Registration

How to Register

  1. Assemble a team of 7-10 players
  2. Two Options:
    1. ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE through Paypal.
      Click here to register online (please ensure you read all the registration info below); OR
    2. Print off Flyer 2017 PDF and return the form and fees by mail to:
      Umbro Beach Soccer Blast
      6565 Vine Street
      Vancouver, BC V6P 5W6
      email: vanbeachblast@gmail.com
      PHONE: (604) 818-2845
  3. Registration Forms and Fees must be received no later than Friday August 4th 2017 by 11:59PM. Early bird deadline for $50 discount on the Senior divisions is Friday June 16th 2016.
    You are not officially registered until your cheque (payable to the Umbro Beach Soccer Blast) is received.
  4. Confirmation sent upon receipt of registration.
  5. Complete the 2017 Umbro/Soccerwest Beach Soccer Blast Roster in full – Roster Form 2017 PDF

All registration forms including the Beach Blast Roster, must be submitted 1 hour prior to your first game at the registration table at the tournament site. You will receive at this time your registration kit, which will include your pizza snack or afternoon energy booth ticket and any t-shirts that you ordered.

After Registration Instructions

The 2017 Umbro Beach Soccer Blast is a sanctioned by the British Columbia Soccer Association.

Please ensure that all youth players are registered in the appropriate division. Players must be under the specified age at January 1, 2018. Our tournament age brackets are based on teams as they would play in the 2017-2018 season.

What You Need to Know Now That You’re Registered

All price quotes are in Canadian dollars

Payment

If you have not submitted your entry fees, please do so immediately. Your registration is not final until the fees are received. And as the Tournament fills up, your spot could be handed over to another team. Please mail or drop off a cheque, payable to the Umbro Beach Soccer Blast, to the following address:

Umbro Beach Soccer Blast
6565 Vine Street,
Vancouver, BC
V6P 5W6

Ph. 604-818-2845
Email: Contact Form

SENIOR BLAST Entry Fees:
$275/team prior to June 16, 2017
$325/team prior to August 4, 2017

YOUTH BLAST Entry Fees*:
$250/team prior to August 4, 2017

(*Under-16 years and younger)

Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Tournament T-Shirts & Merchandise

This year our official tournament T-shirts will be available for purchase online with our registration.

You are not obligated to purchase Tournament t-shirts. Teams may wear their own uniforms at the Tournament or any kind of mismatched array of shirts and shorts you prefer.

Pinnies will be available at the Tournament site to ensure that all teams are adequately distinguished while playing matches. The away team (as designated in the schedule) must wear the pinnies in case of colour clash.

Roster Forms & Team Formations

  • Team Captains/Coaches must have each team member read the waiver and sign and date the Roster Form. (In the case of participants under the age of 19, the parent/guardian must sign and date the form.)
  • Final Roster Forms must be submitted one hour prior to your first game at the Tournament Registration Table. Team kits will not be distributed prior to receipt of your roster nor will your team be permitted on the field before your roster is turned in.
  • Participants in youth divisions, must be Under the specified age as of January 1, 2018. For example: Under-18 players must be born in 2000 or later. In other words age groups are as per the 2017/2018 BCSA season. Birth date must be marked on the Roster form. Players are permitted to play up an age group if they so choose.
  • Teams can sign a maximum of 10 players (we recommend a minimum of 7) and one coach or manager. You are not permitted to substitute names on or off your roster. Once the Roster Form is handed 1 hour prior to your first match, it is final. NB. Winning teams will receive one prize per registered player.
  • The senior co-ed recreational division is for players aged 18 and over only. Senior co-ed teams must have a minimum of three women registered and a minimum of two women on the field at all times.

The Rules

Check out our Rules tab for detailed information. The basics are the same as grass soccer, but there are several differences in keeper’s rules, throw-ins, free-kicks, substituting and off-side rules that each team must be aware of. We also remind you that this is a new game: there may be some kinks in the rules. Please feel free to share your rules opinions at the Tournament Registration Table. We are always looking for ways to improve the game.

Please note . . .

  • Head to head result will be used to determine tie breakers in who advances to semis and finals. After that, goal differential to a maximum/minimum of +/- 5 per game. After that, total goals scored against will be reviewed, then 3 penalty shots, then sudden death penalty shots.
  • Qualifiers ending in a tie at the end of regulation will be recorded as a tie game. Semifinal and Final matches ending in a tie after regulation will go directly to shootouts with no overtime played.
  • All players in divisions Under-16 and older will be required to show picture ID before semi-final and final matches. Playing un-authorized players will result in your team’s immediate dismissal from the tournament – no refund will be provided.
  • Your team roster is final once it has been handed in prior to your first game. There will be absolutely no substituting of players on and off of your list.

The decision of the game referee will be final. Harassment of the referee will be punished with the utmost severity. This is a fun game, please keep it that way!

Checking in at the Tournament Site & Receiving your Team Kits

All teams must have one representative check in at the Tournament Site Registration Table 1 hour prior to your first game. Your completed and signed roster form must be handed in at this time (you will not be permitted to play until the roster is handed in!). You will receive your team kits when your register on site. The kit includes the Tournament t-shirts if your team has purchased them and Saturday Afternoon Energy Booth ticket for senior Beach Blast participants and complimentary Pizza Snack Ticket for youth Beach Blast participants (one ticket provided for each registered player and for one coach or manager).

