The Idaho Surf executive team is focused on the player and family experience. From the quality of coaching and playing opportunities, focus on player development, and ease of its administrative processes, the whole team aims to deliver a player-centered approach to soccer development.
Shawn Watts, Executive Director, Player Development
In his role, Watts (Founder) focuses on the player experience. This includes development, training curriculum, college preparation, and coaching. Watts’ team consists of the director of coaching, coaching staff, and college preparation team. Watts also looks after the quality of the indoor/futsal training programs.
James Kaufusi, Director of Operations
Kaufusi’s (Founder) focus is on the family experience. This includes overall operational and administrative quality, financial operations, and business management. His team consists of the business operations manager and administrative support team. As the operational manager of Idaho Surf, Kaufusi will also oversee quality of operations with Caldwell Surf.
Elmer Chacon, Director of Coaching
As director of coaching, Elmer (Founder) is responsible for the recruitment, retention, and development of the coaching staff. In his role, Elmer focuses on building positive relationships with coaches, represents their interests at the management and board levels, and develops support systems and resources for continuous improvement in the area of coaching. Elmer is also the the Executive Director at Idaho Surf Caldwell.
Announcement soon: Assistant Executive Director
___________ focus is on the development and quality of the recreational programs offered through the Idaho Surf Soccer Club. In his/her role, he/she collaborates with the Meridian Surf and Caldwell Surf soccer clubs to provide development avenues for their players. These include all-star programs and training to develop recreational players into competitive players should they aspire to make the comp team. He/She represents the interests of the recreational clubs to management.
J.P. Mejia, Assistant Operations Manager
J.P. (Founder) is responsible for the implementation of all operational and administrative processes. With an eye toward continuous improvement, he is focused on identifying, suggesting, and implementing opportunities to improve both the player and family experiences with the administrative side of the club. His team consists of staff who support him in the areas of registration, scheduling, billing and payments, compliance, and contract management.