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By FullOnBeachSoccer
A podcast about Beach Soccer with the intent to further expose people to the sport. The host, Dillon Thompson, looks to explain what makes the game so fascinating to watch and even more enjoyable to play. Follow Full On Beach Soccer on all social media platforms for more beach soccer content! Video episodes available on YouTube as well.
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1.4 - NASSC: Matt Whalen & Lauren Bland

#SpreadTheSand

1.4 - NASSC: Matt Whalen & Lauren Bland

#SpreadTheSand

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Bonus Episode: US & El Salvador are Headed to Russia!
Louie Moedano (@louie_moedano11) joins the show to discuss the 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifier. 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.
30:06
May 29, 2021
3.2 From Co-Ed to US Women’s National Team w/ Christi Yount
Christi Yount (@Christmas237) joins the show to discuss everything Women’s Beach Soccer in the States. Christi is a current US Women’s Beach Soccer National team player who expresses her excitement for being a part of US Soccer history, always growing with every playing opportunity that comes along, and what’s on the horizon for her and some of her teammates in the near future. 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.
43:21
May 7, 2021
3.1 National Beach Soccer League Player Camps & Events w/ Aldo Balsano
Aldo Balsano (@Aldinho01) joins the show to discuss everything the National Beach Soccer League (@_NBSL_) has been up to. We talk player camps, friendlies against the Bahamas National Team, and what we think about the World Cup Qualifiers in May. 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.
44:11
April 23, 2021
2.14 Bright Future of Beach Soccer in the United States w/ Gabe Silveira
Gabe Silveira (@gcamelosilveira) joins the show to discuss his introduction to beach soccer, his favorite goal scored for the United States, and his experience at the most recent National Beach Soccer League event where he won MVP and Golden Toe. 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.
24:20
February 26, 2021
2.13 Minor Setback, Major Comeback w/ Ryan Gillespie
Ryan Gillespie (@ryang0408) joins the show to discuss his experience with US Beach Soccer in the early development of the national team, a serious injury he has recently gone through, and how determined he is to make a strong comeback. 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.
38:46
February 12, 2021
2.12 Growth in Women's Beach Soccer w/ Megan Wharton, Rebecca Staylor, and Ashley Triplett
Returner Megan Wharton (@nutmeg_9), Rebecca Staylor (@rlstaylor), and Ashley Triplett (@a_trip6) join the show and discuss how they are seeing beach soccer continue to grow in the United States, especially the women's game.  Megan talks about how excited she is, as a current member of the US Beach Soccer National Team, to see all of the great competition amongst women players at the most recent National Beach Soccer League (@_NBSL_) event.  Rebecca and Ashley express their excitement to be training virtually with the national team, and also describe their individual player achievements and local community achievements with the youth in their area.  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.
41:09
January 29, 2021
2.11 A Young Player’s Focus on Beach Soccer and Reaching his Goals w/ Louie Moedano
Louie Moedano (@louie_moedano11) joins the show and discusses how he got into beach soccer at a young age and how it quickly became his focus and passion moving forward. Louie is Co-Founder of Castaways Soccer Club (@Castaways_SC) which has proven to be a pivotal component in the growth of Nonprofit The Lux Academy (@The.Lux.Academy) that aims to give back to the Oceanside community in California. 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.
41:16
January 15, 2021
2.10 What does 2021 have in store for your Beach Soccer Club? W/ Cesar Olmedo & Richard Nevarez
Cesar and Rich from The Lux Academy (@The.Lux.Academy) join the show to talk about the merging of two beach soccer clubs and how they plan to serve their community in 2021 through the beautiful game and various avenues of opportunity. 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.
38:15
January 1, 2021
2.9 National Beach Soccer League Player ID Cup w/ Francis Farberoff
Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s United States Beach Soccer National Teams, Francis Farberoff (@FrancisFarberoff) returns to the show to talk about all of the talent he had the opportunity to scout at the NBSL (@_NBSL_) Player ID Cup. 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.
27:31
December 18, 2020
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.
41:34
December 4, 2020
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.
42:14
November 20, 2020
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.
15:14
November 6, 2020
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.
33:06
October 23, 2020
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.
55:06
October 9, 2020
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.
38:15
September 25, 2020
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.
21:03
September 15, 2020
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.
43:53
September 11, 2020
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.
16:51
September 6, 2020
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.
43:17
August 28, 2020
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.
49:42
July 31, 2020
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.
35:25
July 17, 2020
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.
37:28
July 3, 2020
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.
25:28
June 19, 2020
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.
26:60
June 5, 2020
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.
41:55
May 22, 2020
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.
41:11
May 8, 2020
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.
46:52
April 24, 2020
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.
41:49
April 10, 2020
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.
41:18
March 27, 2020
Introduction Episode: #SpreadTheSand
A podcast about Beach Soccer with the intent to further expose people to this growing sport. I look to explain what makes this game so fascinating to watch and even more enjoyable to play. Instagram: @FullOnBeachSoccer
02:04
March 24, 2020