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3v3 Freestyle Futsal Tounament

3v3 Freestyle Futsal: November 14 (Boys) - November 15 (Girls)

Curious to know how players like Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar develop their skills? From FUTSAL! That's the name of the game!

WHY FUTSAL?

 

Some studies explored why certain areas of the world are talent hotspots for certain activities. After extensively studying the Brazilians, scholars and coaches determined that there was a misconception that the Brazilians got their skills from playing soccer at the beach. The cause for such talent came out of futsal.

So we combined two great tools for development that are small-sided games and futsal into one fun tournament! This environment helps develop players' creativity, decision-making and agility in a fast-moving game. It challenges players to use their strengths and turn them into strategies on a smaller court. 
 

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

All customers are asked to review the following prior to arriving on campus:

Our facilities National Sports Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plan click here! The indoor facilities portion is at the top of the page. 

One spectator per player will be allowed for this event in the NSC Sports Hall, dome, and Sports Expo. (Does not include team leader or coach).

Please note this includes provide shorter breaks between games against opponents, to reduce ‘down time” in between games for teams. This includes scheduling games back to back depending on the format of each division.

Four tips to remember:

  1. If you feel sick, please stay home.
  2. All attendees are asked to wear a mask, unless they are actively participating in a game.
  3. Signage will be posted on campus to remind people of guidelines.
  4. Our facility staff will help keep public spaces clean and sanitized throughout the event.

Why 3v3 Soccer?

3v3 games allow players more opportunities to touch the ball, develop quick decision-making and improve their soccer skills. Small-sided games can develop technical attributes, creativity, tactical knowledge and physical conditioning through movement. Additionally, 3v3 is very fun for younger ages because more opportunities to score, which increases players’ confidence!

  • Specific to soccer player’s development, 3v3 is beneficial to:
  • Develop ball control
  • Develop creativity
  • Constant movement from attack to defense
  • Encourages 1v1 encounters, which help to improve both attacking and defending skills
  • Encourage players to enjoy 2v1 opportunities to overcome the opponent
  • Improve decision-making 

Tournament Features

  • Boys - Saturday, November 14, 2020
  • Girls - Sunday, November 15, 2020
  • Played on our courts
  • Three-game guarantee (all age division games are played on the same day)
  • 24-minute games (12-minute halves)
  • Top teams advance to the championship
  • Sub on the fly
  • Award for champions that includes T-shirts and discounted rates on next 3v3 tournament 

Divisions Offered

  • 9/10U Boys
  • 9/10U Girls
  • 11/12U Boys
  • 11/12U Girls
  • 13/14U Boys
  • 13/14U Girls
  • High School Boys (ages 15-19)
  • High School Girls (ages 15-19)
  • Men's Division
  • Must abide by 2021 MYSA age divisions (see eligibility grid below)

Tournament Fees

  • $140 team fee due with tournament application
  • Refund Policy
    • Teams dropping from the tournament prior to January 17th will receive a voucher in the amount of the team fee. The voucher is valid within one year of the event and can be used for other 3v3 tournaments. Using the voucher is based on availability and does not guarantee acceptance into the event.
    • Event Cancellation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF an event hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our players, coaches, referees, employees and fans.

      Team will receive a refund for your event entry. Team registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total. Refunds will be credited to your account by no later than December 31, 2020. *Please note that if a team elects to drop prior to the event, the voucher policy will be in effect. This includes teams making their own decision to withdraw prior to the potential cancellation.

Tournament Rules

Click Here for 2020 Freestyle Futsal rules.

Age Divisions

The tournament will use the following age categories as specified by MYSA.

Any team found to be using non-rostered or illegal players will forfeit that match. All forfeits are recorded as 3-0. After age verification at final team check-in coaches should keep one of the following in their possession during the tournament to verify age should a question arise:

  • Player passes
  • Driver license
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport

Headers

  • Updated March 2016. In the 8U-11U age groups, when a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. Players should not be given a red card by heading the ball off of the goal line, this should be awarded with an indirect free kick as stated above.

Schedules and Results

Schedules will be available by 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 12.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline is November 6th!

NSC Fund for Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!

Lucas Camargo

Tournament Director

Phone: 763.717.3231

Barb Grunow

Registrar

Phone: 763.717.3630

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