Accommodations, Map, & Parking

    Where will my field be?
    We update our map online just as soon as we have the best idea what the current year will look like. Generally, we keep the layout of age groups the same from year to year. Keep in mind Mother Nature changes the beach throughout the year and we will adapt our layout to the beach as well as the numbers of teams we have attending the event. In the meantime, last year’s map is a good guideline and of course, Andrea, at BookMyGroup can also help you when booking your hotel rooms: acasperson@bookmygroup.com - 1-888-832-6745 During the Event: We have a mobile app coming to make your experience during our event even better. Watch for more information on our website and social media.
    Where can I park?
    During events as big as ours, resort area parking is always a challenge. We recommend carpools, and allow plenty of time to find parking and walk to your fields. You may wish to visit our City’s site for more info about VB and transportation and parking in the resort area. http://www.visitvirginiabeach.com/visitors/getting-around/ Many common transport options are available in the area and may also help you avoid parking and traffic worries.
    I would like to book my hotel for the 2019 competition. Can I do it during this year’s event?
    Yes. In order to stay in compliance with the Stay-and-Play policy, please watch for 2019 booking information which will be available by our 2018 event. 2018 reservation Link: https://reserve.bookmygroup.com/tournaments/tournament_details/10604 Book early for best rates. Contact Andrea Casperson acasperson@bookmygroup.com or 1-888-832-6745 with any hotel booking questions.
    I will be staying at the Oceanfront. Why are participants asked to book rooms through BookMyGroup, even when booking a single room?
    NASSC is a Stay-and-Play event using BookMyGroup, a free service to our participants. This service is applied to individuals as well as teams blocking rooms for multiple players. Use of BMG keeps team fees lower from year-to-year, and directly benefits our community when NASSC is credited for the room you stay in. If you booked early and did not use BMG, please contact Andrea immediately with your lodging information. BMG will then associate your reserved room with our tournament and do its best to work with the hotel to insure you receive the most competitive rates. For the early birds who like to grab their favorite location early for next year, BookMyGroup will be available for by the time you arrive on the sand for this years’ event. Please be sure to contact BMG direct for all reservations. For all questions regarding lodging, please contact: Andrea Casperson - acasperson@bookmygroup.com - 1-888-832-6745

Age Divisions & Rules

    What is the minimum number of females on a COED team?
    For youth teams (U08,U18/U19), coed teams compete in the Boys Divisions with no minimum. Coed High School and Coed Adult teams must have minimum of three females on the roster and two on the field at all time during play of the game.
    May youth players play up in age groups?
    Yes, youth players may play in older age groups (see rules). However, when registering your child for an older team, for your child’s safety, please keep in mind the child’s skill and size in relationship to the players in the age group in which he/she wishes to play.
    What are the age divisions for 2019?
    In accordance with US Soccer Youth Player Development Initiatives our youth age groups are built according to birth year. Age divisions are posted on under “Tournament” on our website.

Gear Store & Merchandise

    Will there be pre-order merchandise for sale?
    Pre-order merchandise is not offered. However, official NASSC merchandise will be available from MSP Design at multiple locations during the event. T-shirts, bags, hats, bottles and more will be featured – shop early for the best choices.

Payments & Deadlines

    The Team Registration Deadline has past. Are teams still able to apply?
    Team Registrations are accepted after the deadline unless our website indicates "Registrations Are Closed". No information regarding whether or not a division is full will be given over the phone or by email. Teams wishing to be added to the waitlist must submit an online registration and make full payment to be considered. If your team is NOT able to be accepted your team fee will be returned to you.
    I have misplaced my registration confirmation and need it to send in with payment.
    No problem. You may instead use a print-out of the confirmation email, making sure the exact team name and the age group are identified. You may also Log into your account at https://events.teamsnap.com/events/1094/register and reprint your receipts(s). Please send ONE check PER team, and separate checks for each team if you are paying for more than one team.
    I previously submitted a Team Application for the event and would now like to pay by credit card.
    We currently are not able to offer you the option of returning to your team registration and changing payment method. Please mail in payment by check or money order, along with a copy of your registration receipt. If you are not able to mail payment to us by the deadline, please contact our Administrator. The answer to the previous question will aid you in printing material to mail in with your check.

