Details for amateur Youth & Adult (Pro Division visit U.S. Open page]
The 2019 North American Sand Soccer Championships will take place on June 7-9, 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA.
Youth and amateur games begin Saturday, June 8, at 8 a.m. U.S. Open Pro Division competition begins Friday, June 7th.
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.
Final rosters must be turned in by the roster lock date and may not be changed after they are submitted. Please review the team size section to ensure the correct number of players are rostered and all players are eligible in accordance with our rules and policies. Teams registered in Coed divisions must meet minimums for female players on roster and on the pitch.
All participants must register online using information provided by team managers.
Teams are allowed 10 players maximum, with the exception of U.S. Open Pro/Am, 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.
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 2018-2019 seasonal year. All players must be born in the following years (or later) to be eligible for that age division:
U08 - 2011***
U09 - 2010
U10 - 2009
U11 - 2008
U12 - 2007
U13 - 2006
U14 - 2005
U15 - 2004
U16 - 2003
U17 - 2002
U18/U19 - 2000-2001
COED High School** - Players must be at least 14 years old by Friday, June 7, 2019 and attend high school during the 2018/2019 school year.
College Divisions - Players must be 24 or younger on Friday, June 7, 2019.
Open Divisions - Players must be Age 16 or older by date Friday, June 7, 2019.
Over 30 Divisions - Players must be Age 30 or older on or before Friday, June 7, 2019.
Over 40 Divisions - Players must be Age 40 or older on or before Friday, June 7, 2019.
* Females may participate on boys’ teams. We do not have U8-U18/U19 coed divisions
** Coed divisions must meet minimums for females – see “Team Size” above
*** 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. Teams playing with ineligible players or rosters may be disqualified from the 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 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 are not required to play. Teams are required to wear shirts, but may generally come as they are. We recommend clothing not have zippers, buttons, or other hardware referees may deem unsafe. One team will be supplied with scrimmage vests.
Formal uniforms are required for teams in the U.S. Open Pro/Am division.
Amateur teams, paid in full, are accepted on a first-in, first accepted basis until we reach the deadline of April 15, 2019 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, 2019 are placed in a wait list status without guarantee of acceptance. Waitlist teams will be 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.
Registration 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.
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 2018-2019 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 one or more travel players.
- Level 3
- Average level for travel players.
- Level 4
- Highest level of competition within each division.
Honesty in team ranking is essential!
NASSC is a “Stay-To-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 ensure 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 – email@example.com – 1-888-832-6745
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Booking information for our 2020 event will be available by June 7, 2019.
- $550 – Boys and Girls U08-U19 and High School Divisions
- $575 – Men’s, Women’s, and Adult COED Divisions (amateur)
- Pro/Am visit our U.S. Open page for more information.
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 and is accompanied by a copy of your registration receipt or email confirmation.
- Credit Card payments must be made at time of registration.
Payment deadline is April 15, 2019.
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.
Amateur teams may be awarded individual custom medals, MVP awards, and other prizes.
U.S. Open Pro/Am teams are eligible for cash prizes. Visit our U.S. Open page for more information.
Participant Registration (for Players, Coaches, and Team Managers)
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 participants including players, coaches, and team managers (Pro/Am excepted) will be required to register online and create an account. In the case of minors, their guardian is required to complete the registration.
Participant Registration will include needed waivers and player/parent Code of Conduct. 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.