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3v3 Jamboree

Objective:

  • To create a Jamboree atmosphere.

  • To allow children to enjoy playing without any coaching.

Target:

  • To enjoy the sheer fun of pure soccer with plenty of opportunities to get touches of the ball and score goals.

Organization

  • Any number of players above 11 can create a Jamboree atmosphere.

  • If less than 12 set up make up three teams of 3 or 4 players. Have a second activity area as one team waits for their turn to play.

  • Unlike the Micro Soccer Jamboree there are no goalkeepers. Goals only count below knee height.

  • Put in two or three fields depending on numbers.

  • With more than one field synchronize the play.

  • The time-keeper starts the game for everyone with a long whistle, and signals the end of the quarters and the end of the games.

  • One long blast signals the start of play.

  • A short blast signals the end of each quarter.

  • After the end of each quarter the substitutions/rotations take place and the game is recommenced as quickly as possible without a signal from the time-keeper.

  • Restart with an indirect free kick from the part of the field where the period ended with the kick taken by the team that was in possession.

  • A short blast, followed by a long blast signifies the end of the game at the conclusion of the fourth quarter.

  • Play 4-periods of two minutes.

  • Try not to have more than 4 players on a team.

  • With 4, at the end of each period, the sub comes on and one player goes off. After 4-periods each player should have played have played 3 of the 4 quarters.

 

Teaching

  • Coaches have to work hard to say … nothing!