Fort Lauderdale Select - Beach Soccer is Here!
1. 8 team Youth Divisions U7-U16 on Saturday/Sunday Mornings starting June 9 & 10 running thru August 11 & 12.
1. 5v5 Youth Beach Soccer League (up to 10 players on a roster)
2. At Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (between Las Olas and 17th St. Causeway just north of the Sheraton Hotel - diagram on website/link below)
3. Includes 10 Team Uniforms/T-Shirt's
4. Includes Referee Fees
TEAM Early Bird Pricing thru April 30 $495 (Less than $50 a player!)
(Regular Pricing May 1 - May 15 is $595)
(Late Registration May 16-May 23 $695)
Agility, stamina, finesse, high speed, and excitement - these attributes very fittingly describe the dynamic sport of beach soccer. Played on the beach or in the sand, the game encourages a high level of fitness that comes from running continuously on a surface that is less stable than turf. It also brings about better conditioning in the players' legs and glutes than would be experienced on a traditional pitch.
The game is fast-paced and played on a more compact pitch measuring only 90 x 120 feet (a normal soccer game is played on a pitch 246 x 360 feet). This allows players to shoot from virtually anywhere keeping the goalie on his/her toes at all times. In a typical match, a shot attempt is made once every 30 seconds with a goal scored on average of once every 3-4 minutes - an average game has 11 goals scored. The movement and passing of the ball is vastly different from regular soccer as well. The sand can be unpredictable for level passing so players must learn to set and pass the ball in the air. Expect to see and learn how to successfully complete chest traps, shoulder pops, headers, and quick flick passes in a game of beach soccer.
Each team consists of four players and a goalkeeper with no off-sides. Unlimited substitutions allow for fresh legs at all times and keeps the game moving fluidly throughout all three 12-minute periods. Beach soccer is naturally quite different in play and strategy than traditional soccer and offers the opportunity to develop unique skills away from the grass game. It is no wonder that top-flight professional teams the world over have begun to utilize sand pitches at their facilities for this very reason:
playing beach soccer makes a better soccer player.
Thx - Tommy