Coaching Staff2018-09-15T02:16:58+00:00

MEET OUR ACADEMY STAFF

VERNON COFT
VERNON COFTDirector of Coaching
ERIK OMAN
ERIK OMANAssistant Academy Director
MATTHEW OLSON
MATTHEW OLSONSurf Juniors Director

BOYS ACADEMY COACHING STAFF

ERIK OMAN
ERIK OMAN2001 Boys Head Coach
ADAM NOWLAND
ADAM NOWLAND2002 Boys Head Coach
LEE ROBINSON
LEE ROBINSON2003 Boys Head Coach
MATTHEW OLSON
MATTHEW OLSON2004 Boys Head Coach
MIKE OSBORN
MIKE OSBORN2005 Boys Head Coach
MATTHEW OLSON
MATTHEW OLSON2006 Western Boys Head Coach
ANDREW CRAIG
ANDREW CRAIG2006 Eastern Boys Head Coach
MARK BICKHAM
MARK BICKHAM2007 Boys Head Coach

GIRLS ACADEMY COACHING STAFF

ERIK OMAN
ERIK OMAN2001 Girls Head Coach
ADAM NOWLAND
ADAM NOWLAND2002 Girls Head Coach
JERRY CARDENAS
JERRY CARDENAS2003 Girls Head Coach
VERNON CROFT
VERNON CROFT2004 Girls Head Coach
AARON WASHBURN
AARON WASHBURN2005 Girls Head Coach
KAITLYN JACKSON
KAITLYN JACKSON2006 Girls Head Coach
NIKI TAYLOR
NIKI TAYLOR2007 Girls Head Coach
MARTY LACKEY
MARTY LACKEY2007 Eastern Girls Head Coach

WHO WE ARE.

The PSPL Surf Academy is a pathway for players who aspire to reach the next level, who aspire to play collegiate soccer.

Our primary mission: making players better, smarter, faster and stronger.

We help connect you to the next level – whether collegiate or professional.

We create tough technical standards and set high personal expectations on the field and off.

The PSPL Surf Academy provides additional training opportunities for elite players to train and compete together under the guidance of top national and regional coaches.

Surf Academy is a turbo-charged version of the Olympic Development Program (ODP): more training, more college showcases, more exposure to college coaches! The program lasts for nine to 10 months depending on the age group.

  • Compete at the highest level of play
  • Form statewide all-star teams
  • Participate in national showcase tournaments
  • Employ nationally licensed coaches and former professional or collegiate players.
  • Identify talent at US Club PDP events
  • Enlarge your exposure to college coaches
  • Develop disciplined training habits

PSPL Surf Academy began in December 2011 with the simple but powerful idea to help young players reach their dreams of playing college soccer.

We started with just two age groups – a boys and a girls team – and now we have 12 teams and more than 30 players moving on to play collegiate soccer.

Our teams have won Surf Cup, SX Cup, the Nike Cup, Whitecaps FC Invitational, Showcase of Champions, and the Avalanche Invitational. They also have reached the quarters or semis in many of these tournaments. Our academy teams also have climbed the state rankings – usually placing in the top five.

We have also placed six players into US Club Soccer’s coveted id2 regional identification camps and moved five players up to the Sounders FC Development Academy.

From the day we discussed with other club directors about creating additional opportunities for the league’s best players, our underlying vision has been to help talented male and female soccer players find their pathway to success – be it college, professional or even the US National Team!

Our goal for the younger ages: help players develop technical skills and place them in highly ranked competitive tournaments to push and prepare them to peak at the college showcasing ages.

For high school players, we introduce them to showcase tournaments, college recruiting, fitness & nutrition and the higher-education process. Our traveling teams attend showcase tournaments across the country.

The PSPL Academy is a place of higher learning for ambitious soccer players.
Our primary mission: making players better, faster, stronger, smarter.

We connect our best players to the next level – whether collegiate or professional.
We create tough technical standards and set high personal expectations on the field and off.

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