3v3 Frequently Asked Questions
Skillability 3v3 Summer League - Frequently Asked Questions
General Questions about 3v3...
What is 3v3 soccer, how is it played?
3v3 is a small-sided game of soccer where 3 players are on a small field (30X40 yards) against 3 other players. This allows for many touches on the ball, as each player is 33% of the team on the field. Games are 20 mins long and tend to be fast-paced with lots of excitement and is great for helping to develop players.
Why should my player / team get involved with 3v3?
It's no secret that small-sided games improve a player's soccer skills by increasing their opportunities to play the ball and interact with their teammates. Since players play both offense and defense on the small field, 3v3 allows players to discover new aspects of the game while enjoying more action.
Most teams see immediate results over the summer by playing 3v3 as their players keep up on their conditioning, hone the "touch" on the ball and keep their skills sharp.
Who can play in the Skillability 3v3 league?
Registration for the Skillability 3v3 Leagues is open to all teams from ages 8 to 18, male and female. Both recreational and competitive select teams are welcome and encouraged. We aim to try to provide an opportunity for everyone to play competitive / challenging games of 3v3 soccer.
Specifics about the upcoming 2017 season:
When will the 2017 season of the Cincy 3v3 League take place?
The 2017 season will consist of 12 games played over 6 weeks on Wednesday nights. Games will be played June 21, 28 & July 5th, 12, 19, 26
We also reserve an alternate / rainout night just in case. This year, that date is TBD.
Games will be played from 5:30pm - 8:30pm on event nights with youngest teams playing first and oldest last.
Games are 20 minutes long no halftime, no timeouts, subs on any restart.
How much does the Skillability 3v3 League cost?
Team entry fees for a single team for the 2017 season are $300
Team fee includes all ref fees, field fees and a t-shirt for up to 6 rostered players. Team fee must be paid at the time of registration.
Do we need a licensed / carded coach?
Skillability 3v3 does not require licensed coaches, in fact most teams are coached by trainers or enthusiastic parents.
My player doesn't have a team, can I register a single player?
Currently, we're only accepting team registrations. We can take names of interested players in case we're approached by teams looking for players, but we cannot guarantee placement.
How do I register my team?
You can register your team online here at this site. Look for the registration link at the left. Team registrations will close early June 12, 2017 at midnight. We cannot guarantee spots in the league for any entries made after this date.
How do I pay for my team?
We can currently accept the following forms of payment:
1. Online payment (via credit card) during the online registration process checkout.
2. Cash or Checks made out to Kick Fit Soccer (either mailed to the address below or handed in at the event)
Kick Fit Soccer
PO Box 99411
Louisville, KY 40269
I just registered my team, what happens next?
After registration is completed online, please remember to send in your full fees by the registration deadline (midnight June 12, 2017). We'll be sending you more information closer to the start of the games via email.
To get ready for the league, please download and complete the following documents that are due the first night of competition if not done online:
Official team roster
Waiver forms (signature needed for each player on your team, including subs)
There are spots for 6 players on the roster and waiver. If additional players are to be participating, please use the supplemental roster form and additional waiver sheets. Any player participating in the league must be represented on a roster / waiver sheet turned into Skillability 3v3 HQ.
When do we get our league t-shirts?
Each player on a rostered team (up to 6, additionals are available for order) will receive a Skillability 3v3 t-shirt with their registration. Shirt sizes are due along with team paperwork (the first night of competition) and the shirts normally arrive by the third or fourth week of competition. For game play, most teams wear the same colored shirts of their choosing (or jerseys if they have them) and also bring a spare color (like black or white) in case of conflicts.
When will the game schedules be available?
Schedules should be available prior to the first games starting. Once registration has closed we will work on schedules and release them by Monday before the games begin Wednesday.
We want more games. Can I register more than one team?
Skillability 3v3 is all about development and touches on the ball, however due to scheduling constraints, we cannot accept more than one registration for a team with the same roster of players.
What if our team can't play a scheduled game?
In the event that circumstances prevent a team from playing a scheduled game / event night, PLEASE make every effort to let us know as much in advance as possible.
If at all possible, teams should seek to find subs (who should appear on the roster and waiver) and play all games as scheduled, however, once the schedule is published and if we have sufficient notice (at least 24 hours), we may be able to adjust the schedule.
If we are not notified in time or if this is not possible due to scheduling constraints, we will offer the slot to another team as a scrimmage. In this situation, we will not be able to offer a make up game to the original team.
Where are the game results posted each week?
Scores and Standings will be posted on our website for the competitive divisions. We will not post scores or standings for the recreational division
Do you offer medals for the winners?
Medals will given to the top 3 teams at the conclusion of the week 6 playoffs. Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Where can I find the rules for the league?
League rules can be found by going to menu on the left hand side of this page and selecting the "3v3 Rules" button or by clicking here
What documents do I need for the team?
Each team must submit a completed online or paper version of the Official Skillability 3v3 roster and also the signed waiver form with a parent/guardian signature for each player. These forms are available on this site in the "Documents" section as pdf files and can be turned in the first night of competition. All players participating in league games must be represented on the roster and waiver form.
What are the date cutoffs for the age groups?
Skillability 3v3 will be following the new Birth Year Changes adopted by US Soccer, USYS and most state soccer associations. Per these rules, age divisions are now separated by birth year as shown below:
2011 (U6) Oldest Player: 1/1/11 to 12/31/11
2010 (U8) Oldest Player: 1/1/10 to 12/31/10
2009 (U9) Oldest Player: 1/1/09 to 12/31/09
2008 (U10) Oldest Player: 1/1/08 to 12/31/08
2007 (U11) Oldest Player: 1/1/07 to 12/31/07
2006 (U12) Oldest Player: 1/1/06 to 12/31/06
2005 (U13) Oldest Player: 1/1/05 to 12/31/05
2004 (U14) Oldest Player: 1/1/04 to 12/31/04
2003 (U15) Oldest Player: 1/1/03 to 12/31/03
2003 - 1999 (High School) - Coed only
*Not all age groups may be represented in the league or some teams may be combined with other groups to allow for competition.
How do I complete a roster for my team?
The Official 3v3 Roster is available as a pdf file in the "documents" section of this site along with the team waiver. You'll need to print a copy of these forms and fill them out on paper. All players participating in league games must be represented on the roster and waiver form. Both of these documents must be completed with signatures and submitted by the night of the first games.
What happens if there aren't enough teams in a specific division to hold games?
We will try to match competition levels to guarantee participation. Sometimes it's possible to mix gender groups and play games across age levels to provide for a competitive environment.
If it turns out that we cannot offer games for a specific division due to lack of registration, we will refund team fees to the teams involved.
How can I contact the league in case of issues prior to an event?
The Skillability 3v3 league manager can be reached through email at email@example.com or by phone at 502-774-0338 in case of concerns or issues.
How will the league contact your team in case of weather issues?
We will mainly communicate with league teams via emails to the coaches/managers thru registered email addresses given during registration, however in case of bad weather we also use a "automated phone call" system to notify team coaches/managers in a timely fashion. We use the phone numbers provided to us during registration.
My business is interested in helping to sponsor the league, how can we go about doing that?
Please contact Kick Fit Soccer's director Thuto Nhlekisana at kickfitsoccer.com or in order to get full sponsorship information. Fancy your name on our shirts or on our field banners? Let us know!
Have more questions? Feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org