2023/2024 Surf Select Regional and National Pathway

The Surf Select program is a national identification pathway for players aged U9-U17 who have the talent, drive and ambition to compete against the “best of the best” across Surf Nation.

Moving into 2023/2024 season clubs will participate in Surf Select Regional as a talent identification program that feeds into the Surf Select National tier of the player development pathway:

Regional Locations & Directors

Midwest Region: Rob Million
Mountain Region: Seth Swenson
Northeast Region: Scott Graham
Pacific Northwest Region: Jlynn Spitz
Southwest Region: Jason Donlon
South Central Region: Tony Cavalle
NorCal: Jeff Jenkins

Why Surf Select Regional?               

The mission remains our core, creating experiences and opportunities for players within the Surf Nation community. The Regional program allows collaboration and control of the local calendar with the aim to provide an additional step in the evaluation process.

Through Regional program it will increase talent identification to ensure the “best of the best” attend the Surf National team camp to compete for a roster spot to represent Surf Select National Teams (Blue & White) who will compete in some of the top domestic and international events across world football.

Surf Nation Champions League:

The Surf Nation Champions League brings together all U14 teams year after year across our community. The Tournament will be used as the identification process at this age group for the Surf Select National Teams (Blue & White) while crowning champions in this highly competitive event. The Tournament features teams across every domestic League in the US and will quickly become one of the most competitive tournaments in North America based on the quality being developed within our network of Clubs.

Surf Select National:

Surf Select Director: Tommaso Trevisan
Surf Select Technical Director: Scott Graham
Surf Select Operations Director: Enrico Ciuffetelli

Through the Surf Select Regional program the National pathway will see the best players selected based on their performance, current stage of development and character within a Team environment:

National Team Camp – U9-U13 Players are selected based on their performance in the regional program and will participate in the National Camp to earn a spot on either the Surf Select National Blue & White teams:
Champions League – U14 Only Tournament based event welcoming all U14 teams across Surf Nation, players will be selected based on their performance within the event.
Regional Showcase: U15-U17 Each Region will build out their teams to compete in a showcase event. The national team Coaches will scout and build out their rosters identifying players in positional needs while allowing players to showcase their talent in a game environment.

Surf Nation/Select Highlights:

  • 8 International Tournament Champions in 2022 and 2023.
  • 1st North American team (Boys) in history to win the top bracket of the prestigious Super Cup NI
  • Winner of the First Women Edition of the prestigious Super Cup NI
  • 331 Players committed to play in college in the class of 2023
  • 100 Players across 9 different nationalities within Surf Nation identified for National Training Centers
  • San Diego Wave draft youngest ever player from San Diego Surf in 2023

Surf Select 2024 Calendar