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 Nationwide Beach Soccer Series for 2016

Sand, sun, soccer and fun – what more could you ask for? The tenth annual Soccer in the Sand (SITS) tournament kicks off May 22nd in San Francisco, California. A two-day small sided 5v5 beach soccer tournament played in the sand with goalkeepers.

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There is nothing more fun that playing soccer in the sand. Ask any player — or family. Beach soccer rocks.

Playing in the sand creates a totally different experience, and much of the action takes place in the air. Great for strength and stamina, beach soccer is amazing at building endurance and a great way to kick of the Summer Soccer Tournament season.

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Games consist of lots of touches and shots where players can show off their latest moves. The entire family is encouraged to come and enjoy the games and the beach. This is one soccer tournament you won’t have to drag the family to.

“Last year, SITS saw over 1,2000 total teams participate in Soccer in the Sand tournaments,” said Chris Lemay SITS Owner and Director. “This year in San Diego on Coronado Island we have teamed up with Nado Soccer Club and look forward to another great tournament on one of the finest beaches in America’s finest city. We are again expecting 100 teams to participate!”

Interested in participating in a tournament? All tournaments feature child and adult divisions. Round up a team of 7-9 players and register for the fun!

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2016 Nationwide Series 

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San Francisco, California – May 22nd

San Diego, California – June 11th & 12th

Seaside, Oregon – June 18th & 19th

Grand Haven, Michigan – June 25th & 26th

Headlands Beach, Ohio – July 9th & 10th

Michigan City, Indiana – July 16th & 17th

Detroit, Michigan – July 23rd & 24th

Gulfport, Mississippi – July 23rd & 24th

Chicago, Illinois – July 30th & 31st

Rochester, New York – August 6th & 7th

Erie, Pennsylvania – August 13th

Lorain, Ohio – August 14th

“Beach Soccer allows for players to showcase their technical ability on the ball and it’s an environment where creativity can really be rewarded,” added Lemay. “The challenges you face on the beach by playing in the sand can really improve your game in the grass! And Beach soccer is fun for the participants and spectators alike.”

Lemay is also an accomplished soccer coach with nearly two decades of coaching experience along with two years on a semi-professional team and a four-year starting role for Eastern Michigan University. Lemay is currently the Women’s Associate Head Coach for UC Berkeley.

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So mark your calendars, bring your swimsuits, beach towels and sunblock, and have a great weekend at a local Soccer in the Sand tournament near you.

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