There has been a big push lately to keep youth soccer 8 v. 8 up until at least age 13. On the outside it appears valid, each player getting more touches on the ball. However, it gets huge opposition anytime it is brought up at our association. Does anyone have any experience with 8 v. 8 at older levels. Does it improve the quality of the game? What happens when you want to play in a tournament where they feild 11 to a side. I am trying to think of a reason to be against it, other then you need more coaches and fields which we are always short of.