RANCHO SANTA FE — Teagan Stafford, 9, of Sabre Springs (in blue) tries to keep control of the ball as an Arsenal defender attempts to steal it away in the San Diego Surf Premier vs. Arsenal FC Brown girls under 10 game at the San Diego Polo Fields on July 25.
The Surf Cup Tournaments are designed to promote the highest level of competition available in youth soccer. Participating teams (ages 9 to 18) compete for the coveted Surf Cup Trophy and come from as many as 25 states and other countries such as Canada, Mexico, England, and Japan.
Exposure to college coaches is a major goal of Surf Cup, and the tournaments draw a lot of attention from all the major college programs. The tournaments also attract large crowds, with attendance in the 25,000 to 28,000 range for each weekend.