## Table 2

Proposed seven POS designs for the three formats studied

 N Format* Design: organisation and objectives Diagram 1 8 vs.8(34×48)6 vs. 6(25×38) Organisation: 5 areas arranged vertically with 6 mini-goals placedfive metres from each touchline. Objective: possession of the ballbetween the areas to generate movement from one side to theother in order to clear the areas around the goals. Meanwhile,the defenders have to move based on the ball, occupying thearea where the ball is and the two adjacent strips and attempt torecover it as quickly as possible. No more than one player fromeach team can occupy each square and goals may be scored inany of the six goals. 2 8 vs. 8(34×48)7 vs. 7(30×40) Organisation: 8 squares and two 5-metre strips at the sides; agoal (with a goalkeeper) five metres from each goal line. Thegame begins with 1 vs. 1 in each square. Objective: possessionof the ball to generate spaces between the squares. For a playerto be eligible to shoot, the ball must travel from one side to theother through at least four squares. The defenders have to press,trying to recover the ball as quickly as possible. No more than oneplayer from each team can occupy each square and goals maybe scored in either goal. 3 8 vs. 8(30×32 +bandalateral de5 metros) Organisation: 1 square comprised of 4 triangles plus a 5-metrestrip at the base of each triangle; a mini-goal five metres fromeach base; 4 players from each team are arranged in two oppositetriangles and try to win possession of the ball between thetriangles. Objective: for a player to be eligible to shoot, five passesmust be made, followed by a pass between the lines to setup a player on the same team, but from the opposite triangle andcoming from the sides. No more than two players from each teammay occupy each triangle and goals may be scored in any of thefour goals. 4 8 vs. 8(34×44)7 vs.7(30×40) Organisation: 4 squares and a 5-metre strip on each of the sides;two goals (with goalkeeper) five metres from each goal line.Objective: possession of the ball with the aim of creating clearspaces between the squares to create scoring opportunities.The defenders have to press to recover the ball. Variations: for aplayer to be eligible to shoot, the ball must: 1. travel through at leastthree squares; 2. travel through all the squares; 3. travel fromone side to the other. No more than two players from each teammay occupy each square. Goals may be scored in either goal. 5 7 vs. 7(25×30cadarombo)6 vs.6(22,5×25cadarombo) Organisation: double diamonds joined together forming 2 trianglesin the middle; four mini-goals (five metres from one side of eachdiamond); 2 teams of 6 or 7 players divided equally (3-3 or 4-3).Objective: possession of the ball between the diamonds until 5passes are made, then 1 player from the same team has to “godown” or move to the adjacent triangle to shoot with a singletouch. No more than two players from each team can occupyeach diamond and goals may be scored in any of the four goals. 6 6 vs. 6(25×34) Organisation: 5 areas arranged vertically with 2 mini-goals placedfive metres from each goal line. Objective: possession of the ballbetween the areas to reach the final zone with a through pass.The defenders have to press to recover the ball as quickly aspossible. Variations: for a player to be eligible to shoot, the ballmust: 1. travel through at least two areas; 2. travel through threeareas, and 3. travel through four areas, reaching the end zone ineach variant in order to score. Goals may be scored in any of thefour goals. 7 7 vs. 7(30×46)6 vs. 6(26×36) Organisation: 3 areas arranged vertically, with a 5-metre striparound the pitch; 4 goals (with goalkeeper) five metres away fromeach side of the pitch. Objective: possession of the ball betweenthe areas with the aim of reaching the aforementioned strip witha through pass. The defenders have to press to recover the ball.Variations: for a player to be eligible to shoot, the ball must: 1.travel through at least two areas; 2. travel through all three areas,and 3. move from one side to the other. Goals may be scored inany of the four goals. * In brackets, the width and length of the pitch used in each design (in meters).