On the Ball with Tone

3v3 Live Soccer Tour is introducing a new weekly series for soccer players entitled “On The Ball”. This series will show players how to use different mental skills to develop their soccer game and be “mentally on the ball” at game time.


On The Ball with Tone- Aug 10, 2017

If you want to be a successful soccer player, you have to be in good physical shape and always working on your athletic skills and you need to develop your mental game. It’s all about learning and practicing different mental skills to play your best soccer. You want to be “mentally on the ball” every time you step onto the field.


One mental skill that’s important for every soccer player is to focus on and only pay attention to what you control. Remember, there are many things that you can’t control. There’s the weather, the condition of the field, the refs, the spectators and the other teams. The more time you spend thinking and worrying about what you can’t control, the more times you will lose your concentration and composure throughout the game.


The only thing that you do control is yourself. You control your attitude, your behavior, how you practice, your response to different situations and how you choose to play the game. So, if you want to be “mentally on the ball”, you only want to pay attention to and focus on yourself.


Tone Lanzillo

The Mental Skills Coach




3v3 Live is pleased to announce new partnership with PCA!!!

For Immediate Release



David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance
Tel: 650-210-0808

E-Mail: david_jacobson@positivecoach.org


Travis Tew, 3v3 Live Soccer Tour

Tel: 435-229-9100

E-Mail: Travis@3v3live.com


3v3 Live Soccer Tour is excited to announce our Partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to Benefit Youth Athletes


Feb 23, 201, St George, UT– 3v3 Live Soccer Tour has established a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building sports experience.


The partnership provides 3v3 Live Clubs, Teams, Players and affiliates access to PCA’s training for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes and administrators, comprising live group workshops, online courses, books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson and additional online resources, such as e-mailed follow-up tips and reminders.


PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 youth sports organizations, schools, districts, conferences, and park-and-rec departments to create a Development ZoneTM culture, where the goal is using youth and high school sports to develop Better Athletes, Better People, Thompson said. “We look forward to working with 3v3 Live Soccer Tour to create the best possible experience for the youth athletes. Our research-based materials combine the latest in sports psychology, education and practical advice from top pro and college coaches and athletes that help improve athletic performance while also ensuring kids take life lessons from sports that will help them throughout the rest of their lives.”


“We are excited about this partnership and the added benefits and education it will give our Teams, Parents and Coaches to help teach their kids about winning on and off the field.” Said Travis Tew National Director of the Tour.



About Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to hundreds of free audio-video and printable tips and tools at www.PCADevZone.org, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.


PCA workshops and courses, which have impacted more than 7.5 million youth through 2014, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development ZoneTM, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.


PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission.


About 3v3 Live Soccer Tour

Travis Tew National Dir




For more information about 3v3 Live Soccer Tour please visit www.3v3live.com


Benefits of playing small sided games



  1. Challenge/accountability: Players enjoy the challenge of playing a fast-paced game to test their ability. There is no hiding when you only have two team mates. If you don’t get back on defense they score, if you don’t make a run on goal no one else is there. 3v3 is a great tool for forcing players to be accountable. Let’s face it these days we can use all the help we can get keeping our kids accountable…


  1. Touches: According to a recent study, in an average 20-minute 3v3 match, a player will touch the ball roughly every 15 seconds and have an average of 80 touches per game. In comparison, during a FULL 90-minute full-field outdoor soccer game, a player averages 30-40 touches. This is where playing in a competitive Tournament like 3v3 Live really helps. Not only are your players getting over 320 touches these are in game, under presser situations. It would take a whole season of playing full sided games to replicate these kinds of numbers.


  1. Awareness: 3v3 play is continuous with quick restarts and an open flow requiring players to remain engaged at all times. Again with only two other players on your team you are always 1st or 2nd defender and either on ball or 1st or 2nd offensive player as well.


  1. Speed of play: Due to limited space and constant pressure from opponents, players learn to increase their perception, decision making, and execution.


  1. Support: with only three players per team, players will instinctively learn better spacing, passing and movement. Players off the ball must move constantly to find and create space, while being mindful of supporting their teammates.


  1. Knowledge: A team of three players replicates second and third defenders and offensive options. This allows the players to form a triangle on offense and learn how to play off the ball in tight spacing as well as give the offensive player on ball 4 different options, two players to pass, dribble to space or shoot on goal.


  1. Scoring: Everyone LOVES to score goals. This is why most of us play the game. An average number of goals in a 3v3 Live match is 10 per 20 min. That’s 1 goal every 2 minutes. We have also created Gold and Silver levels in each age group to try and create a division for all teams at all Levels.


  1. Nationals/rankings: 3v3 Live ranks every team with 15 points per win at locals, 60 at Regionals and 240 at Nationals. Plus teams get a bonus for making and winning the Championship round. Top teams from around the Country are then invited to our 2 National Championship events.