It is known in indoor soccer that the formations are quite different from the outdoor soccer games as you will only require six players on the field instead of the eleven in the mainstream game. You have a goalie, and the five other players can be assumed performing various roles, of course.
Let us check out the three different formations that are there in the game to play in the indoor soccer field.
Formation of 2-3
The 2-3 is the most classic formation part of this game involving two defenders and three playings in forwards. The center forward stays in the half of the other team in the center of the field generally. Most of the goals should be scored by them.
In the sidelines as well as in the attacking zones, the two wing forwards should be spending a lot of their time, but if they are unmarked at your side, then they should come back to pick up on them. You need to make sure to choose people who have better stamina as the wings have to do a lot of running from your side to theirs and back.
The defenders would pick a guy to mark and stick with him till he is no longer a threat, as the defenders should practice man-marking. For most of the normal teams who have a couple of good defenders, a couple of good midfielders, and a good forward, this formation will work with them quite well.
Formation of 2-2-1
2-2-1 is the variation that is involved in the 2-3 formation as the forward roams all around the half of the opposition. As he generally receives the ball from the defense, he does not score as many goals as in a 2-3 as they receive the ball from him to score with the help of the two midfielders.
The midfielders try to stay right around the midfield unless you are launching an attack, in which case they advance pretty quick runs and tries scoring possibilities. In a 2-3, the defender plays the same role and should be man-marking its position.
Formation of 2-1-2
The formation of 2-1-2 is the hardest and the most effective part of this game. Your two forwards should not be restricted over the side, and rather they should roam around the side of the opposition in this. They should practice quick passes and shot and trying to score as they will get the ball a lot.
The midfielders should be closer to the midfield and should be on your own side. It is their job to dish it up to the forwards and receive the ball from the keeper or the defense. As you are trying to practice zone marking when they can, the defenders and the midfielders should practice zone marking, but the defender can switch to man marking if the midfielder has gone up on the attack.
You should be all set to play now that you know the basic formations for indoor soccer. Get out there and win a few games armed with your new knowledge, as it is a great game!