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Surf Select Attends Royal Preseason Cup

SURF SELECT AT ROYAL PRESEASON CUP

Four Surf Select teams traveled to London, England to compete in the inaugural Royal Preseason Cup from August 2nd-8th2022. On Tuesday morning our players and families made their way to the Berkshire countryside, with our teams based at the picturesque Bradfield College. After our opening team meeting, the teams took part in their first practices that evening.

The next morning we headed into the capital to watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and visit Horse Guards Parade, Westminster, and Big Ben. Our players then had the opportunity to tour Stamford Bridge and visit the museum, home of Chelsea FC.

Thursday saw our teams participate in their opening games with friendlies against Reading City for our Boys 2009 and 2008 teams. Our Girls 2009s faced Sussex RTC and 2008s against Andover. The first evening of games saw wins for three of our sides.

Both Boy’s teams faced XL Academy from the Isle of Wight and Procision Academy on Friday as they looked to fine-tune ahead of the weekend. While our Girls 2009s took to the road to face Gloucester RTC, once again showing their quality and dominance on the field.

In the first of the marquee games, our Girls 2008s faced off against Tottenham Hotspurs U16s on Saturday morning. Our three other teams were on campus to support the girls! We showed excellent quality from the start, dominating the first half and taking a convincing lead into halftime. While there was an improvement from Spurs in the 2ndhalf, our girls put on an exhibition at times with some excellent soccer on display. We finished with a big win and a shutout against the North London side.

Saturday afternoon, our teams traveled across London to visit the new Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium, as Spurs faced Southampton in the opening weekend of the Premier League. A fantastic experience for our players and families to witness soccer at the highest level, in a sold-out stadium with the sun shining in North London!

Our Girls 2009s and Girls 2008s opened the Royal Preseason cup with two excellent performances and wins against Women’s Super League club, Reading Football Club. The Boys 2009s opened with a win vs Procision Academy U14s, while our 2008s also won by a goal against Wiltshire FA.

Our Boys 2009s made it two wins from two as they clinically dispatched Aldershot FC. The 08s faced a tougher test against Aldershot U15s, falling 2-1 after conceding in the second half.

In the final game of the Royal Preseason Cup, the Girls 2009s and Girls 2008s both faced off against another WSL club, Brighton & Hove Albion FC. First up was our Girls 2009s, they once again started quickly, taking the lead and showing their quality. They dominated throughout the game and picked up another convincing win to be crowned Champions of the first Royal Preseason cup!

Our Girls 2008s faced a bigger challenge as they went a goal behind in the first half to Brighton. However the girls didn’t panic and equalized before half time to make it 1-1. With less than 10 minutes remaining they found the back of the net to clinch a 2-1 win and win the Girls U15 Royal Preseason Cup!

On the Boy’s side our 2009s made it 3 from 3, with a hard-fought and deserved 4-2 win against Premier League club, Fulham FC U14s.  Our third Surf Select team to lift the trophy!

Finally, our Boys 2008s faced Fulham FC U15s. The Cottagers started well and showed their quality in possession but we held our own. The London side took the lead into halftime after scoring from a corner kick. We created some chances on the counter-attack but Fulham extended their lead in the second half, before clinching the win with their 3rd goal late on. Congratulations to Fulham FC on winning the Boys U15 Royal Preseason cup.

Congratulations to the following players on being named Player of the Tournament-

  • Boys 2009s- Sandro C- Match Fit Academy
  • Boys 2008s- Aaron H- East County surf
  • Girls 2009s- Sophia M- LA Surf
  • Girls 2008s- Chloe L- New England Surf

The week concluded with a cookout for our players, staff, and families on a beautiful summer’s evening! Congratulations to our Girls 2009s, 2008s, and Boys 2009s on lifting the inaugural Royal Preseason Cup. Thank you to our players and staff for their efforts and quality during a fantastic week in England.

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Surf Select’s SuperCup NI Success

SURF SELECT SUPERCUP NI  SUCCESS!

Our four Surf Select teams touched down in Dublin, Ireland on Friday July 22nd to make our first appearance at the SuperCupNI. The first weekend saw our teams finalize preparations for the prestigious event by facing local and international sides in friendly games. On Sunday evening our players and coaches took part in the tournament’s Opening parade and Ceremony through the town of Coleraine and local stadium, along with 75+ teams in front of a thousand local fans and supporters.

