Surf’s Newest Partner, Kansas City Surf
Kansas City Surf Joins the Surf Soccer Family
Launching immediately, Puma FC will transition to become Kansas City Surf and join the Surf Nation Community.
San Diego, CA., March 3, 2023— 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, PUMA FC will transition to the newly formed Kansas City Surf Soccer Club. Based in Overland Park, KS, Kansas City Surf will join the Surf brand to build a regional powerhouse that will create improved experiences 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, Kansas City Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for elite players in the Overland Park area and beyond.
“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 experiences and opportunities for their athletes. We are delighted to move into an area with such a deep player and coach talent.”
“Puma FC is very excited to become part of Surf Nation and create Kansas City Surf Soccer Club. We will combine the core values, great coaches, and amazing families with Surf’s proven processes, events, and philosophies. This partnership will produce the “best of the best” opportunities for all soccer players in Kansas City and beyond,” says Kansas City Surf Soccer Club President Robbie Million.
Kansas City Surf will continue to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. Being part of the Surf Nation network, Kansas City Surf players and families will have access to additional support on and off the field to ensure we continue to be the number one soccer destination.
The top players from Kansas City 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, and Rhode Island to Hawaii and Canada.
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.” Kansas City Surf joins our 50 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.
For more information and tryout information, visit kansascitysurf.com.