System Fluidity Levels

A team’s system fluidity level refers to the extent to which the team’s playing system enables nearby players to interchange dissimilar positional responsibilities during a match. Dissimilar in this instance means positional responsibilities that are associated with opposing tactical risk levels.

A team can use a more fluid playing system (a higher system fluidity level), a more structured playing system (a lower system fluidity level) or a balance or mixture of the two. A mixture can include both more fluid aspects and more structured aspects.

A team implements its system fluidity level by incorporating it into the tactical roles of its players using tactical instructions as appropriate. In particular, a team can implement a system fluidity level through its use of responsibility focus levels.

When implementing a system fluidity level a team should consider the player suitability of its players.

More Fluid Playing Systems

A more fluid playing system is a playing system that enables nearby players to interchange dissimilar positional responsibilities during a match to a greater extent. It therefore enables players to focus less on performing specific positional responsibilities.

A team can implement a more fluid playing system by assigning more tactical roles with versatile responsibility focuses. A team can implement a more fluid aspect of a playing system by assigning such tactical roles to a pair or small group of nearby players.

In the attacking phases a team may also instruct its players to use creative freedom to a greater extent to enable them to interchange positional responsibilities more effectively by using attacking methods according to their own decision making.

Player Suitability

Players with versatile responsibility focuses in particular:

  • Good intelligence.
  • Decent attacking and defensive abilities associated with both high and low tactical risk playing methods.

More Structured Playing Systems

A more structured playing system is a playing system that enables nearby players to interchange dissimilar positional responsibilities during a match to a lesser extent. It therefore enables players to focus more on performing specific positional responsibilities.

A team can implement a more structured playing system by assigning more tactical roles with higher and lower responsibility focuses. A team can implement a more structured aspect of a playing system by assigning such tactical roles to a pair or small group of nearby players.

In the attacking phases a team may also instruct its players to use tactical discipline to a greater extent to enable them to focus on performing similar positional responsibilities more effectively by using attacking methods according to their attacking instructions.

Player Suitability

Players with higher and lower responsibility focuses in particular:

  • Perhaps poor intelligence.
  • Good attacking and defensive abilities associated with either high or low tactical risk playing methods.