Beginning in 2016, 3v3 Live will be using Calendar Year age divisions. Teams should register based upon the birth year of their oldest player.
Example: if the oldest player on your team was born on 9/1/2000, the team would register for the "2000" division.
“Chronological age is a poor guide to segregate adolescents for competitions.” – US Soccer.
In an effort to create more competitive brackets and a more competitive playing experience for teams that come to our tournaments, 3v3 Live takes registration based on both chronological age and competitive level (gold/silver) of teams.
Rather than our base bracket consisting of players of the same age, we will start the grouping process by automatically placing teams that sign up as “gold” teams with the “silver” teams that are one year older.
Example - "2003 gold" teams will be placed with "2002 silver" teams.
The GOLD division is for those teams who consider themselves TOP competitive/travel/academy/D1 and D2 teams.
The SILVER division is for all other teams.
If enough teams for both brackets sign up to participate, they will be split into their own groups.
By starting at this base level we will be giving both gold teams and silver teams a more competitive and enjoyable experience.
GOLD teams WILL NOT be required to "play up" with older SILVER teams at our Regional Championships or National Championship