2363 N, Hwy 287, Suite 206
Mansfield, TX 76063



Do all players play on the same size field with the same number of players?

Mansfield Soccer Association has chosen to play what is called “small sided soccer”.  The advantages of small sided soccer are as follows:

  • By reducing the number of children on the field at a time there is a greater likelihood that all of the children will be involved in the play
  • The field sizes are proportional to the children’s size and gradually increase as our children grow
  • The smaller sized fields allow younger players to learn control
  • Smaller sized fields help very young players learn fundamentals of the game such as not using their hands
  • Younger teams use simplified rules so that skills such as goalkeeping and throw-ins can be postponed until older ages