Our Boys 2009, 2008 and 2006 teams based on the North Coast, kicked off their games on Monday morning. Our Boys 2009s, competing in the ‘Minor Section’ came from behind to open with a 2-1 win vs Irish Premiership club, Glenavon FC. They followed up with a convincing 6-1 win vs Ballymoney United and a 5-1 win vs Dublin club, Home Farm FC.

They opened the scoring in Thursday’s semi-final vs Dundalk but conceded a late equalizer. They kept their cool to advance to Friday’s final after a 4-3 win on penalties. They faced Irish Premiership club Glentoran FC in the final at Coleraine Showgrounds. After going a goal down, they equalized before halftime to make it 1-1. A second-half penalty put them into the lead before adding a third. An excellent performance from our Boys 2009s to take the win and the championship, becoming the first-ever American side to win the SuperCupNI at any age group!! A proud moment for our Surf Select program.

In the ‘Youth Section’, our Boys 2008s opened with a 3-0 win vs NI National League club Castle Juniors. They took a 2-0 lead in game 2 vs Glentoran FC but in the end, shared the points after a 2-2 tie. The final group game saw them score four goals in the second half to defeat Ballymena United FC 5-0, winning the group on goal difference and advancing to the semi-finals. They faced Glenavon FC for a spot in the final. An edgy first half saw Glenavon take a 1-0 lead. The Northern Ireland side extended their lead early in the second half, eventually winning 4-0. The final game of the week also ended in defeat as they lost out to Linfield FC in the 3rd/4th place game, 5-1.

A glamour tie for our Boys 2006 team in the ‘Junior Section’ saw them face Manchester United on Monday afternoon. The team defended well for large periods but conceded twice during the game; although they created more chances in the second half, they started with a 2-0 defeat. The team faced tough opposition in County Antrim on Tuesday, who had won two of the past three U16 titles at the event. The boys were up for the fight and competed well but lost their second game 2-0. They bounced back Wednesday with a 6-1 win vs Mexican side Atlante FC. Thursday’s Vase category game saw them face another Irish side, County Armagh. Although dominating periods of the game, they were unable to take those chances, with Armagh scoring three unanswered goals. The boys finished strong with a 4-2 victory over San Francisco Glens.

Our Girls 2006 Blue team was based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, and competed in the inaugural Girls U16 tournament. They faced strong opposition in the category, including the U16 National teams of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland along with Glasgow Rangers FC, Scotland, Ottawa City SC, Canada, and Rush Soccer, USA.

They opened with a respectable 2-2 tie with the Republic of Ireland, followed by a 4-2 victory over Glasgow Rangers and a come from behind 2-1 win vs host nation, Northern Ireland. They advanced to Friday’s final, where they faced Glasgow Rangers once again.

A bright start from the team saw them rush to a 2-0 halftime lead. Although they conceded in the second half, they held their lead to be crowned champions! The second American side to lift the SuperCupNI following on from our Boys 2009s in the morning!

We look forward to returning to Northern Ireland next summer for the 2023 edition.

www.supercupni.com

 

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Surf Nation’s 2021/22 Season Was One For The Books!

SURF NATION’S 2021/2022 SEASON WAS ONE FOR THE BOOKS!


What an incredible achievement for Surf Nation, 6 National titles, 4 Finalists & 6 Semi-finalists!

With the Surf brand represented in every national league, we are #SurfPROUD to see the culmination of our amazing program and the success of our incredible teams, players, and coaches!

2021/22, you have set a high bar; we can’t wait to see what the 2022/23 season will bring for #SurfNation! #OneTeamOneMission

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Surf’s Newest Partner, Valencia Surf

Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Valencia Surf. Based in Valencia, Spain, the club will field a Men’s Senior team that will start from Segona Regional Division, in the Valencian Community.

Valencia Surf will be launching with the support of the San Diego Surf Soccer 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 talented coaching staff, Valencia Surf will provide a high-quality destination for Surf Alumni to experience Spanish Men’s Soccer.

“We are committed to creating a global brand focused on the development of players, coaches, and communities,” says Brian Enge, Surf CEO. “We are excited to partner with Valencia Surf to begin to build our model outside of the US.”

