Sierra Surf Soccer Club, or “Sierra Surf”, is an operating affiliate of the San Diego Surf Soccer Club. We serve all of Northern Nevada and neighboring communities. If you’re familiar with San Diego Surf and Surf Cup, we share in the “Best of the Best” mission – to provide all soccer players, boys, and girls, young and old, the best coaching and player development program around.

Our club started as “Nevada Celtic Soccer Academy” in the Fall of 2017, and was the result of several coaches wanting to bring affordable competitive soccer to the Reno area. We began with just three boys teams (2005, 2006, 2007), and then the following Spring season we grew to six teams. By the start of the Fall 2018 season, five (5) girls teams joined our club, along with another boys team, bringing our total to twelve (12) competitive teams. Around this time, the club rebranded to “NV Academy.”

In October 2018, NV Academy officially affiliated with San Diego Surf Soccer Club.

Sierra Surf Soccer Club is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


To be a players-first club offering a holistic club soccer experience for our parents and players, emphasizing the development of each member to his or her full potential. We aim to provide best-in-class resources, competition, coaching, and exposure to our club, to our coaches, to our parents, and most importantly, to our players. Sierra Surf strives for the highest level of competition, building from the ground up with a “development first” model.


Discipline: Discipline is the spark that ignites the fire of habit. Fires must be lit daily, and discipline provides the original source of energy.

Integrity: Our actions embody respect for ourselves, our teams, our opponents, our coaches, our families, and our community. We strive to be the best and play like the best.

Excellence: Drive is fueled by desire, belief, and the expectation that we can achieve something extraordinary through our collective efforts. The drive and motivation of our players and inspiring coaches are integral to our excellence. We are committed to working hard every day while developing patience, discipline, respect, and responsibility in all of our players.

Passion: We create a culture that values collaboration to achieve success both on and off the field. Each player, coach, parent, and alumni strive to be the best to make the Sierra Surf community our strongest yet.

Solidarity: Solidarity is at the heart of our program, and drives us to excellence. We value and welcome different personalities, cultures, backgrounds, genders, languages, and styles. Our differences allow us the opportunity to be open, understanding, and accepting of all.

Off-the-Field Player Support

Sierra Surf has cultivated a leadership group and staff that has a proven track record in supporting player, personal, social/emotional, and academic needs off the field in a variety of ways:

  • Economic support for players via tuition assistance and internship/job placement assistance.
  • Family support via logistical arrangements for player families to meet soccer-related travel needs.
  • Academic advising to assist students and their families with academic planning decisions and the college application process.
  • Academic support and preparation for college standardized testing requirements.
  • Health and well-being support via contacts in the medical and physical therapy fields.


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