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Welcome to the Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships, the premier beach soccer tournament in the greater Santa Cruz area. Founded by Phil Scicluna, the man who introduced beach soccer tournaments to the West Coast in 2004, this event has been a highlight on the community sports calendar since 2009. Get in on the ground floor of this unique competition, as sand soccer is growing more popular every year. The winner of the Men's Open will win a cash prize, but even if you are new to the sport playing for the thrill, it's still a wonderful family vacation opportunity, with sun and sand as your backdrop while you learn a new variation of the game you love.
The Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships is hosted at the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California's oldest surviving amusement park. Amusement Today Magazine has lauded it as the Best Seaside Amusement Park on three different occasions. Extending along the coast of Monterey Bay, the Boardwalk includes popular tourist attractions such as Neptune's Kingdom, and the famous city nightlife provides evening entertainment for adults. While vacationing in Santa Cruz, you can enjoy the perfect mix of aquatic sports, sun, and sand. Come for the beach soccer but make time to surf and water ski or simply lay around on the beach. The Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships is a perfect choice for soccer fans in search of an unforgettable tournament vacation.
As the top beach soccer provider in the area, the Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships has attracted teams from Redding and San Diego in California, as well as Portland, Oregon, and Las Vegas, Nevada. This family owned and operated competition targets all levels of players. Whether you are a youth player U7-U19, a collegiate athlete, a professional player, a recreational player, or a complete novice, you'll feel welcome. Our tournament works well as an end-of-season vacation reward for your players, too!
Are you searching for the perfect event for your team? Do you want to form your own team? If you have a casual or organized soccer group, we do not require player cards, so you may make your own roster up to two hours before the first game. Enjoy a sense of community as the players interact with one another on a personal level between matches. Spectators are also encouraged to converse with players in this neighborly gathering. The primary goal of the Santa Cruz Beach Soccer Championships is to encourage this new sport by introducing it to the community in a fun environment.
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!