Presidio Soccer League Welcomes Surf SC Players
Starting this upcoming fall 2018/19 youth soccer season, Surf SC will compete in San Diego’s Presidio Soccer League as well as SCDSL and other youth soccer leagues.
Youth Soccer News: San Diego is America’s finest city and a well-known hotbed of youth soccer. Tens of thousands of youth soccer players grab their cleats and play soccer on the weekends, leaving their screens and beaches behind for the green grass of the pitch.
With every level soccer of youth soccer growing in Southern California, the local leagues offer strong competition. Starting this fall 2018/19 youth soccer season, San Diego Surf Soccer Club will now have its boys and girls teams play in the Presidio Soccer League.
“I am happy to welcome Surf SC back into Presidio,” said Bob Turner, President of San Diego’s Presidios Soccer League which has over 20,000 youth soccer players playing the beautiful game. “It’s a long time coming. From a community standpoint, it just makes a lot of sense for these players to play locally and it is going to be great for competition.”
“Surf SC is happy to have our teams playing in their community and we look forward to working with BobTurner on positively impacting youth soccer in Southern California,” said Jeremy McDonald, President of Surf SC.
“We’re excited to be connected with the San Diego community and add to the pathway in which players can take here at Surf,” said Josh Henderson, VP – Soccer Operations, Senior Director of Coaching.
“Being back in the Presidio Soccer League allows our players the opportunity to play soccer in the community they live and play amongst friends,” said Rob Becerra, Director of Coaching – Girls. “As a youth soccer club, Surf wants to be a part of the fabric of San Diego soccer.”
“We want to be a part of the Presidio Soccer League,” said Jesse Turner. “Surf is a big supporter of San Diego soccer and we believe it is a big benefit for our kids to play in the community,” said Jesse Turner, Director of Operations.
Craig Barclay, Girls Director of Coaching – Zone One, summed it up well when he said, “I feel the addition of the Presidio League, which will become another fantastic pathway for our players alongside SCDSL, NPL, ECNL and the DA, will allow us to better achieve our mission of training and developing players to fulfill their fullest potential.”
What’s next on the horizon? Presidio and Surf Cup Sports are discussing the possibilities of hosting high-level showcases and creating a higher level of youth soccer for the city of San Diego. “Both organizations are looking to positively impact youth soccer locally, as well as across the nation,” said Turner who was interviewed by phone.
Correction: When first published, this article reported that teams U11 and younger would compete in Presidio Soccer League. Selected older teams are also expected to compete in the San Diego based league.