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Lawrence University - Soccer

Monday Night Light 4v4 Summer League

Location Appleton, WI
Event Date(s) Jul 8, 2019 to Aug 5, 2019
Ages 8 to 14
Grades 2nd to 8th
This event has been canceled.

Event Description

Monday Night Light 4v4 Summer League

The 8 game Summer League will happen on our beautiful Turf Stadium in the Heart of Downtown Appleton, WI. The league consists of 6 league games and Two Playoff games based on standings.  The league will take place on Monday nights.  All games will be played on turf and some games will be played under the lights, rain or shine.

July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5

Ages: U8, U10, U12, U14 Boys & Girls
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: $175 per team

Location: Lawrence University Banta Bowl

Why Play 4v4 ?

The 4v4 system accelerates development of technical ability and game intelligence.
Small pictures are clearer for children; space and options are more compatible with their abilities. 4v4 is the smallest sided game you can have that has all the elements of a real soccer match without any of the confusions that surround learning to play soccer (football).
In a real soccer match children have the option of passing the ball forwards, square or backwards. Three children cannot do this because one of the directions will be missing. With five children the extra one duplicates one of the elements. He becomes “also wide, also deep or also back.” This “also” position clutters the picture.
4v4 provides the minimum numbers needed for all of the parts that make up a soccer game. One player is up top for penetration. Two are needed for width and one holds back to supply depth. In 4v4 the responsibilities are very clear. All tasks are covered and none are shared, which keeps things simple during soccer drills and match situations.
Most importantly, the 4v4 environment is fun with lots of goal scoring.

  • All games will be played on turf, rain or shine, at Roberts Field at the Banta Bowl
  • The season will be an 5 with playoffs being held the last week of season.
  • Each team will play 1-2 games a night with playoffs based on seeding
  • Teams don’t need to come from a sanctioned team or league and do not need player passes.
  • All 4v4 games will be 40 minutes - 20 minute halves with a 3 minute half time.
  • Boys,Girls, and Coed teams might be placed in same division based on the number of teams Registered