**WHY 3V3 ?**

The fastest growing soccer format is 3 v 3

What is it about 3 v 3 that makes it such a great game?

<>Lots of action

<>Usually much
higher scoring than "regular soccer"

<>Simple,
straight forward game based on 2 and 3 man combinations.

<>No offsides

<>Easy to form
teams and organize friendlies... only need 6 or more players for a game

<>Can play 3 v 3
friendlies without adult intervention

<>Good skills
practice

<>Lots of touches

<>Develops
quickness both of mind and body

<>No place to
hide... a player on the field is actively defending or attacking at all times

<>No Offsides

<>Players develop
tactical awareness and become skilled in 2 and 3 man combinations

<>Constant
marking practice

<>Easy to
organize teams and matches

<>Roster from
full sided team can form four 3 v 3 teams for practice matches

<>Team can
practice on smaller field. More places to practice/play

<>No Offsides

<>No Slide
tackles

<>Smaller field
for better view of entire match

<>No Offsides

<>No Slide
tackles

<>Smaller field

<>Easier to form
teams for all players that register - If 15 players register for an age group
that plays 8 on a side, either some players don't get on a team or someone has
to go out and find about 5 more players to have enough for 2 teams. With
roster size of 4 to 6 for a 3 v 3 team, almost any number of registered
players divides up evenly into teams with no players left out in the cold.

<>Easier to find
coaches willing to take on the responsibility of dealing with 5 or 6
players/families rather than 14 to 16.

<>With more
coaches involved (because of the smaller roster size) at younger ages, more
coaches get started in the club to be candidates for coaching the larger teams
as the children get older