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Soccer Field Diagram : Discover Soccer Formations and Positions
by: Andre Botelho

It's like clockwork when you have a soccer field diagram before you and you are planning to teach the kids soccer formations and positions. It’s advisable that young kids between 4 to 6 years in age should be made to play in small sided soccer like a 3 v 3 or a 4 v 4 with no goalkeepers.

As they grow up, they can then move to a 5 v 5 with a goalkeeper. There are countless benefits. They enjoy the game much more; get maximum contacts with the ball, and are able to learn the models of the game in a better way.

This is an age where the kids are only learning to pass the ball and control it. Also start training them on different soccer positions and formations. This is the appropriate time to select players as forwards or defenders. Also, it’s for you to see that they arrive at their positions to the greatest extent.

With time, the number of players will someday increase with the size of the soccer field. At that time, creating formations will be a bit problematic. Even then the players must be designated at various positions and see that they are performing sincerely from these positions.

As soon as you decide the formations, it is time to discuss these with the players. Explain to the players why one player is preferred for a specific position in comparison to another and also the theory that follows it. This is where the soccer field diagram helps the most. Kids learn better by looking at visual representations. Also, there are players who learn better on field by way of observing to while performing drills or by going through the written text.

A few recommendations or soccer tactics are an integral part of every position on the field, for example, positions of defenders, midfielders, and forwards. These instructions are the foundation of a 2-2-2 formation in a 7 v 7 game. These guidelines are general in nature and you must modify them a little to suit your style, plan, and approach.

As an example, you may decide on 3 midfielders instead of 2. You may use your center midfielder to attack furiously on offense or require that he marks the opponent midfielders on defense. You may want that your wing defenders take all throw-ins. There can be many alterations.

Apart from the diagram, it is nice to put your thoughts on a piece of paper. This gives the players a chance to read through your plan and instructions in writing and they understand it better that way. The parents can also glance through it and get to know your views and goals for the team and individual players.

Teach soccer positions with the help of field diagrams doesn't matter what else you choose to do. It’s undoubtedly the best device that has the potential to save both time and energy in explaining formations.

Where’s the time to wait now? Move ahead and make the most of a soccer field diagram to teach your kids several formations and positions on field. You’ll find a wealth of information on our youth soccer coaching community. Join today to take advantage of all the relevant information.

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