When: Wednesday May 27th.
Where: "Duck Pond" San Lorenzo Community Park Turf
1970 Via Buena Vista, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
What is it: Open Try Outs are an opportunity for any potential players to contend for a position on a California Northstars team. Any soccer player (aged U9-U18) is welcome to come showcase their skills. Players will be led through typical Northstar drills, scrimmages, and exercises that will test technique, speed, agility, tactical awareness and overall fitness. There will be coaches for every age group to evaluate players and answer any questions.
What to bring: Each player should come wearing shin guards and cleats. Each player should also come equipped with their own ball and water. Players should come dressed in plain white shirts.
*PLEASE NOTE: No one, including current Northstar players, should come in any form of Northstar gear. PLAIN WHITE SHIRTS ONLY.
Our Northstar U16 Boys finished NorCal State Cup in 2nd place this spring!!! The boys worked hard to defeat challenging competitors, making it all the way to the final round. They faced a tough opponent in Sacramento Atlas and never gave up. Shout-out to Coach Boris for leading the players to such a huge accomplishment!
Our Featured Coach series continues with an interview with Paul McCallion of the Southern Alameda County Youth Soccer League and California Northstars.
McCallion currently serves as the Director of Coaching and Technical Director for the league, and was the founder of the Northstars. He is the head coach for the Northstars U15 Girls team and is also the Associate Head Coach for the Notre Dame de Namur University Men's and Women's soccer teams.
You can learn more about his experience in the game by visiting his SACYSL page.
Paul: My favorite professional player to watch is Wayne Rooney from Manchester United. The thing that intrigues me the most about Wayne's game is his work ethic and how hard he competes in every game.
Paul: The major characteristics that I try to instill in my players in order to help them strive to become a complete soccer player is to learn teamwork and work well with others.
I try to help them obtain a level of physical fitness and coordination that will benefit them later in life. I also love installing in our youth players the desire to make soccer a lifetime sport.
Paul: I think that rather than one specific individual training drill, I would recommend that every youth soccer player master the coerver drills. I make my youth players, high school players, college players and the professional players I have coached master these specific skills.
Paul: The things that give me the most satisfaction as a coach in terms of player and team development is when your player believes in themselves through trials and tribulations and come together for the betterment of the whole team.
Paul: The best piece of advice I learned is never to cut corners. Put in the work when no one else is watching and that effort is between you and yourself.
Our California Northstars U15 Girls Team has been named Juventus Northern California Spring Showcase Champions. The girls competed against top level teams to win 1st place! Congratulations to Coach Paul, Coach Alfredo, and all the girls. Keep it up!
Southern Alameda County Youth Soccer League (SACYSL)
2015 Soccer Sign Ups
Registration Dates & Locations
San Leandro Senior Community Center 13909 E. 14th St. San Leandro CA
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN – Visit http://cn-sacysl.sportsaffinity.com/reg/index.asp?sessionguid=# to register on-line ( Click on the REgistration tab on top RIGHT hand corner)
Pee Wees, $100
U6-U8 - $145.00
Age Group: U10-U19 - $185.00
Family Discount: $10 off for each additional sibling
REQUIRED ITEMS NEEDED TO REGISTER and BRING TO SIGN UPS
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MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 185, SAN LORENZO, CA 94580
CONTACT INFORMATION: (510) 278-SOCR; (510) 200-4566 EMAIL: Sacysl.firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO ALL FAMILIES IN THE ALAMEDA COUNTY AREA
Micaela Castain of Washington State being named Pac 12 player of the year and also being named to the Madness Soccer All-America First Team as well as the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Second Team. This is the first time in school history anyone has been named All American at Washington State University. Micaela was instrumental in Coach Paul McCallion's California Northstars 2010 State Cup and Regional Championship team as well as leading the Northstars to the National Championships. Congratulations Micaela on a job well done and good luck in you Professional Career!!!!!