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February 2005

February 2005


Multiplicity

The advantages of using multiple formations
by: James L. Reese
by: Jon Carr
© February 2005

In the world of offensive football, some coaches believe “the simpler the better.” They will use three to four formations per game, which will allow for the reduction of assignment errors by the players. However, the offense becomes limited in its options. Other coaches take the approach of creating personnel mismatches through multiple formations; they will enter a game with as many a 15 to 20 formations. The first step is to introduce your team to the base formation. Everything starts with the Pro Formation (See Diagram 1).


Diagram 1. Pro Formation

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