Schedules

  • You will be informed of your first game time and location about one week prior to the Tournament. Please check the website for the final schedule at www.mysportstournament.com/beachblast. The schedule will be posted as soon as it is completed.
  • Final schedules will also be available at the Tournament Site Registration Table
  • Organizers will make every effort to ensure minimal conflicts between senior co-ed and senior men’s and women’s divisions but this cannot be guaranteed. If there are any specific scheduling requests accommodations can possibly be made if you notify us well in advance.
  • Schedules will indicate the number of teams in your division and subsequent details on the formation of your division’s round robin, semi-final and final competitions
  • Games will run 9:00 am-7:00 pm each day, except on Friday when games will run 12pm-5pm.

Home/Away Team Designations & Tournament Structure

  • Home/Away Team designations are previously decided by the Tournament Organizers
  • Home Teams are listed first in the Schedule i.e.: Home Team vs. Away Team
  • The Home Team always kicks off, the Away Team always decides which side of the field they want to defend first
  • The Away Team must wear a set of Umbro pinnies provided by the Tournament if required to distinguish teams. The Away Team will obtain these pinnies from the game referee prior to the start of each game. When your game is over, please return the pinnies to the referee.

Starting & Ending the Game

  • Games on all eight fields will start with the sound of a universal horn. The horn will be located at the Tournament registration table and will be controlled by the Scheduler/Results Coordinator.
  • All Teams must be prepared to start at exactly the time indicated in the master schedule. The universal bell will not wait for late lunchers or sunbathers!
  • If your game starts late it will be shortened to ensure the Tournament schedule is not put out of whack.
  • Games will start every 35 minutes. Each game has two 14-minute halves.
  • Refs will ensure the following before the start of each game:
    • Each team has a minimum of 4 players (the opposing team will automatically win the game 5-0 if one team fails to field 4 players)
    • The Away Team has obtained and is wearing the pinnies if required.
    • Keepers are wearing an appropriate designator (i.e.: different colour pinnie)
    • No illegal equipment is being worn ie: shinpads, shoes, jewelry
    • Teams are lined up appropriately
    • Game ball is in place, as well as field lines, nets etc. .

Results & Reporting Scores

  • Results and standings will be posted at the Tournament Site Registration Table
  • The winning team must report the game score to the Registration Table immediately following the game

Services Available at the Tournament Site

Food
Canadian Springs Water will be free of charge. There will be some small concessions at the site. A larger Parks Board concession is close by. Please bring your own water bottle to gain access to the water jugs and to reduce the garbage on-site!

Senior Blasters (that is those aged 16 and over) will receive an energy boost on Saturday afternoon between 12 pm and 2 pm. The Afternoon Energy Booth will include a limited selection of fruit, bagels, cookies, chips, and the like, free of charge to registered participants.

Youth Blasters receive a complimentary team pizza snack beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday. This snack provides one piece of pizza to each registered player.

First Aid
St. John’s Ambulance will be on site throughout the Tournament. Please do not hesitate to visit the first aid tent with any injuries.

Physio
Compliments of SportMed and City Sports Physiotherapists, a physio tent on site will provide complimentary physio services all day on Saturday and Sunday. These gracious & knowledgeable volunteers will help you prepare for the new conditions the beach presents. Tape will be available to tape up feet and socks at a minimal charge. If you are going to be on site on Friday, please bring your own tape!

What to Bring

Socks
The sand can get hot! We recommend that players bring a couple of pairs of old socks to the Tournament to protect the feet. Tape them up at the physio tent to keep sand out.

Uniforms
Encouraged to be worn, but are not required. Pinnies will be provided to distinguish teams when necessary.

Extras
Enjoy the sun, the beach and the waves between games. Bring along your swimsuit, beach towel, frisbees, volleyballs, hackey sacks etc. . .

Shades/Hats
Although accessories such as shades and hats are not permitted during play, they will keep you protected from the sun and looking your best while you relax between games.

Waterbottle
While water is complimentary on-site, we are endeavoring to reduce the number of paper cups. Please bring a water bottle to access these beverages on site.

Sunscreen

Cash or Cheques
Credit cards will not be accepted on site and there will be lots of great things to buy including exclusive beach soccer wear and tasty treats, tape for feet etc . . .

Saturday Afternoon Energy Booth
Saturday August 12th 2017 TIME TBA
Tournament Site, Spanish Banks Beach

A great place to share stories about your first day on the beach and a free snack too! You will receive a ticket for the Energy Booth in your registration kit when you sign in on-site. The Afternoon Energy Booth will provide a limited selection of easy grab-and-go food like fruit, bagels, cookies, juice, chips and energy bars.

Youth Blasters Pizza Snack
Friday August 11th  TIME TBA
Tournament Site, Spanish Banks Beach

Each registered Youth Beach Blast team will be provided with a ticket for a complimentary team pizza snack (one slice per player).

Inclement Weather

  • This is a rain or shine event. We have tried playing in the pouring rain, and trust us, it’s still lots of fun and puts that unique Westcoast spin on a South American sport.
  • But, just in case, the Tournament reserves the right to the following if bad weather requires:
    • make adjustments to the schedule
    • alter the length of a game
    • cancel one or more games
  • Changes will always be posted on the master schedule at the Tournament Site Registration Table. It is the responsibility of your team to follow the schedule and its adaptations and ensure you are at your field 15 minutes prior to the start of your game. There is no sound system on site to call you to your field!