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What geographical area do you serve?
We are based in southern Orange County, California. We currently have players from as far south as San Clemente and as far north as Fullerton.

What are the ages of your teams?
We have girls teams from 2007 - 2011 and boys teams from 2002 - 2012.

Where are your games played?
The younger players play at our home fields and in the surrounding areas. Older players, 2007 and up, can play games throughout Southern California: Long Beach, Yorba Linda, San Clemente, Irvine, Mission Viejo to name a few. Tournaments have been played in San Diego and San Bernardino locally, as well as tournaments in Nevada, Arizona  and summer sand soccer in Huntington Beach.

Where are your practice fields?
We have four main permitted practice field locations, with eight total fields. Our four locations are Mission Viejo High School, Cordillera Elementary, Linda Vista Elementary and Serrano Intermediate. The MVHS and Linda Vista locations have lights for when the daylight hours grow short.

Does the cost include uniforms?
Uniform cost is not included in Club Fees.

How many times a week do you practice?
Teams practice two or three times per week, depending on the age. There may be extra sessions at select times.

Are there any special practices or skills clinics?
We offer position-specific clinics at various times throughout the year.

What League do you play in?
We participate in SCDSL and have pathway available for serious players to move up to Boys DA and ECNL, and Girls DA

When is your soccer season?
Our teams practice all year. There are two primary game-playing seasons: regular League play in the Fall, and a shorter season in the Spring.
High School age teams do not practice or compete during the High School soccer season and adjust practices during High School Summer League.

Is there an Academy for Younger Players?
We start our soccer players at U5 - U8 in the Boys and Girls Youth Academies. We have three seasons for this age group: Spring, Summer and Fall.

At U9 we start to form teams to play in the SCDSL.

Players can join OC Surf Mission Veijo during any season, U5 - U12.

Does the Club provide college and/or professional placement support for graduating players?
Yes. we have a position dedicated to help with College recruitment and placement of graduating players to be introduced to college coaches.

Does OC Surf Mission Viejo have any additional relationships with outside entities?
Yes. We enourage our players to try out for the Surf Development Academy and the Surf ECNL. In addition, we take a teams to Salford, England and participate at the Manchester City Academy.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Roger Castle, Sr. President
Cecilia Castle Treasurer
Kaleigh Burn Secretary
Tony Smith Board Member
Leon Zavalkov Board Member
Roger Castle, Sr. President
Cecilia Castle Treasurer
Kaleigh Burn Secretary
Tony Smith Board Member
Leon Zavalkov Board Member
Roger Castle, Sr.
President
Cecilia Castle
Treasurer
Kaleigh Burn
Secretary
Tony Smith
Board Member
Leon Zavalkov
Board Member

OPERATING COMMITTEE

Roger Castle, Jr. Director of Coaching
Roger Castle, Sr. Director of Operations
Leon Zavalkov Director of Girls
Roger Castle, Jr. Boys Youth Academy
Leon Zavalkov Coaching Representative
Roger Castle, Jr. Director of Coaching
Roger Castle, Sr. Director of Operations
Leon Zavalkov Director of Girls
Roger Castle, Jr. Boys Youth Academy
Leon Zavalkov Coaching Representative
Roger Castle, Jr.
Director of Coaching
Roger Castle, Sr.
Director of Operations
Leon Zavalkov
Director of Girls
Roger Castle, Jr.
Boys Youth Academy
Leon Zavalkov
Coaching Rep.

ADMINISTRATION

Cecilia Castle Accounting
Kaleigh Burn Club Administration
Josh Smith Registrar
Orlando Moreno Fundraising
Cecilia Castle Accounting
Kaleigh Burn Club Administration
Josh Smith Registrar
Orlando Moreno Fundraising
Cecilia Castle
Accounting
Kaleigh Burn
Club Administration
Josh Smith
Registrar
Orlando Moreno
Fundraising

OPERATING STRUCTURE

Our Club is a 501c3 non-profit Soccer Club doing business as OC Surf Mission Viejo, registered with CYSA South. The BOD meets once a month in public session, the DOC reports to the BOD and presents anything that may affect the clubs position on all issues. There is a Director of Operations handling permits, field issues and all soccer related off field issues.

All soccer related decisions are the responsibility of The Operations Committee, made up of Senior coaches and chaired by the DOC.

Each team has a team coach, supported by a team administrator, our own Registrar, and a highly qualified/experiences Director of Coaching responsible for all coaches and teams.

The DOC is responsible for all coaching issues working closely with the President and chairs the Operating Committee, he is also coaching or hands on with our graduating teams.  Movement of players between teams may still be implemented but any player movement will be to the benefit of the player, not a coach trying to win games.