Part of the Surf curriculum focuses on Academy-style training, where the Club’s style of play is emphasized and perfected by the players. Academy sessions are included in the player's Club dues. These trainings will be developed and implemented by Academy Director, Ivan Torres, in agreement with the Technical Coordinator, Andrew Chapman. The EW Surf Juniors Academy trainer is Shereen Brewster.
For WNPL/WSPL Premier teams, Academy sessions will be conducted over a 10-month period. Classic Premier teams will be conducted over a 7-month period. Select teams will be conducted over a 5-months period.
*Note: This pdf file has a page for each week. Scroll along the pages to see the focus of each schedule. Also, for Classic teams who have Academy bi-weekly, please scroll through the tabs to see which weeks your team has Academy.
These sessions will be coached by our Goalkeeping Director, Erik Lewis.
U14-U18 5pm - 6pm at Dwight Merkel #5
U11-U13 6pm - 7pm at Dwight Merkel #5
The EW Surf SC Goalkeeping Program is designed to provide high level goalkeeper training and is committed to providing the best training opportunities to all our goalkeepers. The program is geared toward incorporating the Four Pillars of player development (technical, tactical, physical, psychological) into all goalkeeper training sessions and promoting the long-term development of our keepers. We will be providing specialized training to prepare our goalkeepers, physically and mentally, to be able the meet the demands of today's modern game.
Premier is the club’s highest level offered and is extremely selective and competitive. These teams train and compete year-round with some extensive travel. Premier teams have paid coaches, who hold advanced soccer coaching credentials and have years of experience of being involved with the sport. An essential requirement of this level is a greater commitment from players, parents, and coaches. These teams will have practices twice per week and an Academy training once per week. Often, a fourth day will be set aside for cross-training, conditioning, or classroom time.
Most Premier teams involve travel for league play as well as out of town tournaments. Usually our Premier teams will compete in 5-6 competitive tournaments throughout the year, which will include College Showcase events at the older ages.
Select is a competitive alternative to Premier with limited travel, primarily in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Beginning at U11, Select teams hold tryouts and offer competitive play for approximately 6-7 months of the year. Typically, Select teams require less travel than premier teams because they compete in leagues and tournaments closer to Spokane. Travel, cost, and training commitment are less than the Premier program, but more challenging than Recreational. If players are unwilling or unable to commit to a year-long soccer program, Select teams are often the best choice. Many athletes can maintain their commitment to Select soccer and participate in multiple sports. These teams will have practices twice per week with an Academy training session every other week during their Fall and Spring seasons. Typically, Select teams participate in 2-3 tournaments each summer.
Surf Juniors is an exciting program based on what's best for the players. The player's individual skill development and enjoyment are at the heart of the program. They get practice sessions throughout the year in which small-sided games is an emphasis during the fall and spring seasons. The players play in games to maximize touches and enjoyment which will fall in line with Surf curriculum.
For inquiries about our Surf Juniors program, please contact Executive Director, Jerry Cardenas at .>
COMPETITIVE / DEVELOPMENTAL
- Surf Juniors Competitive
- Surf Juniors Developmental
Designed for players wanting more than traditional recreation league, but not as much as competitive.
The goal of the EW Surf SC College Prep Program is to educate, expose and guide our players and parents to be prepared in the college recruiting process. The curriculum of the EW Surf SC College Prep Program benefits all High School age players as they explore their post high school opportunties both academically and athletically.
- Jerry Cardenas, Executive Director
- Shea Swoboda, Director of Coaching
- Traci Spoon Stensland, Program Administrator
- Andrew Chapman, Boys Advisor
- Nick Chapman, Girls Advisor
Player CP Sessions
Players will attend College Prep sessions the same night as their Academy. Each session will be 30 minutes prior to or after the players Academy session. Teams CP schedule will be communicated to the coaches.
Updated Schedule - COMING SOON