Valencia Surf will share the same best player development experience, pathway, and values, as their counterparts stateside. Being part of the Surf Nation network, Valencia Surf coaches will be provided additional support both on and off the field to ensure high standards across the board.

“We are delighted to bring the Surf brand and expanded player opportunities to the Valencian Community,” says Jordi Gomez, Valencia Surf President. “We want to create a strong Men’s Team here in Spain with a mix of American and European players. The objective is to make it a destination for Surf alumni from all around the country and give them the opportunity to experience a different culture and soccer.”

If you’re 21+ and you’re interested in playing overseas,  click here to fill out our Valencia Surf player profile we will be in touch with you. For more information, contact jordi@internationalda.com.

About Surf:
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.” Valencia Surf Soccer Club becomes the first international Surf Club.

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Surf Celebrates 311 College Commits for the Class of 2022!

Surf Celebrates 311 College Commits for the Class of 2022!

Surf’s Class of 2022 Was Something Special!

At Surf, we’re proud to announce we have 311 College Commits for the 2021-22 Season. This incredible number is a testament to the exceptional quality of our 48 clubs across the country. This is why we do what we do, to help give these amazing young athletes a pathway to academic and athletic achievement through the beautiful game.

These moments are what Surf is all about.  These moments perfectly capture our Mission to Create the Best of the Best Experiences and Opportunities for kids.  This total of 311 College Players athletes makes Surf the #1 brand in the US for developing college players and helping them pursue their dreams.  We could not be more proud and excited for these kids.

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Surf’s Newest Partner, Glacier Surf

Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Glacier Surf. Based in Kalispell, Montana, Glacier Surf will join the Surf brand to build a community powerhouse to create improved experiences and opportunities for all players within the community and surrounding areas. As continued expansion within Montana, Glacier Surf will engage and collaborate with our existing partners in Montana and work alongside our Pacific Northwest partners to provide further opportunities for players on a state and regional level.

Glacier Surf will be launching with the support of the 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 and the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by a community of experienced coaches and passionate soccer minds in Northwest Montana, Glacier Surf will provide high-quality programming and a clear pathway for players throughout Flathead County. The Glacier Surf leadership team 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 untapped area with quality players and coaches who will benefit greatly from being part of the Surf community.

Glacier Surf will strive to provide the county’s best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities. By joining the Surf Nation community, Glacier Surf players and families will receive additional support both on and off the field to ensure we become the number one soccer destination in the area.

“We are thrilled to join Surf Nation and to become Glacier Surf,” says Executive Director Nate Evans. Partnering with Surf aligns our club, our community, our coaches, and our players with the top soccer club in the country. This historic partnership will provide playing opportunities, both regionally and nationally, that have never been available to players of the Flathead valley. Specifically, the top players from the Flathead Valley will now be able to try out for the Surf Regional Team and ultimately for the Surf Select National Team. Our coaching staff will also have access to and be able to utilize the Surf Curriculum for player development which will only continue to raise the level of our teams and players. This partnership ensures our club’s future for decades to come, while also providing the most playing & competing opportunities for our players.”

The top players in Glacier 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 to Hawaii.

About Surf:
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.” Glacier Surf joins 48 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we are proud to call Surf Nation

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Surf’s Newest Partner, South Bay Surf

Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, South Bay Surf. Based in Chula Vista, CA, BARÇA Academy San Diego will transition immediately to South Bay Surf while maintaining the same staff and programming under the South Bay Surf brand and adding the incredible benefits that Surf Nation offers. South Bay Surf work closely with San Diego Surf to ensure that all athletes in the county have access to the experiences and opportunities that only Surf can uniquely provide. The addition of South Bay Surf is an important step in expanding Surf’s mission in their home market of San Diego. Creating partnerships strategically across the county with the top clubs that fit Surf’s mission and culture allows Surf to help service and support an important and deep talent market in the southern end of San Diego all the way down to Baja California. This partnership will offer South Bay Surf unmatched access to top-level San Diego programming and nationwide network resources.

South Bay Surf will be launching with the support of the 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 and the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by a community of experienced coaches and passionate soccer minds in the county, South Bay Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for players within the South Bay Community. South Bay 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 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 with such a deep talent of players and coaches.”

South Bay Surf will strive to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. Being part of the Surf Nation network, South Bay Surf players and families will receive additional support both on and off the field to ensure they become the top destination for the area’s top talent.

