FIFA 15 Pro Clubs tips: Be mindful of player positioning (Video)

FIFA Pro Clubs is one of the most played game modes of any iteration of the EA Sports FIFA franchise. The same holds true in FIFA 15, and we wanted to bring you some weekly tips and tricks to help you up your FIFA 15 Pro Club game. Make sure to check out last week’s discussion on pacing yourself and finding your niche in your club.

After a few matches in FIFA 15 Pro Clubs this week I can definitely point to a couple more tips which are foundational principles to being the best teammate. The first tip is to communicate and help maintain possession. The more possession favors you over your opponent, the more likely they are to become aggressive. An aggressive opponent tends to leave openings for your team to exploit and score goals, but you have to remain patient to take advantage.

There are a few components to maintaining possession in FIFA 15 Pro Clubs which all go hand in hand throughout the match.

The first is to pay attention to where your teammates are on the pitch. It is very easy to lose track of where your teammates are on the pitch. Keep track of them, and you may find an opening to slot a through ball or pass through the defense freeing your teammate on a run to goal. The second is to communicate with one another. If you do lose track of your teammates you can easily make a bad pass or even run into your own teammate when they have possession.

When you have possession and a defender is closing in you can quickly change directions with a flick of the right thumbstick or stop your run entirely and protect the ball with left trigger. This works in numerous situations, but especially once an opponent has grown aggressive. They’ll make terrible slide tackles resulting either in free kicks or cards, or they’ll miss entirely giving you ample space with which to work the attack.

The second tip for FIFA 15 Pro Clubs is to know what position you are playing and where you should be on the pitch. If you watch the clips from this week you’ll see how effective a timely run between defenders can be on the attack. The same holds true defensively, too. Your entire Pro Club doesn’t need to attack, and if everyone does you will be extremely vulnerable to a quick lobbed ball over the top.

If you have any questions or want to join our FIFA 15 Pro Club on Xbox One you can either send a request to NindenKorsin (my gamertag) or tweet me (@SeanRingrose) for an invite. Feel free to subscribe to our Youtube channel as we intend to upload various clips throughout the year, and who knows maybe we’ll figure out how to Twitch stream a match or two.