Soccer Number and Field Positions Explained
This post explains soccer positions for kids soccer. The coach shouts “play the number 10 position” what does this mean ?Have you ever wondered why the GoalKeeper always has the Number 1 on his/her soccer shirt or what is the significant of Messi number 10? this post will start to explain all this.
In full size soccer there are 11 players on the field.
There are four groupings of players
The starting 11 typically looks like this in a 4-2-3-1 formation (it will be explained in another blog post)
2 – Right fullback 3 – Left fullback4 – Center back 5 – Center back
6 – Defending Midfielder
7 – Right wing
8 – Central Midfielder
9 – Striker
10 – Attacking midfielder/Playmaker
11 – Left Wing
Typically the formation will look like this
So there you have it. A short simple explanation of soccer positions in kids soccer
Summary – Each soccer number corresponds to a soccer position on the field but this is modified for kids soccer.
Each soccer number has a role – numbers 6 and under are typically defending positions.
Kids soccer has less numbers and the position numbers are not sequential.
Complex formations determines soccer positions