Coach: Scott Sawyer
Level: CYSA-Cal Soccer League Coast Silver
The Surf Girls are a hard working, fun loving, competitive team that plays in both spring and fall. In addition to having plenty of fun, we have enjoyed significant success on the field. We have made it to the Semi-Finals, Final, Quarterfinals, and Final, respectively, in the last four years in Association Cup. We also took third in the U13G Silver bracket at the 2012 Soccer By The Bay Tournament and were U12G champions at the Fremont Kick or Treat 2011 Tournament. This year, we will compete in CCSL Coast Silver and Norcal State Cup, and we are looking to add a couple of experienced players to fill out our roster.
The Surf Girls teams started in West Valley in 1997 and have developed strong traditions (ask about our cheer, for example). We play hard on the field and we also have a lot of fun off the field. We believe in providing a fun and supportive environment for developing players, with a strong emphasis on sportsmanship. Our goal is to teach girls to be strong, confident players and, most of all, to love the beautiful game throughout their lives. At the same time, we allow our players the opportunity to explore and pursue other interests. Many of our players also play competitive softball, volleyball, basketball, and water polo, as well as pursuing disciplines such as music and dance.
Our coaches are all licensed volunteers. Scott Sawyer has been coaching girls for 16 years over all age groups. He has a CYSA E/D license and is a candidate for the National D license. He is also a senior referee and referee instructor. Dave Meyer has been coaching girls for nearly 10 years. He has the NSCAA Advanced Regional license and is the Girls Varsity coach at Westmont High School. He is also a soccer referee. Tim Hunt and Paul Bocian both started coaching because their daughters are on the team and and both have completed the CYSA E license. We provide goal keeper training with a professional trainer at separate sessions from our regular practices.
We practice twice per week, with typically one or two games per weekend. We play both spring and fall CYSA seasons and typically enter 5-6 tournaments per year.
We always welcome prospective players to come out to a few practices and get to know us better. Please contact our coach at the email address above for more information.