Completing Your Application

We are very excited to be using a new registration platform this year  which we expect will soon offer team managers easier account access for updating contact information and roster management.  Stay tuned.

Once again, we will be requiring players to complete a registration and online waiver.  The player registration will be opening later.  Team managers will receive additional information.  The Player Registration will be opening after the first of the year.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to questions not found below.

Before registering, note the following:

  • It is NOT recommended Application be completed from a mobile device.
  • Please do not use the “back” button on your browser as this may result in loss of data.
  • Beware of auto-fill settings, which often cause inadvertent changes to information you have previously entered. Review all information carefully before submitting.  You may return to your account to make corrections after submission.
  • You will not be able to register multiple teams with the exact same name. You must differentiate in some way.  Example:  you can have a “Fire U8” and a “Fire U10.”
  • You will be able to register more than one team prior to checking out or, you may return to your account to add additional teams later.

To apply for the tournament, please complete all of the following steps:

  • Click “Click Here to Register” to create an account or, if you already have an account, login
  • Complete all fields including reading the 2018 Team Information & Agreement.
  • PRINT, or save as .pdf, a copy of the Registration Confirmation before closing your browser. This must be mailed in with any payments not made by credit card.
  • During registration, you will be able to enter player’s names & email addresses into the team roster. This does not have to be completed during registration.   Please read all subsequent email instructions and review our FAQ page for more information.

It is the Team Manager’s responsibility to communicate all rules and requirements of participation to team members and their families.

Be sure to check your email for confirmation of registration.  Retain and read carefully all communications to ensure your team is properly registered and prepared for the event – we will send important information to team managers via email and USPS  .

Questions?  Additional information regarding NASSC 2018 can be found on our website.  Please visit our FAQ page where most common questions are already answered for you.

Details

Event Dates

The 2018 North American Sand Soccer Championships will take place on June 8-10, 2018 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Youth and amateur team packet pickup is the evening of June 8th.  U.S. OPEN Pro/Am competition begins early on June 8th.

Number of Games

All teams are guaranteed to play three games.  Most teams will play four games with a maximum of five games possible depending on division.

 

Teams will generally play two matches on Saturday, and 1-3 matches on Sunday based on success.

 

U.S. OPEN teams play a separate Friday-Sunday schedule.

Rosters

Final rosters must be turned in during packet pick-up on June 8th, and may not be changed after they are submitted.  Please review the team size section to ensure the correct number of players are rostered.

All players must register online using information provided by team managers. Please pay close attention to the all emails you receive regarding team and player registrations and our event.

Team Size

Teams are allowed 10 players maximum, with the exception of  U.S. OPEN Pro/Am, Men’s Military, U8, U9, and U10 divisions, which are allowed 12 players.

 

A minimum of 3 females are required (4 recommended) for COED divisions, and two females must be on field at all times during matches.

 

The addition of Men and Women Over 40 divisions is being considered and will be based on registrations.

 

During competition, teams play five per-side, with four players on the field and a goalkeeper.  U8, U9, and U10 divisions play six per-side.

Age Groups

Our youth age groups are structured in accordance with U.S. Soccer guidelines.  Please pay close attention to the following for youth and adult age requirements.  Youth teams are based on USYSA 2017-2018 seasonal year. All players must be born in the following years (or later) to be eligible for that age division:

U08 - 2010**
U09 - 2009
U10 - 2008
U11 - 2007
U12 - 2006
U13 - 2005
U14 - 2004
U15 - 2003
U16 - 2002
U17 - 2001

U18/U19 - 1999-2000

 

COED High School - Players must be at least 14 years old by Friday, June 8, 2018 and attend high school during the 2017/2018 school year.

College Divisions - Players must be 24 or younger on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Open Divisions - Players must be Age 16 or older by date Friday, June 8, 2018.
Over 30 Divisions - Players must be Age 30 or older on or before Friday, June 8, 2018.
Over 40 Divisions - Players must be Age 40 or older on or before Friday, June 8, 2018.


*  Coed youth teams compete in boys’ divisions or COED High School
**  If the U08 division is not able to be filled exclusively with U08 teams, it may be combined with the U09 divisions.

 

Ensure all players on your team are in the correct age group.  Teams entering the wrong age group are not guaranteed acceptance upon correction.  No exceptions will be made for over-age players.

Competition

5-a-side competition:  4 on the field, plus a goalkeeper. Exceptions:  U8's, U9's & U10's play 6-a-side.

Field Size

Field size varies by division.  Teams will play on fields of either 25×35 yards or 30×40 yards.  Goals are either 7×12 feet or 7×18 feet.

