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US Soccer PDI: Formations for Small-sided Play

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Formations For Small-Sided Play

The U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives (PDI) outlined rules and methodology for small-sided games. The Under-8 and younger age groups will play 4v4, the U9&U10 age groups will play 7v7 and the U11&U12's will play 9v9.

Above, we've put together playing formations for 7v7 and 9v9 to help acclimate coaches who may be new to small-sided games.

The PDI is available in its entirety on our website here.