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|Sand Duels™ BASH at RASH™ Soccer Tournament
Sand Duels™ Beach Soccer Tournament, now in its 11th season, is a 5-on-5 soccer tournament for youths aged 9 though 19 and adults with divisions based on age, gender, and ability. The BASH at RASH ™ Beach Soccer Tournament is the first Sand Soccer Event in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The tournament is ideal because it enables younger players more opportunities to touch the ball than in regular games. Additionally, more experienced players get to develop their talents in a competitive, yet fun, environment. And OH YEAH…. we've brought the BEACH TO BALTIMORE's INNER HARBOR !!!
Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Adjacent to the Maryland Science Center
THIS IS ON SAND !!!
We encourage all to take public transportation where and whenever possible. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is easily accessible via the MetroRail or Light Rail systems. Please visit the MTA Maryland website for complete information.
Directions from the NorthVia I-95 South:
Directions from the SouthVia I-95 North:
Directions from the WestVia I-70 East:
Saturday, July 22 — 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 23
— 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
(for boys and girls ) (for men and women)
Under 10 Born 8/1/95 and younger Under 24 Born 8/1/81 and younger
Age is determined by the Oldest Member on your team, Co-Ed must have 1 Female on the field at all times
How do I register?
You can register online via our ticketing based system by clicking here. You may also pick up a printed entry form at participating area soccer outlets including DICK’S Sporting Goods or at our offices, located at the First Mariner Arena. The entry form must be complete in order to be accepted. Additionally, a parent or legal guardian signature giving permission is required for every player under the age of 18. Teams will not be registered without these signatures. Your final roster with signatures will not be required UNTIL BEFORE you play your first game.
How many players are on a team?
Teams will consist of up to seven (7) boys or seven (7) girls, five starters and two substitutes including one as a designated goalkeeper. Girls/women are permitted to play on a boy’s/men’s team. If sufficient co-ed teams are entered within a particular age and ability level, the tournament shall endeavor to create a co-ed division.
How many games will I play?
All teams will play at least three (3) games, unless the scheduled games are reduced or shortened, due to rain or unforeseen circumstances.
What are the rules of the game?
Games will have two 12-minute halves with a two-minute halftime. If the score is tied at the end of regulation play, the game is recorded as a tie. In a playoff situation, both teams will move immediately to a tie-breaker. Ties will be decided by five penalty kicks for each team. The kicks will be on a rotating basis until one team wins. The team with the most goals, after five players per team shoot, is declared the winner. If the score is still tied, teams will alternate penalty shots until a decisive goal is scored.
Regulations governing fouls and misconduct conform to FIFA with the following exceptions: All fouls taking place more than ten (10) feet from the goal shall result in an indirect free kick with opponents three (3) yards away. All fouls taking place within ten (10) feet of the goal will result in a penalty shot taken on an open goal. There will be no goalkeeper and each game will gave one referee who will call fouls and keep time. Referees will have the final say in disputes. Additionally, there is no offside and no slide tackling is allowed. SEE RULES SECTION FOR A COMPLETE SET OF RULES
What’s the scoring point system?
Teams are ranked by the total number of points accumulated through individual games in each round of play.
Win 6 points
What does the Sand Duels™ Beach Soccer Tournament cost?
A non-refundable entry fee of $275 for youth teams (U19 and younger), $375 for Adults and $450 for OPEN Teams participating for the Cash Prizes, is required and must accompany all entries. You may pay by check, money order, or credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover). Please do not send cash.
What do we get for playing?
All registered players will receive a Sand Duels™ Beach Soccer Tournament Commemorative item, great discount coupons and much more! All winners and runners-up will receive commemorative Sand Duels Beach Soccer Tournament plaques.
How can my company become a sponsor of the Sand Duels™ BASH AT RASH Beach Soccer tournament ?
There are a number of opportunities for individuals or companies who would like to sponsor the Sand Duels™ BASH AT RASH Beach Soccer Tournament. To find out more, please contact:
Who is producing the tournament?
Sand Duels™ Beach Soccer Tournament is being produced by ASG Sports, the Baltimore Event Company who has produced grassroots-based sporting events catering to over 1 million participants during the past twelve years.