Cal South will host the League America Recreational Soccer Symposium at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

The event will be hosted by Cal South in conjunction with US Youth Soccer, who recently announced League America as a new initiative to provide value and resources for recreational club members and connect these members under a united banner of support.

At this Symposium, Cal South will outline its plan – both current and upcoming – in recreational soccer programming, including player “skills and thrills” clinics, coaching and referee recruitment, education, and certification courses. A full breakdown of the League America initiative will also be part of this Symposium.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with key program directors to discuss their needs, hear from Cal South’s partners and sponsors, and we will also have vendor booths and gifts for all in attendance.


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Sample Schedule*

Sample Schedule*

9:00am: Arrival & Check-in – Enter to win prizes such as tickets to MLS and NWSL, gift cards, signed jersey and signed ball
9:45am: Reception begins – Introduction and overview of the day’s schedule – Blane Shepard
9:45am–10:00am: CEO Terry Fisher – “The New Cal South” slide presentation – Intro and overview of the future, staff, and roles – Q & A
10:00am–10:30am: Cal South Coaching Education – Steve Hoffman – Q & A
10:30am–11:00am: Director of Soccer – Diogo Gama – Q & A
11:00am–11:45am: Registration, Administration overview – Steve Marquez, Stack Sports – Q & A
11:45am–12:15pm: Role of the Recreational-GR Referee – Thomas Bobadilla, AYSO National Referee Administrator, Former FIFA Assistant Referee – Q & A
12:15pm–1:10pm: Sponsor Intro – Blane Shepard – Break for lunch
1:10pm–1:40pm: Integrate to Grow Overview – Juan Ignacio Blanco – Q & A
1:40pm–2:10pm: Health & Fitness – Jim Madrid – “Our Mental Journey” – Q & A
2:10pm–3:30pm: Q & A – raffle prize announcements

End of Symposium

*All times subject to change


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Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

111 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802

Reserve your room with our special Cal South rate. Limited availability.

Online and phone reservations accepted until April 18, 2022.


Cal South will validate all parking costs at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel parking lot only for this Symposium.

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