Sand Soccer Season is Around the Corner for the East Coast; Beach Towns and Cities are Preparing as well as Soccer Shops

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Beach 5 Sand Soccer Series will be kicking off June 15 for a month and a half worth of sand soccer from Maryland to New York. Soccer Post D.C. is gearing up for the summer rush on sand soccer gear.

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Since its debut in 2006, Beach 5 Sand Soccer Series has doubled in size each year drawing teams from up and down the east coast. It has proven successful on an annual basis.

Sand soccer is one of several different versions of the big and beautiful game we call soccer to emerge over the past few decades. It was established in the early 1990s on the beaches of Brazil as people needed to keep playing while they enjoyed the sand, sun and water. With the growth of soccer across the globe and especially in United States, players are looking to keep playing no matter the season or location. During the summer months, people migrate to the beaches which now have become home to sand soccer tournaments across the United States.

Beach 5 Sand Soccer Series has been around since 2006 and was founded by Jim Kupec and Bill Harte who are veterans in the soccer industry. They have picked the best beaches on the East Coast from Ocean City, Maryland to Long Island, New York to create the ultimate in sand soccer events. With more than 6 years on the beaches, Beach 5 Sand Soccer Series has grown tremendously as it has become a vacation of sorts for thousands of soccer players and families. "Since its debut in 2006, Beach 5 Sand Soccer Series has doubled in size each year drawing teams from up and down the east coast. It has proven successful on an annual basis,” says Jim Kupec.

With the rise in sand soccer events comes the demand for sand soccer gear. Brands like Puro Futebol have emerged to provide sand soccer players with specialized balls, sand socks and apparel. Sand socks are great for protecting feet from the hot sand and stinging that may occur between the ball and sand. Puro balls are lighter than a typical soccer ball with only a few panels so sand and water won’t get inside of it. Equipment needed are sturdy portable goals and line tape to make up a sand court or field. Soccer specialty stores like Soccer Post D.C. are stocking up in preparation for the needs of this summer’s sand soccer players.

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