Vaqueros Academy LIGA is an in-house league for U7, U8, U9 and U10 teams and was created for our younger age groups to provide a better environment for player development. Based on “street soccer”, players will have the freedom to show their flair and personality in small sided games. Many organized league games have too much stress and negativity from the coaches and parents which suppresses creativity. The result was an increased mentality of fear of failure. We wanted our soccer “classroom” to be positive and nurturing where players can experiment using their tricks/ideas to solve the soccer problems on the field in a healthy competitive atmosphere. The format is different for each age group, ranging from 3v3 to small goals (U7) to 6v6 (5 + goalkeeper) to larger goals (U10).