Playbook Hut allows you to create custom football formations that you can draw once and then utilize multiple times throughout your playbook without having to redraw the formation each time.
Formations in Playbook Hut can be created and saved separately from plays. You can still line up all your players in formations from scratch while creating plays, but there are a few primary reasons why creating custom formations in Playbook Hut is so useful.
- Saves Time: Each time you create a new play, you have the choice of starting from scratch with a blank field, or filling in the field with all of your players already lined up in a formation. When most of your plays utilize the same formation, creating and saving your formations allows you to rapidly develop your playbook and draw more plays.
- Consistency: Every time you create a new play from a certain formation, you will always be able to start with all of your players lined up in the exact same location. Therefore, your playbook will be clear, consistent, and straightforward without any confusion regarding slight differences between how certain plays and formations are drawn up.
You no longer have to drag each player into formation on the field for each of your plays. Now, you can simply create and save a formation one time, and it can be reused for every play you create going forward.
Navigate to the Formations page by clicking the "Formations" link in the side panel.
While on the Formations page, scroll down to the bottom and click the "+ Add Formation" button.
The formation designer will open up and you can begin placing players on the field to create your formation.
Note: For information on how to add players to the field using the Play Designer, visit the guide's Play Designer section.
Open up a formation by first navigating to the Formations page which can be found using the "Formations" link in the side panel. Once on the formations page, you can simply click on a formation to open it up and begin editing it.
Renaming a formation is simple and can be performed in two separate ways.
Firstly, you can rename a formation when you have opened the formation to edit it. At the top of the formation's page, you can click on the formation's name in the header, to rename the formation. When you hover over the header, a textbox will appear around the formation's name to indicate that you can edit the name directly on the page. When you have entered the new name, hit the "Save" button to update the formation's name.
Secondly, you can rename a formation from the formations page where all of your custom formations are listed. Simply right click on a formation to open up the context menu, then click the option to "Rename Formation" and a new dialogue box will open up that allows you to rename the formation.
To duplicate a formation either open a formation and click the "Duplicate Formation" button at the bottom of the formation's page or right click on a formation from the formations list on the Formations page and then select the "Duplicate Formation" option in the context menu.
When you duplicate a formation an identical formation is created with the word "(Copy)" appended to the end of the name so that you can distinguish between the original formation and the newly duplicated formation.
To delete a formation, you can either navigate to the quick access button at the bottom of a formation's page that says "Delete Formation" or you can right click on a formation when looking at the list of formations on the Formations page and then select the option to "Delete Formation" in the context menu.