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A VITAL ASSET TO THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO

Surf Cup Sports is one of the most influential and recognized youth sporting event organizers in the nation.

Originally formed as a local soccer club for San Diego’s best youth soccer players, Surf Soccer Club is now internationally recognized for player development and Surf Cup Sports is globally respected for Surf Cup and event management.

Surf Cup Sports tournaments draw the “Best of the Best” players from all over the world to compete in “America’s Finest City.”

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Annual Economic Impact:

$185 Million

Providing a huge economic boost to the region

Hosting more than 35 events in San Diego and bringing teams and visitors from all around the United States, Surf Cup Sports is one of the largest and most successful event organizers in the City, generating an annual overall economic impact of $185 million.

Each year, more than 490,000 people attend Surf Cup Sports organized events in San Diego, generating 125,000 booked hotel rooms, more than the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and second only to Comic-Con.

Surf Cup Sports Events

What People Say

“It’s awesome. I’ve spent many a weekends sitting at the polo fields watching that tournament. It’s brilliant. It’s a great tournament… great facility. It brings all the best teams together. San Diego always has great competitive teams in national levels and players playing in international levels.”

Jill Ellis, Head Coach, US Women's National Team
Joe Terzi

“Surf Cup Sports’ events bring in a high volume of visitors which is critical to the backbone of San Diego’s tourism industry. Most importantly, these visitors book hotel rooms and make a variety of purchases, including food, entertainment and souvenirs, all of which benefits the local economy.”

Joe Terzi, President and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority

“Surf Cup has always been my favorite tournament. Being a local girl, I’ve always felt so lucky to have this in my backyard.”

Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke , US Women's National Soccer Team Defender
Landon Donovan

“I have great memories of playing at Surf Cup when I was a youth soccer player.”

Landon Donovan, Former U.S. Men's National Team Player
Jerry Sanders

“People learn about San Diego from coming to a Surf Cup event.”

Jerry Sanders, Former San Diego Mayor, President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
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Serving 200,000 Youths Annually

Investing in youth leadership and community development

Surf Cup Sports serves a large youth demographic and its reach goes far beyond soccer. Over the past year Surf hosted more than 200,000 youth participants across a range of popular sports including lacrosse and soccer. These events serve as a platform by which kids can connect with colleges as well as the Olympic and US National teams.

Surf Cup Sports has been instrumental in helping kids achieve their college dreams. More than 2,000 college coaches attend Surf Cup Sports events to recruit players, resulting in millions of dollars in scholarship awards.

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Advancing city-owned land assets

Surf Cup Sports assumed operational control of the San Diego Polo Fields in 2012, and since that time has invested more than $2.5 million into daily maintenance and renovation of the facility and will continue to invest in this important community asset.

Surf Cup Sports has a world-class event and facility management staff, and employs San Diego’s foremost experts in natural grass maintenance.

Surf SC Affiliate Program

Surf Affiliates

The Surf SC Affiliate Program was launched 2012 when Murrieta Youth Soccer League became Murrieta Surf Soccer Club – the first Surf SC affiliate. Now, the Surf SC program has grown to 10,000 youth players wearing Surf on their jerseys, and 12 affiliates extending Surf SC’s reach from coast to coast.

The Surf SC Affiliate program is free to join and the benefits are significant — from free software to run your club to hands on marketing support and, of course, nationally recognized player development and coaching curriculums from the 10x National Championship youth soccer club. Read Full Article

Learn More About The Program

SURF SOCCER CLUB

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The San Diego Polo Fields are home to the premier youth soccer club in the nation, San Diego Surf Soccer Club. The club is San Diego’s only club which boasts membership in U.S. Soccer Development Academy for Boys and Girls – regularly producing players for the US National teams. Surf SC has teams competing in Southern California Development Soccer League (SCDSL), ECNL and the National Premier League (NPL).

In fact, Surf Soccer Club has more than 20 players on National Teams, far surpassing any other club in the nation. Notable professional players who have worn the Surf jersey include Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke, Alex Morgan and AJ Soares.

With its 10th National Championship, San Diego Surf Soccer Club brings national prestige and attention to San Diego, solidifying its reputation as a hotbed of soccer talent and excellent access to college. Since 1994, 98%+ of girls have received college scholarships and the boys program has experienced a 600% increase in the last 2 years.

Giving Back

More than $7 Million Contributed to Local Charities

The Surf Cup Charitable Foundation was launched in 1994. Over the years, this foundation has contributed more $4 million to local charities and has sponsored hundreds of teams who would not otherwise have been able to participate in Surf Cup Sports tournaments. In addition to the foundation, the Surf SC leads the youth soccer market with its needs-based youth program. Together, these organizations have contributed more than $7 million combined.

In 2012, the outreach program was launched delivering subsidies for disadvantaged youths living in south San Diego. This program in its first three years has been a resounding success and has given hundreds of youths the opportunity for college exposure.

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