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, found under Tournament, is a good guideline and of course EventConnect can also help you when booking your hotel rooms. Visit the travel page for hotel information.
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 2020 competition. Can I do it now?
Yes! And we recommend early bookings to receive the best availability and rates. In order to stay in compliance with the Stay-To-Play policy, any individual and team block reservations must be made through EventConnect. Visit our Travel page for more information.
I will be staying at the Oceanfront. Why are participants asked to book rooms through EventConnect, even when booking a single room?
NASSC is a Stay-To-Play event using EventConnect, a free service to our participants. This service is available for both individual rooms as well as teams blocking rooms for multiple players. Use of EventConnect keeps team fees lower from year-to-year and directly benefits our community when NASSC is credited for the room you stay in. Visit our Travel page for more information.
Age Divisions & Rules
What is the minimum number of females on a COED team?
Coed High School and Coed Adult teams must have minimum of three females (four recommended) on the roster and two on the field at all time during play of the game. See Rules for more details. We do not have coed teams in age groups U08 to U18/U19 other than the Coed High School. Teams in these age groups carrying both boys and girls should register in the boys' division (no minimum number of females for U8-U18/19 Boys division teams).
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 the event?
In accordance with US Youth Soccer Youth our youth age groups are built according to birth year. Adult age groups are also available. Age divisions are posted on this site under “Tournament - Registration”.
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 registering and/or paying after the April 15 deadline will be placed on a waitlist. See Team Manager page for details. 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.
Please send the payment along with a note including the EXACT team name and division of the team. Include this same information on the memo of the check. This information is found on your EventConnect dashboard.
I previously submitted a Team Application for the event and would now like to pay by credit card.
The person registered as the primary team manager can make payments by credit card on behalf of the team via their EventConnect dashboard. Team Manager Instructions provide additional details.
Player Registration, Rosters, and Releases
General Information About Player Registration
Online Player Registration is by is free, by invitation only, and is required (US Open excepted). Player invitations are generated to each player by the team manager. When completing the player’s registration please TURN OFF AUTO-FILL to avoid inadvertent changes to info already completed by you and REVIEW CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING. 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. Players planning to roster on multiple teams will receive separate invitations from each team and will need to complete registration with each team. The Deadline for players to register online for the 2020 event will be May 31st. 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. Be sure to read the Player Portal Instruction before getting started.
Roster Management – Team Managers
Please visit our Team Manager page for information on preparing your team and the roster. Thank you for your commitment as a team manager!
Participant Code of Conduct and Waiver & Release of Liability
Both a Waiver & Release of Liability and agreement to the Code of Conduct is part of the online registration we require for all participants including players, coaches, and managers. For players joining a team after the roster lock date, contact the team manager for these forms.
When do we have to have the team roster completed?
Visit the Team Manager page for details on roster management and lock dates.
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?
Log into EventConnect and locate you/your child in the list of players for the team. You are able to edit the answers to your registration questions from your EventConnect account.
Schedules & Mailings
When will schedules be released?
Preliminary schedules will be posted online approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. However, FINAL schedules will be posted the Friday night prior to competition. Be sure to scroll down to see full schedules. 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.
Our Team Manager or contact has changed
The original team manager should add a new team manager to the team through the EventConnect dashboard. Once this is completed, the former manager may remove him/herself from the team. Review information on the Team Manager page or email our administrator for assistance.
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.
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. The registration confirmation is sent from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Registration Confirmation - 2020 North American Sand Soccer Championships. If after rechecking the inbox/spam/junk/trash for email addresses you own you still do not find a confirmation email from us, contact email@example.com. 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 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 (US Open 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 youth team with one or more travel players must enter at the Competitive level 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 2019-2020 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.
When & where is team check-in?
Visit Team Manager page for check-in information.