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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Mid-County Soccer Club is dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality opportunities for young people to play soccer in Santa Cruz

competitive surf teams

Surf Competitive team tryout dates: January 26-27 & February 2-3. Rain or shine @ Soquel HS. Click here for dates and times.

2018 fall Tryouts

All tryout weekends for the fall have happened at this point.  If you would like to contact a specific age groups please contact Competitive Team Coordinator and Director of Coaching, Carlos Chagolla

Over 250 players participate in Santa Cruz Mid-County’s competitive soccer program, known as Santa Cruz Mid-County Surf. Our competitive teams are for boys and girls ages 7 to 19 who show heightened interest, dedication and ability to play soccer. Comp players should demonstrate a passion to play the game of soccer at an advanced level and a focus and willingness to always improve and develop their skills.

Our competitive teams play in the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) Cal North District 2 league (CCSL) Teams participate in tournaments throughout northern California and sometimes venture out and play in more statewide events. Comp teams also participate in League play consisting of a 10-game season from early September to the end of November. Most comp teams begin practicing in mid-July to early August, but it is not uncommon for Surf teams to play in Summer tournaments. It is up to each individual coach to determine their own practice and tournament schedule. Some comp teams play in the Spring League as well as the Fall.

Surf teams compete in all competitive divisions including Copper, Bronze, Silver and Gold Elite for their age group. 

The club relies on volunteers to coach its competitive teams.  All Comp coaches must possess a minimum United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Class E License. For more information see the Coaches section below.



As required by California Youth Soccer Association Cal North, all Santa Cruz Mid-County Surf coaches hold a minimum USSF (United States Soccer Federation) National E License. This is an 18-hour course, including both field and classroom training. All coaches must pass a final exam to complete the course and receive their license. The club's parent organization, Santa Cruz County Youth Soccer League (SCCYSL), sponsors all coaching courses. For complete info on Comp coaching requirements, training and schedule, please visit the SCCYSL coach's page at

For more information on coaching or any other comp-related matter please contact our Competitive Team Coordinator and Director of Coaching, Carlos Chagolla