As the Central Valley operating affiliate of the San Diego Surf Soccer Club, CV Surf shares the Surf “Best of the Best” mission – to provide boys and girls players starting at young ages (U8/U9) with the best coaching and player development program in our area. CV Surf was originally founded in 2006 as Monarcas Academy by Club President Benjamin Gonzalez a long time Central Valley coach and community activist with a passion for helping the youth in the community. CV Surf coaches and teams are led by Director of Coaching Vince Meyer who brought to the Club a vast amount of knowledge and experience as a youth coach and Director and has played a major role in the rise of the organization as one of the elite programs in the Central Valley.
Since it’s inception the Club has enjoyed tremendous success having a large number of it’s players move on to play soccer in College. Our teams have won multiple State titles, US West Coast Regional Championships and even a National Championship back in 2013. Along with those accomplishments our teams have also won multiple Surf Cup titles and participate in many other high level events around the country. Monarcas Academy became part of the Surf family in March of 2018 and re-branded as Central Valley Surf Soccer Club.
Central Valley Surf Soccer Club seeks to empower positive, contributing citizens and provide the best support and education to the youth soccer community. We have no doubt that our core values (integrity, discipline, responsibility, and work ethic) promote a safe learning environment and enable all involved parties to achieve short and long-term success. Soccer competition is the means by which we can learn and cultivate these core values.
We encourage and promote each individual to perform at the highest level at which they are capable. We are committed to aid each participant in their pursuit of excellence at all levels of soccer achievements. We do not believe in a win-at-all-costs mentality. We feel that it is our responsibility to champion these core values in an effort to establish strong and honorable individuals in our communities. Central Valley Surf Soccer Club has a tradition of developing players and teams to compete at the highest levels of the sport. We seek to maximize the potential of individuals and teams through elite soccer training and competition.
Central Valley Surf Soccer Club Values
Teaching youth the principles of integrity, discipline, respect, and work ethic is the mission of CV Surf Soccer. Soccer competition provides the platform for youth to learn, cultivate, and implement these core values.
Player Development – The number one objective at CV Surf is teaching youth. We are passionate about the quality of soccer instruction our players receive and our staff have a superior ability to facilitate player development. Our players work hard to develop their skills, compete, and win. All of that effort, however, is wasted if the youth we teach leave our program without cultivating traits that place winning and losing in proper perspective. For our coaches helping youth develop character is as important as helping them develop soccer skill.
Integrity – Too often in youth soccer the pursuit of winning is the key driver in player, team, coaching, and club decisions. This “win at all costs” mentality is contrary to our mission at CV Surf. While we pursue excellence in competition, winning should never supesede the observance of integrity.
Respect – We believe respect is best taught by example and we attempt to hire only those individuals who will support this ideal through their own behavior. While we pursue competitive achievement, winning should never supersede the observance of respect. We actively teach that how we act in any situation is far more important than the score of a game and we expect our players, coaches, and spectators to demonstrate respect in their behavior on and off the field.
Discipline and Work Ethic – Helping youth become exceptional soccer players requires a great deal of time and effort. We believe in teaching our players the law of the harvest and that there is much to be gained by hard work. We expect our players and coaches to push themselves at a very high level to not only reach their maximum potential as players and coaches but more importantly as people.
Safe Learning Environment – Youth soccer development is most likely to succeed in an environment where players are encouraged to try new things and are allowed to make mistakes without fear. When young players are willing to take calculated risks, learning takes place through success but also through failure. Our coaches and staff are committed to taking the time to teach and develop both players and teams.
Central Valley Surf Soccer Club Play Style
Our players and teams will always look to play dynamic, attractive, attacking football that is oriented around technique and intelligence.
• CV Surf will always seek to accomplish developmental goals along with performance goals. • Our teams employ a style of play based on keeping possession.
• Players are encouraged to engage in play at all times, through team shape, balance, communication and support in both Attacking and Defending situations.
• When possession is lost, players will transition quickly to apply pressure through an organized team effort to regain the ball.
This playing style means that the CV Surf approach will greatly benefit a player’s long-term development. CV Surf places long-term player and team development ahead of short term success.