Surf Cup

The San Diego Surf Cup continues to be the summer showcase for youth soccer’s Best of the Best for over 30 years! The San Diego Surf Cup draws the attention of thousands of spectators each year and attracted over 450 college coaches and scouts in 2016. There’s no better place to play and be recognized.

All games will be played on pristine grass fields at either the Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar (Boys) or So Cal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California (Girls).

NEW THIS YEAR: All teams (non-DA) are guaranteed four (4) competitive games. Teams will play three (3) preliminary games on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, the top 4 teams will play in Semis with the winners playing a 5th game in the championship match. All other finishers will play a consolation game on Monday as their 4th game. All top flight winners will receive winner’s jackets; with trophies and individual awards will be presented to all finalists and champions.

Surf Cup will offer top flight competitive play for all US Soccer Development Academy teams as well under the guidance and direction of US Soccer. These teams will play 4 full length games in a showcase format, with one day of rest on Sunday.


Boys USSDA flights


July 28, 29, 31, August 1 (off day 30th)
Girls USSDA flights


July 28, 29, 31, August 1 (off day 30th)
Boys & Girls Non USSDA flights

U15 – U19

July 29-31
Boys & Girls Non USSDA flights

U10 – U14

August 5-7


U-19 born on or after 1/1/1999
U-18 born on or after 1/1/2000
U-17 born on or after 1/1/2001
U-16 born on or after 1/1/2002
U-15 born on or after 1/1/2003
U-14 born on or after 1/1/2004
U-13 born on or after 1/1/2005
U-12 born on or after 1/1/2006 (9v9)
U-11 born on or after 1/1/2007 (9v9)
U-10 born on or after 1/1/2008 (7v7)

U10 (2008) play 7v7
U11 (2007)-U12 (2006) play 9v9
U13 (2005)-U19 (1999) play 11v11

U10 – $950.00 US Dollars
U11 through U14 – $1,395.00 US Dollars
U15 through U19 – $1,495.00 US Dollars


There are no refunds for dropping from the event after the event deadline.



Teams using hotel rooms are required to obtain them from our approved hotels, using the group reservation procedure established by Surf Cup Sports and Maverick Sports. Reservations will not be available until a team has been accepted into the tournament. Once accepted, you will be directed to the link to make hotel reservations. You may not make hotel reservations until ACCEPTED.

All regular tournament team travel arrangements must be made to include participation in the mandatory registration 1 hour minimum before the team’s first scheduled game. The earliest bracket games begin at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday. The last game on Monday will begin at 4:30 p.m. We will have electronic registration available, please watch for communication about this acceptance.

For questions concerning the online application system, please contact:
GotSoccer Tech Support

For questions concerning application rules, please contact:
Surf Cup Sports Office 
(858) 925-3213

To apply: CLICK HERE!

(Your application will be placed on the wait list to be considered in the event a team drops)


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