Details for amateur Youth & Adult divisions (Pro divisions please visit our U.S. Open page)
The 2020 North American Sand Soccer Championships will take place on June 5-7, 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA.
Youth and amateur games begin Saturday, June 6, at 8 a.m. Men's and Women's 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 (managers, coaches, and players) must register online with their team using information provided by team managers.
Teams are allowed 10 players maximum, with the exception of U.S. Open, 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.
Men's and Women's Over 40 divisions will be based on registrations.
During competition, teams play five per-side, with four players on the field and a goalkeeper. EXCEPTIONS: U8, U9, and U10 divisions play six per-side.
Our youth age groups are structured in accordance with U.S. Soccer guidelines. Youth teams are based on USYSA seasonal years.
Please pay close attention to the youth and adult age requirements posted in our registration materials.
* 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.
Double check to 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 in amateur divisions.
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 division.
Amateur teams, once paid in full, are accepted on a first-in, first accepted basis until we reach the deadline of April 15, 2020 or the 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, 2020 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 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 if we are unable to accept you.
All registration materials and information will be on the Team Manager Info page.
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. We reserve the right to combine skill levels based on the number of teams entered in each division.
2020 competition levels will be noted in registration materials.
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 EventConnect, NASSC's official and exclusive service provider handling all aspects of hotel contracting and management. This service is available to teams as well as individuals.
As a non-profit event, NASSC’s mission is to raise funds to go directly back to the soccer community. EventConnect services ensure that your lodging is credited to the event and gives directly back to the soccer community.
For more lodging details, CLICK HERE.
- $550 – Boys and Girls U08-U19 and High School COED Divisions
- $575 – College, Men’s, Women’s, and Adult COED Divisions (amateur)
- US Open - 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/money order – ONE check PER team, please. Ensure exact team name is on check along with your division/gender and is accompanied by a copy of your registration confirmation email.
- Credit card payments are accepted online throughout the registration period.
Payment deadline for 2020 event is April 15, 2020.
Late payments will incur $25 late fee in addition to team fees. Team will be placed on a waitlist. Waitlisted 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 April 15, 2020.
Amateur teams may be awarded individual custom medals and t-shirts.
U.S. Open 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.
Participants 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 (U.S. Open pro divisions 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. Participants 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.