2020 SKILLS LEAGUE

Why play 5v5?

According to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America: 

 "The NSCAA recommends 5 v. 5 for a variety of reasons:

  • It is the smallest number of players that still allows for three passing directions: forward, sideways and backward. This is important because soccer is a three-directional game.

  • It is the smallest number of players that gives us positional play: goalkeeper, backs, midfielders and forwards.

  • It keeps all players involved throughout the game by putting them under pressure for the entire game. There is nowhere to hide in 5 v. 5 play - the players are forced to be actively engaged the whole time."


The benefits are clear:

- Field players get more meaningful touches, as players are under constant pressure

- Players have more chances to develop finishing skills, needing to beat a goalie to score

- Goalies get more opportunities to defend and then distribute the ball than in an entire season of full sided soccer

- Accepted worldwide as the most effective game for developing youth players

- The national youth game of Brazil, credited with creating the highest number of international superstars from one country

- The Format Promoted by Europe's top youth soccer scholars, and implemented in the European professional youth academies

**NOTE: GAMES WILL BE PLAYED ON SELECT FRIDAY EVENINGS.

**DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.**

 


 

 

 

 

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