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 or Military team?
    For youth teams, 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. Military teams play as men’s team with no minimum number of females on the roster or on the field. Note: special restrictions apply to qualify as a military team. Please contact info@sandsoccer.com.
    May youth players play up in age groups?
    Yes, youth players may play in older age groups (see rules ”All players on the team must be born in the following years (or later)...” 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 age group in which he/she wishes to play.
    What are the age divisions for 2018?
    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

    I placed an order through the online store prior to the Pre-order deadline. How do I claim my items?
    All pre-orders must be picked up June 8th between 5 p.m.-10 p.m., at the Team Check-In You or your representative must present a receipt to claim orders. If you forgot to claim your order at team check-in Friday night, please visit their retail tent near our stadium (24th Street) during the event or contact MSP Design Group (757) 855-5416 to inquire about having your order shipped. If you requested and paid for shipping, your order will be shipped unless you have made other arrangements with MSP.
    I have a question about my pre-ordered t-shirts and gear, or items I ordered from the Gear Store that were to be shipped.
    Please contact MSP Design Group (757) 855-5416.

Payments & Deadlines

    The Application Deadline has past. Are teams still able to apply?
    Team Registrations are accepted after the deadline unless our website indicates "Applications 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. Log into your account at https://events.teamsnap.com/events/1094/register and reprint your receipts(s). If multiple teams are on one receipt, please print one per team and attach a separate check for each team. 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
    Player Registration is free and is required (ProAm excepted). Player invitations are generated to each player automatically once the team manager adds the player’s name and email address to the roster online. 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 2018 event will be June 5th. Players planning to roster on multiple teams will receive separate invitations from each of the team managers and will need to complete registration with each team. Players with additional questions regarding Player Registration should contact their team manager for assistance.
    Our team needs players.
    You may want to visit our Player Portal at sandsoccer.com, a self-serve network tool for players and teams to find one another.
    Roster Management – Team Managers Only
    Invitations to players are sent automatically when managers enter a player’s name and email on the online roster. Team managers can easily see which players have completed their online registration. They may also resend invitations, invite additional players, or delete those invited players that are no longer going to participate with the specified team. IMPORTANT: For roster management, you must use only the following link also found on our website (https://events.teamsnap.com/events/1094/register) and log into your TeamSnap-NASSC account using the user name and password you created when you registered a team. This will take you to the team registration. DO NOT begin filling out a new registration if you are trying to manage a roster for a team you have already registered. Click on team manager’s name at the top right corner and select “My Account”. In the left column, select “Upcoming Events” and then select “Roster” for the team you wish to edit. The Manage Roster page will list NON-PLAYERS including the coach or any additional contacts; PLAYERS who have accepted positions and completed their online registration; PLAYER INVITATIONS of invites that were sent but not yet accepted (use the arrow button to the right to resend the invitation or the trash can to remove the invitation). Important: Please DO NOT use the “Teams” section under My Account. Managing your roster from this section will not sync with rosters of teams already registered for our upcoming event. Furthermore, adding another team through this section will not create a registration for our event. To register a team with our event you must start with the link found on our website.
    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.
    When do we have to have the team roster completed?
    While the roster is not turned in to us until June 8th at packet pick-up, you will need all players to complete their online player registration prior to printing the roster and bringing it to packet pick-up. The player registration deadline is June 5th. Once all players have registered, and prior to arriving for our Friday packet pick-up, the team manager will need to print and bring two (2) copies of the final roster. The roster may not be changed once it is turned in at packet pick-up. Come prepared & avoid an extra line - printing fees apply for any teams needing copies printed.
    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 contact us to make the changes. Please note: Auto-Fill settings on your system may inadvertently change info after you complete a field. We do not recommend the use of auto-fill when completing registrations.

Schedules & Mailings

    When will schedules be released?
    Schedules will be sent to Team Managers approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. However, FINAL schedules will be given to teams at Packet Pick-up 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?
    Team managers should email our Administrator for assistance. Acceptance packets will be mailed to team managers during the first week of May. Packets are mailed to the team manager’s address provided on the registration. The acceptance packet will provide IMPORTANT information including instruction for packet pick-up Friday night, t-shirt pre-orders, roster management, and more.

Team Applications

    When can teams apply for the competition?
    Team Registrations for 2018 are currently being accepted. Visit http://www.sandsoccer.com/registration/ for registration information.
    Did my team registration process? I have not received a confirmation email after filling out an online registration.
    Please check your junk mail and spam for email from “TeamSnap”. If you do not find a confirmation email from us, you will need to complete a new registration. Also note: if you already had an account with TeamSnap under which you created a team but did not choose a payment option, you were not in the registration area for our event. To associate a team with our event and complete registration, please be sure to use only the following link: https://events.teamsnap.com/events/1094/register. You will be able to choose from a pull-down menu a team you have already created OR enter the name of a new team. We do not recommend the use of mobile devices when completing team or player registrations.
    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 insure 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 2017-2018 seasonal year will be disqualified. Level 2 is the lowest level of competition for teams with travel players. 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. Player Registration and Releases
    The information for our Team Manager has changed – how can I update the application?
    Thank you for thinking of us -- team managers and players should email our Administrator, gina.koehler@sandsoccer.com, for assistance.

Team Packet Pick-Up (Required)

    When & where is team check-in?
    Packet Pickup is the Friday night prior to competition. Details regarding where and what to bring to Registration are mailed to Team Managers. Registration opens at 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Free parking available. Only one team rep needs to come to packet pick-up though all are welcome - we’ll have vendors and a video wall. Team managers may designate another team member/parent to appear at check-in but should insure that person brings 2 copies of the roster (print from your online team account) and waivers signed for any late roster additions (refer to Roster Management Info provided to team managers) as well as receipts for claiming any t-shirt pre-orders. Pre-ordered merchandise must be picked up during packet pick-up. You must have receipt(s) to claim orders.