By Al Wagner
Now in its third year, the Marco Island Soccer Club is announcing the start of the 3v3 soccer season. “Surge” soccer (the club’s official team name) is looking for players, both boys and girls, to join the club for the next level of soccer. 3v3 soccer is played on a smaller size field with 3 players per side and a roster of 6 players for a tournament. This year, the Club has changed its format to an academy style to allow greater flexibility for players, parents and coaches. Academy style simply means that each age group is open to any player to join the club and train with the coaches. The players who travel to the tournaments are selected by the coach of that age group based on skills, attitude and availability. The age range is six to eighteen with boys and girls separated and advanced competitive players separated from the up and coming players. All team practices will be held at Mackle Park beginning February 16th. The season culminates at the end of July with the 3v3 National Championships held in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Surge fielded two National Championship teams in the 2010 season and hopes to field more Championship teams this year. For more information or to sign up your child, please visit www.marcoislandsoccer.org. For more information on 3v3 soccer, please visit www.challengesports.com.