“We are thrilled to take the foundations, education and style of play we have learned, lived and loved to the next level. Partnering with Surf will provide our athletes and families with the necessary access to showcase their talents among the best of the best, it is a natural and exciting progression.” Scott Waddle, South Bay Surf CEO.

“We are reborn. As part of Surf Nation, we will be able to expand exponentially in the South Bay, offering the same professional experience on and off the field to a broader network of talent. We will now be able to not only offer professional programming and travel opportunities, but a clear pathway to the highest level. We look forward to providing the South Bay with the best of the best.” Manuel Morandi. South Bay Executive Director.

“The South Bay will finally have access to the best soccer opportunities at their home base. We will stay loyal to our playing style and values, while now offering a higher competitive ceiling to take our players as high as they want to go.” Diego Terry, South Bay Director of Coaching

The top players in South Bay 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 to Hawaii and internationally in Canada.

For more information, please visit southbaysurfsc.com.

About Surf:

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.” South Bay Surf joins 48 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.

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Surf’s Newest Partner, Inland Surf

Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Inland Surf. Based in Fontana, California, Inland Surf will join the Surf brand to build a community powerhouse that will create improved experiences and opportunities for all players in the area.

Inland Surf will be launching with the support of the 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 and the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by a community of experienced coaches and passionate soccer minds in the county, Inland Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for players right here throughout the county. Inland 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 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 with such a deep talent of players and coaches.”

Inland Surf will strive to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. Being part of the Surf Nation network, Inland Surf players and families will receive additional support both on and off the field to ensure we become the number one soccer destination in the area.

“Here at Inland Surf, we strive to outperform in the Inland Empire by emphasizing the idea of organized talent at all levels, from the players, coaches, and even directors,” says Luis Mendoza, Director, Inland Surf. “Now, with the support of Surf Nation, we can create a new fusion of various pathways for players & Coaches to develop into the Best of the Best.”

The top players in Inland 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 to Hawaii.

For more information, please visit inlandsurfsoccer.com.

About Surf:

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.” Inland Surf joins 47 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.

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Surf’s Newest Partner Club, Phoenix Surf

Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Phoenix Surf. Arizona Select and Goodyear Soccer Club will be transitioning to Phoenix Surf and will join the Surf brand to build a community powerhouse that will create improved experiences and opportunities for all players within the area.

Phoenix Surf will be launching with the support of the 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 and the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by a community of experienced coaches and passionate soccer minds, Phoenix Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for players throughout the community. Phoenix 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 like-minded Club, 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.”

Phoenix Surf will provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. Being part of the Surf Nation network, Phoenix Surf players and families will receive additional support both on and off the field to ensure we become the number one soccer destination in the community.

“We have always driven our players and coaches with an emphasis on developing excellence, with this partnership and the support of the Surf Nation, we now have a proven in-house pathway for our players to maximize their potential with endless opportunity,” says Joe Remblance, Phoenix Surf Executive Director. “Joe and I share the same vision, we strive to be the club of choice. We are excited to introduce the Surf culture and brand to our local community, we shall produce the Best of the Best.” – Jason Rowe, Phoenix Surf CEO.

The top players in Phoenix 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 to Hawaii.

About Surf:

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.” Phoenix Surf joins 46 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.

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Surf’s Newest Partner Club, Pima County Surf

 Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Pima County Surf. Based in Oro Valley, Arizona, Pima County Surf will join the Surf brand to build a community powerhouse that will create improved experiences and opportunities for Players and Families in the area.

Pima County Surf will be launching with the support of the 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 and the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by a community of experienced coaches and passionate soccer minds, Pima County Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for players throughout the community. Pima County 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 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.”

Pima County Surf will provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. As a part of the Surf Nation network, Pima County Surf players and families will receive additional support both on and off the field to ensure we become the number one soccer destination in the community.

“With an aligned culture and vision, our partnership with Surf Nation provides and new pathway and opportunity for the youth players in our community to be the best they can be on the field and beyond. We are excited to embark upon this journey with the Surf Nation family and very much appreciate the immediate welcome and support we’ve received from the entire Surf Nation.” – Sarah Gaxiola, Pima County Surf President.

The top players in Pima County 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 to Hawaii.

For more information, please visit https://pimacountysurf.com/

About Surf: 

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.” Pima County Surf joins 45 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.