Formations - 4 v 4 - 8 Years Old and Younger

MAIN AREA OF BUILDING BLOCKS FOCUS: TECHNIQUE/SKILL DEVELOPMENT
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FORMATION 2-2
WHY USE IT? The box shape allows for two straight passes, which can help younger players who may struggle to pass from angles. The shape, with only two lines of attack, is also much simpler for younger players to understand. The use of two forward players allows more players to start higher up on the field.
WHICH TOPICS DOES IT HELP TO ENHANCE?
Passing
Receiving
Shielding
Shooting
2-2_Formation 2-2_in_a_1-2-2-2
2 - 2 Formation   2 - 2 Formation integrated into a 1-2-2-2 Formation
TRANSITIONS INTO
7 v 7 – 1-2-2-2
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FORMATION 1-2-1
WHY USE IT? Having players naturally in a diamond gives simplified angles of support but also creates three lines of attack. Only one forward player creates space wider and allows for more 1 v 1 situations in these areas.
WHICH TOPICS DOES IT HELP TO ENHANCE? Passing
Receiving
Dribbling
Crossing
1-2-1_Formation 1-2-1_in_a_1-3-2-1
1-2-1 Formation   1-2-1 Formation integrated into a 1-3-2-1 Formation
TRANSITIONS INTO
7 v 7 – 1-3-2-1
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FORMATION 2-1-1
WHY USE IT? Playing two players deep with a midfielder and forward creates three lines of attack but changes the size of space in the wide areas (creating more).
WHICH TOPICS DOES IT HELP TO ENHANCE? Passing
Receiving
Running with the ball
Turning
2-1-1_Formation 2-1-1_in_a_1-2-3-1
2-1-1 Formation   2-1-1 Formation integrated into a 1-2-3-1 Formation
TRANSITIONS INTO
7 v 7 – 1-2-3-1
 
 
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