About The Academy

The WPL Surf Academy is a pathway for players who aspire to reach the next level, who aspire to play collegiate soccer.

Our primary mission is to provide experiences and opportunities for as many players as possible.

Our goal is to create opportunities for players to be seen and recruited by college coaches.

We strive to help prepare players to be successful in the college environment, both on the field, and in the classroom.   

The WPL Surf Academy provides additional training opportunities for elite players to train and compete together under the guidance of top national and regional coaches.

Surf Academy is a turbo-charged version of the Olympic Development Program (ODP): more training, more college showcases, more exposure to college coaches!

The program lasts for nine to 10 months depending on the age group.

What We Do

Compete at the highest level of play
Form statewide all-star teams
Participate in National Showcase Tournaments
Identify talent at US Club PDP events
Boost each player’s exposure to college coaches
Develop disciplined training habits
Employ nationally licensed coaches & former professional/collegiate players.

Our Academy Directors

Erik Oman
Erik OmanDirector of Coaching
USSF A License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
National Youth License
US Soccer Goalkeeper Coaching License
La Liga Methodology 2 Diploma
US Soccer Instructor License
Matthew Olson
Matthew OlsonSurf Juniors & GoalKeeper Director
USSF A License
US Soccer Goalkeeping Diploma
NSCAA Premier Diploma
Shawn Percell
Shawn PercellSurf Academy Assistant Director
USSF B License

Our Academy Staff

Stanley Holmes
Stanley HolmesExecutive Director
Marlon Mejia
Marlon MejiaDirector of Operations
Stacey Reeves
Stacey ReevesTeam Accounts/Registrar
Liliana Gomez
Liliana GomezAdministration
Mea Fischelis
Mea FischelisFinance