|Virginia Beach Sand Soccer|
Be it as one of NASSC's 85,000 returning sand soccer "veteran's", or perhaps a newcomer to this site in search information on this emerging beach sports craze, welcome to the exciting world of soccer on the sand and beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA! If you enjoy sun, sand and surf with your soccer - this IS the place... and get ready for Ultimate Beach Ball!
This tournament is the globe’s premier single-weekend sand soccer festival as nearly 10,000 players will rock the Virginia Beach oceanfront June 8 - 10 when the Championships returns to one of the nation’s top resort cities.
You’ll find colorful international teams parading to the sound on conga drums enroute incredible U.S. OPEN Pro/Am matches, with cash prizes at stake; hundreds of youth teams aged 9 thru 19 battling on the beaches, men’s and women’s single gender squads, college teams, and even "corporate-coed" competitors from businesses and military organizations promoting health and fitness. The game, played on 25-35 or 30-40 yard grids, is 5v5 and fast-paced, with limited dribblin’ and laser shots on goal. Never fear, however, as brackets are seeded to support all levels of play - from the beginner to the most professional. Much like beach volleyball, sand soccer‘s rules are easy to pick up. Uniforms for this beach bash are "anything-goes", just about like the game itself...
This "Grand Prix" of international amateur beach soccer events is hard to miss and attracts teams from nearly 20 states and as far away as Germany, Brazil, Norway’s rocky seacoasts and the wilds of Canada's Northwest Territories. The Championships are staged over 20 full City blocks of prime oceanfront real estate, on over mile and a half of white sand - against a backdrop of diving gulls, banners waving in stiff ocean breezes, thousands of Boardwalk bedazzled spectators, live music and great food. Meanwhile, surf’s up just a few steps from the soccer action and, when day is done, most participants and fans head out to area’s unbelievable lineup of region entertainment, spotlighted in our "Attractions" click.
The Hampton Roads Soccer Council (HRSC), and its several member clubs, are your hosts for the tournament weekend and plan year-round to ensure a guaranteed sand-blast. Consisting of the Virginia Beach Rush, the Southeastern Virginia Women’s Soccer Associations, and Beach FC travel soccer organizations, HRSC has staged the Championships since 1994 to generate revenues for its premier 75-acre Soccer Complex. Numerous national and regional sponsors and advertisers graciously support the festival. New corporate teammates are always welcomed and can receive tournament info using the below contact points.
Conventional outdoor soccer enthusiasts make up the bulk of competition. Once you’ve experienced soccer in the sand, you’re hooked big-time and a huge percentage of players and families return year after year to make the North American Sand Soccer Championships their "Summer Kickoff", or a reward for a just-completed school year or Spring soccer campaign.
Want more info? Then click thru this site and see what participants have said over the years about this fantastic festival.
The tournament is first come-first in by date of receipt of application and entry fee. The single exception is the Pro/Am division where entry is based on team composition and history and additional entry material is forwarded by the tournament to those Pro/Am teams showing interest in entering the men's "U.S. OPEN".
Hampton Roads Soccer Council
2256 Recreation Drive
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