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2024 Surf Summit

 

2024 Surf Summit

 We are gearing up for our Surf Nation Leadership team to join us in San Diego for our annual #SurfSummit! We’re excited to kick off 2024 by hosting our #SurfNation Leaders for three days of learning & community building this February 14-16th. 

Surf Summit is our annual opportunity to bring our Surf Nation leaders together to demonstrate the power of our community and to learn how to maximize our impact back home in our individual clubs. The collaboration, learning, and support from each of our Surf clubs make Surf the nation’s most incredible youth soccer brand!

We are Surf Nation. 56 Clubs, 35,000 players STRONG. #WeAreSurf

 

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Western Washington Surf Joins the Surf Soccer Family

Western Washington Surf Joins the Surf Soccer Family

Launching immediately, Titans FC will transition to become Western Washington Surf, joining the Surf Nation Community.

San Diego, CA., November 1, 2023—  Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Western Washington 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. Our mission is to create experiences and opportunities for players, and we’re excited to announce our next step toward achieving this goal in Western Washington.

Effective immediately, Titans FC, one of the fastest-growing clubs on the western side of the state, will transition to the newly formed Western Washington Surf. This partnership now extends the Surf presence across the entire state, with clubs in both Eastern and Western Washington. The newest club will join the Surf Nation community, continuing to build a regional powerhouse through its Elite program and geographical footprint, accelerating additional experiences and opportunities for all players.

The Surf Nation community has a proven track record and rich history of developing players, seeing them move through the player pathway into National Team programs and the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by the most experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate soccer minds, Western Washington Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for elite and regional players.

“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 essential that we partner with clubs and staff run by like-minded, sports management executives, coaches, and administrators, as they are dedicated to our mission to provide the best experiences and opportunities for their athletes. We currently have a superb club and leadership team with our partners at Washington East Surf. The addition of Western Washington Surf shows we are the premium and authentic youth organization throughout the entire state. While both clubs are independent, I am excited to see the opportunity for collaboration while providing our brand and resources to ensure we are the top soccer destination in the Pacific Northwest.”


“This marks a significant milestone in our organization’s history, and we are thrilled to join the Surf Nation family,” says Adam Nowland, President of Western Washington Surf. “Over the past decade, we’ve overcome numerous challenges to grow our club. Now, with the backing and strength of Surf, the possibilities are limitless. Titans FC has always been dedicated to providing quality training and mentorship in a positive environment for players of all levels. Rest assured, this commitment remains unwavering. Our organization’s enhanced capacity to offer more to players and families seeking it is the only change. Western WA Surf embodies the future of youth soccer in this region. We take pride in representing the Surf brand moving forward, ensuring we have exceptional offerings that cater to players of all levels.”


“On behalf of Washington East Surf, we warmly welcome Western Washington Surf to the Surf Nation community,” says Jerry Cardenas, Executive Director of Washington Surf East. “We look forward to working and partnering with Adam Nowland, Marlon Mejia, and the club. Surf Nation just made an awesome addition to the region, and we look forward to a long, successful relationship with plenty of opportunities for collaboration across the Pacific Northwest.”

Western Washington Surf will continue to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities within the region. Being a part of the Surf Nation network, Western Washington Surf players and families will have access to additional support on-and-off the field to ensure that we continue to be the number one soccer destination.

The top players from Western Washington 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.

About Surf:

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.”

Western Washington Surf joins our 55 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.

For more information and tryout information, visit https://westernwasurf.com/

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Hamilton Surf Joins the Surf Soccer Family

Hamilton Surf Joins the Surf Soccer Family

Launching immediately, Surf Nation expands into Hamilton, Ontario, in conjunction with Niagara Surf!

San Diego, CA., August 23, 2023—  Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Hamilton 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 players, and we’re excited to announce our next step toward achieving this goal in the Niagara area and surrounding communities.

Effective immediately, led by the Niagara Surf leadership team, the Surf brand will expand into Hamilton, Ontario, and surrounding communities launching a new Academy program. Hamilton Surf will join the Surf Nation community to build a regional powerhouse that will create improved experiences, shared resources, and opportunities for all players within the Club.

The Surf Nation community has a proven track record of developing players and seeing them move through the player pathway into National Team Programs and into the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by the most experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate soccer minds in the area, Hamilton Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for elite players within the region.

