3v3 Tournament Rules & Gameplay
Group Game Duration: The game shall consist of two 12-minute halves separated by a two-minute halftime period, OR the game shall end when a team reaches a 10-goal lead. Games tied after regulation play shall end in a tie.
Playoff Game Duration: The game shall consist of two 10-minute halves separated by a one-minute halftime period. Games tied after regulation shall immediately go to a sudden death shootout. Sudden death shootout will consist of a player from each team shooting the ball from half field with no keeper.
Goal Scoring: A goal may be scored from a touch on the offensive half on the playing field.
Goal Defending: There are no keepers in 3v3 soccer. When defending, players are required to stay out of the small area directly in front of the goal. This area will be marked with tape for everyone to see.
Scoring (In Pool Play): Games will be scored according to the following: 3 points for a WIN, 1 point for a TIE and 0 points for a LOSS.
Tiebreakers: In pool play, ties between two or more teams will be broken by; 1) head to head results between tied teams; 2) goal difference in pool play Maximum of 5 goals per game; 3) Fewest goals against in Pool Play; 4) playoff team shootout with entire rosters.
Playoff Overtime: Teams will have a 3 Minute “Golden Goal” Overtime Period. If the score is still tied, the winner shall be decided by shootout with the 3 players on the field at end of golden goal period.
NO OFFSIDES AND NO SLIDE TACKLING IN 3V3 SOCCER
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 area is closer than five yards, the ball shall be placed five yards from the goal area in line with the place of the penalty.
Kick-Ins: The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of throw in.
Indirect Kicks: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick-offs) are indirect with exception to corner and penalty kicks.
Goal Kicks: May be taken from any point on the end line.
Kick Off: May be taken in any direction.
Player Ejection (Yellow/Red Card): Referees have the right to eject a player from the game for continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that warrants sending the player off. RED CARD suspension= Rest of game PLUS next game.
Sportsmanship: Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in the nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the event.
Court Size: 35’x 60’
Goal Size: 2.5’x 3’