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Beach Soccer Not Sanctioned by AYSO

It's important to know that AYSO teams participating in beach soccer and beach soccer tournaments is not authorized by AYSO.

Individuals who coach and play in AYSO that decide to participate in beach soccer may do so as long as they understand that they are not covered by AYSO Soccer Accident Insurance or liability coverage for this activity. Also, AYSO logos should not be worn during these events.

Why? The National Tournament Advisory Commission (NTAC) did a study on beach soccer tournaments and submitted their recommendation to the National Board of Directors (NBOD) to not permit AYSO teams to participate in these events.

The deciding issue was that most beach soccer events require the teams’ parent organization to assume all medical and liability insurance during participation. The event hosts are usually unwilling to accept responsibility for injuries and incidents. Since these are non-AYSO hosted and non-AYSO reviewed events, AYSO is unable to assume that risk. 

If you have any questions please contact AYSO Risk Management Coordinator at 800-872-2976 ext. 7961 or

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