Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Ventura Surf. Based in Ventura County, CA, Ventura FC will be rebranding to the newly formed Ventura Surf operating under the current leadership and non-profit 501(c)3 and will join the Surf brand to build a community powerhouse that will create improved experiences and opportunities for all kids in the area.
Ventura Surf will be launching with the support of San Diego Surf Club, which has a proven track record of developing players and seeing them move through the player pathway into the US National Team Program as well as into the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by a community of experienced coaches and passionate soccer minds in the county, Ventura Surf will provide high-quality programming and a full pathway for players right here throughout the county. Ventura Surf will work with and learn from existing Surf Nation affiliates to deliver a holistic approach to player development which will challenge players to learn the game in a positive and encouraging environment.
“We strive to make Surf Nation stronger in talent every single day,” says Brian Enge, Surf CEO. “As our Surf Nation Program continues to expand, it’s important that we partner with clubs and staff that are run by like-minded coaches and administrators, as they are dedicated to our mission to provide the best of the best experiences and opportunities for their athletes. We are delighted to move into an area that has such a deep talent of players and coaches.”
Ventura Surf will continue to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. Being part of the Surf Nation network, Ventura Surf players and families will be provided additional support both on and off the field to ensure we become the number one soccer destination in the county.
“We are delighted to bring the Surf brand and expanded player opportunities to the Ventura community, it was clear to see our philosophy on player development and club culture are aligned. With the guidance of the Surf Nation community, tools provide we are excited to deliver the mission on a local level that now gives us a clear pathway,” said Jack Craig, DOC Ventura Surf.
The top players in Ventura Surf will have direct access to Surf Select, an identification program built through Surf Nation. This program offers selected players the opportunity to compete in the best international and domestic events, picking from a player pool that expands from Rhode Island through to Hawaii.
For more information, please visit http://venturasurfsoccer.com/
For over 45 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in youth soccer. With over $7 Million in charitable donations, 16 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate, and youth national team players, we are forever striving to be the “Best of the Best.” Ventura Surf joins 44 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.