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WarSlamEagle
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Best Formations for 7v7?


Captaining an intramural soccer team this semester. Never have played 7-on-7 before, still trying to figure out what will work best.

We've got a few former club players, guys like me who played through HS, and one guy that is just athletic and wants to learn how to play. Mixture of talent, just need to figure out what we want to run.

I've heard of teams using a 3-3, 3-2-1, 2-3-1, or 3-1-2.

Anyone played 7v7 and had success with a certain formation? Tacticians of the SB, help me out here.

EDIT: There's no offside rule in this league.

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There's no offside rule in this league.
It's anarchy!!!
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Anarchy

I'm joining forces with ya.

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Sounds awful

No sir...vanilla with peaches blended in...a winner every time.






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3-3, 3-2-1, 2-3-1


We ran a mix of these 3 in summer high school 7v7 depending on the personnel/opposing team formation, but mainly played a 3-2-1/2-3-1 hybrid type formation

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2-3-1 will work best if you have wide midfielders who can track back, and are in shape enough to not stall when attacking.

3-2-1 is probably your best bet if you have some inexperienced players who aren't the best at retaining possession. Your forward can either hold up play or have the pace chase down clearances.

Just have one really solid central defender, one confident midfielder, and a fast, efficient forward.






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1-1-2-1-2





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Field is smaller..... Hold the spine of your team, and make people work on the outside of the field.

You can call it a 2-3-1 or a 3-2-1 or whatever... But you need to have three people (GK->DEF->MID) that stay right up the middle of the field.






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I like to use a 2-3-1.





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Dandy Lion
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2-2-2





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Goose
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3-2-1

your two outside defenders can push up to provide some width on attack as long as one of your mids can act defensively and stay a little deeper to control counter attacks.

With no offside, just play your fastest guy at the top, let the opposition push up while he drifts toward their goal and launch defensive clearances to him for the some nice one on ones.

When in possession, the fast forward should drift back into the midfield and your tallest/strongest player should play forward and act as a strong goal poacher.

Rinse... repeat






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3-1-2. Wide backs step to join the MF. Two front occupy the opposing backs and look to combine around the opposing CB or add the ACM to play 3v2 going to goal. If you're team is soccer savvy you'll play a low line of confrontation and counter or high press as a team.





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3-2-1 for sure. outside backs can get up the field and run the wings if need be. you're gonna want 3 in the back in shitty intramurals. frick i hate intramurals right now, but mainly because my team is full of the worst players ever. your three in the back need to not be retarded and be able to find a god damn midfielder.





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GeorgeTheGreek
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3-2-1

Target fwd with two sitting underneath. Attack with outside backs.






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GeorgeTheGreek
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3-1-2. Wide backs step to join the MF. Two front occupy the opposing backs and look to combine around the opposing CB or add the ACM to play 3v2 going to goal. If you're team is soccer savvy you'll play a low line of confrontation and counter or high press as a team.


You're killing your OBs ability to get fwd due to your fwds already occupying the wide space.... Unless you stack your fwds centrally and keep them there - which would be dumb.

I see what you're saying with your formation but I disagree.



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GeorgeTheGreek
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the fast forward should drift back into the midfield


No, he should sit as high as he can and stretch the game. Hold up the ball so ACM and OB can join in ... Then combine.






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he should sit as high as he can and stretch the game

agreed, mostly because there is no offsides. he should just stay high and frick with their defenders






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No, he should sit as high as he can and stretch the game. Hold up the ball so ACM and OB can join in ... Then combine.


With a small pitch... when your team has possession and is pressing forward you lose the speed advantage and need a stronger fwd who can keep the ball and not be out muscled by defenders.

Your fast forward when defending would sit high looking to receive the ball from long passes. but if you team is in possession and controlling the ball, your faster fwd can drop back in the mid and use his quickness in recycling possessions or winning the ball back if possession is lost.

When your team has possession, the defense will drift back and you will need a stronger player on the ball (because of the limited space for runs on through balls) therefore a larger/stronger forward would be better up top playing in the box.




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Basically its like this:

Wayne Rooney is your forward when you don't have the ball. He is fast and a pure goal scorer. He can play striker or midfield effectively.

He sits behind the last defender waiting for long passes to catch the opposition team when they get to far forward.

When your team wins the ball. Wayne Rooney cycles into the midfield.

Your other attack minded midfielder is Marouane Fellani. He is great a winning the ball, taking on defenders and a monster target in the box.

When your team is moving the ball around looking for an opening, he would player right by the goal keeper. While your Rooney would be zipping around the midfield.

Its basically like having a Target Man (Off) / Ball Winning Mid (Def) and a Deep Lying Play maker (Off) / Poacher (Def).

This is assuming you have two players that can play these roles. If not:

Play your best goal scorer up top and everyone just try to win the ball and get it to him in space.






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GeorgeTheGreek
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With a small pitch... when your team has possession and is pressing forward you lose the speed advantage and need a stronger fwd who can keep the ball and not be out muscled by defenders.


Size of the pitch doesn't matter. It will be an appropriate size for 7 v. 7 and the basic rule of attack is to create space. You have to stretch the game vertically. You can do this and still out muscle defenders.

And when did I ever talk about speed? The forward isn't there to make slashing runs. He's there to stretch the game and hold the ball up.

Makes no sense for him to drop into the midfield ... At all.



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Makes no sense for him to drop into the midfield ... At all.
gotta defend at times brah.

with a 2-2-2, which is highly maleable, and will even look like a 4-2 at times (midfielders are really hybrid fb/wingers), one of the two forwards has to drop into the midfield on defense (giving you a 2-3-1 shape).






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