Adult Coed Sand Football

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sand Football is a non-contact, coed flag league that is offered in both the Spring and Fall. The game is played six on six with a minimum of two females on the field at a time. Teams may carry up to 15 players. Games consist of two 40-minute halves and are played at the Virginia Beach oceanfront on Sunday mornings.
Due to continued hiring challenges being faced by contracted officials organizations, schools and Parks and Recreation, league maximum capacities will continue to be impacted. Due to these reduced capacities, leagues have been filling prior to registration end dates. If your desired division is filled, please contact Sports Management at 385-0458 to be added to a waiting list or if you have any additional questions. Register early for the best opportunity to play. We appreciate your understanding.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Levels of Play

  • Competitive League: an intermediate/advanced level of competition for skilled teams with experienced players. Competitive League teams will play eight regular-season games with two officials on the field. Playoffs are included for qualifying teams. 
  • Recreational League: a recreational level of play for teams with beginner to lower skill level and less experienced players. Recreational League teams will play seven regular-season games with two officials on the field. No playoffs are included in this league. 

    NOTE: Any player on a Recreational league roster is ineligible to be on a competitive league roster and any player on a Competitive league roster is ineligible to be on a Recreational league roster.

Registration Information

As we continue to face significant staffing shortages, we must accept fewer teams which will limit league availability. If your desired division fills, we will be taking a waiting list. Please contact Sports Management at 385-0458 to be added to this list or if you have any additional questions. We appreciate your understanding.

  • Registration is taken on a team basis:
    • Online registration (for credit card payments) is available on our website (during open registration) 
    • In-person registration (for check/money order payments made payable to Treasurer, City of Virginia Beach) is accepted at the Sports Management office (4001 Dam Neck Road). Note: multiple checks (for one team) and cash payments are not accepted.
  • Each team pays a franchise fee to enter (payable at registration)
    • Competitive leagues (includes playoffs): $700
    • Recreational league (no playoffs): $600
  • Number of games
    • Recreational League – 7 regular-season games
    • Competitive League – 8 regular-season games + playoffs for qualifying teams
  • No residency requirement 
  • Players must be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate. Players under 18 years of age who are high school graduates or graduating high school seniors must provide written parental consent. Players under 18 years of age can only be added by submitting a team roster or player addition form with the written parental consent attached.
  • Leagues are subject to close-out prior to the last day of signups. If you see "Only # spaces left. Register now!" under the "Add to Cart" link and/or "Adding a team failed because it would exceed the maximum allowed" when creating your team, the activity is full. Please consider another option or contact the Sports Management office to get on the waiting list.
  • Individuals who are looking to join a team can contact the Sports Management Office for more information. Placement is not guaranteed.

Spring 2022 Season Information 

Online individual player registration ends February 9. Beginning February 10, players can only be added by submitting a roster form or player add/release form to the Sports Management Office. Coaches are encouraged to check their online rosters to ensure accuracy. Rosters and schedules can be found by following the Schedules & Standings. Rosters freeze as of 5 p.m. Friday, April 15. 

  • Season (approximate): Early March - Early June (dependent on weather)
  • Registration:  January 17 - February 7. Late registrations will be accepted as space allows on February 8 and 9 with a $50 late registration fee
    • Individual players can join teams online during the team registration period using the password provided by their team coach. Beginning February 10, players can only be added by submitting an original roster or player add/release form.
  • Team Rosters Due: Thursday March 3 by 5 pm. Teams that do not submit their rosters by this deadline will be ineligible to participate during the first week of play.