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Virginia Beach to Host Sand Soccer Championships

16 May, 2013


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 email@sandsoccer.com and http://www.sandsoccer.com/. The phone number is 757-368-4600.

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