Why 4v4? This contemporary format is the "cutting edge" of developing skill and teaching young players the fundamentals of the worlds most popular sport. Many communities in the United States and Abroad have embraced this small sided style of play for recreation leagues and competitive tournaments. The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) also endorses the 4v4. The small numbers allow for players to have more touches on the ball and more success in attempting to dribble, pass and shoot without a large number of players restricting the time and space. The four player teams also allow for the fundamental "diamond shape" essential to teaching young players depth and width in the game of soccer.