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.
The final gender competition format (men/women/coed) will be determined following the application deadline of April 15th. Register online at www.sandsoccer.com. A discounted military entry fee is $450, which may be further reduced as sponsors are developed. Contact HRSC Office
for more information. Military units providing at least fifteen logistics (setup/takedown) volunteers automatically receive free unit team entry.
In its 23rd year, the horizon-to-horizon festival is produced by the non-profit “Hampton Roads Soccer Council (HRSC)” to develop and maintain its privately-operated 75-acre “Soccer Complex” in Virginia Beach. Volunteers from HRSC-affiliate clubs Beach FC, the Virginia Rush, the Southeastern Virginia Women’s Soccer Association and the Over-30 Men’s League, along with military/corporate volunteers, staff the event. Approximately one-third of the 10,000 youth and adult athletes calling the Complex “home field” are military-affiliated.
NASSC will add to the “beach games” flavor by offering SideKick” competitions in Beach Coed Football, Beach Wrestling, Beach Lacrosse, Beach Field Hockey and Volley Futbol. Venue contacts are posted on the website (fact sheet) and military participation is welcomed.
Info: 757-368-4600. www.sandsoccer.com; www.facebook.com/NASSC.HRSC.