FINALLY — Summer is coming, and beach soccer is coming back to SoCal!
After two years without beach soccer fun, Oceanside is ready for the return of this summer tradition.
Frank Zimmerman, SoCal soccer coaching legend, is ready to welcome families and teams back to the beach. Registration has begun for The Beach Soccer Championships.
June 3-5, 2022. Oceanside, California
Soccer families who have never had the opportunity to join a summer beach soccer tournament are in for a treat. Athletes who have been waiting for beach soccer to return can rejoice — summer fun is back!
We reached out to Coach Z to get more information. Here’s what he told us:
For for ALL AGES
The event is for EVERYONE: U8 to U19 for youth. Also adult men, women and coed, in addition to the pros!
Teams play in a 5V5 format, and subs happen pretty often. It’s a high pace game and very fun. Teams are guaranteed 3 games, plus medal rounds for those who earn it.
Three periods of fast-paced soccer in the sand
Games will be played under FIFA Beach Soccer rules. So, three periods of 11 minutes each (adults & pros play 12 minutes per FIFA).
As long as players have US Club or USYS players cards, and have a licensed coach with a card, they can enter a team. Most teams rename their team or even break their full-sized team into two teams and make up fun names and uniforms. It is a total beach party! This is not a normal soccer tournament. This is a Beach Soccer Festival. It’s great team bonding to start the summer tournament season.
Watch the pros play, too!
There aren’t any other youth soccer tournaments where you can walk over to the next “field” and see a professional game.
The professional bracket will bring out most of the US National Team including their coach to scout as well as dozens of the worlds best sand soccer players. Our defending champion is Lazio!!! We provide this stadium on the sand for FREE! We use it to demonstrate how the sand game should be played, and it will be a great show.
How do teams sign up?
Registration is open NOW. Teams must sign up by May 15.