Uniforms

Uniforms are not required to play.  Teams are required to wear shirts, but may generally come as they are.  We recommend that clothing not have zippers, buttons, or other hardware as referees may deem such items unsafe. One team will be supplied with scrimmage vests.

 

Formal uniforms are required for teams in the U.S. OPEN Pro/Am division.

Acceptance

Amateur teams, paid in full, are accepted on a first-in, first accepted basis until we reach the deadline of April 15, 2018 or division is full, whichever comes first.

Only teams who have registered AND paid all fees in full are considered. Teams not paid in full or registered by close of business April 15, 2018 are placed in a wait list status without guarantee of acceptance.  Waitlist teams are considered only upon payment of all fees.

If there is not a spot in the division or level you selected, we will contact you if there is an opportunity in a different division or skill level where your team would qualify.

If we are NOT able to accept your team because divisions have been filled, your team fees will be refunded in full.

Waitlist teams will be notified by May 3rd as to their acceptance.

Acceptance packets will be mailed via U.S. Postal Service approximately May 1st.

No information regarding whether space is available in a division or team acceptance will be given over the phone or by email.

 

Skill Levels

When applying, teams will be asked to select a skill level based on all the players on the team.  Level 1 is the lowest skill level, and Level 4 is the highest.  We reserve the right to combine skill levels based on the number of teams entered in each division.

  • Level 1
    • Lowest Level
    • Recreational & House/Recreational Advanced players only.
    • Teams in this level may not have any players that have played as a carded player on a travel team during the 2017-2018 seasonal year.
    • If a team has any travel players, the lowest level allowed is Level 2.  It removes the fun from the event for the other teams when this rule is disregarded.
    • Administrative action will be considered for violations of this rule.
  • Level 2
    • Lowest level that includes travel players.
  • Level 3
    • Average level for travel players.
  • Level 4
    • Highest level of competition within each division.

Honesty in team ranking is essential!

Lodging

NASSC is a “Stay and Play” event.  As a service to our guests, and without adding to your lodging expense, participants are asked to book any lodging through BOOKMYGROUP.  This service is available to teams as well as individuals.

As a non-profit event, NASSC’s mission is to raise funds that go directly back to the soccer community.  BOOKMYGROUP’s services insure that your lodging is credited to the event and, gives directly back to the soccer community.

Hotels will offer significantly discounted rates via BOOKMYGROUP.

Take advantage of the lowest rates by booking your rooms early.  Room rates at hotels will increase as the event nears.

If you have already booked a hotel directly, please contact BOOKMYGROUP indicating the hotel name and number of room(s) booked.  BOOKMYGROUP will then associate your reserved room with our tournament and do its best to work with the hotel to ensure you receive the most competitive rates.

For all questions regarding lodging, please contact: Andrea Casperson – acasperson@bookmygroup.com – 1-888-832-6745

For more lodging details, CLICK HERE.

Entry Fees

  • $525 – Boys and Girls U8-U19 and High School Divisions
  • $550 – Men’s, Women’s, and Adult COED Divisions
  • $650 – U.S. OPEN Pro/Am Division

Payments may be made by check, money order, or credit card and must be made in full (no partial payments). 

  • Payments by check – ONE check PER team, please. Ensure exact team name is on check along with order number.
  • Credit Card payments must be made at time of registration – we do not currently have the ability for you to return to your registration and change payment method. All credit card payments are subject to a transaction processing fee of approximately 3.4%.

Payment deadline is April 15, 2018. 

Late payments will incur $25 late fee in addition to team fees.  Team will be placed on a wait list.  Wait-listed teams are not guaranteed acceptance.  See Late Registration & Unpaid Fees, below.

Refunds are offered providing team has requested same in writing by close of business on our registration deadline date. 

Prizes

Amateur teams may be awarded individual custom medals, MVP awards, and other prizes.

U.S. OPEN Pro/Am teams are eligible for cash prizes.  In 2017, the U.S. OPEN Men’s purse was $25,000.

Player Registration

Please contact your team manager regarding all roster or registration questions.

Players may register by team invitation only.  We do not place players on teams. 

Player Portal, found on our website, is a resource for players looking for teams as well as teams needing additional players.  All teams are encouraged to make use of this portal.

ALL players (ProAm excepted) will be required to register online and create an account. In the case of minors, their guardian is required to complete the registration.

Player Registration will include needed waivers.  Players who do not complete online registration will be considered ineligible.

Late roster additions – Team managers will receive information regarding late roster additions including the deadline for players to register.

Player Registration is not a guarantee of being placed on a team roster.