Kiwi vs. Potato

At practice on Sunday, 4/13, we introduced a new formation, or team alignment, to
the girls.  Up till now, we've always played a 4-4-2 formation, which consists of
4 defenders, 4 midfielders, and 2 forwards.  This formation is strong defensively
because you have 7 players, defense and 3 of the mids, who have defensive responsibility.
Conversely it is weak on the offensive end, as you only have 3 players, the 2 forwards
and 1 of the mids.
At our game on 4/12, the team we played was not very strong offensively, but we remained
in a 4-4-2 alignment.  Our offense suffered because they were pulling everyone back to
help and we only had 3-5 players to contend.
We introduced the girls to a more offensive alignment, the 2-4-4, which has 2 defenders,
4 midfielders, and 4 forwards.  This will be used when we play a team that is weak
enough offensively that we don't need the strong defensive presence the 4-4-2 provides.
To see where you would play in the 2-4-4 vs. the 4-4-2, click on the link below.
We wanted to give the girls an easy to remember code word to let them know which 
formation they should be in.  They picked some interesting ones; Potato for the 4-4-2
and Kiwi for the 2-4-4.  If you hear them yelling these words to each other during a
game, this is why.




Transition from Potato to Kiwi

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