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Offline William Harrell

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Formation Variations
« on: January 15, 2011, 02:07:10 PM »
Dum Coach and others,

What are the formations you use or would use for the DCSW? I know about the base formations and the variation where Y is split out wide. Are there any others?
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Re: Formation Variations
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 09:10:24 PM »
You can line up in "Beast:


             O O 0 O O O O
                         O O O
                   O
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Re: Formation Variations
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 10:54:40 PM »
LOVE the beast.  Especially for the little guys.  Easy install, and easy to spread the ball around to different kids.  Also, tough to defend, especially when you put in the counter.

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Re: Formation Variations
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 04:39:02 PM »
             O O X O O O O
                       O
                       O
                   O O
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Re: Formation Variations
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 08:32:20 AM »
You can line up in "Beast:


             O O 0 O O O O
                         O O O
                   O


Coach, also thought about these fitting with the DC UBSW:

  O OOXOO                  O
O          O        O
        O

and

  O OOXOO O
O          O         O
        O 

What do you think?
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Re: Formation Variations
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 08:38:36 AM »
Personally, I think at some point you have to be careful getting too complicated with formations - what does a different formation get you that's unique?

Going with a guy (or more than one) split wide - I can understand that if you have a kid you can play pitch and catch with, or you want to out flank them.  But I think, especially with bobbleheads, that you should be very careful using another double tight formation.  What does that give you that you can't get from base?

By the way - not saying you shouldn't, just saying you should think carefully about it.

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Re: Formation Variations
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 10:07:42 PM »
Personally, I think at some point you have to be careful getting too complicated with formations - what does a different formation get you that's unique?

Going with a guy (or more than one) split wide - I can understand that if you have a kid you can play pitch and catch with, or you want to out flank them.  But I think, especially with bobbleheads, that you should be very careful using another double tight formation.  What does that give you that you can't get from base?

By the way - not saying you shouldn't, just saying you should think carefully about it.


Good point, coach.

I will use this for older players, MS ball. Utilizes the least amount of talent so I can have all of my top athletes play defense while still being able to score. Will only add formations if they give an advantage that another formation does not.
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Re: Formation Variations
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 08:17:16 AM »
We used a FLIP call to allow us to go strong to either side of the field.  We barely saw any adjustment to the unbalance so we really needed the call. 

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Re: Formation Variations
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 02:00:22 PM »
We used a FLIP call to allow us to go strong to either side of the field.  We barely saw any adjustment to the unbalance so we really needed the call.

Yes.  "Flip" would be needed if you play hash marks.
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