During the weekend of 8/3-8/5/19, Breakers FC Academy U13 Boys DA played their first official 11v11 games at the iconic Surf Cup Tournament in San Diego. Needless to say, the players were excited for the opportunity to travel and participate in Surf Cup 2019. As always, Surf Cup delivered on it's promise to showcase "The Best of the Best" across all age groups and divisions.
We ended up playing 5 games, culminating in an epic Championship match vs. LA Surf DA. LA Surf DA is an outstanding team, and our players were pushed to their limit in the Final. We won all 5 games, all 3 group matches, semi-final and final, to earn the title Surf Cup 2019 Champions - U13 Boys Blue Division. Most importantly, our players were able to learn and apply our principles of play for all 4 phases of the game in the new 11v11 game model. Our players and team showed full commitment to our Style of Play and delivered strong individual and team performances throughout the tournament.
Surf Cup provided an excellent platform to launch our Breakers FC Academy U13 2019-2020 DA season. We are proud to represent Breakers FC Academy USSDA and look forward to relentless pursuit of our primary objective this season, "We are a player development team, and our primary objective is to maximize individual and team potential".
Before the tournament started, we held a Friday evening training session at Aviaria Park Turf Fields in Carlsbad, compliments of my friend and colleague Steve Cowell - LA Galaxy Academy San Diego Director of Coaching. Special thanks to Steve Cowell and all those who made this amazing experience possible for our players - our parents and families in particular.