Football/Soccer Session (Mixed age): Formations Srengths & Weakness

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Gerardo  Mora
Name: Gerardo Mora
City: Temple City
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 3 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1-4-4-2

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Strengths

Attacking :

o Team is made up of two equaly balanced halves.

o Fulbacks can get forward to support the attack and still leave 3 defenders.

o Fulbacks can create numbers up situations in wide areas

o Center forwards have space to work in

o Center forwards can have different roles to pull defenders apart

o Opportunity to switch the point of attack at anytime to exploit space in wide

areas

o Simple for players to understand

Defending :

o Two banks of 4 players making penetration difficult

o Option to play zonal or man to man

o The 4 defenders and midfield cover the width of the field easily

o 1 forward can drop into make a 5 man midfield if require.

Weakness.

Attacking:

o Support of # 9 and 10 by the line of midfield.

o Quality of the wide service and long range passing.

o Effective relationship between the two forward.

o Secondary and tertiary goal scorers.

Defending:

o Opponent with 4 lines( e.g 4-2-3-1)

o Opponent with three central midfielders

o Midfield balance in defending transition.

o Weak side balance.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1-4-3-3

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Strengths

Attacking:

o Three attackers alow the team to attack quickly when the ball is won

o Allows the team to play more direct as there are more players to play to

o Difficult for defenders to mark all players

o Allows the team to attack with numbers

o Space on the outside for the fulback to get into

o Fulbacks can get forward to support the attack and still leave 3 defenders

o Fulbacks can create numbers up situations in wide areas.

Defending :

o The 4 defenders cover the width of the field easily

o The defensive midfielder is able to screen the back 4 defenders

o 2 wide forwards can drop into make a 6 man midfield

o Allows the team to play high pressure when teams try to play out of the

back

o Allows teams to put pressure on players that are not able to play long passes.

Weakness

Attacking:

o Three forward( #7, 9 and 11) getting flat.

o Challenge for midfield to support.

o Potentially fixed positionnaly.

o Lack of space for deep forward runs.

Defending:

o Potentially outnumbered in the midfield specially in the outside.

o One pass may bypass the front three.

o Management of space in front of # 3 and and 2.

o Seven vs eight players in the defensive block.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1-4-2-3-1

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In possession;

o The role of # 9.

o Multiple attacking options

o System values sustained possession

o Aloows for diverse playing personnel

Out of possession:

o Establishing 4 distinctive line.

oCentral box of 4 players.

o Establishing defensive pockets.

o Potential for transition to attack.

Strengths

Attacking :

o Commitment of number forward, threat coming from 6+ players.

o Can pull opponent out of shape.

o Fulbacks can create numbers up situations in wide areas.

o Opportunity to switch the point of attack at anytime to exploit space in wide

areas.

o Significant supporting depth.

Defending :

o Significant depth making penetration difficult

o Ability to pressure opponent high

o Easy passive defending allowing swift counter attack.

Weakness

Attacking:

o Lone #9 getting isolated.

o # 6 to stay connected when going forward.

o #9 must be able to hold up the ball when counter attacking.

o Over relliance of # 2 and 3 for width.

Defending:

o 4 players disengaged from recovery.

o Gaps between line of #6 and 8 and line of # 7,10 and 11.

o A lot of space in front of the # 3 and 2.

o Distance and shape between # 4 and 5 and # 6 and 10


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1-3-5-2

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Strengths

Attacking :

o Option to play with a sweeper to carry the ball into midfield

o Numbers up in central midfield area

o Wing backs can get forward to support the attack and still leave 3

defenders

o Allows the team to attack with 6 players (central midfield play would hold)

o More players to combine centraly – midfield players have the ability to run

beyond the forwards

o Freedom for wide players to get forward.

Defending :

o Wing backs can drop back to make a 5 man defense

o Defensive midfielder is aconstant screen to the back 3

making penetration difficult

o Simple rearrange men to f midfielders give the ability to

have 2 defensive midfielders – Flexibility

o The 5midfielders cover the width of the field easily and

make playing through the middle difficult

o 1 forward can drop into making a 6 man midfield

Weakness

Attacking:

o Defining the roles of the center mid # 4,6 and 8.

o Isolation of wide players # 11 and 7.

o Failure of forward # 9 and 10 to be mobile and but remain connected.

o Potential role change on the fly.

Defending:

o Space behing wide mid# 7 and 11 weak side balance.

o Maintaining balance in between the 3 center back( # 3, 5 and 2).

o Flexible shape demands a lot of communication.

o # 4 dropping in between center back when wide players are caught up.

o Challenge of only one or three opposing forward.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 1-3-4-3

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Strengths

Attacking :

o Three atackers alow the team to attack quickly when the ball is w on

o A lows the team to play more direct as there are more players to play to

o Forwards cover more space in attacking third.

o Difficult for defenders to mark all players

o Alows the team to attack with numbers

o Wide midfielders create width and numbers up situations

o The formation can help to stretch the opposition in the attacking third.

Defending:

o The 3defenders can play man toman with a sweeper when playing

against 2 forwards

o The 4midfielders cover thewidth of the field easily

o The defensive midfielderi s able to screen the back 3 defenders

o 2 wide forwards can drop into make a 6 man midfield

o Alows the team to play high pressure

o Prevents teams from playing long direct passes out of defense.

Weakness

Attacking:

o Three forward ( # 7,9 and 11) getting flat.

o Challenge for midfield to support.

o Lack of space for deep forward runs.

Defending:

o Flexible shape demands a lot of communication.

o # 4 dropping in between center back when wide players are caught up.

o Challenge of only one or three opposing forward.

o One pass may bypass the front three.


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