The North American Sand Soccer Championship

June 7th - 9th, 2024

Virginia Beach Oceanfront


Welcome to the exciting world of Sand Soccer and beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA! If you enjoy sun, sand and surf with your soccer - this IS the place... and get ready for Ultimate Beach Ball!

The North American Sand Soccer Championship (NASSC) is the globe’s premier single-weekend sand soccer festival as 11,000+ players will rock the Virginia Beach Oceanfront June 7th-9th, 2024 when the 30th edition of the Championships returns to one of the nation’s top resort cities.

Here’s what you’ll find…

  • International teams
  • Men’s and women’s U.S. Open Pro matches
  • Youth Teams (ages U08-U19)
  • Men’s and women’s single gender squads
  • College teams
  • “Corporate-coed” teams

The game is played on 25-35 or 30-40 yard grids, 5v5, fast-paced with limited dribbling, and an average of 60 shots on goal. There are over 80 brackets seeded to support all levels of play - from the beginner to the most professional. Sand soccer‘s rules are easy to pick up and uniforms are "anything-goes".

The Championships are staged over 25 full City blocks of oceanfront beach, on over a mile and a half of white sand. Thousands of boardwalk spectators enjoy live music and great food and, when the day is done, participants and fans head out to Virginia Beach's unbelievable lineup of regional entertainment.

One of NASSC's special affiliations is with operational arm, Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW), to execute the sport of beach soccer at the professional level worldwide. The organization has supported NASSC in attracting top international professional entries and conducting youth camps in Virginia Beach.

Since 1994, The Hampton Roads Soccer Council (HRSC) and its affiliates have hosted the tournament to promote and generate revenue for its premier 75-acre Soccer Complex. The Championship is planned year-round to ensure a guaranteed sand-blast. HRSC affiliates include: Beach FC, Over Thirty Men's SoccerLeague, Southeastern Virginia Women's Soccer Association and the Virginia Rush.

Many national/regional sponsors and advertisers graciously support the festival. New corporate teammates are always welcomed and may view our sponsors page or contact us for more information.

Want more info? Then click through this website and see what participants have said over the years about this fantastic festival. Meanwhile, visit the NASSC on Facebook (@northamericansandsoccerchampionships) and Instagram (@sandsoccer_nassc) for additional background and photos.

The tournament is first come-first in by date of receipt of online application and entry fee. The single exception is the Pro division (men's and women's) where entry is based on team composition and history and additional entry material is forwarded by the tournament to those Pro teams showing interest in entering the U.S. Open.

Other sports that support NASSC weekend include: 

  • Beach COED Flag Football
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Sand Kickball
  • Sand Hockey. 


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Getting Around


Ride Share in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Oceanfront


Virginia Beach's "Ride Share" transportation program provides for infrastructure to support on demand services such as: Uber, Lyft, and Freebie. The easternmost northbound lane on Atlantic Ave. from 9th to 12th Street has been designated a drop off/pick up zone for this purpose.


HRT Route 34 Oceanfront Connector

May 15 - September 29
Saturday - Sunday, 8:00 am to Midnight about every 15 minutes

Route 34 provides service from Parks Avenue and 19th Street to Atlantic Avenue and 22nd Street via 19th Street, Birdneck Road and Virginia Beach Blvd. Route 34 will service the Convention Center, Virginia Beach Sports Center, the Vibe Creative District and Atlantic Avenue between 17th and 22nd Streets.