“We strive to make Surf Nation stronger in talent every day,” says Andy Prosser, Surf Nation Director. “As our Surf Nation Program expands, we must partner with like-minded sports management executives, coaches, and administrators dedicated to our mission to provide their athletes the best experiences and opportunities. The Niagara Surf leadership team has the ambition to expand the Surf resources and player pool in other areas of Ontario; we are excited to see what we can achieve within the Hamilton community.”

Hamilton Surf offers an Academy-style program that aims to showcase & compete locally, regionally, and nationally. As soon as I met Andre, I knew this was an excellent fit for an Academy to represent the Surf brand in an area with such a deep player and coach talent,” added Prosser.

“Niagara Surf’s expansion to create Hamilton Surf marks the beginning of a new era filled with exciting opportunities that stretch beyond local limits. This joint effort enhances the soccer scene in Hamilton and Niagara and lays the groundwork for future growth in other important soccer markets across Ontario. As we bring communities together, our active soccer network opens doors to local, national, and even international opportunities, giving players and coaches meaningful chances to succeed. And the best part? We’re making it happen without the usual hassles of soccer politics and unnecessary rules, ensuring a straightforward pathway for players to achieve their fullest potential.” Said Andre Pacheco

Hamilton Surf will aim 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 Hamilton 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://www.niagarasurfsoccer.com/

About Surf:

For over 46 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in youth soccer. With over $12 Million in charitable donations, 25 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate, and youth national team players, we are forever striving to be the “Best of the Best.”

Hamilton Surf joins our 55 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.

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Niagara Surf Joins the Surf Soccer Family

Niagara Surf Joins the Surf Soccer Family

Launching immediately, Niagara International Football Club (NIFC) will transition to become Niagara Surf Soccer Club and join the Surf Nation Community.

San Diego, CA., August 1, 2023—  Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Niagara 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 players, and we’re excited to announce our next step toward achieving this goal in the Niagara area and surrounding communities.

Effective immediately, Niagara International Football Club will transition to the newly formed Niagara Surf Soccer Club. Based in Niagara, Ontario, and surrounding communities reaching into Western New York, Niagara Surf will join the Surf brand to build a regional powerhouse that will create improved experiences, shared resources, and opportunities for all players within the Club.

The Surf Nation community has a proven track record of developing players and seeing them move through the player pathway into National Team Programs and into the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by the most experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate soccer minds in the area, Niagara Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for elite players within the Niagara market.

“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, we must partner with like-minded sports management executives, coaches, and administrators dedicated to our mission to provide the best experiences and opportunities for their athletes. Niagara Surf offers an Academy style program that aims to showcase & compete locally, regionally, and nationally. As soon as I met Andre, I knew this was an excellent fit for the Academy to represent the Surf brand in an area with such a deep player and coach talent,” added Prosser.

“We are delighted to announce the strategic move facilitated by the collaboration with Surf Soccer. With a shared vision of excellence in soccer development, NIFC will seamlessly evolve into Niagara Surf, offering the Best of the Best for young athletes in the Niagara, Hamilton, and Western New York (WNY) regions. Through this partnership, Niagara Surf is poised to enhance the local soccer landscape by providing exceptional opportunities for players to flourish. With a strong track record of helping numerous players secure scholarships and fostering unique soccer experiences, the alliance between Niagara Surf and Surf Soccer promises to be a game-changer, paving the way for a new generation of exceptional talent to emerge and shine on the regional and national stage.” Says Andre Pacheco, Club President.

Niagara 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 Niagara 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://www.niagarasurfsoccer.com/

About Surf:

For over 46 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in youth soccer. With over $12 Million in charitable donations, 25 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate, and youth national team players, we are forever striving to be the “Best of the Best.”

Niagara Surf joins our 53 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.

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Central Coast Surf Joins The Surf Family

Central Coast Surf Joins the Surf Soccer Family

Launching immediately, Central Coast Condors and Coastal Valley Soccer Club join forces to create Central Coast Surf!

San Diego, CA., June 27, 2023—  Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Central Coast 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 the Central Coast area.

Effective immediately, two of the oldest clubs, the Central Coast Condors and Coastal Valley Soccer Club (CVSC) are merging to create the newly formed Central Coast Surf. These two clubs, with a rich tradition on the central coast, will join the Surf brand to bring together their existing player pool, coaching staff, and resources to create improved experiences, a new player development pathway, and further 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 U.S. National Team Program as well as into the professional and collegiate ranks. Led by the most experienced and passionate staff, Central Coast Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for elite players within the region.

