#SpreadTheSandMay 08, 2020
Bonus Episode: The Tokyo Verdy Community w/ Braeden Small
Bonus Episode: Interview w/ Ben Astorga, Assistant Coach of the US Men’s Beach Soccer National Team
1. What were you excited about heading into this camp hosted in Oceanside, CA?
2. What are the goals of these camps?
3. What are you most excited about this year for the US Men’s Beach Soccer National Team?
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Bonus Episode: Interview Colombian Beach Soccer National Team Coach, Santiago Aizate w/ Michael Sierra
5.2 US Women Closing the Gap w/ Jeané Sunseri-Warp
5.1 US Women Taking on the Euros w/ Ali Hall & Kierra Scalercio
4.9 Argentinian Beach Soccer League w/ Fermin Carranza
4.8 First International Goal w/ Ashley Triplett
4.7 Top Class Player w/ Andres Navas
4.6 From Player to National Team Coach w/ Ben Astorga
4.5 NBSL Coast Guard Open MVP w/ Conner Rezende
4.4 Another Beach Soccer Player Steps into the Arena w/ Xavier Snaer-Williams
4.3 Being a Vegan Athlete w/ Danielle Kovacevic
4.2 Connection in the Beach Soccer Community w/ Louise Arseneault & Kierra Scalercio
4.1 Bahamas Beach Soccer w/ Michael Butler
3.7 Bright Beach Soccer Future w/ Antonio Chavez
3.6 Let’s Help Grow the Community w/ Ali Hall
3.5 A Debut to be Proud of w/ Nico Perea
3.4 Motivated and Ready to Go w/ Lauren Leslie
3.3 US Women’s National Team Heads to Russia!
Bonus Episode: Dillon in Net at the NASSC?
Bonus Episode: US & El Salvador are Headed to Russia!
3.2 From Co-Ed to US Women’s National Team w/ Christi Yount
3.1 National Beach Soccer League Player Camps & Events w/ Aldo Balsano
2.14 Bright Future of Beach Soccer in the United States w/ Gabe Silveira
2.13 Minor Setback, Major Comeback w/ Ryan Gillespie
2.12 Growth in Women's Beach Soccer w/ Megan Wharton, Rebecca Staylor, and Ashley Triplett
2.11 A Young Player’s Focus on Beach Soccer and Reaching his Goals w/ Louie Moedano
2.10 What does 2021 have in store for your Beach Soccer Club? W/ Cesar Olmedo & Richard Nevarez
2.9 National Beach Soccer League Player ID Cup w/ Francis Farberoff
2.8 Beach Sports in the Olympics? w/ Handball Ninja
With me on this episode is Ebiye Jeremy Udo-Udoma, otherwise known as @HandballNinja on all social media. Ebiye and I discuss how his athleticism with his hands led him to representing the United States through Handball and Touch Rugby. A good portion of our conversation is geared towards the World Beach Games and the rise of beach sports that hopefully leads to involvement in future Olympics. If you have a second, please subscribe/follow and leave a rating/review on whatever platform you’re listening on and follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
2.7 Creating Team Culture and Buy In w/ Canada Beach Soccer
With me on this episode are Lucas and Shahbaaz Kara, founders of Canada Beach Soccer (@CanBeachSoccer). We discuss how Canada Beach Soccer has maintained a strong team culture, what makes for successful clubs and leagues, and what Canada Beach Soccer is looking forward to in 2021. If you have a second, subscribe/follow and leave a rating/review on whatever platform you’re listening on. Follow on Instagram Full On Beach Soccer for more beach soccer content.
2.6 First Goal, First World Cup Qualifier w/ Tanner Akol
With me on this episode is Tanner Akol of the United States Men’s Beach Soccer National Team. Tanner and I talk about the start to his beach soccer career, how he got on ESPN, and an intense PK shootout against El Salvador to gain birth into the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Follow on Instagram Full On Beach Soccer for more beach soccer content.
2.5 National Beach Soccer League w/ Aldo Balsano
With me on this episode is Aldo Balsano (@aldinho01) of the National Beach Soccer League (@_NBSL_). Aldo and I discuss his time playing goalkeeper with the United States Beach National team, how the NBSL started, and what he envisions the league will look like in the future. Follow on Instagram Full On Beach Soccer for more beach soccer content.
2.4 What can the MLS do for beach soccer? w/ MLS Gone Wild
With me on this episode are the hosts of the podcast MLS Gone Wild (@MLSGoneWild). Blake, Mike D, Poopis, and I talk about how we know each other from our time playing college soccer together, which current and former MLS players would ball out on the sand, and how the MLS could promote beach soccer in a way that’s mutually beneficial for each club as well. Follow on Instagram Full On Beach Soccer for more beach soccer content.
2.3 Deciding Between the United States and Portugal w/ Luisa Meza
With me on this episode is Luisa Meza (@luisameza13) of @norcalwomens_bsc. Luisa and I discuss how she developed as a player on the grass, her transition to the sand, her wide variety of beach soccer club experience, and her decision to play nationally for the United States over Portugal. Follow on Instagram Full On Beach Soccer for more beach soccer content.
Bonus Episode: Euro Winner’s Cup Final Recap and Which Players Would Thrive If They Played Beach?
