competitive surf teams
2018 fall Tryouts
All Santa Cruz Mid-County Surf teams hold tryouts over 2 weekends (2/3-4 & 2/10-11) for the upcoming Fall 2018 season. For those teams who play year-round and have vacancies will use tryouts to form a Spring roster. Spring rosters and fall rosters are not always the same. Talk to the individual coach to see what their roster needs are for each upcoming season.
Players are evaluated on a number of factors. Skill, focus, tenacity, intensity and knowledge of the game are just a few factors coaches will take into consideration when evaluating players. players DO NOT have to attend both weekend tryouts.
Tryouts are held at Soquel High School rain or shine. CLICK HERE for specific times for each age group.
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) cysadistrict2.org. 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. Many of our Surf teams are current and former League and District Cup champions!
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 calnorth.org, 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 http://sccysl.org/coaches.html.
For more information on coaching or any other comp-related matter please contact our Competitive Team Coordinator and Director of Coaching, Carlos Chagolla firstname.lastname@example.org