How We Help Our Affiliates Succeed

Case Study:
Hawaii Surf

Since becoming a part of Surf Soccer Club, the level of excitement and commitment to the club has been off the charts. We are proud to be a part of the Surf Soccer Club family.” – Shawn Kuroda, President, Hawaii Surf

Hawaii Surf was formed in 2013 with just four teams, and has since grown into a powerhouse on the Hawaiian Islands with over 40 teams in 2016 playing at the highest levels. In 2015, Hawaii Surf captured its 1st ever Surf Cup title via its talented U18 squad.


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History & Current Affiliates

  • 2012Murrieta Surf is born

    Murrieta Youth Soccer League joined in 2012, became Murrieta Surf and grew from a small recreational program to a 32 team competitive club with teams playing Tier 1 and advancing to regional tournament competition.
  • 2013Four more affiliates join

    Hawaii Blitz FC, Platinum FC, Canyon PSA and Utah County Rage/Dynamo joined the Surf affiliate program and became Hawaii Surf Soccer Club, Inland Empire Surf Soccer Club, Anaheim Surf Soccer Club and Utah Surf Soccer Club, respectively.
  • 2014San Clemente and PSPL join Surf

    San Clemente United became San Clemente Surf Soccer Club, and Puget Sound Premier League’s academy program became PSPL Surf in 2014 when they each joined the affiliate program.
  • 2015Expansion to Washington with PSPL

    Expanded our affiliate network to Washington by signing the dynamic Puget Sound Premier League (PSPL) to a first of its kind partnership.
  • 2016Greater Seattle Surf forms

    Surf Soccer Club’s affiliate network grew by one as two existing large clubs, FC Alliance and Northwest Nationals, merged and reorganized under the Surf Soccer Club banner.
  • 2016New York Surf forms

    First Surf Soccer affiliate in the Eastern United States, New York Surf is launched through a unique partnership with existing Premier club, Westchester Soccer Club.
Located in Anaheim and led by Chapman University’s Head Men’s Soccer Coach Eddie Carrillo, Anaheim Surf Soccer Club has been providing local players with quality soccer instruction since 1998. After joining the Surf family in 2013, Anaheim Surf SC has experienced steady growth and a drastic increase in individual team success.

Alongside Eddie Carrillo is Santa Ana College’s Head Men’s Soccer Coach Jose Vasquez, who had a distinguished soccer career in the MLS and professionally in Mexico. Jose coached Santa Ana to two state championships and one national championship, and has made a tremendous impact on the club since he joined the club as Technical Director.

Greater Seattle Surf Soccer Club is the fusion of two highly successful premier soccer clubs—Northwest Nationals and FC Alliance – brought together by a shared vision to become the best player development club in the region. The Greater Seattle Surf group in 2016 and features 70 teams in the Seattle area and is led by Technical Director Scott Newman and Director of Soccer Operations Dave Schumacher. Greater Seattle Surf was selected in 2016 to become a part of US Soccer’s U12 Development Academy.

Hawaii Surf joined the Surf network in 2013 with four strong teams, and has since grown in three seasons to over 40 teams and is now the top club in Hawaii. Led by Shawn Kuroda, Hawaii Surf leads the way on the Islands in terms of college scholarships and recruiting, thanks in large part to the club’s highly successful college ID camp each spring. In 2016, __ college coaches from colleges such as Stanford University, University of Oregon and UCLA scouted a total of 275 college-bound high school players.

Inland Empire Surf SC is the premier destination for competitive youth soccer in the Inland Empire. Inland Empire Surf joined the Surf network in 2013 and has grown substantially thanks to individual team successes and the stability of a club-owned soccer complex. IE Surf is led by Director of Coaching Cle Kooiman, who has a distinguished career both as a player and coach. Cle enjoyed a 17 year playing career with Cobras Mexico, LA Lazers, SD Nomads, Miami Fusion, Cruz Azul and the US National Team. As a coach, he has won many state, regional and national titles, and was named the 2011 Nike Coach of the Year and 2013 Nike Youth Developmental Coach of the Year.

Murrieta Youth Soccer League joined the Surf Network in 2012, became Murrieta Surf Soccer Club and grew from a small recreational program to a 32 team competitive club with teams playing Tier 1 and advancing to regional tournament competition. Murrieta Surf SC is now the most competitive club in the Temecula Valley and flourishing under the direction of Director of Coaching Steve Myles.

"Surf's Up" on the East Coast

As the first Surf Soccer affiliate in the Eastern United States, New York Surf is launched through a unique partnership with existing Premier club, Westchester Soccer Club.

‎New York Surf launched in 2016 with the goal of becoming the best player development club in the greater New York area, leveraging the proven Surf Soccer model‎. ‎Led by President Matt Popoli, Technical Director Jon Feinstein, and Director of Operations Tom Richer, the club ‎strives to provide its student athletes the training and support to reach their fullest potential, on and off the field, including using soccer as a tool for college admissions. The club is busy getting ready for its inaugural 2016 - 2017 season as well as preparing for the unveiling of plans to bring the Surf Cup tournament to East Coast.

Puget Sound Premier League in Washington state produces all-star Academy teams from amongst the best players from its over 50 member clubs to compete in high-profile tournaments across the country. This Academy program consolidated under the Surf banner in 2015 and has enjoyed tremendous success in tournaments such as Surf Cup and College Cup since then.

San Clemente United joined Surf in 2014 and has become the dominant club in its area in a short time. Led by Director of Coaching Chris Murray, San Clemente Surf launched their summer soccer tournament in 2015 with Surf’s help and it became a tremendous success in its first year. The club prioritizes college attendance for its athletes, and runs several programs aimed at providing collegiate athletic opportunities.

In 2013, three clubs agreed to a merger and a reorganization under the Utah Surf Soccer Club name. The club is based in Sandy, Utah and provides the highest level of competition to its players. Director of Coaching Blaine Hale instills the values of integrity, respect, discipline and work ethic into the club’s player development curriculum.