On July 27th and 28th the Richmond Strikers will team up
with Disney 3v3 World Championships to host a fun, exciting and fast-paced
3 versus 3 event at
West Creek Complex.
Anyone can put a team in: travel teams; rec teams; 3 or 4 friends
or neighbors; anyway you can put together a team of up to 6
players that want to have a great soccer weekend during the dog
days of summer can play. This year's event will host teams from
U7 up to U16 in recreational divisions and U8 to U18 in
competitive (travel) divisions. Recreation and Competitive
will be played in separate divisions. We will again also host Adult Divisions,
featuring divisions in Men's Open, Men's Over 35, Coed and Women's
Come have fun, make new friends, and enjoy the game of soccer
with us as we host the Jefferson Open, on
July 27th and 28th.
You'll love the fast-paced play of 3v3 soccer games on
one of our outdoor, small-sided playing fields at West Creek
that measure 30 x 40 yards. These high scoring matches are
played with small 4 x 6 feet goals and no goalies. The
tournament runs on Saturday and Sunday (appx 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m). Recreational
Divisions will play both days but will not begin before 12noon on Sunday).
Teams are guaranteed 4 games but many teams last year played 5 games. Preliminary Games are on Saturday and Playoff
and Consolation Games are Sunday. Games will be 24
The top four teams in each division of the Jefferson Open 3v3
will advance directly to the Disney 3v3 World Championships in
Florida. No need to go to a Regional 3v3 event.
A maximum of six players are permitted on each team and the
oldest child will determine the age level.
The 2013 Jefferson
Open will host teams in the following divisions:
U8 to U18
ADP players will play in Travel
All-Girls teams can enter and will be
placed in separate divisions if at all possible.
U7 to U16
All-Girls teams can enter and will be
placed in separate divisions if at all possible.
Men's Over 35 (one play under 35 is
allowed but must be at least 30)
Coed (at least one female on field at all times)
Entry Deadline is July 15th @ Midnight.
Registration Now Open for the 2013 Jefferson Open 3v3
Check-in/Registration will occur at West Creek 1 hour before
the team’s first game on Saturday, July 27th.
Click here for Team Registration Form...
Form is to be brought to
registration 1 hour before team's first game.
OF THE GAME* FIFA rules apply if not modified
following rules have been designed to ensure fair play for all
participants. Each player is expected to understand these rules
prior to their participation in the tournament. Any questions
concerning these rules should be directed to Tournament Staff.
be placed into divisions based upon age, gender and playing
experience. Any team or player determined by the Tournament
Director to have falsified age or skill level will be dismissed
from the tournament. Teams that span more than one age group
will be placed into the division of the oldest player on the
It is the
responsibility of the coach or team captain to check the
schedule for any changes after each tournament game (you will
not be notified of changes).
sportsmanship is to prevail at all times. Coaches will be held
responsible for the conduct of themselves, their players,
players’ parents and spectators.
Six is the
maximum number of players on a team: three field players and
three substitutes. (A team must have a minimum of 2 field
players). Players may only play on one team per division. There
are no goalkeepers in 3v3..
players must be registered prior to their first scheduled game
time. Teams cannot add players after their first game has been
started. Tournament officials have the right to demand proof of
age for any player included on the roster.
player or coach determined by the Tournament Staff to have
falsified age, identity, or skill level will be dismissed from
the tournament and potentially future events. This act of
sportsmanship will not be tolerated by the Jefferson Open 3v3.
placed in divisions based on their players’ competitive
experience. Teams that have one or more players with any
competitive or travel experience will be bracketed in the competitive
(travel) division. A team that qualifies as a recreational team at the
Local and Regional event will be considered a recreational team
at the World Championships. In effect, if a team qualifies
before they play competitive soccer than they will play in the
division they have qualified.
participants must provide proof of age if asked by a tournament
official (players and coaches are required to have their proof
of age at all times).
group of each team is determined by the birthdate of the oldest
player on the roster. Age groups are based on Fall 11 and
Spring 12 Age Groups.
