Los Angeles (January 14, 2009) – We are a month away from the annual Cal South Soccer Nation Expo.  AVID Soccer has attended for years and we find this to be a great event.  Most of the major manufacturers will be on hand to speak with clubs about uniforms and equipment.  There will also be wonderful demonstrations from professional coaches and ODP players.  For the official release, see below.

Largest Free Soccer Expo in US Sports World’s Top Coaches, Players from Chivas USA and LA Galaxy and Skill Demos for Youth and Adult Players

AVID Soccer News Soccer Nation ExpoWHAT: The California State Soccer Association – South, also known as Cal South, will host the 6th annual Soccer Nation Expo — the largest FREE family soccer exposition in the United States. The Expo offers two incredible days of soccer fun and action for everyone — players, coaches, families, friends and soccer fanatics alike. In addition to free admission, the first 500 people to line up outside the doors of Soccer Nation Expo each morning will receive a free goodie bag full of great soccer swag when the doors open.

WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, February 14, 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall

WHY: A number of amazing events lined up for Soccer Nation Expo including:

  • Appearances and autographs by professional players including members of Chivas USA and the L.A. Galaxy
  • Clinics taught by world-class coaches including Paco Castrejon, Oscar Hernan Gil Rincon, Craig Brown CBE, Klaus Pabst and James Parry
  • Skill demonstrations and competitions
  • More than 100 fantastic vendor booths
  • The Nike 5/U.S. Futsal Southwest Regional Championship: fast and furious, indoor soccer action with 5v5 teams facing off in a series of preliminary matches, with the top two teams in each bracket meeting in a championship final.
  • The Soccer Nation Expo Skill Zone – A special area where kids and adults alike can learn soccer skills from world class coaches, and juggling tricks from members of the popular Futboleros troupe. The Skill Zone will hold a special Trick-Off competition, where anyone can compete with prizes going to the top tricksters.

For more information about Soccer Nation Expo, the VIP Coach Pass or the Cal South Awards Banquet, please go to http://www.SoccerNationExpo.com.



The California State Soccer Association – South (Cal South) is a 501c(3) California public benefit corporation and is the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer. Cal South represents 230 Member Leagues and Clubs comprising our membership of more than 180,000 registered players, coaches, referees and league administrators. The organization, with a service area that extends from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels. For more information about Cal South, visit www.calsouth.com.

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The Coach is a long-time soccer player, coach and fan. He started playing in the dark ages (1970's) and will continue as long as his body will let him. He has coached players from u-7 to adult and players learning the game to players trying to make their national team. He is a dedicated fan of the Oranje.

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