Sportsmanship Teamwork Strength Character Discipline Dedication.
We welcome all children, regardless of race, creed or national origin.
There are leagues which offer soccer to players with special needs. This program is named TOPSoccer. This program allows special needs players to play sports, in a fun filled environment, with the help of 'soccer buddies', who are on the field with the players. For more information on the TOPSoccer program, visit the TOPSoccer page on this website.
The TOPSoccer program does not exist in all District VIII leagues, check with your local league.
NO ANIMALS ALLOWED AT GAMES
California Youth Soccer Association Mission Statement
On February 14, 2018, a new federal bill, Senate Bill 534, the 'Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act', was signed into law. This new federal law is targeted towards preventing and recognizing sexual, physical, and mental abuse, which targets youth sports players. All associations/clubs/leagues within District VIII are impacted by this new law. This new bill now requires a sweeping range of recognition and preventative measures, mandated by federal law, to be implemented by all District VIII members. For information on this act, go to the SafeSport Act page, on this site.
NOTE: Temperatures in this flim are stated in European 'Celsius' degrees, not 'Fahrenheit'.
Regarding COVID-19, the governor of the State of California issued the following order:
Businesses that do not provide “essential services” were required to close. Those allowed to continue operation include grocery stores, health care facilities, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, banks and laundromats. Restaurants are permitted to stay open, but only for delivery and takeout service.
It exempts people who work in 16 federal critical infrastructure sectors, including health care, food and agriculture, financial services, emergency operations and transportation.
Nonessential gatherings of any number of people are banned. Residents are also limited to leaving their homes only for “essential” reasons, such as to obtain medications, shop for groceries and supplies, care for family members and exercise outdoors.
In many cities, they have closed city parks, due to non-compliance by citizens to the state order.
Cal North/California Youth Soccer Association are registered as a non-profit organizations. We appreciate the
generous support of the community, local merchants, and civic organizations.
Some counties may have better existing COVID-19 conditions. These counties may petition the state to have a slightly higher reopening pace, based on the better COVID-19 status existing in their county. Some counties have taken advantage of this. This will lead to counties potentially being at a different level of reopening than other counties within the same phase stage. It cannot be presumed that all counties are at the same reopening level, within the current state reopening phase. As of May, 2020, the State of California is in Phase Two of reopening.
Cal North has suspended all soccer activities and sanctioned events through May 31, 2020. This includes all league games, practices, friendlies, clinics, and any other activities that would cause players, families, officials and staff to gather in close proximity. This is due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Dr. Lydia Bourouiba, an associate professor at MIT, published a study citing that particles from a sneeze or cough could create "a cloud that can span approximately 23 to 27 feet," arguing that droplets carrying COVID-19 could reach such distances and remain airborne for hours at a time.
CDC’s intial six foot social spacing rule was based on initial tests showing that large particles of the OVID-19 virus, expelled when sneezing or coughing, would fall to surfaces, within six feet of the party coughing/sneezing.
“The mission of the Cal North - California Youth Soccer Association is to serve all children and our communities by providing opportunities that allow each child to grow, learn, mature and succeed by becoming productive adult members of society through the development, promotion, and offering, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin and/or ability, comprehensive community based leagues that offer a complete range of youth soccer opportunities for all children of all ages and abilities.”
Cal North - California Youth Soccer Association, District VIII serves the Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties. We are sustained by the efforts of volunteers who display an extraordinary amount of commitment and hard work, ensuring that our programs have a positive influence in the lives of children. Affiliated Leagues strive to provide a service to their community by providing a healthy outlet for children, opportunities for the community to gather together, and endless hours of entertainment.