Systems

Systems of Play.  Progressive Formations to Compliment Style.

STAGE 1:  5V5 (U8 - EARLY DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE)
 

Central to our style of play is the creation of diamonds and triangles. The Early Development phase allows us to embed this from the start. Players will rotate positions- including Goalkeeper. Players will be encouraged to be confident in 1v1 situations, recognize when to pass, and be comfortable receiving the ball. 

STAGE 2:  7V7 (U9/U10 - JUNIOR PREMIER PHASE 1)


The number of diamonds/triangles are increased to provide more passing options when in possession.  Teams look to play out from the back using the Goalkeeper and posses the ball with purpose.  The focus on the centrally positioned player and their role will allow for more touches on the ball and increased decision making.  The fundamental focus is given on ball mastery and technical proficiency in passing, receiving, dribbling and striking the ball.  Basic tactical information is given when in the possession and to regain possession.   

STAGE 3:  9V9 (U11/U12 - JUNIOR PREMIER PHASE 2)


In the Final stage before 11v11, we add the roles of #2 and #3 providing width and installing the key movements to play out from the back and possess the ball in the midfield third.

The system allows for position flexibility when in possession but builds on the basic fundamentals learned in 7v7. Players further build on their 7v7 education increasing not only their technical attributes but possessing with a purpose.

There is an increased focus on tactical aspects such as dictating the speed of the game and ensuring players understand their role individually and collectively both in and out of possession.

STAGE 4:  11V11 (U13/U19 - PREMIER PHASE)
 

Adding in #7 and #11 is the final part of the systematic evolution. Player roles have been consistent throughout the process allowing for embedded familiarity.   The aim is to dominate the ball in possession progressively through the thirds, be organized in the attack, defense, and transitions.  

The system continues to allow position flexibility and movement within the shape.  Players define tactical and technical attributes in training and game. Ensuring players are prepared technically to carry out the tactical instruction.