Thunder Beach Sand Soccer Kansas City
Joins Kansas Youth Soccer as Official Members
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT PDF VERSION
Olathe, KS (July 6, 2020) – Kansas Youth Soccer is excited to promote our newest League Member Thunder Beach Sand Soccer KC! Their approval was official in September 12, 2019 by the KSYSA Board of Directors unanimously approved. This summer they had hoped to plan a sand soccer league for all KSYSA registered players and adults but the Global Pandemic adjusted their plans and timeline. However, they have taken the much needed time to prepare their facility and get ready to host their very first sanctioned Sand Soccer matches in Kansas!
“Kansas Youth Soccer is very excited to bring the unique opportunity for our youth players to experience the game of sand soccer,” said Phil Gomez, Director of Membership & Marketing for Kansas Youth Soccer. “This exciting game is going perfect for all levels of players to participate in during the future summer months and we ask all clubs and coaches reach out to participate in this new opportunity and support our newest member any way possible.”
“We could not be more excited to add to the Kansas City soccer landscape! We believe the unique, fun and yet challenging game of sand soccer provides an opportunity for technical development and team building that will enhance the skills of youth soccer players no matter the skill level or age, said Gordie Wetmore”, Thunder Beach Program Director. “We invite everyone to come out to enjoy a sandy twist to the beautiful game.”
Thunder Beach membership type will give them the ability to administer sanctioned league & tournament events and even register new youth players directly, should anyone wish to create a sand soccer specific team for players and coaches. However, if a player or team is already registered with KSYSA for the seasonal year, then all they will need to do to participate is simply have their US Youth Soccer player card to participate and get a discount prices at event.
Thunder Beach KC Sand Soccer:
- Thunder Beach KC is a for profit organization based in Shawnee, Kansas aiming to add to the rich tapestry of the Kansas City soccer community through fun, competitive sand soccer in a relaxed, enjoyable and safe environment.
- Conveniently located near I-435 and Midland, the Thunder Beach Sand Soccer Complex sits adjacent to Park Lanes Family Fun Center with plenty of places to eat after your game just around the corner. Our complex features one, full size sand soccer field that can be split into two small sided fields for 3v3 and 4v4 competitions. In addition to the pitch, our large patio and easy access to the Park Lanes food and beverage services make it an ideal location to sit, relax and enjoy the sand soccer environment.
- Why should I play sand soccer?
Good question! Along with being a ton of fun in the warmer months, playing on an uneven surface provides unique technical training you will not find in other forms of the game (outdoor, indoor and futsal). Players get lots of opportunities to shoot which gives goalkeepers a softer surface to perfect diving technique.
- Thunder Beach Sand Soccer KC is excited to offer two youth tournaments for summer 2020. Our Thunder Beach Youth Throw Down, running July 24-26, is a 4v4, small sided tournament open to boys and girls birth years 2011-2006. Our High School 3v3 Tournament, July 31-Aug 2, is open to boys and girls just entering high school this fall through having just graduated. Adult programming will be announced soon.
Frequently Asked Questions on Sand Soccer: CLICK HERE
For more information on Thunder Beach Please Visit their website: www.thunderbeachsandsoccerkc.com
- July 24-26
- Boys & girls 2011-2006 (U9-14)
- 4v4 (3 field players and a goalkeeper) on small sided fields
- Minimum of 6 players per team, maximum of 12
- KSYSA Member Cost
- $240 for 6 players, $25 per additional player up to 12
- Guaranteed 3 pool play games. Winners advance to semifinals or finals pending registration
- July 31-August 2
- Open to boys & girls entering high school through having just graduated
- 3v3 with no goalkeepers on small sided fields
- KSYSA Member Cost
- Guaranteed 3 pool play games followed by a single elimination tournament