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Defensive Formation – 4-3 Defense Diagram

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 American football, the pro set or split backs formation is a formation that was commonly used as a "base" set by professional and amateur teams. The "pro set" formation featured a backfield that deployed two running backs aligned side-by-side instead of one in front of the other as in traditional I-formation sets. It was an outgrowth of the original, three running back T-formation, with the third back (one of the halfbacks) in the T becoming a permanent flanker, now referred to as a wide receiver. ...
A common variant of this formation removes the tight end and replaces it with a third receiver in the "slot" position. The formation is utilized to remove a defensive player from the tackle box to give the offense a 7-on-6 matchup.
There are three formations in the pro set of forms: Pro, Ace, and Tree." [Pro set. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Pro set 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, running back, RB, quarterback, QB, offensive tackle, T, offensive guard, G, holder, H, center, C,
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"This base defense consists of four defensive linemen, three linebackers, and four defensive backs (two safeties, two corners). Against two-receiver offensive sets, this formation is effective against the run and the pass. In the original 4–3, defensive tackles would line up opposite the offensive guards, and defensive ends on the outside shoulders of the offensive tackles. On passing downs, the Mike (middle linebacker) is often responsible to cover any running backs, the Sam (strong-side linebacker) covers the Tight End, and the Will (weak-side linebacker) either covers a back or blitzes in an attempt to sack the quarterback. Though first used as a base defense by the New York Giants in 1956, plenty of teams experimented with it during the 1950s, and thus there are multiple claimed inventors of this defense. There are several different variations of the 4–3 defense such as the 4-3 under defense, 4-3 over defense, 4-3 umbrella defense, 4-3 swim defense, and 4-3 slide defense." [List of formations in American football. Wikipedia]
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The American football positions diagram example "Defensive Formation - 4-3 defense" 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, safety, S, linebackers, LB, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB,
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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
"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]
The American football positions diagram example "I 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, 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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"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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"The goal line is the chalked or painted line dividing the end zone from the field of play in American football and Canadian football. It is the line that must be crossed in order to score a touchdown
If any part of the ball reaches any part of the imaginary vertical plane transected by this line while in-bounds and in possession of a player whose team is striving toward that end of the field, this is considered a touchdown and scores six points for the team whose player has advanced the ball to, or recovered the ball in, this position. This is in contrast with other sports like Association football and ice hockey, which require the puck or ball to pass completely over the goal line to count as a score.
If any member of the offensive team is downed while in possession of the ball behind his own team's goal line, this is called a safety and scores two points for the defensive team.
If, during the course of play, a loose ball travels past the goal line and is recovered within the end zone, then it is a touchdown if recovered by the kicking team, or a touchback if recovered and downed by the receiving team.
In the event of a kick recovered in one's own end zone, the entirety of the ball must pass the goal line in order for the ball to be considered in the field of play, and not a touchback." [Goal line (gridiron football). Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Goal line formation (Offense/Defense)" 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, linebackers, LB, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB,
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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
"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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The Football Solution extends ConceptDraw PRO v9.5 (or later) software with samples, templates, and libraries of vector objects for drawing football (American) diagrams, plays schemas, and illustrations. It can be used to make professional looking documen Read more
"In American football, the dime defense is a defensive alignment that uses six defensive backs. It is usually employed in obvious passing situations.
The formation usually consists of six defensive backs, usually two safeties and four cornerbacks, and has either four down linemen and one linebacker, or three down linemen and two linebackers. This formation is to prevent the offense from completing a medium to long range pass play. This may be because the offense's running game is inefficient, time is an issue, or they need a long pass for a first down. It is also used against teams whose pass to run ratio predominately favors pass . The formation, however, is vulnerable to running plays as the formation is missing two linebackers, or a linebacker and a down lineman. A dime defense differs from the nickel in that it adds a sixth defensive back to the secondary. This sixth defensive back is called a "dimeback" (D). The defense gets its name because a dime is the next step up in US coin currency from a nickel. There are also 'quarter" and "half-dollar" formations (each protecting against progressively deeper thrown and more likely pass attempts)." [Dime defense. Wikipedia]
The American football positions diagram example "Dime defense" 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, safety, S, linebackers, LB, defensive tackle, DT, cornerback, CB,
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Offensive Strategy – Spread Offense Diagram

Explaining offensive strategies of American Football is practically impossible without drawing a diagram. If you need to do this more than once you have to choose an appropriate tool allows you to change diagrams easily. ConceptDraw PRO extended with the Football Solution is the best choice for this case. Read more

Basketball Defense Drills

The Basketball solution for ConceptDraw PRO includes a wide collection of templates and samples to help you draw any basketball-related diagrams and schemas as quickly as possible. All templates are ready-to-modify. You can start from any of them, change positions, add vector clipart from the libraries, text and thus get ready diagram in some clicks. Read more

Ice Hockey Rink Dimensions

Meeting ice hockey rules one should learn ice hockey rink terms, lines, zones etc. ConceptDraw PRO is an advanced drawing software that allows you produce ice hockey rink depiction of any complexity, from simple sketch drawing to detailed one as on example below. Read more