players must wear jerseys/shirts during play and each team must
bring both a light and dark colored jersey/shirt. If both teams
are wearing the same color, a coin flip in pool play will
determine which team must change. In playoffs, the higher seed
will have the option. The Tournament Director, Athletic trainer
and/or referee assignor must approve players wearing protective
casts. Hard casts will not be allowed. No jewelry will be
allowed, including earrings of any type, rope necklaces and
bracelets. The only exception will be players wearing medical
players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards
will not be allowed to play. Teams are responsible for providing
game balls. Here are the following sizes for each group: U8-U12 = Size 4 and U13 & up = Size 5.
playing field is 40 yards long by 30 yards wide for ages U8 and
goals are four feet high and four feet wide.
box is ten feet wide by six foot long located directly in front
of the goal. The goals are four feet high by four feet wide.
There is no ball contact allowed within the goal box, however,
all players may pass through the goal box as long as they
do not touch the ball while in the box. If the ball
comes to a rest on the goal box, a goal kick is awarded
regardless of who touched the ball last. Any part of the ball or
player’s body on the line or inside the plane of the box is
considered in the goal box and an extension of such. If a
defensive player touches the ball after it has entered the
plane,a goal will be awarded to
the offensive team. If an offensive player touches the ball
after it has entered the plane, a goal kick will be awarded to
the defensive team. The plane of the goal box extends upward.
A goal may
only be scored from a touch (offensive or defensive) within the
team’s offensive half on the field. The ball must be completely
on the offensive half of the field, and cannot be touching the
mid-line (Example: kick-off). If a player in their defensivehalf kicks the ball across the midline and the ball hits
another player (offensive or defensive) and the ball goes in the
goal, a goal will be awarded. If a ball is kicked from the
defensive half and is not touched before the ball rests in the
goal, a goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.
shall consist of two 12-minute halves separated by a two minute
halftime period OR the first team to reach 12 goals, whichever
comes first. A coin toss will determine direction and possession
before the start of the game. Games tied after regulation play
shall end in a tie, except in the playoffs. There are no
timeouts and the Game Clock does not stop in 3v3 games. The
referee has the official time on the field and holds the right
to take necessary action if he/she feels that a team is delaying
given five minutes before a forfeit is issued by the referee.
All forfeits must be approved by the Tournament Director before
the game is considered an official forfeit. The Tournament
Director has the option to replay a forfeited game if deemed
Substitutions may be made during dead-ball situations,
regardless of possession. Teams must gain the referees attention
and players must enter and exit at mid-field.
Substitutions should not be made on the fly!
may be cautioned with a yellow card if it is deemed by the
referee that the player is intentionally wasting time .e.g.: if
a player intentionally kicks the ball long distances away from
the playing field in order to waste time.
consist of a 3-minute “golden goal” overtime period with a coin
toss to decide kick-off/direction. The first team to score in
overtime is the winner. If no team has scored in the 3-minute
overtime, the winner shall be decided in a shootout with a coin
toss to decide team kicking order. The three players from each
team remaining on the field at the end of the overtime period
will be the only players to kick for their team. The remaining
three field players after overtime regulation will rotate,
alternating teams with each kick. The first round of shootouts
will consist of each player kicking once (round of 3 players
shooting per team). The team with the most goals after the
first round will be considered the winner. If the score remains
tied after the first round of penalty kicks, the same 3 players
will alternate in the same order in a sudden death penalty kick
format until one team scores unanswered. If one team has
received a red card during the game and finishes with 2 players
on the field, a remaining roster player (other than the red
carded player) must be chosen to kick in the rotation of penalty
kicks. If the red-carded player is the last remaining roster
player, one of the two field players must kick twice.
Offsides in 3v3 Soccer!
player is sliding, no contact is allowed. If a player slides
and contact is initiated, a free kick shall be awarded. This
does not prevent players from sliding to stop/intercept a ball
where contact is not initiated during the slide. Example: a
player may slide to save a ball from going out-of-bounds.
handling of the ball that denies a team of an obvious
goal-scoring opportunity will result in the following: (1) A
penalty kick (at the discretion of the referee) (2) A yellow or
red card given to the player committing the hand ball (at the
discretion of the referee).
