How to create custom formations in the Sports template
On some occasions, the default formations provided in the Sports template may not cover the positions you need. In such cases, you should use a custom formation type. You can either provide an X and Y position for each player on the field in the Data tab, or use the Custom formation preset in the Preview window.
This help doc focuses on how to provide positions through the Data tab.
Use positions from the Data tab
TIP: Using this method is particularly useful if you will be creating a sports visualization with a filter. If you are aiming to visualize different teams with different formations, this is the easiest way to achieve this.
WARNING: Make sure that in the Preview tab > Players > Players position, you have chosen the Positions from data setting.
TIP: You can use the goalkeeper as your anchor, since they will always have an X/Y position of 2/0.
TIP: Try to keep your players symmetrically aligned by making sure that their Y position is the same, and their X position equals the same distance in two opposite directions from the same anchor point.