Welcome to the Team Application for
North American Sand Soccer Championships

Sponsored by Hampton Roads Soccer Council

Hampton Roads Soccer Council
2276 Recreation Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-6178
Phone: 757-368-4600
E-mail: sandsoccerVB@aol.com

www.SandSoccer.com


24th ANNIVERSARY
NORTH AMERICAN SAND SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS

(Read carefully. Good idea to print this page for future reference)

  • Dates: June 9, 10, & 11, 2017
      Pro/Am teams begin Competition on Friday, June 9th
      June 9th all Youth and Amateur Teams turn in Registration materials

  • Entry Fee:
      $525 - Youth teams Boys and Girls U8-U19 and Coed High School
      $550 - all Men's, Women's, and Adult Coed Amateur Teams
      $650 - Men's Pro/Am Cash Division
    Payment by checks or money order. On-Line Credit Card payments must be made at time of Application - you cannot return to your application to add credit card as method of payment. A $15 CC processing fee applies.

  • Acceptance: All teams will be accepted upon receipt of their Application Fee on a "first come, first in" basis. Teams MUST make payment to be considered for acceptance. All checks will be deposited upon receipt; all credit card payments will be processed.

  • Team acceptance packets: Information will be mailed to all accepted teams by May 1, 2017, and will be posted on our website at www.sandsoccer.com thereafter.

  • Payment Closing Date: We will accept payments up through April 15, 2017 or when divisions fill, whichever comes first. Checks sent through the mail are considered paid based on the Postmark Date. Applications and payments received after April 15, 2017, will be placed on the Wait List.

  • Lodging Requirements:
    NASSC is a "STAY and PLAY" event meaning, as a service to our guests, and without adding to your lodging expense, participants are asked to book any lodging through BOOKMYGROUP, a complimentary booking service. This service is available to teams as well as individuals. Team contacts are required to share this information with all players on the team.
    Why the "STAY and PLAY" policy? As a non-profit event, NASSC's mission is to raise funds that go directly back to the soccer community including development of the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex. BOOKMYGROUP's services insure that your lodging is credited to the event and, as a result, gives directly back to the soccer. 

    Hotels will offer significantly discounted rates made via BOOKMYGROUP

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

    If you are an early-bird who has already booked a hotel please contact BOOKMYGROUP indicating the hotel name and number of room(s) booked by you or your team. BMG will then associate your reserved room with our tournament and do its best to work with the hotel to insure you receive the most competitive rates.

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

  • NEW! Age Groups:
    In accordance with US Soccer Youth Player Development Initiatives we have restructured our age agroups for NASSC 2017. Please pay close attention to the following for Youth and Adult age groupings.

    • Youth teams are based on USYSA 2016-2017 seasonal year. Use the following dates for determining age divisions (All players must be born in the following years (or later) to be eligible in an age division:
                U8 (2009)**         U12 (2005)           U15 (2002)
                U9 (2008)             U13 (2004)           U16 (2001)
                U10 (2007)           U14 (2003)           U17-U19 (1998-2000)
                U11 (2006)
      ** If the U8 Division not able to be filled exclusively with U8 teams, we will combine it with the U9 Division.
    • Coed High School is structured as follows:
                COED High School - Must be 14 years old by Friday, June 9, 2017 and be in High School during
                                              the 2016/2017 school year
    • Adult divisions will be structured as follows:
                College – Must be 24 or younger on Friday, June 9, 2017
                Open Divisions – All players must be Age 16 or older by Friday, June 9, 2017
                Over 30 Divisions – All players must be Age 30 or older on or before Friday, June 9, 2017
                Over 40 Divisions – All players must be Age 40 or older on or before Friday, June 9, 2017

    Make sure your team is entered in the CORRECT AGE GROUP for all of your players, as teams entering the wrong age group are not guaranteed acceptance upon correction. No exceptions for over-aged players in youth divisions, or players under the minimum age for adult divisions.

    Check your acceptance email carefully and respond if incorrect.

  • Skill Levels: Please rate your team's skill level based on all the players on your team, with 1 being the lowest skill and 4 being the highest. We reserve the right to combine skill levels based on numbers of entries in each level.
              Level 1 - Recreational & House/Recreational Advanced players only.
                            (No player(s) that have played as a carded player on a travel team within the
                            2016-2017 seasonal year is allowed on teams in Level 1.
    If your team has ANY travel
                            players, the lowest group you can play in would be Level 2. It removes the fun from the
                            event for the other teams when this rules 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 your age group division.

              Honesty in Team Ranking is Essential

  • Important Application Information:
    Do not begin your Application until you are sure of your payment method. You will not be able to return to your application later to change payment method. Credit Card information must be completed during the online application process. A $15 processing fee applies to all credit card payments.

    You will receive THREE (3) Automatic Email Confirmations

    1. The first confirmation is received immediately upon submitting a completed electronic Application form. Failure to follow all steps in the application process will result in an incomplete application and is not received by us for consideration.

      This email confirmation is notification that your Application has been received, but is not a guarantee of acceptance. Your team is not ACCEPTED until the Team Application Fee is paid.

    2. A second "Invitation to Play" email is to be forwarded to each team member by the Team Contact containing important information for Player Registration.

    3. You will receive a 3rd email upon receipt of payment of your fee to confirm acceptance.

    New in 2017 - Players must register before your roster can be completed: Your team roster will be populated electronically using players that followed your team link and completed registration.  Players should use only the link and team information you provide them.

    The "Invitation to Play" email will be sent to the Team Contact upon successful completion of the Application. It is extremely important that this email be forwarded with the included link to each prospective player.

    Beginning in 2017, ALL players (ProAm excepted) will be required to register online and create an account with us. In the case of minors, their guardian is required to complete the form. Player Registration will include needed waivers.

    Players added to the roster after June 1, 2017 will be written in by the Team Contact and a separate waiver completed by the player or minor’s guardian must be brought to Team Registration on June 9, 2017 (downloadable from our website after June 1).

    Please be mindful of the maximum # of players allowed in your age division and watch your Team Player list as it develops. Online Player Registration is not a guarantee of being rostered. If players change, Team Contact will be able to delete players from the final roster before printing and bringing it to Registration on June 9, 2017.

    In the event Team Contact information changes, please contact our office by email. Acceptance Packets will be mailed to person named and at the address provided in the application.

    Before contacting us direct, please review the above information carefully as well as our FAQ page at www.sandsoccer.com


In order to apply for the tournament, please complete the following:

1) It is NOT recommended that the Application be completed on a mobile device.
2) Click "Apply Online" and enter all required information on the Team Application page.
3) Follow the directions to confirm your entry information.
4) You will not be able to change payment methods after leaving the Payment page. Have credit card information ready before beginning Application if this is your payment method of choice.
5) Print the Certificate of Application page. (saving as .PDF is fine as long as you can find it. You will continue to need the information)
Note: Failure to print will result in an incomplete application. Once submitted, should you need to make changes or, if you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the NASSC Administrator at sandsoccervb@aol.com.
6) If NOT paying by Credit Card, you must mail in a copy of your printed Certificate of Application and your check or money order PAYMENT to the address on the certificate.
7) Please keep an additional copy of your Certificate of Application for your records.

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