Virginia Beach will host the 20th North American Sand Soccer Championships from June 7-June 9 at the oceanfront area.
Games will run 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily, and will include competition for a variety of age groups and skill levels.
According to organizers, there will be colorful international teams parading to the sound on conga drums en route 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. Brackets are seeded to support all levels of play - from the beginner to the most professional. Much like beach volleyball, sand soccer rules are easy to pick up. Uniforms for this beach bash are "anything-goes".
Information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org and http://www.sandsoccer.com/. The phone number is 757-368-4600.