The San Antonio Surf Soccer Club offers comprehensive youth soccer programs for ages 4-18. In addition, we offer advanced playing opportunities through our Surf Select Teams (ages 9-18) and our National Amateur Teams (ages 16+). No matter the program or level of play, all of our programs are lead by our 100% licensed coaching staff.
Danny’s soccer playing days started in the Chicagoland area at the young age of five, and his passion for the game eventually led him to a competitive traveling soccer club, Kickers SC. He continued his career at Marmion Academy high school in Aurora, IL, where he was a four-year varsity letter winner and was named Captain of the Varsity team his senior year. Danny finished his competitive playing career at St. Ambrose University, a NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) school in Davenport, Iowa.
Danny’s coaching career began in 2008 at his alma-mater Marmion Academy, where the Athletic Director selected him to be Head Coach of the freshman and sophomore high school teams. During this time, Danny developed players that went on to qualify for IHSA’s (Illinois High School Association) class 2A State Championships in 2011. Danny was most influenced by Coach Kevin O’ Connor (IHSA Coaching Hall of Fame) and Rob Kehoe, founder of Magic Moves and current NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Collegiate Division I Programs Director during his playing and coaching career at Marmion.
In 2011, Danny started coaching club soccer by initiating a productive soccer program at Sandwich Middle School in Sandwich, IL. Danny continued to contribute to the western Chicagoland community. In 2013, Phoenix Soccer Club of Yorkville, IL hired Danny as the Director of Coaching. In less than five years, Danny’s passion for player development in the community turned success as he was able to grow Phoenix Soccer Club from 3 teams to almost 15 teams. Danny has brought excitement and a new culture of soccer to the Yorkville area.
Playing Experience: Kickers SC, Marmion Academy, St. Ambrose University, completion of Youth Training at Atletico Paranaense Clube (Brazil)
Coaching Qualifications: USSF C License, NSCAA Professional Development Certificate, Positive Coaching Alliance Certificate, Sportsbrain Concussion Certificate
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San Antonio Surf Soccer Club is dedicated to fostering the physical, mental, and emotional development of our players while providing the best possible experience for all players and their families.
The Club provides players with a comprehensive development program through a 100% licensed-coaching staff.
We offer a comprehensive youth soccer training system for ages 4-18 all of which are under the leadership and guidance of 100% licensed and dedicated coaches.
Learn more about our youth soccer programs below.
Junior Academy is all about getting players comfortable with the ball at their feet. There are no goalkeepers which encourages all players to participate on the field of play. Players can play a defensive role but are encouraged to move and get touches on the ball. All players will have an opportunity to play in different roles and positions. All games are played on our home fields.
Academy emphasizes player development in a team setting without the pressures of short-term wins, losses, or results. We use small-sided games to prepare younger players for the transition into competitive soccer. This setting reinforces teamwork and sportsmanship, while developing social skills and self-confidence. Games are played across San Antonio against other clubs and introduce "travel" games. All teams get free access to all three San Antonio Surf Tournaments on our home fields.
Competitive includes comprehensive training including speed, agility, goalkeeping and advanced team concepts and training that prepare players for college-level play. Games are played across San Antonio and Texas and can include statewide tournaments and college showcases. All teams get free access to all three San Antonio Surf Tournaments on our home fields.
Surf Select is comprised of the top club players . The Select team plays against other top club teams across Texas. The most talented players on the club-level Surf Select teams can be called up to play on the National Surf Select Team based in San Diego, CA. The National Surf Select Team plays in national and international competitions with exposure to college coaches and professional scouts nationally and internationally.