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Summer 3V3 or 5V5
Will Resume in July 2020 or Later


OVERVIEW - Programming on Hold, May resume in July 2020 or Later

Nebraska Sports Center will have 3v3 Summer Fun Games for U6s (2012) -U11s (2007) and 5v5 Summer Skills Games for U12s (2006)-U18s (2000) on Wednesdays or Fridays (Overflow games may be scheduled on Saturday or Sunday). Summer games will be in June and July. Independently formed teams may be entered, club teams may enter with coach/DOC permission. Individuals looking for a team should contact us at [email protected] to help with team formation or player placement. Teams should have a responsible adult representative on the sideline but players should be allowed to coach themselves, we can provide a responsible party to aid with player substitution and sideline management upon request. 


Each team should have an adult representative but players should be allowed to coach themselves as age allows.

SUMMER 2018 SESSION (June 13-July 27)

Location: Nebraska Sports Center 333 Speedway Circle , Suite 4

Summer Session (6-weeks/6-games):

Wednesdays June 13, 20, 27 | July 11, 18, 25 (6 weeks)
Fridays June 15, 22, 29 | July 6, 13, 20 (6 weeks) 
Saturdays or Sundays may be used for scheduling conflicts or for overflow games

3v3 games 30-minute games and 5v5 games  40-minute games
3v3 Game Start Times: 5:00, 5:35, 6:10, 6:45, 7:20, 7:55
Game Start Times: 5:00, 5:45, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00, 8:45, 9:30

3v3 Team (no Goal Keeper): $150
5v5 Team: $225

Don't have  team? Register as an individual and we will form teams!
Individual Cost for 3v3 or 5v5 Team: $45


Each team can use or design their own appropriate jersey or Nebraska Sports Center can help provide uniform jerseys for your team. Team representative should contact [email protected] for jersey assistance.


Small-sided games are very beneficial for the participants. Studies have been conducted to show, and observations confirm, that children get more enjoyment and learn more from playing in small-sided games with adapted rules. They get more touches of the ball, learn more quickly and have to make more decisions during the match (greater concentration is required because the ball is never far away).

The children are also much more involved in the game (more movement and practice) and enjoy it much more than playing on a large pitch. Fewer players on the pitch and smaller teams ensure that each participant gets more individual attention. There are also more goalscoring opportunities (which is what children want) and the goalkeepers are in action more often (except in 4-a-side matches which usually do not have goalkeepers).

Children are also more involved in the attacking and defensive movements, and in this way they are more often exposed to a wide range of football situations. They enjoy themselves and learn more.


Statistics back up the benefits of small-sided football compared with 11-a-side football. Some of these statistics show that: 

  • Players touch the ball five times more often in 4-a-side football and 50% more in 7-a-side.
  • Players are three times more often in one-against-one situations in 4-a-side football and twice more often in 7-a-side.
  • Goals are scored every two minutes in 4-a-side football on average and every four minutes in 7-a-side.
  • Goalkeepers are involved in the action two to four times more often in 7-a-side football than in 11-a-side football.
  • The ball is out of play 8% of the time in 4-a-side football, 14% in 7-a-side and 34% in 11-a-side.

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Nebraska Sports Center

333 Speedway Circle, Suite 4
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 402-782-1324
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