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Diane Scavuzzo

Coming Back Stronger Than Ever And With Safety Protocols

The announcement was made today … 2020 Surf Cup is on for this summer. Well known as one of the most popular hallmark events of the youth soccer summer, Surf Cup’s tag line is “The Best of the Best”.

Surf Cup is on
With the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA) closing on April 15 and canceling the 2020 Allstate Development Academy Spring Cup and the 2020 Allstate U.S. Soccer DA Summer Showcase and Playoffs as well as its Championship, the Surf Cup becomes an even more important tool for college recruiting — for both players and collegiate coaches.

“We are super excited to cater to the needs of college coaches and the players who have lost a sizeable chunk of recruiting time.”

Brian Enge, CEO of Surf
Offering college coach exposure is one of the key tenents of Surf Cup Sports and many youth soccer players with dreams of being on collegiate rosters have really lost a significant amount of time to be seen,” said Brian Enge, CEO of Surf.

really help all the clubs

For The Good of The Game & The Players

The 2020 Surf Cup will be held exclusively in Del Mar at the Surf Sports Park over four weekends instead of at both Del Mar and at the SoCal Sports Complex in Oceanside. Usually, Surf Cup is held over two weekends, with the “Olders” and the “Youngers” competitions played on consecutive weekend utilizing both the facilities, which are managed by Surf Cup Sports.

“Surf Cup Sports is trying to get all the summer tournaments scheduled in the shortened summer.”

Brian Enge, CEO of Surf
“While the Surf Cup competition is going on in Del Mar, other traditional Southern California summer tournaments from the Rebels SC, Albion SC and other youth soccer clubs will be held simultaneously at SoCal Sports Complex,” said Enge. This is the first time since Surf Cup launched in 1980 that it will have other youth soccer competitions held on the same weekends at a facility they manage. “We are able to balance all of this and help all these tournaments have fields space — for the good of the game — assuming the phased opening of San Diego Return To Play happens on schedule.”

This is the first time Surf Cup will be played with other youth soccer tournaments competing on the same weekends, but as Enge points out, “This is the only way all these tournaments can be played this summer and this is what is best for the players.”

Of course, this event, like all others, will look different this year and will be held depending on the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of the players, coaches, and families will be a top priority. As the guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and other medical experts on the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic are constantly updated, the exact protocols will be announced closer to the event.

Surf Cup Sports will be working closely with the government and health officials to determine the appropriate safety protocols for the tournament.
Surf Cup Sports‘ tournament director Michelle Chesters says, “We really wanted to make sure we could pull off Surf Cup this year. It’s such an important fixture on the soccer calendar not only for all of the teams and families but for college coaches too. It’s important that we move forward safely and with guidance, so moving all of the dates into August provides us with the opportunity to do just that.”

And, yes, the Surf Cup Photo Booth is planned for the event, so come by and take your free pictures to share with your friends.

Former U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis is a fan ….

What do the ladies of @ussoccer_wnt think of @surfcupsports return to San Diego? pic.twitter.com/DaDIyT0G7L

— KUSI Sports (@KUSISports) July 30, 2017
Today, Surf Cup Sports‘ Michelle Chesters announced:

After careful consideration, acknowledgment of the phased re-opening and input from our partners, government officials, and college coaches, the decision has been made to change the dates for our Summer Surf Cup events.

Surf Cup is known as the premier summer event for college recruiting, and by moving our dates, it will allow college coaches to plan and budget their attendance at the event.

With the delayed fall start and, even in some cases, the postponement of fall soccer into the spring at the college level, college coaches can now be available to attend the event in August instead of having to be back on campus on August 1st.

Many coaches have indicated that because of the COVID19 situation, they are behind in recruiting and that changing the dates for Surf Cup helps them with recruiting. College coaches will have restricted budgets and limited events to attend this year.

Additionally, this will allow teams more time to hold tryouts and finalize rosters for the upcoming season and enable families to make travel arrangements for lower costs.

With that said, here are the date changes and updated registration deadlines for 2020 Surf Cup:

In the event of cancellation due to COVID-19, all registration fees will be issued a full refund minus credit card processing fees.

DATES: August 1 – 3, 2020 (Sat – Mon)

Registration deadline July 1, 2020
Teams will be notified of acceptance by July 6, 2020

DATES: August 7 – 9, 2020 (Fri – Sun)

Registration deadline July 4, 2020
Teams will be notified of acceptance by July 9, 2020

YOUNGER BOYS & GIRLS (2007 & 2008)
DATES: August 15 – 16, 2020 (Sat and Sun Only)

Registration deadline July 12, 2020
Teams will be notified of acceptance by July 17, 2020

YOUNGEST BOYS & GIRLS (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
DATES: August 22 – 23, (Sat and Sun Only)

Registration deadline July 15, 2020
Teams will be notified of acceptance by July 20, 2020

Surf College Cup 2017 and Michelle Romero.

Michelle Romero

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