Building on the 1v1 to 5v5
Varying the number of players per team inevitably changes the way the game is played. As new players are added, roles change and become more specialised. The structures are called the systems of play as many of you will know. Footballer Direct support grassroots development and hope that more sides will invest in the local youth over spending eye-watering sums on transfers. Working up from 1v1 is a structured learning curve, one that every player who wants to improve should take seriously.
3v3 to 4v4 is where it starts getting interesting. Players can change positions as the game takes shape and exploit weaknesses in opponent marking or spacing much better. At this stage, neither team has a goal keeper and so the team must work together to minimise the opponents' angles on goal. When we get to 5v5, it is the same as 4v4 but with a dedicated goalkeeper. Footballer Direct reckon that 5v5 is probably the most widely played game in the UK with hundreds of social and amateur teams competing every week.
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