Player Registration, Rosters, and Releases

    General Information About Player Registration
    Online Player Registration is by is free, by invitation only, and is required (Pro/Am excepted). Player invitations are generated to each player by your team manager. When completing the player’s registration, please TURN OFF AUTO-FILL to avoid inadvertent changes to info already completed by you. For players under the age of 18 registrations must be completed by a legal guardian. The use of MOBILE DEVICES to complete registration is NOT RECOMMENDED. Team managers or other team members may not complete the registration for other players. The Deadline for players to register online for the 2019 event will be June 4th. Players planning to roster on multiple teams will receive separate invitations from each team and will need to complete registration with each team. Players with additional questions regarding Player Registration should contact their team manager for assistance.
    Roster Management – Team Managers Only
    Please visit our Team Manager page for information on preparing your team and the roster.
    Will players be required to complete a medical release?
    Yes, the Waiver & Release of Liability is now part of the online Player Registration we require for all players. Players, Coaches, Team Managers and Parents are also required to complete a Code of Conduct through the online registration.
    When do we have to have the team roster completed?
    While the roster is submitted to us until the roster lock date, you will need all players to complete their online player registration prior to the lock date, including all waivers and the code of conduct. Contact our Administrator if your roster is incomplete or needs changes following the lock date. Once accepted by us, the roster may not be changed.
    I am looking for a team. Can I complete a player registration and be placed on a team?
    No. Player registration is by team invitation. However, you may want to visit our Player Portal at sandsoccer.com, a self-serve network tool for players and teams to find one another.
    I made an error when completing my/my child’s player registration. How can I correct the info?
    Let your Team Manager know what mistake was made and the reason you are requesting a change. Your team manager will have instructions for making needed changes. Note: We recommend auto-fill settings be disabled because data previously entered by you can inadvertently be changed by automated settings.

Schedules & Mailings

    When will schedules be released?
    Preliminary schedules will be sent to Team Managers approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. However, FINAL schedules will be posted the Friday night prior to competition. CAUTION: using a search engine to find schedules can often lead you to schedules from prior years and may not reflect correct information for this year’s event.
    The information for our Team Manager has changed – how can I update the application to ensure postal mail finds me?
    The original team managers should email our Administrator for assistance. Acceptance packets are mailed to the team manager’s address provided on the registration and will provide IMPORTANT information including instruction and tournament information.

Team Applications

    When can teams apply for the competition?
    Team Registrations for the subsequent year will open December 1. Visit http://www.sandsoccer.com/registration/ for registration information.
    How do I know whether there is still room in a division?
    Divisions fill quickly, especially the closer we get to the deadline. No information regarding whether or not a division is full will be given over the phone or by email. The best way to ensure your team gets into the competition is to submit your team registration and pay the team fees. Without both the application and fees paid, your team cannot be considered. In the event the division fills, your team will be placed on a waitlist. If we are unable to accept the team, your team fee will be refunded or returned to you. All teams (Pro Teams excepted), are taken on a “First Applied AND Paid, First Accepted” basis.
    Our team has players that play in travel leagues, and others that play at the recreation level or not at all. We do not feel our skill level is very high. Can we compete at Level 1?
    Any team with one or more travel players must enter at Level 2 or higher, even if the travel player(s) also plays for a recreation team. Level 1 is reserved for teams with no travel players. Teams entered at Level 1 with any players carded as travel players during the 2018-2019 seasonal year will be disqualified. Be sure to check your registration confirmation receipt or email to ensure you have selected the right skill level. Honesty in skill level is expected – please don’t ruin the fun for others by disregarding this rule.

Team Packet Pick-Up (Required)

    When & where is team check-in?
    New for 2019 – Most teams will check-in by submitting their team roster online before the roster lock date. Those teams not meeting the lock date or needing to make changes to their roster will need to attend the Friday night check-in at the Virginia Beach Convention Center between 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Free parking available. Only one team rep needs to come to check-in. Team managers may designate another team member/parent age 18 or older (25 or older for youth U12-U18/U19 and Coed High School) to complete check-in but should ensure that person is prepared with any rosters, signed Codes of Conduct, and completed Waivers needing to be turned in.