REC SoccerFEST... Small-sided Games

Saturday, February 24, 2024

9:00 AM - 3:15 PM

2700 Cross Country
Germantown, TN 38138


This event is being rescheduled from Saturay, February 17.

SATURDAY, February 24, 2024
As we begin the REC soccer season, we are holding a ‘Small-Sided Game Day’ at the Cloyes Soccer Field Park.

Small-sided Games by Division
9:00 AM Future Legends U5 Coed and U6 Coed All 2019, 2018
10:15 AM Future Legends U7 and U8 Girls 2017, 2016
11:30 AM Future Legends U7 and U8 Boys 2017, 2016
12:45 PM Future Legends U9- U10 All 2015, 2014
2:00 PM Jr. Legends U12- U19 All 2013 thru 2005

Dates & Times subject to change.  Any updates will be posted online...

  • Event is FREE!
  • Open to all registered players for the Germantown Legends Soccer REC program
  • Free play, small-sided games led by staff
  • As always, bring the following:
    • Appropriate size soccer ball
    • Water
    • Wear shin guards under socks
    • Red Jersey (or Red t-shirt if your child's jersey has note yet arrived)
  • Arrive early,... at least 15 minutes early
  • Players pick their own teams of three,... and team names!
  • Teams may be co-ed.  And may have players who are playing up and down in age groups..... think how teams were formed in the neighborhoods, when kids were allowed to play outside in the street or in their front yards with their siblings and neighbors
  • This event is run like a 'mini' tournament. 
  • Games last no more than 8- 12 minutes each.... round robin format.
  • NO referees... All on field disputes settled by 'rock, paper, scissors'  
  • NO coaching (unless you are playing)
  • We are keeping score!  3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie,... plus a point for each goal
  • Two teams with most points will meet in final to become the SoccerFEST CHAMPION!  

See additional 'Rules for Small-sided Games' under the Resources tab or visit

Event rules will be modified for the U5/ U6 players.

"3v3 Soccer" is claimed to be the fastest growing form of soccer in the World.  Its greatest popularity is in the United States, where hundreds, and perhaps thousands of Tournaments take place each year; however, it is also now begun to catch on in many other countries.

This style of soccer is more commonly referred to as a "small-sided" game, as compared to a full game with larger teams.  The field used is smaller than a regulation soccer pitch, instead it typically is 30 yards wide by 40 yards long, although these dimensions vary quite a bit when the game is played indoors due to the varied styles and sizes of indoor pitches.  It uses a much smaller goal than full-sided soccer.  In most 3v3, there is no keeper, although one variant, 3v3 Micro Soccer, does use a keeper.

It is a much faster paced, and higher scoring game than traditional full sided soccer.  The speed of the attack, the use of triangulation, and the strategies bring aspects of Hockey into the game.  The quick shift from one end of the field to the other after a goal is scored, or upon loss of possession is reminiscent of Basketball.  It requires the blending of individual skills with teamwork.

Its gain in popularity is largely because every member of the team gets equal playing time, and equal touches on the ball.  All players on the field are a part of the play.  Because of the speed of the game, and the fact that players are constantly in motion, there are frequent substitutions.  A typical player may be rotated on six times or more in one game.  There are no permanently assigned positions as there are in full sided soccer, giving each team member equal status and equal importance.  This helps to develop individual skills.

For the latest information and session updates, please check the online calendar at

REC Soccer with Instruction
U5 Coed (playing 3v3) 2019 birth year
U6 Boys & Girls (playing 3v3) 2018 birth year
U7 Boys & Girls (4v4) 2017 birth year
U8 Boys & Girls (4v4) 2016 birth year
U9 Boys & Girls (4v4) 2015 birth year
U10 Boys & Girls (6v6) 2014 birth year
Recreation Soccer
U12 Boys & Girls (8v8) 2013- 2012
U15 Boys & Girls (7v7) 2011- 2009
U19 Coed (7v7) 2008- 2005

*  Format determined by registration numbers.

For more information, visit
For a schedule of additional events, visit

For a complete list of fees, visit
To register, visit

A $40.00 late fee will be added to all recreational soccer registrations on and after February 1st.

All dates subject to change.

Be sure to review the updated Registration Policies... 

Setup a small soccer activity area to practice some of your favorite moves, or visit the following links for more activities:

The Germantown Legends Soccer program is seeking high-quality, energetic volunteers to coach and manage REC teams for children ages 4 to 19.

