With the goal of creating Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex's premier competitive soccer club, Dallas Surf joins the Surf brand to create improved experiences and opportunities for their players and community in the North Texas area. Starting in 2021, Dallas Surf will develop a standard of excellence that will match the country's top clubs and foster a strong sense of leadership, confidence, and teamwork for North Texas youth.
Dallas Surf will be joining Surf Nation with the San Diego Surf Soccer Club's support, which has a proven track record of developing players and seeing them move through the player pathway into the US National Team Program and the professional and collegiate ranks. Dallas Surf will provide high-quality programming at the local and regional level with a pathway for elite players to access the Surf Select program. Dallas Surf will deliver a holistic approach to player development by challenging players to learn the game in a positive 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 move into an area that has such a deep talent of players and coaches."
"We at Dallas Surf are excited to join one of the Nation's leaders in youth Soccer. When deciding to jump into the competitive North Texas Soccer Scene, we knew we needed a partner that would not only provide the resources to be a top club, but also the path to get to a high level quickly. Surf Soccer provides all of these things and we can't wait to bring the Surf Mission of striving to be the Best of the Best here to the metroplex." Michael Fruia, Dallas Surf General Manager.
Dallas Surf will draw the best players from Dallas, Fort-Worth, and the surrounding metropolitan area that have the ambition to maximize their development and provide players & families access to the Surf programming and benefits. Additionally, the top players at Dallas Surf will have direct access to Surf Select, a National identification program built through Surf Nation. The Surf Select program allows select players to compete in the best international and domestic events, picking from a player pool from 38 Clubs across North America.
For over 44 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in youth soccer. With over $7 Million in charitable donations, 16 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate, and youth national team players, we are forever striving to be the "Best of the Best." Dallas Surf joins 37 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we're proud to call Surf Nation.