Thursday, June 20, 2013

Like Soccer? Play in a Sand Soccer Tournament

       I don't play on a soccer team, I haven't since eighth grade. This summer, however, my friends and I formed a small high school co-ed team to play in the Virginia Beach for the North American Sand Soccer Competition (NASSC). I don't remember the last time I had so much fun. Our team played great in our league. We won all three pool play games and made it to the semi-finals but lost by one point 4-3. The team we lost to went on to win the championship. I wasn't the only player on our team who didn't play soccer. Three of our eight players do not play soccer. Anyone can do this!

Sand Soccer 2012
       Although it is different depending on what league you are in, I will state the general facts about the league I played in. The field is less than half the size of a normal soccer field. The goals are twice as small. Your run around barefoot or in sand soccer socks, and the ball is softer so kicking it does not hurt. Five player are on the field at a time. In the co-ed league two of the five players on the field must be girls.

      If there are no beaches where you live there still might be a sand soccer field. Check it out, join and have some fun! It's a great way to pass time in the summer. Thanks for reading and please share!