One Touch Football

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Tofulegs19
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Well my friends and I love to play one touch passing but what formation would be the most affective to use this formation? We are currently using 4-4-2 but the magic only happens once or twice in a game. Any advice?

NewBornProdigy
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You'll find with most formations brilliant one touch passing will only happen once or twice in a game without the right off the ball movement

Instead of changing, you should try telling your DMF to always run toward the ball as triangle pivot, and try stay behind the ball on the attack (he can be the backpass option) then tell your wingers and fullbacks to pull out very wide to stretch the defence
Then get the AMF to position himself in an advanced position near the ball, with always plenty of running movement around him and a DMF midfeilder to pass to

To play one touch football it is essential Midfeilders are fit and knowledgable on how to play it

And to directly answer your question, a 4-5-1 would work very well

Kakasgotskillz
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One touch footy involves picking apart opposing players individually through cautious fast-paced passing. IMO, a good 1-touch passing team is a team who gives alot of support to one another (defense moving up to support the midfield, forwards dropping deep to draw defenders).

Consistency is a big factor, so you need to have players who can consistently give accurately weighed one touch passes and know when to one-touch and when they have to take an extra touch to control it.

Like NBP said, midfield is essential and a 4-5-1 (three centre mids ( two DM + 1 CAM or 2 CM + 1 AM) supported by two wingers) is a great way to play it, 3-5-2 being another option (it's my fav formation :P )

truesocceroo
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We play a sort of formation like a 3-5-2 sort of thing, it is a bit different but it works well for a passing game, the defenders tend to stay back and there are 2 CDM players, a CAM, and 2 wide players sort of wingbacks. The ball is basically it starts from the back and the wingbacks recieve and distribute the ball between the CDM and CAM, and up to the strikers, however the ball can also be switched very quickly and played through the centre.

Like NBP said alot rests on the midfielders and in this formation also on the wings, you just have to know your team real well and be good passers of the ball, it takes alot of work to play good one touch.

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Use 4-3-3 like the dutch. They love quick one touch football.

This formation allows the midfielders and forwards to position themselves in a triangle, which is what every coach stresses upon.

Triangles are very important when it comes to one-touch football. 3 corners to a triangle and there are 3 players in front and the middle.

------------------------------------------------------winger


-------------------------------left mid

back four----------pivot-------------------------------------striker

------------------------------right mid


-----------------------------------------------------winger


If the striker has enough stamina, he could run across the pitch and form triangles with the left mid and winger, or the two on the other side. He can also track back and form a triangle with the left and right mids.


It is crucial that the pivot is a good passer of the ball. His passes have to connect or else the back four is in trouble. It will also be tons of relief for the right and left mid.

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shahensha wrote:Use 4-3-3 like the dutch. They love quick one touch football.

This formation allows the midfielders and forwards to position themselves in a triangle, which is what every coach stresses upon.

Triangles are very important when it comes to one-touch football. 3 corners to a triangle and there are 3 players in front and the middle.

------------------------------------------------------winger


-------------------------------left mid

back four----------pivot-------------------------------------striker

------------------------------right mid


-----------------------------------------------------winger


If the striker has enough stamina, he could run across the pitch and form triangles with the left mid and winger, or the two on the other side. He can also track back and form a triangle with the left and right mids.


It is crucial that the pivot is a good passer of the ball. His passes have to connect or else the back four is in trouble. It will also be tons of relief for the right and left mid.
One this I must say about the 4-3-3 is you want to have incredibly skilled midfeilders and a very good set of fullbacks

Also I think it is better to play a 4-5-1 when building up an attack and defending and then switch to a 4-3-3 when counter attacking (the wingers push up) the only problem with a 4-3-3 is the wingers have to be good individualistic dribblers and if your midfeild isn't up to scratch they will easily get dominated

And reseach triangles and attention runs (dragging a defender out of position leaving space for another team mate) they are vital tactics

MSILancer7
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I agree with NBP and shashensha in that a 4-3-3 is good for passing, just watch Barcelona play

Kakasgotskillz
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I'd agree that Barca plays good possession footy, but Arsenal does it pretty much to perfection. They're able to one-touch out of any problem, even when they're at the top of the opposing 18. And of course, they play a 4-5-1 :wink:

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