LEAGUE PLAY IS SUBJECT TO CITY, COUNTY, AND STATE GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS, AS WELL AS THOSE SET BY MISSOURI YOUTH SOCCER AND U.S. YOUTH SOCCER. THE SAFETY OF PLAYERS, COACHES, STAFF, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITY ARE OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY. WE WILL HAVE MEASURES IN PLACE BUT FAMILIES MUST BE WILLING TO ACCEPT THE INHERENT RISK YOUTH SPORTS PRESENTS IN A PANDEMIC SITUATION. THINGS CAN AND WILL CHANGE QUICKLY AND WE WILL ADJUST TO THE CURRENT SITUATION AS NEEDED WITH MEASURES INCLUDING PHYSICAL DISTANCING OF SPECTATORS, PLAYERS, AND FIELDS; EXPANDED TIME SLOTS FOR GAMES; MASK REQUIREMENTS; AND CANCELLATION OF GAMES AND/OR THE SEASON IF WARRANTED.
M3 GAMES ARE PLAYED AT THE MISSOURI SOCCER PARK ON STATE-OF-THE-ART TURF FIELDS!
Mid Missouri Micro
POTENTIAL SPRING DATES: 3/6; 3/13; 3/20; 3/27; 4/3; 4/10; 4/24; 5/1; 5/8; 5/29. 8 GAMES PER TEAM. TWO BLACKOUT DATES ARE ALLOWED. COACHES WITH MULTIPLE TEAMS MUST HAVE SECONDARY COACHES AVAILABLE.
The goal of the Mid Missouri Micro (M3) player development league is to develop and foster the growth of players and community soccer programs throughout Central Missouri by offering fast-paced 3v3 and 5v5 games. The M3 caters to teams who are looking for excellent player development opportunities and may or may not be able to field a full-sided team.
ALL COACHES MUST HAVE MYSA APPROVED COACHING CARDS FOR THE CURRENT SEASON.
M3 uses the CALENDAR YEAR FORMAT in all divisions. To calculate age: 2022 minus birth year = age for fall 2021 & spring 2022. Teams must compete according to the age of their oldest player.
The objective is the same as the traditional game: to score goals, but in games with fewer players competing on a smaller-sized field. Fewer players on a smaller field = more ball touches and more fun! Players develop the tools they need to become better footballers and reach their full potential.
How is micro soccer beneficial to both experienced and inexperienced players?
It is difficult for players to “hide” in small-sided soccer; all players must attack and defend in order for their team to succeed. It’s all about the touches, opportunities, and creativity with the ball! Players are continually engaged in the game.
Small-sided soccer is also an excellent entry into the sport as the games have fewer players competing on a smaller-sized field. The games are fun and involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball. The game is the teacher and it is also a great way to rekindle that competitive spirit and spend time with your friends.
M3 offers more experience in all phases of the game. The format ensures every player on the field gets ball time. Every player has to participate in all facets of the game, attack and defend, and will grow skills and confidence as a result. The emphasis is on PLAYER DEVELOPMENT. Rid yourself of the mindset that the only way young players will get better is to compete in highly stressful competitive tournament situations. Once you experience a season of the M3, the results will speak for themselves.