Surf Cup 2018-07-31T15:22:01+00:00
San Diego Surf Cup Presented by Nike

OLDERS – July 28-30, 2018 | YOUNGERS – August 4-6, 2018


Schedules are live – CLICK HERE

The San Diego Surf Cup continues to be the premier summer tournament for youth soccer, featuring the top teams in the nation and drawing the attention of thousands of spectators while attracting more than 500 college coaches and scouts.

Surf Cup will once again be played at either SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside or Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar. Both facilities are among the best in the nation, featuring up to 22 full size fields on pristine grass. Every year, Surf Cup flies in the best referees in the region to match the level of the best teams in the nation who will come together to produce epic matchups.

This year, Surf Cup has accepted applications from teams for boys and girls in the U9 (2010) to U19 (2000) age groups. Surf Cup will also host USSDA divisions: 2004, 2005, and 2006 for boys and 2005, 2004, 2003/02, and 2001/00 age divisions for girls.

All teams are guaranteed four matches. 

Play dates:
Boys and girls ages U15 (2004) – U19 (2000): 7/28/18 – 7/30/18
Boys and girls ages U9 (2010) – U14 (2005): 8/4/18 – 8/6/18

USSDA division play dates:
Boys 2004, and Girls 2004, 2003/02, and 2001/00 will play one game on each of the following dates: 7/26/18, 7/27/18, 7/29/18 and 7/30/18 (off day on 7/28/18).
Boys 2005 and 2006, as well as Girls 2005 will play one game on each of the following dates: 8/2/18, 8/3/18, 8/5/18 and 8/6/18 (off day on 8/4/18).

Older boys (2004-2000) & younger girls (2010-2005) will play at Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar, CA

Older girls (2004-2000) & younger boys (2010-2005) will play at SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside, CA

Top flight winners receive winner’s jackets; with trophies and individual awards presented to all finalists and champions.

Congratulations to the 2017 Champions and Finalists!

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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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