Soccer in the Sand Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: What age division should we enter in?
Question: If you have one club team and would like to split the team to make two SITS teams, what do you do in the registration process?
Answer: In order to register two teams for any Soccer in the Sand Tournament: You will need to create a different user name and password. If you login with the information that you have provided for your first team the system will automatically open the team’s information that has already been registered. All we need in the system for both teams is the team name, age, gender, a contacts information and method of payment. We do not need any of the online roster information. GotSport will generate an email that will provide a roster/waiver form for your team administrator to complete and turn in at the tournament check in. Our registration system will only accept teams if their name is slightly different. We welcome club teams to form two SITS teams for our events. Our recommendation is to name the two teams based on their jersey colors. Example: Surf Girls U10 (White), Surf Girls U10 (Blue).
Question: How many players per team?
Answer: The format is 4 field players and 1 goalie. Soccer in the Sand recommends teams of 7-10. Max number of players on a team is 11 (Co-ed has a max player of 12).
Question: As a player, can I play on more than one team at a Soccer in the Sand tournament?
Answer: Players are welcome to play on more than 1 team at any SITS event provided that the player does not play in the same gender or Document revised by Elliot Block on 5/17/18 age bracket. Example: a player that is age eligible to play on a U10 team may play in that division as well as any division older than U10. A girl playing on a boy’s team can also play on a girls team. A man that is playing in the Men's Open division can also play in the Adult Coed bracket. Special Note: Schedule requests will not be taken into consideration to accommodate any individual player choosing to participate on more than one team.
Question: What do the players wear on their feet?
Answer: Players can play barefoot, wear regular athletic socks, tape their feet, or wear beach/sand specific socks. Soccer in the Sand Socks will be available at all events — “The safest way to play”.
Question: Do we need our “Club/Professional” Coach?
Answer: No, some teams do have their club coaches in our events, but many do not, a parent in this environment will be just fine.
Question: When do we turn in our registration form?
Answer: Registration forms can be mailed, faxed, or turned in at the tournament registration. For one-day events, turn in your form one hour prior to your first game. For two-day events, an email will describe when and where to turn in this form. Please follow all instructions on our registration form and complete all fields.
*No team will be accepted into a tournament until full payment has been received.
Question: What paperwork is required to play?
Answer: A registration form needs to be completed in its entirety, and signed by all players/parents (you can find a copy under "Important Tournament Information"). Player identification (copies will suffice for the following);
Drivers license (Government ID)
Question: What are the dimensions of the playing area and goals?
Answer: Our “fields” are between 25-30 yards wide by 35-40 yards long. Goals are 7 feet high by 21 feet wide. These numbers are applicable to all ages and genders.