What People Say

What People Say 2017-10-18T16:49:34+00:00

“It’s awesome. I’ve spent many a weekends sitting at the polo fields watching the 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.” (KUSI Sports)

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

“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

“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 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 Barraza, Cal South President

“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

“From a recruiting standpoint, Surf College Cup continues to be the leader in providing the best platform for placing players in college. It’s the only tournament where you can scout both men’s and women’s teams from across the country as well as internationally.”

Tara ParkerTara Parker, Co-Founder and President of ScoutingZone

“The Surf College Cup has done an incredible job getting over 500 college coaches to attend the showcase. I remember playing in the Surf Cup many years ago.”

Brooke OxberryBrooke Oxberry, Co-Founder and Vice President of SCOUTING ZONE

“Surf Cup Sports’ event is a fantastic showcase, the competition is absolutely outstanding.”

Keith HackettKeith Hackett, Officiated the FA Cup Final at Wembley and traveled from England to San Diego to watch the showcase

“Surf Cup Sports provides an excellent opportunity for talented youth soccer players to be seen by scouts and college coaches.” (GoalNation, 2016)

Brian QuinnBrian Quinn, Associate Head Coach, University of San Diego
“The Surf Cup Sports College Showcase event a great to scout players — it is a really good level of competition and there are a lot of really good teams here.” (GoalNation, 2016)
John SmithJohn Smith, Head Coach, Cornell University
“Surf Cup is must in our recruiting process. As always, the Surf Cup Sports events go above and beyond, the standard of competition and hospitality shown were great, as was the facilities.” (GoalNation, 2016)
Josh WaltersJosh Walters, Women's Soccer Assistant Coach, UCLA
“Surf Cup is always impressive. The level of competition is extremely high and I always find great players.” (GoalNation, 2016)
Chris LemayChris Lemay, Assistant Women’s Coach, Cal Berkley

“The Surf Cup is a great tournament to come to and recruit at because there’s thousands of kids from all over the country. Can’t beat the competition, the weather, or the atmosphere. I’ve been coaching for 17 years and it’s one of my favorite tournaments to come to.”

Michelle Myers, Head Coach, Loyola Marymount

“The Surf Cup is a fantastic opportunity to come together and get to see the best of the best all in one place.”

Michele Nagamine, Head Coach, University of Hawaii
“Surf College Cup puts on an incredible event logistically, but the talent from a college recruiting perspective is second to none.”(GoalNation, 2016)
Luis TrejoLuis Trejo, Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach, University of San Francisco

“Surf Cup is annually a big part of our recruitment plans.” (GoalNation, 2016)

Curtis McAlister, Women's Soccer Assistant Coach, Santa Clara University
“I always look forward to attending Surf Cup. The organization of the tournament and the level of talent are first rate — which makes my job as a scout easy. I never miss it.” (GoalNation, 2016)
Joey YusunasJoey Yusunas, Portland Timbers

“As always, the Surf Cup Sports event go above and beyond. Surf College Showcase is must in our recruiting process.” (GoalNation, 2016)

Dave MorganDave Morgan, Recruiting Director and Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach, University of Colorado
“Surf Cup was — once again — a wonderful experience.”(GoalNation, 2016)
Manya MakoskiManya Makoski, Women's Soccer Assistant Coach, University of Maryland

“The competition at Surf Cup is awesome. A lot of quality players and a lot of games going on at the same time – hard to get to see all the games you want to.” (GoalNation, 2016)

Douglas HillDouglas Hill, Air Force Academy
“As always, Surf Cup continues to put on the best college showcases in the nation.”(GoalNation, 2016)
Eric YamamotoEric Yamamoto, Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach, Santa Clara University