May 28th, 2018
We are happy to announce Boston Beach Soccer has joined the family of US Beach Soccer National Championship. All teams participating in any Boston Beach Soccer event between the ages of 13u – 19u, Men, Women, or Coed will have the chance to qualify for the National Championship taking place on Lake Michigan in Racine Wisconsin on August 17-19, 2018! The finalists of each division in the qualifying age groups automatically qualify.
James Boden, the director of BBS, and head coach at Suffolk University had a surprise visitor at his 2017 event in Nantasket, Massachusetts. Tighe O’Sullivan the director of Pro-Am Beach Soccer was doing a coastal journey scouting beaches for the National Championship and was alerted to Boden’s event by the Executive Director of Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Michael Borislow. On that advice O’Sullivan drove out to the Hull Charity event Boden was conducting and the conversation began about how both were open to working together to move the needle in the northeast for beach soccer.
The US Beach Soccer National Championship is very happy to see Boston Beach Soccer join the movement with Oceanside’s famous Beach Soccer Championships and Pro-Am Beach Soccer to pool resources, ideology, and to help spread the word. This is not only about the pure joy players get from getting their feet in the sand, but about their commitment to exposing players and coaches to the benefits of playing in the alternative surface. This time it will not take 25 years for coaches to realize like futsal beach soccer is an amazing medium to improve and strengthen players of all ages.
Borislow, who O’Sullivan credits for pushing the USBSNC from a plan into action, will work with Boden to expose his population of players to the benefits. Borislow was one of the several executive directors who sat in on the United Soccer Coaches education session in January 2018 in Philadelphia. O’Sullivan explained, “It’s exciting to have such amazing leaders like Michael seeing as we do the many benefits of beach soccer. We are very happy to be able to help Boden connect with the state association and for all us to work together on this project.”
For more information about Boston Beach Soccer:
- Boston Beach Soccer Cup: South Boston, MA (Jun 30th)
- Hull Charity Invitational: Hull, MA (July 21st-22nd)
All youth players aged 8-18yrs (boys and girls teams), Adult men’s, women’s and Co-ed divisions.
July 1st (Hull) / June 15th South Boston
For more information about the US Beach Soccer National Championship: