CSAN offers Spanish language referee registration assistance

As some of you know, California North Referee Administration (CNRA) has, under pressure from the Referee Department of US Soccer, now switched to using the US Soccer “Digital Learning Center” for the purposes of referee registration in northern California.  This online training and registration system is:
  • New to all re-registering and first time registering referees;
  • Of medium difficulty from the perspective of online software;
  • Particularly difficult for native speakers of a language other than English who also do not have a lot of experience using the Internet.
   To help overcome these issues, CNRA has provided our office in San Francisco with several laptops that can be used in the office by referees and potential referees to work their way through the US Soccer Digital Learning Center to renew or get their referee license.  Rocio is herself a licensed referee and not familiar with the Digital Learning Center and its Internet interface.  She is willing to assist Spanish speaking referees with this process.
    If you know of any Spanish speaking Bay area referee or potential referee who wishes to renew or obtain a referee license, feel free to have them call and negotiate an appointment to see Rocio at the office.  (Rocio has volunteered to assist, but will want to fit it into her work and volunteer activities schedule.)

CSAN ofrece asistencia para el registro de árbitros en español

Como algunos de ustedes saben, la Administración de Árbitros del Norte de California (CNRA), bajo la presión del Departamento de Árbitros de US Soccer, ahora cambió a usar el “Centro de aprendizaje digital” de US Soccer para fines de registro de árbitros en el norte de California. Este sistema de capacitación y registro en línea es:

  •     Nuevos para todos los árbitros que se reinscriben y los que se registran por primera vez;
  •     De dificultad media desde la perspectiva del software en línea;
  •     Particularmente difícil para hablantes nativos de un idioma que no sea inglés que tampoco tienen mucha experiencia en el uso de Internet.

Para ayudar a superar estos problemas, la CNRA ha proporcionado a nuestra oficina en San Francisco varias computadoras portátiles que los árbitros y los árbitros potenciales pueden usar en la oficina para trabajar en el Centro de aprendizaje digital de US Soccer para renovar u obtener su licencia de árbitro. Rocio es ella misma una árbitro con licencia y no está familiarizada con el Centro de aprendizaje digital y su interfaz de Internet. Ella está dispuesta a ayudar a los árbitros de habla hispana con este proceso.

Si sabe de algún árbitro del área de la bahía que hable español o árbitro potencial que desee renovar u obtener una licencia de árbitro, no dude en pedirle que llame y negocie una cita para ver a Rocío en la oficina. (Rocio se ha ofrecido como voluntaria para ayudar, pero querrá incluirlo en su horario de trabajo y actividades de voluntariado).

USASA Region IV Virtual Workshops Saturday 2/26/22 from 10AM to 1PM PST.

USASA Region IV will be hosting virtual workshops on

Saturday 2/26/22 from 10AM to 1PM PST.

Workshop schedule – all times are Pacific time zone:
10-10:05 am – Introductions
10:05-10:45 am – Who Affiliated Leagues and State Association are and Why We Matter: An overview of FIFA down to Sunday leagues
10:45-11:00 am – Guest Speakers – Paralympics and the five Disabled Service Organization Members of U.S. Soccer
11-11:45 am – Region 4 roundtable, what is working, what is not
11:45 am – Noon – Guest Speakers: Cindy Cone and Carlos Cordeiro
12–12:45 pm – Social Media Panel
12:45 pm – end – Safe Sport update, Q & A, update from John Motta, USASA President

SFSFL Metro FC advances to the Fourth Qualifying Round in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying matches

CSAN is proud to have teams competing in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying matches.
Metro FC advances to the Fourth Qualifying Round.


West Region – Fourth Qualifying Round Schedule (winners advance to tournament proper)


Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue
Dec. 18-19 Contra Costa FC (Calif.) vs. Metro FC (Calif.) TBD TBD
Come out and support them!



US Soccer has established  guidelines and best practices intended for use WHEN AND IF your local authorities have deemed it safe to return to the practice field. U.S. Soccer is in no way endorsing holding practices or games in violation of any federal, state or local mandates.


