The pre-k, kindergarten and first grade divisions took on a new look this past spring as SPFSA’s youngest players joined the rest of the world in small-sided games. The reason? More action, more involvement and more fun for all!
US Youth Soccer’s efforts to convert younger recreational programs to 3v3 and 4v4 mini-games has been endorsed by the SPFSA executive board. Small-sided soccer is played throughout the world and in parts of the United States and is designed to give all players more touches on the ball and require them to make fewer, less complicated decisions. Twice as many games will be played in the same time and space. Goalies will be eliminated.
Coaches received background notes on the overall philosophy and a manual on operations of the new program. Additional information is available for parents @ www.usyouthsoccer.org/coaches/smallsidedgames.asp .