Surf College Cup 2020-01-27T16:54:18-08:00

The 2020 San Diego Surf College Cup Showcase will be held November 27 – 29, 2020 and is a Class I Tournament open to USYSA, US Club Soccer, Super Y League, and FIFA affiliated teams. The College Cup tournament is a nationally recognized premier tournament, rated among the top two in the United States.

We will offer calendar-year age group flights for  U16 (2005), U17 (2004), U18 (2003) and U19 (2002). Teams can roster up to 22 players for USYSA and 26 players for US Club Soccer, but only 18 players may be eligible to play per game.

Each venue has 20 plus full-sized fields and will be attended by an estimated 500 college coaches. All teams will play 3 full-length games, one game per day over the 3 days. Registration Deadline is TBD! Funded in part with City of San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment Funds.

Years of College Cup History
Top Level Teams Accepted in 2018
Countries Represented in 2018
US States Represented in 2018

Attending Coaches

With more than 500 coaches attending in 2018, the Surf College Cup Showcase continues to be the #1 recruiting event in youth soccer

View Partial List of 2019 Attending Coaches
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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

“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 TerziJoe 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

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

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

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

Jerry SandersJerry Sanders, Former San Diego Mayor, President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

“We are delighted to partner with Surf — our partnership will provide a fantastic opportunity for young players to develop as footballers and to connect with our team in Manchester.”

Brian Marwood, Managing Director of City Football Services

“Surf Cup Sports not only contributes to San Diego’s economy, it also invest in our region’s assets, youth leadership and community development. The organization has contributed several millions to charities and local organizations.”

Mike McDowellMike McDowell, Executive Director of the San Diego Sports Alliance

“Surf Cup Sports sets the standard for elite youth soccer tournaments at the local, national, and international levels. Longtime director Mike Connerley’s leadership and work has literally changed the lives of tens of thousands of young soccer players.”

Derek BarazzaDerek Barazza, Cal South President
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