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Soccer (Football) Formation

Soccer (Football) Formation

Using diagrams is the easiest way to explain the soccer formations. The Soccer solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is designed as a tool that helps you produce the soccer diagrams in a few minutes. The predesigned samples of the Soccer solution for ConceptDraw PRO depict the most popular formation diagrams. Read more
"In association football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned on the pitch. Different formations can be used depending on whether a team wishes to play more attacking or defensive football. ...
The WM system was created in the mid-1920s by Herbert Chapman of Arsenal to counter a change in the offside law in 1925. The change had reduced the number of opposition players that attackers needed between themselves and the goal-line from three to two. This led to the introduction of a centre-back to stop the opposing centre-forward, and tried to balance defensive and offensive playing. The formation became so successful that by the late-1930s most English clubs had adopted the WM. Retrospectively, the WM has either been described as a 3–2–5 or as a 3–4–3, or more precisely a 3–2–2–3 reflecting the letters which symbolised it. The gap in the centre of the formation between the two wing halves and the two inside forwards allowed Arsenal to counter-attack effectively. The W-M was subsequently adapted by several English sides, but none could apply it in quite the same way Chapman had. This was mainly due to the comparative rarity of Alex James in the English game. He was one of the earliest playmakers in the history of the game, and the hub around which Chapman's Arsenal revolved." [Formation (association football). Wikipedia]
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Association football (soccer) formation diagram
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Shotgun Formation (Offense) Diagram

The Football solution for ConceptDraw PRO software contains a set of libraries, templates and samples allowing football specialists to draw football diagrams with ease. A set of predesigned fields and positions allows producing football diagrams without any drawing experience. Read more

I Formation (Offense) Diagram

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Football solution delivers samples with diagrams of the most popular offenses in American Football. You can complete this set modifying any sample. All you need is to drag and drop objects to depict another offense and then save with the different name. Feel free to add text label with the offense name directly to your document. Read more

Pro Set Formation (Offense) Diagram

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Football solution delivers a set of samples depict the most popular offenses, and libraries and templates allowing you complete this set with all offenses you know, or maybe invent a new one.A complete set of predesigned fields and positions make drawing offense diagram as quickly as with pen and paper. Read more

Offensive Formation – T-Formation – Diagram

Visual depiction of American Football schemas is key secret to successful understanding game details. Offensive and defensive formations can be easily drawn using ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with the Football solution from the ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
"In association football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned on the pitch. Different formations can be used depending on whether a team wishes to play more attacking or defensive football. ...
The 2–3–5 was originally known as the "Pyramid", with the numerical formation being referenced retrospectively. ...
For the first time, a balance between attacking and defending was reached. When defending, the two defenders (fullbacks), would watch out for the opponent's wingers (the outside players in the attacking line), while the midfielders (halfbacks) would watch for the other three forwards.
The centre halfback had a key role in both helping to organise the team's attack and marking the opponent's centre forward, supposedly one of their most dangerous players.
It was this formation which gave rise to the convention of shirt numbers." [Formation (association football). Wikipedia]
The diagram example "Association football (soccer) formation 2–3–5 (pyramid)" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Association football (soccer) formation diagram
Association football (soccer) formation diagram, midfielder, wide midfield, right midfield, midfielder, wide midfield, left midfield, left wing, midfielder, centre midfield, goalkeeper, end zone view football field, end zone view soccer field, defender, right-back, full-backs, defender, left-back, full-backs,
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Goal Line Formation (Offense/Defense) Diagram

ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Football solution delivers libraries, templates and samples allowing football fans or specialists to draw football-related schemas in minutes. A complete set of predesigned fields and positions make drawing schemas as quickly as possible. Read more

