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Surf Cup International Salou 2023 Recap

November 29, 2023

International Development Academy was a proud sponsor of Surf Cup International Salou 2023. With just a short 3 hour drive to Salou, our Valencia staff played a critical role in the tournament  and gave the perfect opportunity for them to scout top players for IDA. 

On top of IDA’s support in the tournament, SCI Salou featured IDA’s U17 and U19 teams. Our U17 team qualified for the Gold Quarter Finals where they fell in a tough game to Clube Atletico Mineiro. Our U19 team reached the gold Semifinals where they were defeated in a 1-0 matchup against FFB Reus. It was a great opportunity for our boys to compete against top teams from all over the world. 

During the tournament, IDA offered a two-hour identification clinic with our coaches that focused on individual technical and tactical aspects that reflect IDA’s methodology. The clinic was open to all players and their siblings. It was a great way to kick off the intense competition. Along with the clinic, IDA and Surf Cup International teamed up to give away a free week of camp to one lucky player!

It was an exciting privilege for our IDA Valencia staff to see players and families from all over the world in Spain. Surf Cup International was proud to bring over 2,500 people, including 1,800 players to Salou this November, creating an immense positive impact on the region. Not only were our players and parents immersed in a high-level soccer experience, but they also were invited to explore the many things Salou and the surrounding areas had to offer. 

Congratulations to our Champions and Team MVP’s! 

Champions: 

U19 Boys – RCD Mallorca 

U18 Girls – FFB Reus

U17 Boys – Atlético Mineiro 

U12 Boys – Leicester City FC 

U16 Girls – Real Madrid

U15 Boys – RCD Espanyol 

U14 Boys – Villarreal CF 

U13 Girls – FC Porto 

U12 Girls – RCD Espanyol 

U11 Boys – Sevilla FC

MVP’s: 

U17 Boys – Kristoffern Skarnpo – Ullensakerkisa

U16 Girls – Evelyn Contreras – Surf Select

U15 Boys – Marc Martinez – Valencia CF

U14 Girls – Alex Arasa – Amposta

U13 Boys – Lausley Juliao – FC Porto

U12 Boys – Erik Belkis – Leicester CF

U12 Girls – Carmen Matas – Valencia CF

Boys U11 – Enzo Marquez – Gimnastic de Tarragona 

Jordi Gomez, General Manager of IDA Valencia, commented on the success of IDA’s role in SCI Salou, “It was not only a great experience to scout some of the best youth players in the world for IDA, but also to have our staff play an important role in the tournament itself. It was great to see so many families enjoying all that Spain has to offer!”

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