Teleconferencing and Video Teleconferencing (VTC) Available at CSAN

Dear CSAN Member League Leaders,

   Due to the COVID-19 virus, you probably must talk with your team managers, team captains and/or board members and officers about the future of your respective seasons.  However, to avoid possibly spreading the virus, you should not meet in person.
   So if you are interested, the CSAN office can provide you with a free teleconference or VTC service.  If you wish to take advantage of this, you must call Norma or Rocio to schedule the date and time for your teleconference or VTC.  Only one such meeting can be held at a time.  Please let us know if you are interested in taking advantage of this capability.
The CSAN staff will be available through email and the office Cellphone.
email – office@csan.net
Cell (415) 513-8225
   Debido al virus COVID-19, probablemente deba hablar con los gerentes de sus equipos, los capitanes de los equipos y / o los miembros y oficiales de la junta sobre el futuro de sus respectivas temporadas.  Sin embargo, para evitar la posible propagación del virus, no debe reunirse en persona.
   Entonces, si está interesado, la oficina de CSAN puede proporcionarle una teleconferencia gratuita o un servicio VTC.  Si desea aprovechar esto, debe llamar a Norma o Rocio para programar la fecha y hora de su teleconferencia o VTC.  Solo se puede celebrar una de esas reuniones a la vez.  Háganos saber si está interesado en aprovechar esta capacidad.
Thomas P. Moore, Ph.D., Colonel, U.S. Army Retired
President and CEO
California Soccer Association North, Inc.
(831) 384-3234

Coronavirus Update – Play Suspended Until Further Notice

To all CSAN Members,

The US Adult Soccer Association has issued a suspension of all soccer activities until further notice. USASA will reassess the situation and provide updates following this suspension.

The mandate includes all regional cup games, all affiliated league and tournament play and team practices, and in-person gatherings and/or administrative meetings. As members of USASA, California Soccer Association North is asking our member to follow USASA recommendation to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our soccer community.

We want to share the directive from USASA and their recommendations.


La Asociación de Fútbol de Adultos de EE. UU. ha emitido una suspensión de todas las actividades de fútbol hasta aviso adicional. USASA volverá a evaluar la situación y proporcionará actualizaciones después de esta suspensión.

El mandato incluye todos los juegos de copa regionales, todas las prácticas de equipo y juego de ligas y torneos afiliados, y reuniones en persona y / o reuniones administrativas. Como miembros de USASA, la Asociación de Fútbol de California del Norte le está pidiendo a nuestro miembros que siga la recomendación de USASA para reducir la propagación del coronavirus (COVID-19) en nuestra comunidad de fútbol.

Queremos compartir la directiva de USASA y sus recomendaciones.


Juan Carlos Zaldana

Executive Vice-President

California Soccer Association North


US Adult Soccer Association
March 13, 2020
Dear USASA Members and Players,
With the proliferation of COVID-19, USASA is hereby initiating an immediate suspension of all soccer activities until March 31 when we’ll reassess the situation. This includes all regional cup games, all affiliated league and tournament play and team practices, and in-person gatherings and/or administrative meetings.
USASA is committed to the health and well-being of its players, coaches, staff, and families. We’ll continue to actively monitor the situation and, as always, we encourage players and families to practice repeated and proper CDC hygiene procedures on and off the field, including:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Don’t shake hands during or after a game.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Please refer to these resources for further information:
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Remembering Leo Shoomiloff

Leo Shoomiloff

It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you about the passing of Leo Shoomiloff, one of the most outstanding members of our soccer family here at the California Soccer Association North. Until recently when his illness began to intensify, Leo was the President of the San Francisco Soccer Football League, a position that he held for many years. Additionally, Leo for many years has served CSAN in many different capacities and currently he was the State Cup Commissioner, always working hard to do the right thing for soccer, the sport that he loved. Leo leaves behind an outstanding legacy and a tremendous void in our soccer community that will be irreplaceable. We at CSAN would like to express our most sincere condolences to his family in such difficult times.

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