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Futsal Systems and Schemes of Play
A system of play is a starting formation (starting arrangement of defenders, midfielders and attackers) and guidelines for their team's play.
Traditional Zones in Soccer
Traditional soccer text, written in English, refer to three zones on a Soccer or Futsal pitch:
Creativity Zones in Futsal
Soccer test, written in nations that take great pride in playing a very creative style of soccer, refer to four areas on a Soccer or Futsal pitch:
Creative Movement Schemes in Futsal
In Futsal, with only 4 attacking and 4 defending players, there is the width and depth necessary to learn the movement basic patterns (playing shapes) required to play soccer on a full size 11-a-side soccer field. With limited space on a Futsal court players learn that creative player exchanges, movement patterns and rotations create space and opportunities to score.
When training new players to attack successfully using cones or a court with a narrow lateral lane close to both touchlines teaches players to create space in the center of the court by playing wide. When attacking players play wide, on or behind these narrow lateral lines or cones, the 65% to 75% of the court in the middle is usually open as available space for creating successful attacks.
Under each popular dynamic Futsal System of play, 3-1, 2-2, 4-0 and 3-2 there are animations of movement schemes that can be used to create attacking spaces and opportunities to score. These animations are only some of the possible movement schemes that can be created to play well, both in Futsal and Soccer.
Futsal Dynamic 3-1 & 1-2-1 Systems