2023 National Sand Hockey play day Information
Registration Fee is canned goods, animal food, or cash donation of any amount
Sticks will be distributed as loaners
Join us for a fun filled day June 10th, as field hockey storms the beach for it's 6th year, in Virginia Beach Field Hockey's "National Sand Hockey" play day during the North American Sand Soccer Tournament at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Each player will register individually on our google doc, and then choose a house team, or their own team name. Waivers will be signed day of.
7 players and a gk maximum per team.
U14, U16, U19 (female) division only
Adult teams 18+ we will have a Co-ed division. You can also be an all female team. If you are forming a Co-ed team, you must have an equal number of male to female field players on the pitch at all times. Exception: GK can be male or female. We are enforcing this rule for good fair competition and your safety. Additionally, only in cases where teams do not have enough for a game will substitute players be allowed on a second team. Must be approved by VB Hockey staff!
WE WILL PLAY UNTIL WE CAN'T PLAY ANYMORE BASED ON NUMBER OF TEAMS ON SATURDAY!!!
The National Sand Hockey Tournament is not a required stay and play,
however we have contracted with the
Sticks will also be available for purchase!!
Basic sand hockey rules will be followed, but are adjusting, including NO charging at start of game, and a three foot perimeter is now in place surrounding the goal keeper for safety. Sand hockey sticks are only allowed no regular field hockey sticks. Each team starts with the ball per period. (3) 8 min periods for U14 up, and (4) 6 min periods for U12.
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT; A MOUTHGUARD!!!!! IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MOUTHGUARD YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR GAME. Other very important, highly recommended but not mandatory equipment: shin guards, sand socks and sunglasses.