We realize how important and difficult is to establish a common soccer philosophy of playing among all our teams.

But we really want to accept the challenge implementing general concepts that all of our players will follow in game situations and which will be the basis of our methodology and training contents. We want to take SOCCER TO THE NEXT LEVEL! This is Monterey Surf!




Tryouts FAQ

Online registration is available here, on the TRYOUTS INFORMATION PAGE. Pre-registration for tryouts is highly recommended. Pre-registration will expedite check-in of your player at their first tryout session. Pre-registration will close at midnight the day prior to tryouts. If you are unable to pre- register, walk-up registration is allowed. Walk up registrants must have a parent or guardian present to sign the medical and liability waiver.

Our teams are formed through a player tryout process. Each player is assigned a tryout number to be worn at each tryout session. Players are identified by that unique jersey number during the course of the tryout. Coaches will base their selections on player skill and ability demonstrated during the tryouts. Players will receive notification of their tryout results after the last tryout session by the age group coaches.

Players should bring their soccer shoes, shin guards, a water bottle and a soccer ball and dress appropriately for the weather.

We recommend that you attend all of the tryout sessions for your age group. The more sessions you attend, the greater the opportunity for the head coach and the evaluators to see your skills. You must attend at least one session. If there is an unavoidable conflict with all of the sessions for your age, or if you are sick or injured, please contact the appropriate Director of Coaching. Arrangements can be made to provide you an alternate time to try out. In some circumstances, a supplemental session may be scheduled for an age group.

Once tryouts are completed the coaches for the respective teams will begin to make phone calls to the players selected. The A team coach will complete calls first, followed by the B, C, etc. team coaches. While our goal is to have everyone notified within 72 hours this depends on the coach’s ability to reach players/parents and player commitment. You can help the process by sticking close to your home phone or your cell phone following the final tryout session. A decision on an offer will be expected when the coach calls. You should give thought in advance to the various offers you might receive so you can give the coach an answer right away.

Following the final tryout session for your age group, the coaches will confirm their selections with the Coaching Directors. U13-U19 11v11 teams will have a roster of 14-18 players on a team, U11 and U12 9v9 teams will have a roster of 12-14 players on a team and U9 and U10 7v7 teams will have a roster of 9-12 players on a team.

All players who try out will receive a phone call by a Surf Coach, regardless of whether they have been selected for a team or not. If you have not heard from Surf 4 days after the final tryout session, please contact our Director of Coaching – Brett Resenberger at

When a player makes a commitment to Monterey Surf by accepting an offer extended by a coach, that commitment is not taken lightly. Monterey Surf takes careful consideration in extending an offer to a player and each player should do the same in making their decision to accept a roster spot. If a player breaks their commitment, not only will we have lost one player, but we will have lost another who would have committed and filled the roster spot. When a player makes a commitment to join a team it is for one seasonal year of play and one full year of payment to Surf. Consequently, Monterey Surf adheres to a strict “no refund” policy. Once a player has committed to a Monterey Surf team, they are expected to pay the full year of fees.

Once you have received a phone call from the Monterey Surf coach and have accepted a position on the team, go to to complete player registration. Registration will open the day after tryouts have been completed. You may need to upload a copy of the player’s birth certificate or passport and a headshot for the player’s ID card so have those ready. Select your team, acknowledge the waivers/notices, and set up the payment plan or pay in full. At the end of the registration, you will print the Medical Release Form, Parent and Player Codes of Conduct. Sign and give these forms to your team manager at your team formation meeting. All players must be registered before the team formation meeting. Players will not be able to begin practicing until fully registered.

NIKE uniforms will be ordered online through Each team will have a uniform coordinator who will enter each player’s name, email and jersey #. Then an email will be sent directly to the parent with the ordering guidelines.