“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 important that we partner with like-minded coaches and administrators dedicated to our mission to provide the best experiences and opportunities for their athletes. It was refreshing to see that the leadership of both Central Coast Condors and Coastal Valley Soccer Club continue to put the players at the forefront of every decision made and was the driving force behind both groups merging into Surf Nation for the region’s greater good.”

“The Central Coast Condors are very excited to collaborate with Coastal Valley Soccer Club on this merger with Surf Nation to create the newly formed Central Coast Surf Soccer Club. This strategic partnership allows us to utilize Surf’s numerous resources while maintaining the grassroots autonomy that kept these two non-profit clubs so successful over the years. The local club soccer community has become overly fragmented and cost prohibitive for many aspiring youth soccer players in the area. We strongly believe that our alignment with Surf will open up numerous opportunities for players of all abilities and income levels that didn’t previously exist,” said  Jay Jezierski, VP of Central Coast Condors.

Coastal Valley Soccer Club (CVSC) and the Central Coast Condors F.C. have combined their resources to partner and form an exclusive affiliation with the renowned Surf Soccer Club. This partnership will now be Central Coast Surf and will launch with 50 boys and girls teams of all ages, enabling youth soccer to grow like never before on the Central Coast. For now, nothing has changed for the current CVSC and Condors teams, coaches, and families, but we are excited about all the new opportunities this partnership will bring to the youth of the Central Coast. But to quote the late, great Joe Strummer: “The future is unwritten.” And we – all of us – will be the authors of that future. Bill Reynolds, President, Coastal Valley Soccer Club

Central Coast 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 Central Coast 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.

Please stay tuned for the launch of the new Central Coast Surf website. For any additional information regarding Surf, please visit https://surfsoccernation.com.

About Surf:

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.”

Central Coast Surf joins our 52 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.

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Northland KC Surf Joins The Surf Family

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/

About Surf:

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.

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Desert Empire Surf Joins The Surf Family

Desert Empire Surf Joins the Surf Family

Launching immediately, Palm Desert Soccer Club will transition to become Desert Empire Surf and join the Surf Nation Community.

San Diego, CA., June 6, 2023—  Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce the launch of our newest partner club, Desert Empire Surf, in a strategic partnership with Empire 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 the Palm Desert area and beyond.

Effective immediately, Palm Desert Soccer Club will transition to the newly formed Desert Empire Surf. Based in Palm Desert, CA, Desert Empire Surf will join the Surf brand to build a regional powerhouse in conjunction with Empire Surf that will create improved experiences ability to share 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, Desert Empire Surf will provide high-quality programming and a complete pathway for elite players in the Palm Desert 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 Empire 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 move into an area with such a deep player and coach talent.”

“Empire Surf Soccer Club is excited to announce our strategic partnership with Palm Desert Soccer Club, now Desert Empire Surf,” says Mark Connelly, Empire Surf Regional Director. “The Desert Communities have a proud, longstanding reputation of producing great teams and players, and this partnership will provide more resources for the Players, Coaches, and communities. In addition, the top-level teams and players in the Desert Community will have access to Elite Programming like Elite 64 National League, NPL, Surf Select Regional and National Teams, and the SoCal league to complement their already robust offering.”

“Palm Desert Soccer Club is excited to grow and continue to provide improved opportunities for our community. This mutually beneficial relationship between PDSC and Empire Surf brings much-needed support for our Desert players and coaches. Player pathways to the next level, team pathways to higher-level leagues, and tools and resources to improve coaching education are just a few of the highlights we look forward to. I’m eager to continue my education as a club leader and explore ideas that we will gain from new peers and mentors. Our journey as Desert Empire Surf begins now,” said Jimmy Jordan, Desert Empire Surf Executive Director,

With the support of the Empire Surf leadership team, Desert Empire Surf will continue to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. Being part of the Surf Nation network, Desert Empire Surf 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 Desert Empire will have direct access to Surf Regional & National 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 more information, visit https://palmdesertsoccer.com/

About Surf:

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.”

Desert Empire Surf joins our 50 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.

