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We believe through superior experiences, players will be able to showcase their talent, discover collegiate opportunities and create community around the game. We are a standards driven national league connected to the Girls Academy that will encourage clubs to compete and grow, maximizing the development of their players.


Valley Surf is committed to a player-first approach. Valley Surf strives to provide its players with professional training, the best playing environment, skill development, and a passion for the game. Access to the Development Player League further enhances Valley Surf's goal to push players to the highest level and place players collegiately.


To develop the player and empower the person in a purposeful and memorable environment.


Darren Leslie
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What does moving to the DPL mean for Valley Surf And our players?

Competing in the DPL will afford us the opportunity to continue our club-centric model in a more competitive development environment and offer a stronger competition model for player development while offering a proven college track path.

The DPL is a national league providing an elite competition platform for top youth soccer clubs in the U.S. Clubs must apply and meet competitive standards to be admitted to the league. 

Yes, the DPL is a girls only league.

The 2022-2023 DPL NorCal Conference: AllStars United, CenCal Cosmos, Valley Surf, Juventus SV, Elk Grove United, Monterey Surf, Walnut Creek Surf, Livermore SC, Albion SV, Union Sacramento Diablo Valley Wolves, and Solano Surf. 

Valley Surf’s 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, and 18U/19U teams will participate in DPL.

Yes, players can participate in DPL and High School soccer. There is no conflict between DPL and High School seasons for 15U and up.

DPL teams will follow the existing club schedule with a pre-season team camp in mid-July and practice beginning in August. League games are expected to begin in late August or early September and may run through May 2023.

DPL teams will compete in a Regional Showcase and a Summer Showcase or DPL Playoffs (if the team qualifies). 

The league schedule has not been announced, but teams can expect to play away games at conference opponent locations or neutral site locations. Travel may be anywhere from 1-2 hours away. Games will most likely be played in pairs with traveling teams playing one (1) game on Saturday and one (1) game on Sunday depending on the distance traveled.

Teams will train a minimum of three (3) times per week. Practices will be held in Lathrop and Manteca.

Yes, college coaches attend DPL games. The Regional and National Showcase events are well attended by Division I, II, and III coaches.

All players from any club are eligible to play in the DPL.

Yes, players can play for their current club and our DPL team. In situations where non-Valley Surf players wish to explore DPL opportunities, we will require permission to be approved by the current non-Valley Surf Director of Coaching. 

Tryouts for the 2023-2024 season will be held this May. You can register for tryouts by clicking HERE.

Home games will most likely be played at the River Islands Sports Park in Lathrop. 

Who plays in the DPL?

For a complete list of member clubs, please go to

Ready to get more info on Valley Surf and all we have to offer?

Valley Surf DPL Program provides opportunities for boys ages U13 to U19 to participate and play within the state. Tryouts will occur Starting in May in and are open to all players. Please register below to attend one of our DPL tryouts.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your interest in Valley Surf. 

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