UPDATE: Dear Soccer Fans,
We apologize for the inconvenience in the latest turn of events. I have been advertising 4 dates for beach soccer in Santa Cruz for 2015 which were dates I had already been granted by the City. In recent months the City of Santa Cruz did something uncharacteristic and negotiated my permitted dates. The very unexpected result has now confirmed only 2 dates outlined below:
Welcome to the Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships, the premier annual sand soccer tournament behind the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, voted #1 seaside amusement park in the country. Founded by Phil Scicluna, the man who introduced beach soccer tournaments to the West Coast in 2004, this soccer event has been a highlight on the community sports calendar since 2009. Attracting teams not only from the near localities but from Redding and San Diego in California, as well as Portland, Oregon, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
As one of the top providers for sand soccer in Santa Cruz, we are proud to welcome competitive and recreational teams from U8 to U19, Collegiate, Co-Ed, Women's and Men's divisions. We also host a Men's Open division with an amazing cash prize!
Our 2-day 5v5 beach soccer tournaments offers:
> 3 games guaranteed
> medals for finalists
> team trophy for the champions
> discounted boardwalk passes with your registration
> free beach soccer clinic on Friday at 7pm
> competitive and recreational (mercy rule enforced)
> open roster until 2 hours before the first game
> player cards not required/may form your own team
The Men's Open division's cash prize is based on registration. We encourage indoor and futsal teams to apply for the Men's Open division if they are highly competitive. The Men's Open championships is a crowd pleaser drawing teams from all over to play for the prize money.
Do not have a team?
Come play with your family and friends against other recreational teams. The unique sport of sand soccer is growing more popular every year. Many players are new to the sport and play for the thrill and the challenge of playing soccer on the sand.
The Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships is a perfect choice for soccer fans in search of an unforgettable tournament vacation.
Registration is simple. Follow the link to register your team for your preferred date out of the selections below. Keep in mind that the championship has sold out for several years running, so it is imperative that you sign up as soon as possible. Remember, you only need to pay the fee and have one player on your roster. If you have a group of five or more teams, you receive a $25 per team discount. Any team that participates in three or more tournaments receives a 50 percent discount on the third competition. Teams of eight are preferred for youth to ensure playing time, but each team is allowed up to 12 players and cannot roster players on two teams. Please see our rules and registration link, but feel free to call or email at any time. We will see you on the beach, and remember we have sand socks to try on at the beach to make sure you get the right size!