Surf College Cup

A Soccer Tour of a Lifetime…………..”

1. THE TOURNAMENT 

The primary purpose of the tour is to compete in the Nike San Diego Surf College Cup! This tournament will really stretch us as it is rated amongst the top two tournaments in the USA and is a showcase for premier level club teams from throughout the USA. Over 200 college coaches are expected at the tournament scouting for talented players so it’s a big thing for American players! Remember you should expect nothing less than the highest level of youth soccer available in the world’s leading country of women’s soccer.

The website address for the tournament is www.surfcup.com – check it out to see how it is rated.

For those players who see a future in studying and playing at a US college after completing high school then this is an ideal opportunity. While definitely not a pre requisite to participating in the tour, we are well experienced in advising players and parents on the recruiting process for USA colleges or universities. Early in the process we can discuss with you our services that relate to a successful college recruitment process.

The following itinerary is designed to provide an outline of a premier youth tournament and all the soccer related experience it will bring but at the same time highlighting travel attractions and life experiences that will spoken of for years to come.

2. THE ITINERARY (subject to change of course!!)

We take the flight to Los Angeles for the first leg of the tour. Apart from Southern California being a stronghold for soccer it is also the home of many attractions that you have obviously seen on television or on the movies.

First part of the tour sees us in Los Angeles and then we are off by bus for San Diego and the Nike Surf Cup. This is the highlight of the tour and hopefully provides everyone with one of the best soccer experiences available to a young player as it is not often that such an opportunity will come to you.

Following the tournament we will have one day free for a day trip to a factory outlet near the Mexico border (cheap shopping) or around San Diego’s many attractions – we will discuss later as to which is the best way to wind up this leg of the tour!

Accommodation throughout the tour has been selected as to best value, provided it is of a good standard and provides facilities that we require.

The group will be accompanied and supervised by adults who are very experienced in conducting this tour and have had many years with State teams and elite level women’s soccer. We adhere to a touring code of conduct and full legal compliance with relevant member protection policies in addition to ensuring top quality travel insurance is effected for all squad members.

Following confirmation of the squad, we submit our itinerary details to Football NSW and FFA for accreditation of the tour and all international tournament guidelines are fulfilled.

We first conducted this tour in 2003 so over the years we have had many, many players have the experience of their life. If required I am sure we can put you in touch with players who can provide a reference for us and give you a first hand recollection of what the tour meant to them.

Also we are mindful of parent’s concerns at having their young girl travel overseas with a team. Please feel free to discuss with us how we ensure the well being, safety and adherence to code of conduct policies for all members of the group.

ITINERARY SUMMARY

November 19

Leave Sydney in the morning and arrive in Los Angeles am same day

November 20

Training session in morning, afternoon and match in the evening

November 21

Disneyland all day

November 22

Training session in morning, afternoon and match in evening

November 23

Universal Studios all day

November 24

Leave Anaheim for San Diego

November 25

Compete in Nike Surf College Cup

November 26

Compete in Nike Surf College Cup

November 27

Compete in Nike Surf College Cup

November 28

Day trip to factory outlet mall on Mexican border or San Diego city visit

November 29

Leave San Diego for LAX and depart late evening for Sydney

November 30

In transit

December 1

Arrive am in Sydney