Greetings players, parents and fellow members of Cal North, “The California Youth Soccer Association in Northern California”. The 2015/2016 youth soccer season has arrived. We are continuing our commitment to work together with you in the development and promotion of soccer for all youth in “Northern California”. As always, “Kids First” remains our common goal with a commitment to provide the most safe and positive environment possible for our “Kids”.

The Cal North Website is the most useful resource about Cal North, its programs, operations, and the valuable people available to provide service to you and our membership. It contains a wealth of information, including our Constitution and Bylaws, a summary of our insurance coverage, rules of competition, coaching information, and advice for participation in youth soccer programs. The contact directory tells you who to contact for information and how to contact them at the District, State and National levels (US Youth Soccer and USSF).

Youth soccer in Northern California is growing and our website is designed to provide the most up to date information including some of our new exciting advances in youth soccer. Cal North offers a diverse range of programs and opportunities available to the various levels of play (recreational through competitive). We provide state-wide competition for all players through the Cal North Founders’ Cup, Cal North Association Cup, Cal North Presidents Cup and Cal North State Cup. We offer the Olympic Development Program (ODP) for the most talented of players and we offer TOPSoccer for those special young athletes with special needs. Our state-wide playing league, the Cal North Competitive Soccer League (CCSL), is designed to provide an opportunity for our more competitive players and teams to further their development against higher levels of competition. The California Regional League (CRL) with Cal South has provided an opportunity for the top premier teams in Northern and Southern California to compete with each other and demonstrate their skills to college coaches and US Soccer National Team coaches.

Additional advances in our services are outlined on our website. These include the continued development of our Elite Player Development Program, an increased emphasis on coaching education at both the recreational and competitive levels and continued improvement in our risk management programs with the continuation of Live Scan and background screening.

Cal North is extremely grateful to the thousands of volunteers who serve as the backbone of our association. As parents and community members, we are thankful to all of the volunteers for the time, talents, and resources they donate to serve the interests of the “Kids”. In addition, we greatly appreciate the expertise and contributions of our paid professionals to the development of soccer in Cal North and throughout “Northern California”.

The commitment of the Cal North Board of Directors to youth soccer remains unequaled in Northern California and the United States. As the largest youth soccer state association in US Youth Soccer, we recognize our responsibility to you and our membership and we will continue to provide appropriate programs to support both the development and play of our players while providing them a safe environment and a productive foundation to build their future.

As always, our highly trained staff at the Cal North office is available to assist you with your needs and answer any questions that you may have.

Dr. Pete Zopfi
Cal North Chairman
Chairman@calnorth.org
Matthew Madeira
Cal North Executive Director
MMadeira@calnorth.org