Kristall and Braga delivered an amazing final in the Euro Winner’s Cup, listen in to get my recap on the first place match. I also breakdown the players submitted to me that you all believe would do well on the sand. Follow on Instagram: Full On Beach Soccer for more beach soccer content.
2.2 Two Clubs Are Better Than One w/ Tina Lowry
With me on this episode is Tina Lowry of @HRSCElite & @beach_soccer_vb. Tina has been a huge part in growing beach soccer in Virginia Beach through organized trainings, scrimmages, and clinics for youth in the community. Her and I discuss the steady growth of these two women’s clubs and how they hope to continue to grow into an eventual league for beach soccer. Follow on Instagram: Full On Beach Soccer for more beach soccer content.
Bonus Episode: Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal 2020 Recap
It is great to see beach soccer competition making a gradual return. Tune in as I discuss my thoughts on the five teams that competed in Nazaré, Portugal this past week and how the reigning champs, Portugal, keep their form going undefeated. Follow on Instagram: Full On Beach Soccer for more beach soccer content.
2.1 Brazilian Culture, Mesa Ball, and Beach Soccer in Virginia Beach w/ Curtis Kirby
With me on this episode is Curtis Kirby of @mesaball757. Curtis is a former college soccer player whose aspirations took him to Brazil where he found his drive again. Being a Virginia Beach native, he continues to promote and grow soccer on the sand through individual trainings, footvolley, mesa ball, and more. Follow on Instagram: Full On Beach Soccer for more beach soccer content.
1.10 USWBNT: Jeané Sunseri-Warp
With me on this episode is US Beach Soccer Player & Captain of NorCal Beach Soccer, Jeané Sunseri-Warp. Jeané and I discuss her tournament experience both in the States and abroad, how excited we are to see beach soccer on the women’s side grow, and Jeane answers some questions submitted by listeners. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
1.9 - USVIBNT: Michael Vollmer
With me on this episode is US Virgin Islands Beach National Team & Great Lakes Beach Soccer goalkeeper Michael Vollmer. Vollmer and I discuss his experience with beach soccer in the Midwest, what his transition has been from point man in the attack to furthest man back in the net, and how he has forged relationships with a multitude of amazing players through taking opportunities as they come. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
1.8 - USMBNT: Nick Perera
With me on this episode is United States Beach Soccer Captain and Player/Coach of the Tacoma Stars, Nick Perera. Perera and I talk about his time growing up in Europe, how small-sided fútbol became Nick’s bread and butter, and how he got involved with beach soccer at the national level. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
1.7 - EBS: Katie James
With me on this episode is England and Team Great Britain national player Katie James. Katie and I discuss her experience playing for Portsmouth FC both on the grass and sand, how playing on multiple surfaces has helped improve her technical ability, and what it felt like to reach the World Beach Games Final with Team GB. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
1.6 - USMBNT: Chris Toth
With me on this episode is Chris Toth, current goalkeeper for the United States Beach National Team and MASL club, the Ontario Fury. Toth and I discuss how his indoor game compliments his game on the sand, his experiences playing abroad in Hungary in their beach soccer league, as well as how dangerous a goalkeeper can be in beach soccer through some miraculous goal scoring stories of his own. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
1.5 - USMBNT: Ryan Futagaki
With me on this episode is Ryan Futagaki, who has recently retired from the United States Beach National Team. Ryan and I discuss his playing experience for the national team on both the sand and grass, his time at UCLA, and how with the right mentality and grit ,young players can be successful throughout their career. Stay tuned in as we finish our chat with Futagaki’s endeavors for beach soccer growth, more specifically with the Women’s side. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
1.4 - NASSC: Matt Whalen & Lauren Bland
The North American Sand Soccer Championships is a huge beach soccer event held in Virginia Beach, Virginia that attracts participants from all over the country and even other parts of the world. I sit down with Director of Operations Matt Whalen & Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Soccer Council Lauren Bland, as we discuss the early history of this tournament, and all of the benefits it has on the surrounding community and the growth of this beautiful game. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
1.3 - USBNT: Francis Farberoff
For this episode, I sit down with Head Coach of the USWBNT & Assistant Coach of the USMBNT, Francis Farberoff! Francis goes through his experiences as a player for beach clubs like the Seattle Sounders and Corinthians. He also describes his experience with the United States National team as both a player and coach. Francis has co-founded FBS FC, a youth club in Florida where he incorporates beach soccer into their trainings, and closes out with his opinion on national tournaments and what young players should be doing to reach the next level in their game. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
1.2 - CBS: Shahbaaz Kara
For this episode, I talk with Shahbaaz Kara, Captain and CRO of Canada Beach Soccer. Shahbaaz and I talk the history of CBS and their journey to becoming a nationally recognized sport in Canada. We also discuss their participation in the Italian Beach Soccer Tour and how invested they are in the future of beach soccer, starting with the youth. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.
1.1 - USWBNT: Megan Wharton
For this episode, I talk with Megan Wharton who captains the US Women’s Beach National Team. Her and I discuss how she started playing beach soccer, her experience being a part of the very first US Women’s Beach National Team, and her vision for the future of beach soccer in the US, specifically engaging the youth and more playing opportunities such as tournaments and leagues. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on social media for more beach soccer content.