Raley's Announces New Partnership

California Youth Soccer Association & Raley’s Announce New Partnership 

The organizations team up in support of the next generation of soccer stars

(Pleasanton, CA, February 12, 2020) – The California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Raley’s, a third-generation family-owned grocery company based in West Sacramento, CA, to be the Official Grocer of Cal North. 

As part of the agreement, Raley’s will be the presenting sponsor of the Cal North State Cup Series. The Cal North State Cup Series offers a broad spectrum of competitive and recreational cup tournaments designed to challenge teams at all levels of play. Cal North-operated tournaments include the State Cup, Presidents Cup, Association Cup, Founders Cup and Junior Cup. 

“This is an exciting time for our association to team up with a great community partner in Raley’s. There is great potential in what we can accomplish together with an 85-year old, family-owned business,” said Cal North Executive Director, Ben Jay. “This Raley’s partnership is a positive commitment with our youth soccer association to support our youth soccer players and their families with sports nutrition and healthy eating to refuel their bodies.” 

The Raley’s – Cal North relationship highlights both organizations’ commitment to lifelong health and wellness, and additional components of Raley’s sponsorship will focus on nutrition education and sustainability. 

“This partnership with Cal North supports Raley’s vision and purpose of infusing life with health and happiness by changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time,” said Kevin Buffalino, Raley’s Public Relations & Partnerships Manager. “Youth soccer introduces children to an active lifestyle early in life to combat obesity and encourages healthy eating habits. Those are life lessons – taught by soccer – that can be used throughout their lives.” 

The partnership will kick off with the Cal North Founders Cup presented by Raley’s and Cal North Association Cup presented by Raley’s on March 7 – 8, 2020. 

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We welcome all children, regardless of race, creed or national origin.

 “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.

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.


Welcome to Cal North CYSA - District 8

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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.

  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.