Training Curriculum

Style of Play: 

The name Wolfpack also symbolizes the style of play that we seek from our competitive teams. When attacking we look to progressively possess the ball; playing out of the back, moving through the lines and creating scoring opportunities. When not in possession, we look to win the ball up as high on the field as able and defend in an organized way. Transition between the phases occurs quickly to take advantage of the lack of shape of the opponent. 

To accomplish this, our competitive teams go through a seasonal curriculum to bring each of these components out. This is done by cutting the field up into three areas and focusing on play within those areas.  



To bring out the style of play that the Wolfpack strives for, we look to various formations within each stage: 

7v7 – Typically plays 1-3-1-2 or 1-3-2-1 

9v9 – Typically plays 1-3-2-3, 1-4-2-2 or 1-4-1-3  

11v11 – Typically plays a subset of 1-4-3-3, 1-4-4-2 (diamond) or 1-3-5-2 

Each of these formations pushes the attack high up the field with numbers coming from outside backs or more given attacking numbers to help push the ball forward when able. If outside backs are used (every formation outside of 1-3-5-2) they are given space in front to also join the attack. Each formation also allows us to press high with organization.  

Fall 2019 Session Plans

2019 Fall Season: 

Week 1 – Playing out of the back (introduce new rule with goal kicks) 

Week 2 – Playing through the midfield (switching the point of attack and combination play) 

Week 3 – Creating and finishing scoring opportunities (wide and central) 

Week 4 – Transition (Going from attacking to defending and from defending to attacking) 

Week 5 – Defending to win the ball in the opponent’s half (high press – who, when, where, how) 

Week 6 – Defending to win the ball in our own half (closing space and staying compact) 

Week 7 – Defending to prevent scoring opportunities 

Week 8 (TCSL Teams) – Preparation for Fall TCSL Championships 


Scheels Soccer Complex:

1010 13th Ave W,

West Fargo, ND 58078

Mailing address:

PO Box 38,

West Fargo, ND 58078

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