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7-a-side Formation suggestions for u-18 league

Hi all,I would like to ask what is the best formation to play a 7-a-side match(under-18) when u have strong defence(key player in defence) but unexperienced midfield. I had in mind 3-2-1 while defending and 2-3-1 while attacking. Any suggestions please?

Hi Alessadro, 

I think your ideas are probably the best way to approach it, especially if you have your key defender as the central defender who is the spare man when out of possession. He can then protect line to goal whilst the others mark their men. 

This will allow him to play slightly higher and support the midfield in both defence and then in transition when there is a turnover. As a result, in attack the formation will move into having three in the middle with him stepping forward to support the attack.

What is vital in this instance is that the two remaining defenders are disciplined in providing cover incase you lose the ball in midfield and there is a counterattack from the opposition whilst your key defender is higher up the field.

I hope this helps!

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