The biggest rock and roll fiesta of the summer isthis week! Circus Mexicus 2010 is now just a few days away and the good folks in Rocky Point are busy stocking their bars, their taco stands and their salsa dishes in preparation for your arrival.
In addition, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are very excited and pleased to present their first annual Circus Mexicus Rock and Soccer Tournament on Sandy Beach on Saturday.A lot of people have been working really hard to make this event possible. Even if you're not playing, we encourage everyone to come out and support the players. Some have real soccer playing experience. Some are weekend warriors. Some probably don't know a throw-in from corner kick. And some may be battling hangovers from JJ's the night before.All of them could use your cheers!
To give you an idea of what to expect, we've put together a sort of checklist.Some of the restaurants and resorts in the area are offering some great deals on food and drinks during the beach soccer tournament.To the players, a reminder to STAY HYDRATED! We love beer as much as the next fan, but it's also expected to be very warm during the tournament and we want everyone to have fun and be safe at the same time. Remember to drinkwater or Gatorade too!
List of beach soccer things to do:
Before you leave
·Bring socks, soccer balls to practice with and water. Game balls will be provided.
·Bring beach chairs and a tent if you have one.
·Make sure you know where the concert venue is ahead of time.You’ll park in the lots behind the stage at Sonoran Spa and Sea.
When you get there
·Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to hang out on the beach all day.
·Park in either parking lot of the Sonoran Sun or Sea and go through either lobby to beach.
·If you're not already a guest at the Spa or Sea, the condos ask each non guest sign-in before heading out to the beach. Amenities such as the pool are for condo guests only, but the bar and restaurants are open.
Players must be at the beach no later than 9:30am, the earlier the better.Please check in at the redtent and get your team shirt.
·We’ll go over the format, rules and schedule just before 10:00.All first round matches will take place at either 10:00 or 10:30sharp.
·There will be two bars on the beach selling discounted cervezas, margaritas, soda and water as well as a local taco stand selling inexpensive carne asada tacos and quesadillas.
While you play
·Basic rules: Each game is 25 minutes switching goals after 12 minutes, no halftime.There is no offside, each re-start is kicked no throw-ins.Goalkeepers either throw or kick ball on the ground to re-start, no punts.
·No shoes, socks are ok and encouraged as Sandy Beach, despite its name, can be a little course.
·If you're like us, you're excited about the World Cup, which will start on Friday. Chango’s will be showing the US v England match on Saturday.Chango's is a 5 minute walk from the beach. Please make sure you’re back on the beach at least 10 minutes before your next match.
·4 players plus a goalkeeper are on field during play, substitutions can be made whenever and as often as you want.
·Each team has a minimum of 2 games.Please be on time and know when your next match is.
·Tunes will be playing on a PA system throughout the day.
·Awards for 1stand 2ndplace will be given right after final match scheduled for 2:00pm.
·Please make sure you throw your trash out and pick up your stuff before leaving.
Thank you Four Peaks Brewery, Chango’s, Sunset Cantina, Max’s Café, Mercedes Rusticos, Xochitl’s Cholla Bay, Heffernans/Realty Executives, Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine and Head Out to Rocky Point Shuttle.