's theme is on transitioning from attacking to defending. It will be available through the month of December 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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California Department of Public Health COVID Youth Sports Guidelines

The California Department of Public Health on December 14th, 2020 issued guidelines for youth sports (pdf). Based on the information contained in the guidelines, California aims to reassess the return-to-competition by January 4th,  with January 25th, as the earliest possible start date for inter-team competition. In addition to these key dates, the guidelines also cover a range of topics to assist in future planning, including Sports Risk Profiles that classify different sports by their level of contact and transmission risk, and a new four-tiered system to identify sports by the level of contact and risk. 

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2021 Rule Change Proposals are Due January 15th

We are very happy to announce that we are now accepting rule change proposals. Based on our democratic governance model, member organizations are entitled to submit proposed changes to the Cal North Constitution, Bylaws, General Procedures, and Specific Rules. Proposals will be voted on by Cal North affiliated members next spring at the Cal North Annual General Meeting. This is your opportunity to make a direct impact on how Cal North works.

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Cal North Partners with NZ Consulting

Spearheaded by three Harvard students with a passion for management and consulting, NZ Consulting services and Cal North have partnered to provide free resources designed to help leagues and clubs during the pandemic. 

Sports programming in our children’s lives is of vast importance. Athletics plays a critical role in a child's development, socially, emotionally, and physically. The current pandemic has presented many challenges, but we hope that these resources will help our membership adapt to the socially-distanced environment we live in today. The pandemic has certainly forced us to discover new ways to add value to players and families, and you may find that these value-adds are worth keeping even after the pandemic passes.

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Introducing The Women In Soccer Summit and US Disability Soccer Month

Making soccer accessible to all participants regardless of gender and ability are core components of what we do at Cal North.

Since our inception in 1969 our mission has been to make soccer the preeminent game in California, and this includes bringing the game to all communities including those who are disabled and underrepresented. We hope to encourage you to participate in two amazing opportunities this month, (1) The Women In Soccer Summit and (2) US Disability Soccer Month. Both events are free and interactive.

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