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Formations


6v6 Formations
             

         3-0-3

         The go-to formation in a 6v6 game, very compact and simple

 

         3-1-2

         Similar to the 2-1-2 but with one extra defender to have a better defensive shape

 

         3-0-2

         A more compact attacking tactic than the rest, more complex to play, you cover with 2 defenders, use 3 midfielders and 1 striker.

 

Striker

The finisher of the team. Strikers need to have very good timing and positioning so they can get
rid themselves of the opposition’s defensive cover.

Also they need to learn how to shoot with precision so they can convert their chances. Some strikers like to come deep to get the ball so their side midfielders can explore the space they open.

These strikers will need greater passing skills than those which seek to play on the limit of the opposition’s defensive line.

Tactics

Positions

In TPM you have several positions, the main ones are Defender, Midfield and Striker.

Their goal is to not leave space for the enemy team attackers to explore. They usually play small passes to each other before passing to one of the midfielders. Some defenders like to play long balls to their Striker and midfielder also.

Defenders will need to learn how to intercept the opponent passes, how to tackle, how to cut off passing lanes, how to block shots and how to slow down the progression of attackers.

Here we will cover the known formations for the most played games, usually 5v5 and 6v6.


5v5 Formations
             

         2-2-1

         The most common formation, 2 defenders, 2 midfields and 1 striker.

 

         2-1-2

         Similar with the 2-2-1 but instead of a striker we have a midfielder center that connects the defense and the strikers, and the midfielder also creates space by making the other team defenders cover him instead of the strikers.

 

         3-0-2

Similar with the 2-2-1 but instead of a striker we have a midfielder center that connects the defense and the strikers, and the midfielder also creates space by making the other team defenders cover him instead of the strikers.

 

  

Defender

Midfielder

They play all over the entire pitch. Normally they are nominally positioned on the wings with a set side to cover. They are expected to know how to cross, how to pass the ball under pressure, how to dribble, how to track opposition midfielders and how to initiate counter attacks..