3 on 3 soccer league

Registration is open for the 2019 SPRING Sports Life Training 3V3 Soccer season. The Spring Sports Life Training 3V3 Soccer season runs from April through May, with games taking place on Fridays (high school) and Saturdays (youth) at:

SPORTS LIFE TRAINING CENTER (formerly D1)
10810 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764

The Youth League is for both boys and girls from grades Kindergarten to 8th grade. The High School League is for students between 9th and 12th grades (with exceptions). Sports Life Training Soccer is for players of all skill levels and promotes a competitive and confidence building experience.

SPRING REGISTRATION IS OPEN

$50 – Registration Fee Per Player (Members $40)

Team fee, if registering as a team: $250
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MARCH 31, AT 6 PM
TENTATIVE GAME SCHEDULE (Min 10 games per season including playoffs, championship and consolation)

YOUTH LEAGUE SATURDAY GAMES – 9 am – 1 pm

  • APRIL 6 – 1-2 Games per team
  • APRIL 13 – 1-2 Games per team
  • APRIL 20 – 1-2 Games per team
  • APRIL 27 – 1-2 Games per team
  • MAY 4 – 1-2 Games per team
  • MAY 11 – 1-2 Games per team
  • MAY 18 (Playoff and Championships)

Divisions:

Developmental PPK-K (30 min practice and 30 min scrimmage- run by SLTC Coaches)

  1. 1st and 2nd grade
  2. 3rd and 4th grade
  3. 5th thru 8th grade
  4. High School

HIGH SCHOOL FRIDAY NIGHT LEAGUE – 6 pm – 10 pm

  • APRIL 5 – 1-2 Games per team
  • APRIL 12 – 1-2 Games per team
  • APRIL 19 – 1-2 Games per team
  • APRIL 26 – 1-2 Games per team
  • MAY 3 – 1-2 Games per team
  • MAY 10 – 1-2 Games per team
  • MAY 17 (Playoff and Championships)

GENERAL LEAGUE FORMAT:

  • Player receives a Sports Life game uniform
  • Head Coach of player in league receives 25 percent discount and receives a Sports Life t-shirt
  • Min. 10 game season including playoffs or consolation games
  • Maximum of 6 player rosters (3 players, 3 substitute) so everyone plays a large percentage of the time!
  • The regular playing time shall be as follows: Two 10 minute running clock periods with a 2 min half time break.
  • Practices are voluntary and organized by the Coach. (Gym at Sports Life is available for rental.)
  • ALL coaches are volunteer parents and NOT provided by Sports Life Training.
  • Medals are awarded to the Champions of the grade/age division
  • Games played during the week or weekends.
  • Food at the games when possible
  • Access to our Sports Life Training Center staff for training consultation.

ROSTERS

NO Tryouts. NO Drafts. Teams are formed by participants requesting “friends” and “coaches” to play for during the season. All request must be given on the registration form. We will work to meet your special request, but we do not guarantee that any or all of your requests will be met. REFUNDS will not be given if Sports Life Training is unable to meet your special request.
Single players will be placed on teams based on some form of familiarity through same school, sport organization, neighborhood, etc.

REFUND POLICY

All refund requests must be submitted to the league commissioner prior to the 2nd game of the season. A refund will be issued less $25 for a processing fee. NO refund requests after the 2nd game of the season!

EQUIPMENT

Players must wear shorts with NO pockets!

COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS

  • All coaches are volunteers and are not provided by Sports Life Training League.
  • All Coaches and Volunteers must provide the Commissioner of your league with driver’s license information.
  • Safety is our main concern and goal for our players and we want to make sure we have proper and safe coaches.

GAME RULES

Games will be played with the official FIFA soccer rules. Any exceptions to the FIFA rules will be listed below.

Roster

Every team has to hand in a roster with all the player names and their Date of Birth.

Number of Players per Team

A teams can roster a maximum of 6 players – three field players and three substitutes. Teams are allowed to roster less than six players if they choose (A team must have a minimum of 2 field players). Players may only play on one team per age group.

Game Duration

The games are 20 minutes, two 10 minute running clock with a two minute break. Home team will start with possession. Games during Pool Play that are tied after regulation play shall end in a tie. Games during the Playoffs / Championship Rounds that are tied after regulation play shall proceed to 3 Penalty kicks per team. The Referee has the official time on the field.

Substitution

Substitutions can be made on the fly.

Kick Offs / Kick Ins / Direct and Indirect Kicks / Goal Kicks / Penalty Kicks

Kick Offs

May be kicked in any direction. You cannot score directly from a kick off (ball must be 100% over the mid-line to be considered on the offensive half of the field). The kick off is an indirect kick.

Kick-ins

The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline, rather than thrown in. The ball is considered in play when the ball is touched and changes position. This is an indirect kick, and a goal cannot be scored from this kick.

Direct and Indirect Kicks

All dead-ball kicks (kick-ins, kick-offs, free kicks) are indirect with the exception of penalty kicks. Indirect kicks must only change position before the ball will be considered in play. If a free kick is awarded within five yards of the opposing goal box, the ball will be moved back to five yards from the box. It is the referee’s discretion where the ball will be placed.

