Northland KC Surf Joins the Surf Soccer Family
Launching immediately, KC Islanders will transition to become Northland KC Surf and join the Surf Nation Community.
San Diego, CA., June 12, 2023— Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Northland KC Surf. In the world of youth sports, the Surf brand is renowned for professionalism, elite event management, high-quality coaching, and, most importantly, a deep commitment to player development, resulting in hundreds of All-American athletes and thousands of scholarships. Our mission is to create experiences and opportunities for kids, and we’re excited to announce our next step toward achieving this goal in Kansas City.
Effective immediately, KC Islanders will transition to the newly formed Northland KC Surf Soccer Club. Based in North Kansas City, MO, Northland KC Surf will join the Surf brand to build a regional powerhouse in conjunction with Kansas City Surf that will create improved experiences, shared resources, and opportunities for all players in the area.
The Surf Nation community 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 the most experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate soccer minds in the state, Manhattan Kansas Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for elite players in the Manhattan/Flint area and beyond.
“We strive to make Surf Nation stronger in talent every single day,” says Andy Prosser, Surf Nation Director. “As our Surf Nation Program continues to expand, it’s great to see our current Kansas City Surf Club partner with like-minded coaches and administrators that are dedicated to our mission to provide the best experiences and opportunities for their athletes. We are delighted to continue expanding the Surf brand into an area with such a deep player and coach talent.”
“We are excited to have Northland KC Surf become part of the Kansas City regional network of clubs and part of Surf Nation. This is just the beginning of growth in the region, and we are happy Andre, Staff, and club members are a part of it,” said Rob Million, President of Kansas City Surf.
“Ever since I founded KC Islanders in 2019, our mission has been to motivate, develop, and inspire young athletes to be the best version of themselves both on and off the field. It is our commitment to creating a positive, safe, and fun learning environment so that our players can reach their utmost potential by facilitating their physical and mental growth through soccer,” says Andre Braithwaite, Northland KC Surf owner Northland KC Surf with the support of the Kansas City Surf leadership team, will continue to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. Being part of the Surf Nation network, Northland KC Surf players and families will have access to additional support on and off the field to ensure we remain the number one soccer destination.
Northland KC Surf will continue to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. Being part of the Surf Nation network, players and families will have access to additional support on and off the field to ensure we remain the number one soccer destination.
The top players from Northland KC Surf will have direct access to Surf Select, an unprecedented identification program built through Surf Nation. This program allows selected players to compete in the best international and domestic events, picking from a player pool that expands from Puerto Rico, Rhode Island to Hawaii and Canada.
For more information and tryout information, visit https://northlandkcsurf.com/
For over 46 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in youth soccer. With over $12 Million in charitable donations, 17 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate, and youth national team players, we are forever striving to be the “Best of the Best.”
Northland KC Surf joins our 50 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.