This "Gran Prix" of international amateur beach soccer events is hard to miss and attracts teams from all over, including nearly 20 states and as far away as Africa, Germany, Brazil, Norway’s rocky seacoasts, the Caribbean and the wilds of Canada's Northwest Territories. The Championships are staged over 22 full city City blocks of prime oceanfront real estate, on over mile and a half of white sand - against a backdrop of diving gulls, banners waving in stiff ocean breezes, thousands of Boardwalk bedazzled spectators, live music and great food. Meanwhile, surf’s up just a few steps from the soccer action and, when day is done, most participants and fans head out to the area’s unbelievable lineup of region entertainment.
The Hampton Roads Soccer Council (HRSC) is your host for the tournament weekend and plan year-round to ensure a guaranteed sand-blast. Consisting of the Virginia Beach Rush, the Southeastern Virginia Women's Soccer Associations, and Beach FC travel soccer organizations, HRSC has staged the Championships since 1994 to generate revenues for its premier 75-acre Soccer Complex. Lead by the McDonald's Corporation, numerous national and regional sponsors and advertisers graciously support the festival.