FALL 3v3 TOURNAMENT - December 3rd & 4th

Posted by Lee Spooner on 11/26/2022

3v3 Recreational Soccer Tournament

December 3rd & 4th


With fewer players on the field, each player has more opportunities to touch the ball, using and improving their soccer skills. Small-sided games can develop your player's decision-making, technical attributes, tactical knowledge and physical conditioning through functional movements. Small-sided soccer is FUN and allows more opportunities to score. Scoring can increase self-esteem, character development and team chemistry!


Each player will sign-up separately, we will capture your coaches name and the waiver for the event.  Don't have a team? List "FREE AGENT" and will place onto a roster.


Born 2015 or 2016 (U7 & U8)

Born 2013 or 2014 (U9 & U10)

Born 2011 or 2012 (U11 & U12)

Middle School (6th, 7th & 8th graders Based on 2022/23 School Year)


Roster is allowed 3 to 6 players per team.

Players may only play on one roster for the tournament.

Teams are guaranteed at least 4 games.




Nir Family YMCA

2710 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28403


GAME TIMES:  Exact game times will be announced Friday morning.

Currently here are the game time windows.

Saturday Qualifying Games (3-4 Games per team - 20 minutes each)
U8 & U10:  Games will start at 9:00 AM and end by 1:00 PM
U12 - HS:  Games will start at 1:00 PM and end by 5:00 PM
Top 4 teams in each division advance to Simi-Finals.

Sunday Play-Offs  (2 Games per team - 20 minutes each)

Semi-Finals (Winner advancing to Championship Game & Consolation games for non-advancing teams.)
U8 & U10: Games start at 12:00 PM    U12 & MS & HS: Games start at 12:45 PM

Championship & Consolation Games
U8 & U10: Game starts at 12:45 PM    U12 & MS & HS: Game starts at 1:30 PM
Awards for Simi-Finalist and Champion Teams - Distribution is done with coaches at the end of the game.


TO REGISTER AS A PLAYER use the link below: **No Coach, list "free agent" and will place you onto a team.**



FREE CLINICS & OPEN FIELD TIME - Do not need to be registered to play.Free Clinics will be at the Nir Family YMCA Soccer Fields
Tuesday, November 29th          5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Wednesday, November 30th      5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Thursday, December 1st           5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Participate in 3v3 5 minute games with random team mix (street soccer style). Referees/Y Staff will referee games and explain infractions and restart with a drop ball.  Open field space for team practices from 5 PM to 7 PM. 


I addressed the two most common questions regarding this event for our Soccer Program. 

Some of our kids want to play, however our coach is unavailable this weekend.
We can help you get set, we have free clinic days and 3v3 format is a fast paced game so coaches are there to help with substitution and getting the kids playing. We will help. During registration list the kids you want together and we will place them.

My kid wants to play but he doesn't know anyone else.
Register as a free agent and we will find them a team to play on and work on ensuring they have a coach come game day.