Riptide Soccer Club is based in Point Loma, which is a coastal community of San Diego, CA. Riptide Soccer Club is the Competitive Club Program of the Point Loma Soccer Association (PLSA), a Non-Profit Organization formed in 2009 and devoted to promoting the game of soccer. We are affiliated with California Youth Soccer Association South (Cal-South, U8-U18), US Club Soccer (USCS, U8-U18), and US Youth Soccer Association (USYSA), which in turn are affiliated with FIFA.
Riptide SC provides the highest level of instruction and training to assist players of all ages in their development in the game of soccer. We strive to provide opportunities for any child who demonstrates in interested in playing competitive club soccer.
Riptide Board of Directors
The Riptide Soccer Club is guided by our club bylaws and run by a dedicated group of volunteers that devote literally thousands of hours of time each year to our talented young players.
PLSA was created with the primary ambition to get youth soccer development "right." It was about saying "no" to the status quo governing recreational youth soccer that expects "too much too soon" from our children and doesn’t expend enough effort in preparing volunteer coaches for the difficult task of teaching the game. While the solution seemed obvious, particularly since it has been promoted by the USSF and USYSA (United Stated Youth Soccer Association) for nearly a decade now, many in the soccer community have not embraced it. A decision was made to change that and PLSA was born.
A handful of dedicated volunteers were instrumental in developing the PLSA Program. Through the promotion of SSG “Small Sided Games,” PLSA is able to offer quality soccer training, along with social guidance, to those children with the ability, desire and passion to play at the next level.
RSC was launched in January 2010, as it was recognized the need to create a competitive side to partner with PLSA Rec.
In games of 8v8 and 11v11, the inexperienced soccer players have too few opportunities to become involved in the game. The situations are too complicated, the players don’t properly understand the objectives of the game, and they don’t come into contact with the ball often enough. PLSA program is a more traditional program that forms teams for competitive play, but allows the kids to thrive by making the games small sided to meet the "Developmental Stage" of the players. When the game format matches the developmental stage of the players, opportunities to play the ball, learn the game and have more fun increases exponentially for all players!