Cautioned Players (Yellow Card):
that receive two yellow cards in one game will result in a red
card. (Please see red card rule). Any player accumulating three
yellow cards during a tournament will automatically be suspended
for their next game (no exceptions).
Ejection (Red Card):
have the right to eject a player or coach from the game for
continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that
warrants sending off. The team may then continue with their
remaining two, three or four players, however, if the player
receiving the red card was on the field of play, the team must
complete the entire game a player short. The player receiving
the red card will automatically be suspended for their next game
(no exceptions). Players or coaches that are red carded must
leave the immediate playing area, including the fan and team
areas. If the player delays or refuses to leave, the game will
be forfeited in favor of opposing team (regardless of the score
at the time of the incident).
players are red carded for fighting, they will be ejected from
the tournament and are subject to removal from the facility for
the duration of the event.
have the right to eject a coach or parent from any game for
continual disobedience or as a result of an incident that
warrants ejection. Coaches or parents whom are ejected by the
referee or tournament official must leave the field and area
around the field before play will continue. If a coach or parent
refuses to leave, the game will be forfeited in favor of the
taken in any direction. You cannot score directly from a kick
off (ball must be 100% over the mid-line to be considered on the
offensive half of the field).
shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of thrown
in. The ball is considered in play when the ball is touched and
moves one full rotation.
dead-ball situations, defending players must stand at least five
yards away from the ball. If the defensive player’s goal is
closer than five yards, the ball shall be played five yards from
the goal box in line with the direction of play prior to the
& Indirect Kicks:
dead-ball kicks (kick-ins, kick-offs, free kicks) are indirect
with the exception of corner/penalty kicks.
taken from any point of the end line.
awarded if, in the referee’s opinion, a scoring opportunity was
nullified by an infraction (the infraction does not
automatically result in a red card). Penalty kicks are direct
kicks taken from the center of the mid-line with all players (on
both teams) behind the mid-line. Penalty kicks are dead ball
infractions. If a goal is not scored, the defense obtains
possession with a goal kick.
(In bracket Play):
be scored according to the following: 3 points for a win; 1point
for a tie; 0 points for a loss. A forfeited game is scored as a
6-0 win for the team that is present. Referees will provide
the winning coach a scorecard, which must be turned into the
Head Quarters Tent immediately following the game!
forfeiting two games during pool play will be removed from the
tournament. Any team forfeiting one game during the playoffs
will be removed from the tournament.
Rules for Advancement:
Teams will play within their respective
division. Game points and Tie-Breakers:
1.Points (6 for a win,
3 for a tie, or 0 for a loss) + 1 point for each goal (up to 3)
+ 1 point for shutout. Max points is 10.
2.Head to Head
3.Goal Differential (max 5 goals per game)
4.Goals For (max 5 goals per game)
5.Goals Against (max 5 goals per game)
When the tiebreaker system is used,
the criteria are followed from 1 through 5 until one team
is eliminated and then the criteria starts over again
at Rule #2. Rules are repeated until one team remains.
*Ties in division play leading to both teams playing
consolation games will be decided by the above criteria;
except for #6 Shoot-Outs. These ties will be decided by the
discretion of the Tournament Director.
are strongly discouraged as this is a friendly tournament.
Referee judgment calls are not grounds for a protest. A team
wishing to protest must do so to a Tournament Director within 30
minutes of the game in question. The formal protest must be made
from the head coach of the team protesting. Videotape is
not acceptable as a form of protest or decision review.
Jefferson Open 3v3 Staff reserves the right to modify,
reschedule, or cancel the tournament due to inclement weather.
The Tournament Director has the right to move or reschedule
games, as well as the right to shorten game lengths.
** The Tournament Director will have final say on all disputes
and interpretations of Tournament Rules. **