Defensive Formation – 4-3 Defense Diagram

Using diagrams is the easiest way to explain American Football defensive formations. The Football solution for ConceptDraw PRO contains a set of samples depicts the most popular defensive formations diagrams. Using embedded presentation tools you are able to share your football knowledge with wide audience. Read more
"In association football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned on the pitch. Different formations can be used depending on whether a team wishes to play more attacking or defensive football. ...
The 4–3–3 was a development of the 4–2–4, and was played by the Brazilian national team in the 1962 World Cup. The extra player in midfield allows a stronger defence, and the midfield could be staggered for different effects. The three midfielders normally play closely together to protect the defence, and move laterally across the field as a coordinated unit. The three forwards split across the field to spread the attack, and may be expected to mark the opposition full-backs as opposed to doubling back to assist their own full-backs, as do the wide midfielders in a 4–4–2. When used from the start of a game, this formation is widely regarded as encouraging expansive play, and should not be confused with the practice of modifying a 4–4–2 by bringing on an extra forward to replace a midfield player when behind in the latter stages of a game. This formation is suited for a short passing game and useful for ball retention.
A staggered 4–3–3 involving a defensive midfielder (usually numbered four or six) and two attacking midfielders (numbered eight and ten) was commonplace in Italy, Argentina, and Uruguay during the 1960s and 1970s. The Italian variety of 4–3–3 was simply a modification of WM, by converting one of the two wing-halves to a libero (sweeper), whereas the Argentine and Uruguayan formations were derived from 2–3–5 and retained the notional attacking centre-half. The national team which made this famous was the Dutch team of the 1974 and 1978 World Cups, even though the team won neither." [Formation (association football). Wikipedia]
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Association football (soccer) formation diagram
Association football (soccer) formation diagram, midfielder, wide midfield, right midfield, midfielder, wide midfield, left midfield, left wing, midfielder, centre midfield, goalkeeper, end zone view football field, end zone view soccer field, defender, right-back, full-backs, defender, left-back, full-backs, defender, centre-back, central defender, centre-half, stopper,
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"The shotgun formation is a formation used by the offensive team in American and Canadian football. This formation is used mainly for passing plays, although some teams use it as their base formation. In the shotgun, instead of the quarterback receiving the snap from center at the line of scrimmage, he stands farther behind the line of scrimmage, often five to seven yards back. Sometimes the quarterback will have a back on one or both sides before the snap, while other times he will be the lone player in the backfield with everyone spread out as receivers." [Shotgun formation. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Shotgun formation (Offense)" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, wide receiver, WR, tight end, TE, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, holder, H, center, C,
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"In association football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned on the pitch. Different formations can be used depending on whether a team wishes to play more attacking or defensive football. ...
The 3–3–4 formation was similar to the WW, with the notable exception of having an inside-forward (as opposed to centre-forward) deployed as a midfield schemer alongside the two wing-halves. This formation would be commonplace during the 1950s and early 1960s. One of the best exponents of the system was the Tottenham Hotspur double-winning side of 1961, which deployed a midfield of Danny Blanchflower, John White and Dave Mackay. FC Porto won the 2005–06 Portuguese national championship using this unusual formation under manager Co Adriaanse." [Formation (association football). Wikipedia]
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Association football (soccer) formation diagram
Association football (soccer) formation diagram, midfielder, wide midfield, right midfield, right wing, midfielder, wide midfield, right midfield, midfielder, wide midfield, left midfield, left wing, midfielder, centre midfield, goalkeeper, end zone view football field, end zone view soccer field, defender, centre-back, central defender, centre-half, stopper,
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"In association football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned on the pitch. Different formations can be used depending on whether a team wishes to play more attacking or defensive football. ...
4–4–1–1.
A variation of 4–4–2 with one of the strikers playing "in the hole", or as a "second striker", slightly behind their partner. The second striker is generally a more creative player, the playmaker, who can drop into midfield to pick up the ball before running with it or passing to teammates.
Interpretations of 4–4–1–1 can be slightly muddled, as some might say that the extent to which a forward has dropped off and separated himself from the other can be debated." [Formation (association football). Wikipedia]
The diagram example "Association football (soccer) formation 4-4-1-1" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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Association football (soccer) formation diagram
Association football (soccer) formation diagram, midfielder, wide midfield, right midfield, right wing, midfielder, wide midfield, right midfield, midfielder, wide midfield, left midfield, left wing, midfielder, centre midfield, goalkeeper, end zone view football field, end zone view soccer field, defender, right-back, full-backs, defender, left-back, full-backs, defender, centre-back, central defender, centre-half, stopper,
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"The I formation is one of the most common offensive formations in American football. The I formation draws its name from the vertical (as viewed from the opposing endzone) alignment of quarterback, fullback, and running back, particularly when contrasted with the same players' alignments in the T formation.
The formation begins with the usual 5 offensive linemen (2 offensive tackles, 2 guards, and a center), the quarterback under center, and two backs in-line behind the quarterback. The base variant adds a tight end to one side of the line and two wide receivers, one at each end of the line." [I formation. Wikipedia]
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American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, wide receiver, WR, tight end, TE, running back, RB, quarterback, QB, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, holder, H, center, C,
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"In American football, a T formation (frequently called the full house formation in modern usage) is a formation used by the offensive team in which three running backs line up in a row about five yards behind the quarterback, forming the shape of a "T".
Numerous variations of the T formation have been developed, including the Power-T, where two tight ends are used, the Pro T, which uses one tight end and one wide receiver, or the Wing T, where one of the running backs (or wingback) lines up one step behind and to the side of the tight end. Any of these can be run using the original spacing, which produced a front of about seven yards, or the Split-T spacing, where the linemen were farther apart and the total length of the line was from 10-16 yards." [T formation. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Offensive formation - T-formation" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
American football positions diagram
American football positions diagram, tight end, TE, quarterback, QB, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, halfback, fullback, center, C,
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