Surf Nation Expands with Montana Surf Joining Affiliate Program
For over 43 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in American youth soccer. With over $7 Million in charitable donations, 16 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate, and youth national team players, Surf is a well known and respected name in youth soccer. Now, Montana Surf joins 30 Surf National Affiliates and becomes part of Surf Nation.
Surf Cup Sports announced the launch of its newest youth soccer partner club, Montana Surf today. Based in Bozeman, Montana, Blitzz FC, the original and strongest club in the area will now transition its Academy and Competitive Programs to the newly formed Montana Surf Soccer Club. The goal of the partnership with Surf Nation is to enable this regional powerhouse in the Rocky Mountains is to provide an amazing depth of resources and open the door for significant, new opportunities for elite youth soccer players in the area.
As a member of Surf Nation, Montana Surf will be able to enjoy all the benefits of San Diego Surf SC. Since 1977, SD Surf SC has been one of America’s top youth soccer organizations and is the flagship of the Surf Nation.
“For more than 35 years, Blitzz FC has been the premier soccer club in SW Montana, says Kristin Taylor Montana Surf President. “We offer everything from recreational soccer to high-level preparation for college play. We are honored and thrilled to join the ranks of Surf Nation and look forward to further strengthening our players, coaches, and programs for the benefit of all of our members.”
“Our Blitzz FC board thought long and hard about this decision. We have carefully tracked, during the past few years, opportunities for affiliation with a variety of MLS, national and international organizations,” said Taylor.
“Until now, we did not see sufficient benefit to such a partnership. After conducting much research and having multiple conversations with other Surf affiliate clubs, it became apparent that our Blitzz FC day-to-day operations would remain intact while the benefits of the Surf brand would be substantial and tangible,” said Taylor. “Further, the people involved in Surf have an unwavering commitment to their players and to the advancement of the sport.”
“It just became evident that the opportunity for our players, coaches, club, and community was not to be missed.”Kristin Taylor Montana Surf President
SC Surf SC has a proven track record of developing players who advance to U.S. Soccer’s National Team Programs, professional contracts, and collegiate rosters.
“We appreciate the high quality of the Surf programming, the unwavering commitment to the athletes, and the drive to connect the “best of the best” around the country,” added Taylor.
Led by experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate soccer minds, Montana Surf will provide high-quality programming and a full pathway for elite players with a holistic approach to player development.
Montana Surf challenges players to learn the game in a positive and encouraging environment.
“We strive to make Surf Nation stronger in talent every single day,” says Brian Enge, Surf CEO. “As our Surf Nation Program continues to expand, it’s important that we partner with clubs and staff that are run by like-minded coaches and administrators, as they are dedicated to our mission to provide the Best of the Best experiences and opportunities for their athletes.”
“We are delighted to partner and help launch Montana Surf, and move into an area that has such a deep talent of players and coaches,” added Enge.
In addition to other benefits, the top players in Montana Surf will have direct access to Surf Select, an identification program built through Surf Nation. This program offers selected players the opportunity to compete in the best international and domestic events, picking from a player pool that expands from Rhode Island through to Hawaii.