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Las Vegas Surf Joins The San Diego Surf Family

Las Vegas Surf Joins the San Diego Surf Family

Launching immediately, Las Vegas Surf is officially part of the San Diego Surf Soccer Club

San Diego, CA., May 31, 2023— Surf proudly announces that Las Vegas Surf is now officially part of the San Diego Surf Soccer Club. 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 continue this mission in the Las Vegas community with the strength of San Diego Surf behind our Las Vegas Surf Club crest.

San Diego Surf will now manage the Las Vegas Surf Soccer Club operations using the same resources, methodology, pathways, and commitment to the Best of the Best as they have done in San Diego for the past 46 years. San Diego Surf will retain Boris Gujic as the Director of Coaching (DOC), and he will lead the Las Vegas club’s on-field success. San Diego Surf’s commitment to Las Vegas Surf is based on its belief in Boris, the program’s early success, and the rich talent pool in Las Vegas.

“We believe San Diego Surf can positively improve the development process and pathway for the many talented kids in Las Vegas. We believe that our direct control of this organization will allow us to impact this market more quickly. While we recognize that Las Vegas is a unique market, we are certain that our resources, know-how, and pathways can make a difference.” said Brian Enge, Surf Cup Sports. “We could not be more excited to have Las Vegas Surf join our San Diego Surf Family.”

“I have a lot of respect for what Surf has accomplished in San Diego. I’m excited to work directly with their team to create the best club and pathways for our local players. We have great players here, and they deserve better than our soccer community currently provides,” said Boris Gujic, Las Vegas Surf’s DOC.

With the guidance of the San Diego Surf leadership team, Las Vegas Surf will continue to provide the best player development experience, pathway, and opportunities in the community. Being part of the Surf Nation network, Las Vegas 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 in the Las Vegas area.

Additionally, the top players from Las Vegas Surf will continue to have direct access to our Surf Select program, 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.

About Surf:

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.”

For more information and tryout information, visit https://lvsurfsc.com/

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Surf Nation Partners with Soccer Post

Surf Nation Partners with Soccer Post, America’s Community Soccer Store

San Diego, CA., May 1, 2023— Surf Nation proudly announces a strategic partnership with Soccer Post, America’s community soccer store and online retailer. In the world of youth sports, the Surf brand is renowned for professionalism, elite event management, high-quality coaching, player development, and a community of mission-driven clubs branded as Surf Nation. Soccer Post and Surf Nation are partnering to service the growth and quality of the Surf brand and the Surf Nation community.

Surf Nation continues to expand its relationship with Nike through our new strategic partnership with Soccer Post. As Surf’s partner for over 30 years, Nike continues to be the leading Soccer brand in the world and is fully committed to servicing players, coaches, and families across the Surf Nation Community.  We are committed to the Nike brand and welcoming Soccer Post to the Surf Nation family will be an exciting new chapter to better serve our membership in 2023 and beyond.

“Soccer Post provides an authentic soccer specialty shopping experience to local soccer communities throughout the United States. The partnership with Surf Nation is a perfect fit based on our shared commitment to elevating soccer in the United States through focusing on local communities,” said Blake Sonnek-Schmelz, President of Soccer Post.

 

Soccer Post and Surf Nation are aligned in our focus on the development of the sport, focus on community, and overall commitment to quality of service. We are excited to grow with Soccer Post,” said Brian Enge, Executive Director of Surf.

 

Both Soccer Post and Surf are deeply committed to being their communities’ authentic and highest-quality soccer providers. Soccer Post serves as a retailer and uniform provider across US and differentiates itself by focusing on being the #1 community resource. Surf Nation is comprised of 50 club partners across North America, driving our mission of providing the “best of the best” experience and opportunities locally, regionally, and nationally.

 

About Surf:

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.”  We are a collective of 50 Surf Soccer Club National Affiliates, which expands from Puerto Rico to Rhode Island to Hawaii and Canada to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.

About Soccer Post:

Soccer Post is the largest, local community-focused soccer specialty company in the United States.  With over 40 soccer specialty shops, Soccer Post is the largest local community-focused soccer specialty company in the United States. Our stores are designed to provide authentic, best-in-class experiences to each local community we serve. Our team of customer-service trained soccer experts, our elevated product access, and our local community focus will continue to elevate Soccer Post to be best in class.

Learn more at https://soccerpost.com

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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.

About Surf:

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.