Mini Football Formations - 211 - Comfortable Base (4005)

This basic 5 a side or Futsal formation, is a basic set up that puts defending first with 2 at the back, 1 central player and a single attacking striker. Even with mini soccer and adult futsal football there are advantages and disadvantages to these set ups. It is more defensively structured than the 2-0-2.  It plays one single striker and adds a midfield player who will need to support the attacker as well as being ready to defend effectively as part of the team.

 

211

Pros:

The midfielder is likely to give the defense more support than in the 2-0-2.
Either of the two defenders should be able to make runs forward in the knowledge they will be supported by the midfielder.

Cons:

The two defenders cannot simply rely on the midfielder to do all the attacking.
The midfield player will need excellent stamina to support both defense and attack.

 

 

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Set Up: This shows how we could set up in a 211 against a 121 formation, highlighting where we can gain advatanges
 
 
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Phase 1: This shows basic options for the GK playing out from the back
 
 
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Phase 5: Defending balanced against a 121, results in our CM dropping into our back line when defender comes out to press
 
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