Surf Cup Sports and Folsom Lake Soccer League Partner to Create Greater Opportunities and Experiences in Sacramento Region
Surf Cup Sports (San Diego, CA) is proud to announce our new partnership with Folsom Lake Soccer League (Folsom Lake, CA), one of the fastest growing and progressive soccer organizations in Northern California. Folsom will rebrand their competitive division from Folsom Lake Earthquakes to Folsom Lake Surf. The club will play the remainder of 2019 as Folsom Lake Earthquakes but will be fully integrated into the Surf Brand by the start of the 2020 season. Folsom Lake Surf is devoted to solidifying the best in player development and a strong player pathway in Sacramento Region and joining Surf provides them a clear opportunity to fulfill that mission.
The Folsom Lake Soccer League has more than 5,000 kids registered and serves the East Sacramento and West El Dorado County communities. The league is registered in Folsom and includes the competitive division and Folsom Soccer Club, Rancho Cordova and Orangevale recreational programs. All players in the competitive program will identify under the Surf brand, while all recreation teams in the league will keep their identities but will be recognized as being part of the Surf network. All programs are focused on developing the whole person, while learning sound, strong competitive soccer skills.
Folsom Lake Surf joins San Jose Surf, Monterey Surf, Walnut Creek Surf, Sierra Surf and Central Valley Surf in the Northern California region to build an elite development program for Surf players and coaches. This Surf alliance will have unmatched access to top level programming and network resources.
“Folsom Lake Surf is a perfect partner for us, they share the same dedication to Surf’s mission of creating the best opportunities and experiences for their players. Our new partnership allows us to provide them with the tools to continue to grow their club and to expand on this mission while offering an elite programming pathway,” said Surf’s Brian Enge. Added Enge, “Surf Cup Sports is committed to building an authentic network of partner clubs in Northern California and the team at Folsom Lake Surf fit perfectly into our community.”
Fritz Libby, Folsom Lake Soccer League’s Co-Executive Director said “One of our main goals is to provide our players with as many meaningful playing experiences possible. We support multi-league play, networking our players with outside organizations for additional playing experiences and even guest playing them with higher level teams when possible. Our new relationship with Surf gives us access to the leading playing event and college exposure platform in the country. We couldn’t be happier to become an important player in the Surf’s Northern California network of top clubs.”
“We will benefit from the level of professional support and soccer business relationships that Surf brings to its partners. Most importantly we are totally aligned with offering a world class playing experience for players and with providing a customer-friendly service to parents and volunteers that will make our club grows into a top club in our region. This will take us to the next level, for sure,” added Spencer Lowe Folsom Lake Soccer League’s Co-Executive Director.
“As our Surf Affiliate Program continues to expand, it’s important that we partner with organizations 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” said Chris Adams, Director of the Surf Affiliate program.
“Folsom Lake Surf will be able to take advantage of improved player opportunities, coaching development, administrative tools and marketing support – all which allow them to spend more time developing players and winning teams,” added Adams.
For over 42 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.” Santa Monica Surf joins San Diego Surf and the 17 Surf National Affiliates to comprise what we’re proud to call Surf Nation.