Youth Soccer News: Surf SC GU11 Win Albion Cup National Showcase
Coached by Gary Condliffe, San Diego Surf Academy GU11 are Albion Cup National Showcase Champions.
San Diego Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 won the Albion Cup National Showcase with a shutout against Eastside FC 2-0.
The team’s head coach, Gary Condliffe is very proud of how well his team competed against EASTSIDE FC’s team in the final. “It was a tough physical game, both teams were strong from the beginning and we managed to get the two goals we needed to win,” said Condliffe.
Condliffe coaches SD Surf’s SC second girls team at the Under 11 age and he is focused on developing the players with winning be a result of great training. “I spoke with Eastside’s coach from Washington and he told me this was the club’s “A” team. Our Surf team performed very well and showed a lot of character against their competition, which was a bigger and more physical team.”
“My job is to develop these girls so they are ready to move up to Surf SC’s first team,” said Condliffe. The goal of getting these players ready for next spring’s tryouts emphasizes Condliffe’s commitment to long term, player-centered development. “Developing talented soccer players is more important than winning.”
Heading to compete in Surf Cup this weekend, the girls will play in Southern California Development Soccer League (SCDSL) Flight 1 which, according to Condliffe is going to be a learning experience. “We are going to be competing against other soccer club’s “A” teams and we are going in to develop and not focus on the “win at all cost” mentality.
2014/2015 Tournament Results
Rebels Cup – Champion
2013/2014 Tournament Results
Pegasus Cup – Champion
Albion Cup – Champion
West Coast Futbol Classic – Champion
Santa Barbara Cup – Champion
OC Tournament of Champions – Champion
State Cup – Quarterfinalist
Gary Condliffe’s GU11’s team joined six additional Surf SC teams who won championship trophies at the 2014 Albion Cup National Showcase ; GU8 (Select) coached by Steve Leacock, GU9 (Betancourt), BU9 (Select) coached by Steve Hill, Boys U11 (Villela),GU12 (EGSL) coached by Mark Spooner, and Girls U12 (Villela).