Soccer, the kicking game where every player always has a ball!
ways to have fun
(1) designing your own course. Some people actually have contests
to see who can design the best course.
(2) playing the game while walking the course (the way that
most people play traditional golf. This is the ideal way for a
group to play the game, in particular a group that includes both
male and female, young and older.
(3) Playing the game while running the course (some track
stars actually play traditional golf, with golf clubs, while running
the golf course with stop watch in operation. Par 3 Soccer offers
2 running options; one uses a stop watch and the other does not
use a stop watch.
(a) with stop-watch. Start the clock with the first kick
at the start of the course. Allow ten seconds per hole with no
penalty. Continuous running. The clock stops only upon completion
of the entire course. Tee-off for "the next hole" within
ten feet of the hole just completed. If the course has 9 holes,
and yields of score of (say) 29 in ninety seconds or less, the
score remains the same (29). For every ten seconds beyond 90 seconds,
add one "stroke" to the score. For example, if the time
is 92 seconds, the score changes to 30. If the time is 108 seconds,
the score changes to 31.
(b) without stop-watch. At the "tee box," players
line up next to each other facing the goal (as though at the starting
line of the 100 meter dash). When started, players race each other
while kicking the ball to the goal. No need to count how many
kicks are needed. Players endeavor to be the first to put the
ball into the goal before the other players. First in records
a one on the scorecard; second records a 2; third records a 3,
etc. Upon completion of the course, add the scores; low score
Notes: No matter which version is being played, players may
punt only when teeing-off (or set the ball on the ground to tee
off). Also, regardless of which version is being played, the tee-shot
must be made within ten feet of the just-completed goal.