System of Play

Santa Barbara SC has adapted a 1-4-3-3 system of play when entering the 11v11 phase of the game.  This provides the platform for players to first and foremost, express themselves in an attacking style of play.

We believe this system provides players with the correct challenges to encourage attacking players to maximize the space, prioritize movements, interchanges and overloads.

The system encourages attacking with purpose, possession and spacing to encourage players to take risks, naturally (#8, #2, & #3) push into the attack.

The transition from attack to defense creates natural lines of pressing and adapts into a variation of formation to a 1-4-5-1 or 1-4-2-3-1.