Sand Soccer League Rules and Policies

The Court and Equipment

The sand soccer field for adults is basically the equivalent of two of our sand volleyball courts,  roughly 80′ x 90′.  The goals are approximately 7′ x 18′.  The sand soccer field for youth 3×3 is 60′ x 90′.  The ball is a sand soccer ball so a little bit softer.

Registration and League Fees

The Beach prefers you register for all leagues through our online registration system which offers the ability to register only then pay cash, check or credit card at The Beach the first night of league play or register then pay credit card online immediately (more info).


Roster makeup and size depends on division and format:  6-10 players for 5×5.  Leagues are offered for men, women, and coed.  Men leagues can have women but women leagues are for women only since played on women’s net.  With coed and semi-coed, a 5×5 team must have a  minimum of 2 women on court at all times.  Teams in open gender leagues can have any combination of men and women on court – including all men or all women.   A team.may change roster up until their third match by submitting an email to league director notifying her of change. No changes may be made to the roster after the team has played its third scheduled game unless approved by league director.

Match Play

Schedules.  The Beach has a central page for league schedules/standings  on its website.  Match play start times are pursuant to this league schedule. The duration of the league varies by league but most leagues have 5 weeks of match play plus a season ending single elimination play-off tournament the 6th week.  Matches are generally scheduled every 60 minutes starting in the range of 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for Monday through Friday leagues; 8:00 am to 8:00 pm for Saturday leagues;  and 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm for Sunday leagues  Your team should be present, warmed up and at your assigned court ready to play at least ten minutes prior match time to ensure games start on time. See “Forfeits” for details on how to handle teams being late.

Game Format.  TBD

Playoffs.   Generally, we try to maximize the number of teams that make playoffs but at a minimum, the top half of any particular division will make the playoffs if a division contains more than 8 teams. The exact number of teams that will make the playoffs is determined on a league-by-league basis and league participants will be informed with specific correspondence for that league.

League Desk.  A clipboard containing a score sheet, identifying date, time, court numbers and teams will be located onsite at the league desk.  Either team can pickup the clipboard and bring to the court. The scores of each game will be recorded on these score sheets. The score sheets for subsequent games on a particular court will be located at the league table too or be on the same clipboard for the court.  After the match, the winning team should make sure the score sheet has the scores for each game and return the completed score sheet to the league desk.

Required Number of Players.  At least 4 for 5×5 and must have 3 for 3×3.

Time Outs. Each team is allowed one thirty second (:30) timeout per game with the clock running. Time out may be called prior to server receiving ball on either side of court (between plays).

Substitutions.  Substitutions can be made at any dead ball.

Ball in Play.  TBD.


We do not like forfeits at The Beach!  Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you think your team will have trouble playing a scheduled match as we work hard to try to reschedule if all possible.

No Call, No Show.  If a team does not contact league coordinator about not being able to play scheduled match and then does not show up to play scheduled match, they will automatically record a match loss as long as the opposing team shows up at the scheduled match time, the opposing team will claim a match win. Teams that are late have ten (10) minutes to field enough players to start the first set before the first set is considered a forfeit. The same late team has five (5) additional minutes to field a team for the second set before the second set is considered a forfeit. If a team forfeits the entire match twice, they will be removed from the schedule, forfeit their league fees; and miss the playoffs regardless of their record. Only the on-site league coordinator can call forfeits and extend leniency where extenuating circumstance exist. In cases of a possible no show, the team in waiting needs to contact the on-site league coordinator.

Notification of No Show.  If a team cannot make a scheduled match, a player from the team must contact us at least 24 hours in advance to possibly avoid forfeiting the match. Upon receiving notice, The Beach will try to reschedule the match to another day or find the opposing team a new opponent from the league and if successful, the two teams will become the new “scheduled match and the original match will be treated as if it was never scheduled. If the Beach is unsuccessful in rescheduling the match to another day or finding a new opponent, the match will be forfeited and the details above of Forfeit – No call, No show will apply. Of course, the more notice that is given, the higher chance a match can be rescheduled or a new opponent will be found. If a player from the team contacts us in error or the team changes its mind, The Beach cannot guarantee that they will have a match available for that night.

Rainouts/Postponements/Other League Cancellations

Our courts rarely rain out if heavy rain prior to start of league matches due to its great drainage system.  However, we postpone matches if heavy rain and/or lightning during scheduled match and sometimes cancel match depending on how long the heavy rain and/or lightning will last.  Any notice concerning a rainout or other league match cancellation or postponement will be emailed or texted to the team leader, whichever he or she prefers AND posted on The Beach’s home page (right sidebar – “Weather Updates”)  by 5:00 pm on the day of the scheduled play. If you have not received notification and unsure of the status or if weather moves in subsequent to this time, please call (469) 854-6800 or check the Website again before heading to The Beach for your games. The Beach does its best to provide you as much advance notice as possible but please keep in mind that weather is very unpredictable so we may not be able to make a weather decision until closer to a scheduled match time.  In the event a match has to be cancelled, the match will be rescheduled on another league day – this will either extend the league end date by one week or add a double header week for the teams.  Teams are guaranteed the opportunity to play the number of matches designated for the particular league.


Players must play barefoot or use some approved sand sock and must have same color shirts.

Facility Rules

In addition to the rules of play, all participants must abide by The Beach Facility Rules and Regulations.