New Beach Soccer Event Coming to Erie

17 Jun, 2014

Soccer in the Sand Will Debut at Presque Isle State Park

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce the Soccer in the Sand Nationwide Series is coming to Erie on Saturday, August 2. This one-day tournament will take place at Presque Isle State Park.

Soccer in the Sand is a competitive, five-on-five tournament (including a goaltender) which promises to produce lots of scoring and fun. All teams are guaranteed three bracket games consisting of two 12-minute halves. Teams will advance into playoff action based on their preliminary round record.

The Erie Admirals are the partnering local organization.

The tournament is open to all ages. Registration is $275 per team with a July 19 deadline.

Participants will compete in divisions that will be separated by age: under-8 through under-18 boys and girls, men's, women's, and adult co-ed. The minimum roster size is five with a maximum of 11. Soccer in the Sand officials recommend a roster consisting of seven to nine players.

“We identified Erie and Presque Isle State Park as a prime location to hold a Soccer in the Sand tournament and are excited to be working on this event with the Erie Admirals and the Erie Sports Commission,” said Tournament Director Scott Lemay.

“Presque Isle State Park is a perfect venue for an event like Soccer in the Sand,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “The fact that the organizers have partnered with the Erie Admirals sets the stage to make this an event that will be successful year after year.”

For more information visit, or contact Tournament Director Scott Lemay at 248-247-9282 or

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

For more information about the Erie Sports Commission, visit


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