Happy Thanksgiving WC Surf Soccer Club!

Each week, we have the privilege to communicate with you about the heroes of our Club - the players, the parents, the referees, and the community.  We get to recognize achievements, tell stories, advertise matches of the week, make an incredible number of announcements and put out regular calls for new registration opportunities...and we love it.  We are so grateful to every member who makes up our Club.  THANK YOU for choosing SURF and being a part of WC Surf Soccer Club!

With all of the great news we get to send out, we sometimes move too quickly over the chance to honor the rich achievements that are happening among some of our Club's unsung heroes - our Coaches and our  Leadership.  Thank you for the hours you commit, the passion you inspire for soccer, and the sacrifices you make to ensure WC Surf Soccer Club is always at it's best. THANK YOU for choosing SURF and being a part of WC Surf Soccer Club!

What a group to honor!  Please enjoy the short features below, as we take today to thank a few outstanding leaders who serve WC Surf SC every day.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and holiday traditions WCSSC!
FIFA Legend & Hall of Famer - Coach Sissi

Two weeks ago, WC Surf's beloved 07GB Coach and FIFA Legend, Sisleide Amor Lima, aka Sissi, was inducted into the International Soccer Hall of Fame.  We are beyond proud of Sissi's accomplishments and continue to be so grateful for her huge role in our Club!  We have included an excerpt from Sissi's induction letter from the Hall of Fame committee, below.  To continue recognizing her, and this incredible honor, we have also set up a new Sissi FIFA Legend feature page on our WC Surf web site.  It is our hope that this page will allow Sissi's inspiring story to continue being told through our Club and Surf Nation.  Be on the lookout for new opportunities to do private and small group training with Coach Sissi.  What a privilege to work with Sissi the legend.

Hall of Fame letter:

Since 2011, this Hall of Fame recognizes the main soccer players from all over the world, players with a great career that have been recognized by FIFA.  Each year, more than 50 journalists from 30 countries get together to vote for the new stars that should be given a place at the Hall of Fame.  In this last event that happened in Madrid, Spain on April 4th, you have been voted as “Member of the 2019 Generation”.

This is the reason I want to invite you and a companion of your choice, to the Award Ceremony that will happen in Mexico on November 12th so you can receive the trophy in person.

Thank you Sissi for the love you give, and the play you inspire at WC Surf.  We are so grateful to have you on our team!!
General Manager - Steve Chappell
Steve Chappell is the GM of WC Surf SC, and he faithfully guides our leadership teams as he strives for absolute excellence across the entire Club.  Just last month, Steve earned an incredible honor for the State of California, receiving the High School Coach of Significance Award, from the United Soccer Coaches association. 

This award recognizes soccer coaches who are coaching for character and using the soccer field to teach life lessons at the high school level.  It is an opportunity for each state to recognize coaches who are making an impact within their schools and communities well beyond their records of wins and losses.  Steve was selected for this award based on his leadership of the Northgate High School boys soccer program over the past 12 years.  In addition to the W's, many NCS appearances, and the parade of scholar athletes who came through his program, Steve has always been most passionate about teaching his athletes the '21 ways to be a great teammate.'   Coach Chappell's effort to coach beyond the field and into the hearts of his athletes helped him to earn this prestigious award.  Whether it's high school soccer, or the WC Surf Soccer Club, Steve enjoys creating a culture that embraces the spirit of a great teammate.

The qualities that embody this award are the values that drive our GM day in and day out.  Steve has always coached his teams with a full commitment to a holistic, well-rounded soccer education, and he absolutely brings that passion with him to WC Surf everyday.  We are honored to feature Steve's National Coach of Significance award, and we are grateful for all he contributes to every player, parent, coach, and referee.  THANK YOU COACH!

To read the entire article from United Soccer Coaches, please click here.   If you would like to learn more about what inspires Steve's coaching, look up The Hard Hat, by Jon Gordon...and enjoy!
Director of Coaching - Adam Cooper
Congratulations to Adam Cooper for being honored as the 2019 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year!  We call him "Coop", although he is also known as the St. Mary's College Head Men's Soccer Coach for the past 18 seasons, and the WC Surf Director of Coaching for the past 3 years.

This is the second year in a row that Coop has earned the honor of WCC Coach of the Year.  His team garnered 6 of 11 First Team slots in the WCC, as well as two slots on the Second Team, and one player chosen for the All-Freshman Team.  The Gaels finished the season 16-2 after completing their season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament this past Sunday.  With a winning record of 35-1-3 in the past 39 matches (dating back to 2017), it is no surprise that Coop has earned his fourth WCC Coach of the Year honor, including 2 in the past two-years.  To learn more about the leadership of Coach Coop in the SMC Men's Soccer Program, visit the team page here.  Congrats to the program on earning so many high honors in the WCC!

Coop is proud to be a leader at WC Surf Soccer Club, and enjoys developing curriculum, mentoring coaches, and having fun with boys & girls of all ages on the pitch.  On a weekly basis, he steps up to help train teams from our Competitive and Select programs, and meets with Recreation, Comp, and Select coaches regarding player development and team goals.  He has two children who play in the Club, which also keeps him on his toes.  Adam loves to inspire the love of soccer, and is a living role model for our coaches, players, and teams.  Thank you for all you give Coop!  Our Club is better every day, because of the heart you bring for this beautiful game.
Winter Development Academy
Registration is LIVE


Black Friday is almost here and it is time to schedule your continued player development in the fun, exciting and inspiring atmosphere that our Winter Development Academy offers.  Our annual player development academy runs over 6 weeks, and is 12 sessions offering expert instruction to every player regardless of the level they have played.  Scheduling of this program will be in January and February 2020.  

Winter Development Academy is $249.00 which includes a WDA shirt and 12 training sessions with WC Surf Club Soccer Club Professional Training Staff.  Save $50 for Black Friday through November 30th.  Price will increase back up to $249.00 thereafter.  Hurry and register today!

Please email for any questions you may have about our upcoming Winter Development Academy.
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