Volunteers are the cornerstone of the Future Legends and Jr. Legends (recreational soccer) programs.  As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to teach valuable life-long lessons to children of Germantown.  Self-confidence, sportsmanship, learning to be part of a team and promoting physical fitness are all values volunteer coaches can instill in the lives of local children.  While over 80 local parents volunteering their time to coach (or manage) in this program each year, we never seem to have enough.

Securing coaches and other parent volunteers in advance of the season is of great necessity when organizing a recreational sports program.  Join us, and give something back to your community.  Being a volunteer allows you to make new friends, build new skills and help Germantown children play at home.

Be a coach for your child’s team and share moments that last a lifetime.

Remember, the Future Legends and Jr. Legends are RECREATIONAL soccer programs.  Our goal is to keep sports fun for children while emphasizing basic skill development and physical fitness.  These are NOT competitive, intense, sports leagues. Our coaches are charged with teaching basic skills and reminding kids to have fun!

If you are on the fence or nervous about committing, don't be. We provide several tools to help prepare you… from weekly Skill sessions for players, Practice Plans and Ideas, Coaches’ Games, to even Coaching Courses.

You won't be alone.  We encourage each team to have a minimum of two coaches and one team manager.

  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Team Manager

If you have questions, please send an email to

If you'd like to volunteer, please register yourself online as a volunteer coach or manager.

  • Your child's team has an ideal coach-to-player ratio, providing more playing time, thus gaining even more soccer skills
  • Better communication for your team
  • Be a role model to the players and parents
  • Maximizes your child's FUN in the game (and your family's)
  • Rosters and Game schedules can be provided in a timely manner
  • Head Coaches' kids get reduced or FREE registration (more info)
  • Your child's team might have more kids than are ideal and feels too crowded!!
  • Playing time is reduced
  • Resources are stretched thin
  • You might NOT get communications when you would like... Team managers take the extra work off the coaches!

By registering as a volunteer (Head Coach, Assistant Coach and or Team Manager), you are assuring a spot for your child in one of our soccer programs.

For Future Legends preseason 'player' training sessions dates and times for each age group, please visit the Germantown Legends Club Calendar...

All preseason 'player' training sessions are run by the Legends staff. 
Be sure to review the updated Registration Policies.

The Germantown Legends offer registration (fee) credit for any parent REC 'HEAD' COACH who completes the appropriate U.S. Soccer (or United Soccer Coaches equivalent coaching courses).

For more details, visit or send an email to to request the promo code.


For ALL Events

  • Appropriate Size Soccer Ball

U5 thru U8 - Size 3
U10 thru U12 - Size 4
U13 thru U19 - Size 5

  • Shin guards... purchase to fit, NOT grow into!
  • Water Bottle
  • Soccer socks... to cover shin guards
  • Gymsack/ Backpack


  • New Balance Red (Home) Jersey
  • New Balance White (Away) Jersey
  • New Balance Black Shorts
  • New Balance White Socks

for REC Uniform Kit Ordering Instructions

Always #BringBothJerseys

Kicking is NOT a Soccer Skill


Give your child a 'leg up' by sharing the videos and info we've posted online before, during and after the season....

"We can't emphasize enough the important role that parents play in participating in their Childs development before entering into organized play.  It's like teaching your child to learn the alphabet, words, vocabulary and simple sentence structure before expecting them to read a book on their own.  BALL MASTERY plays a crucial role in laying down the FOUNDATION upon which the entire game is taught and learnt.”

- Tom Byers




Ball Mastery is NOT just about developing soccer players… there are ‘education’ components!

  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Decision making
  • Memory
  • Belief in oneself
  • Positive well being
  • Controlling emotions
  • Patience

"Deep learning, longterm memory, brain growth, self control, focusing, concentration, self belief, thinking, developing neural pathways, discipline, self regulating, cohesive brain functioning, cognitive development:  Just a few benefits from practicing ball mastery."

- Tom Byers

The Germantown Legends are a premier youth soccer club located in Germantown, Tennessee. 

Established in 2011, the Legends Soccer Club focuses intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life.  Our no guilt, no shame, no blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation!

The Germantown Legends are the 'official soccer provider' to the City of Germantown.

For Field conditions, Inclement weather, Program updates, Camp information, etc., please visit the following:

Facebook: Germantown Legends Soccer
Instagram:  Germantown Legends Soccer
Twitter: @GermantownSoc