Goal Kicks

May be taken from any point of the end line. All goal kicks are indirect kicks.

Penalty Kicks

Shall be awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was nullified by an infraction (the infraction does not automatically result in a red card). Penalty kicks are DIRECT kicks taken from the center of the mid-line with all players (on both teams) behind the mid-line. Penalty kicks are dead ball infractions. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains possession with a goal kick.

Five-Yard Rule

In all dead-ball situations, defending players must stand at least five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal is closer than five yards, the ball shall be played five yards from the goal box in line with the direction of play prior to the penalty.

Goal Scoring

A goal may only be scored from a touch (offensive or defensive) within the team’s offensive half on the field. The ball must be completely on the offensive half of the field, and cannot be touching the mid-line (Example: kick-off). If a player in their defensive half kicks the ball across the midline and the ball hits another player (offensive or defensive) in their offensive half, and the ball goes in the goal, a goal will be awarded. If a ball is kicked from the defensive half and is not touched before the ball rests in the goal, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team. A goal cannot be scored from an indirect kick, such as a kick-in from out-of-bounds. See below for “Plane of the Goal / Net Interference.”

Goal Keepers / Off-sides / Slide Tackling / Hand Ball Clarification:

There are no Goalkeepers in 3v3 Soccer, we don’t play with offside and no slide tackling is allowed. If a player is sliding for the ball, contact with any player(s) from the other team is NOT ALLOWED. If a player slides and contact is initiated, a free kick shall be awarded. This does not prevent players from sliding to stop/intercept a ball where contact is not initiated during the slide. Example: a player may slide to save a ball from going out-of-bounds.

Hand Ball Clarification

Deliberate handling of the ball that denies a team of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity will result in the following: (1) A penalty kick (at the discretion of the referee) (2) A yellow or red card given to the player committing the hand ball (at the discretion of the referee).

Playing Field/Goal Size

The playing field is about 55 by 95 feet for ages U12 and higher. U11 and younger age groups play on a smaller field. The goals are approximately four feet high and 6 feet wide.

The Goal Box

There are no goalkeepers in 3v3. The goal box is approximately six feet wide by six foot long located directly in front of the goal. The goals are four feet high by six feet wide. There is no ball contact allowed within the goal box, however, all players may pass through the goal box as long as they do not touch the ball while in the box. If the ball comes to a rest in the goal box, or on the goal box line, a goal kick is awarded regardless of who touched the ball last. Any part of the ball or player’s body on the line or inside the plane of the box is considered in the goal box and an extension of such. If a defensive player touches the ball after it has entered the goal box, the plane of the goal box, or an extension of the goal box (such as any part of the ball or player’s body on the line or inside the plane of the box), a goal will be awarded to the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball after it has entered the goal box, the plane of the goal box, or an extension of the goal box (such as any part of the ball or player’s body on the line or inside the plane of the box), a goal kick will be awarded to the defensive team, and a goal will not be counted if scored. The plane of the goal box extends upward infinitely. The referee’s judgment call and ruling on the field will not be overturned.

Plane of the Goal / Net Interference

A goal will be awarded if the ball strikes the netting portion of the goal, even if the ball is then returned back into the field of play without completely crossing the goal line. If the ball strikes the cross bar or goal posts, and simultaneously strikes the netting portion of the goal, the referee’s judgment will determine whether the netting prohibited the ball from crossing the goal line (which should be awarded a goal); or whether the bar or post prohibited the ball from crossing the goal line (which should NOT be awarded a goal). The referee’s judgment call and ruling on the field will not be overturned. In simple terms, the net should not be the source that will prohibit a shot from scoring as a goal.

Delay of Games / Forfeits / Overtime

Delay of Game

The referee has the official time on the field and holds the right to take necessary action if he/she feels that a team is delaying the game. Any player may be cautioned with a yellow card if it is deemed by the referee that the player is intentionally wasting time, such as if a player intentionally kicks the ball long distances away from the playing field in order to waste time. The referee has the official time on the field.

Forfeits

Teams are given five minutes from scheduled game time, or from delayed start time due to unforeseen circumstances, before the referee issues a forfeit. The soccer league director must approve all forfeits before the game is considered an official forfeit. The league director has the option to replay a forfeited game if deemed necessary. Any team forfeiting three games during pool play may be removed from the tournament. Any team forfeiting one game during the playoffs may be removed from the tournament.

Play-off Penalty Kicks

If there’ no winner after the official game time the game will go to shout-outs. A coin toss will decide team-kicking order. The three players from each team remaining on the field at the end of the game will be the only players to kick for their team. The remaining three field players after overtime regulation will rotate, alternating teams with each kick. The first round of shootouts will consist of each player kicking once (round of 3 players shooting per team). The team with the most goals after the first round will be considered the winner. If the score remains tied after the first round of penalty kicks, the same 3 players will alternate in the same order in a sudden death penalty kick format until one-team scores unanswered. If one team has received a red card during the game and finishes with 2 players on the field, a remaining roster player (other than the red carded player) must be chosen to kick in the rotation of penalty kicks. If the red-carded player is the last remaining roster player, one of the two field players must kick twice