June 9 - 11, 2017
Virginia Beach, VA

Pugg pick up second U.S. Open after penalties success

Jun
17
Team Pugg

Team Pugg edged a thrilling final to claim silverware in Oceanfront, Virginia Beach at the weekend.

Team Pugg claimed the U.S Open at the North American Sand Soccer Championships on Sunday with a dramatic sudden death penalty win over FBS FC.
The finale offered a fitting end to a thrilling few days of beach soccer action that saw impressive crowds flock to Oceanfront for both the U.S. Open as well as dozens of other male and female events across various age groups.
Pugg were relatively slow burners to begin with in the tournament and were actually beaten by FBS in the group stage, while taking six points from Portland BSC and McLean BSC.

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2016 Final Results

The 2016 North American Sand Soccer Championships are most grateful to our many outstanding participants, volunteers, sponsors, advertisers, vendors, and military affiliates. Each organization and individual has clearly demonstrated a belief in the importance of sport in our community, supporting the positive development of youth and adult soccer enthusiasts.
With 10,575 goals scored, 86 divisions and over 1,000 teams, this was certainly a stellar year! Congratulations to all the teams that won in their division! To view & print a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) of all the division winners CLICK HERE

Amarelle's beach soccer camps prove a hit

Jun
09
Ramiro Amarelle FC Barcelona Beach Soccer Camp

The Spain and Barcelona great continues to lead the popular coaching sessions in Oceanfront.

Local youngsters at Oceanfront Virginia Beach, have been gaining valuable beach soccer expertise and coaching from Barcelona and Spain legend Ramiro Amarelle as part of the North American Sand Soccer Championships (NASSC).
The 2016 U.S. Open is due to get under way on Friday but the build-up to the competition has seen two-time FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Golden Ball winner Amarelle put on a series of training camps where local kids can hone their skills with one of the sport’s all-time greats.
Sessions began on June 4th and run until June 9th, with aspiring goalkeepers also able to receive coaching from Spain and Tahiti stoppers Dona and Jo Torohia.
Both have been named best goalkeeper at recent FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups and the trio will offer expert hints and tips for the next generation of beach soccer players.

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Ramiro Amarelle's FC Barcelona Beach Soccer Camp

NASSC is proud to host the 1st annual RAMIRO AMARELLE’S FC BARCELONA BEACH SOCCER CAMP!!!

Join us on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront at 26th Street and tune up your sand soccer skills for the North American Sand Soccer Championships with top European beach soccer professionals, led by Spanish legend “Amarelle”, Captain of the FC Barcelona Beach Soccer team. Top BSWW professional goalkeepers will also be available for specialized training.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to come personally train with FC Barcelona professionals in the exciting the world of beach soccer, right here on our own sands of Virginia Beach!

Volunteer Positions Available

If you would like to volunteer your time for any of the positions below, please click here to sign up.

Administrative – Pre-Tournament

  • Sorts materials for tournament (schedules, Registration material, T-Shirts, bag stuffing items, etc.

Perks: Volunteer T-Shirt, Community Service hours (for HS students)
Age: High School – Adult
Need:10 volunteers

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New Military "Beach Masters" Division

Feb
22
Military "Beach Masters"
The world reknowned “North American Sand Soccer Championships (NASSC)” is inviting “military command teams” from all services to show they really “got game”! The June 10-12, 2016 crucible of sand/beach soccer amateur and pro/am competitions will feature a special “Beach Masters” adult division for active duty, reserve and retired military personnel. Sand Soccer is 5v5 competition on 30x40 yard grids. Maximum roster size is 12 and the high-scoring game is fast paced, much like ice hockey, with an average of 60 shots per match.
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NASSC Again Selected For "TOP 20" STS Events!

Feb
22

NASSC has once again been selected by the Southeastern Tourism Society (STS) as one of the best Summer festivals in its 12-state region. STS shares resources, fosters cooperation, conducts networking, marketing and consulting, and works with organizations in the travel and tourism industry. Thanks to STS for their continued support and recognition!

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