The Division III Recreational Level is the entry playing level for boys and girls Under 6 through Under 19 teams. It is the developmental playing division, which U.S. Youth Soccer Association requires its State Associations to provide.
Its registered teams are formed for the express purposes of teaching the necessary playing abilities and skills of The Game; maximum game and practice participation of each rostered player; physical and mental fitness; and the enjoyment of The Game. Division III teams are not formed to play competitive level soccer. All programs in the Under 5, Under 6, Under 7 and Under 8 age groups shall play either 3 on 3 or 4 on 4 play. Single year age divisions shall be used whenever possible. Boys and girls programs should be separated though under special circumstances girls may be allowed to play in the boys division.