5-3-2 Formation – The Ultimate Coaching Guide

The 5-3-2 formation is very defensive and can be a tough proposition for any team to face.

This is because it’s so hard to break down with five defenders sitting in front of the box and three midfielders hounding the opposition in front of them.

While it’s often used by teams hoping to sit back and snatch a win against a superior opponent, the formation can be surprisingly attack-minded. This depends on the personnel you have available to you though and the instructions you give the players.

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52 Soccer Books Every Player, Coach, and Fan Must Read

All great coaches have a bookshelf overflowing with soccer books. Reading often is one of the absolute best things you can do to improve your knowledge about soccer in general, team-building, relationships, mindset, coaching, and more. If you’re looking for books but aren’t sure what to read, you’ve come to the right place! Below I’ve put together a […]

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How to Cross a Soccer Ball Perfectly (8-Step Guide)

Although learning how to cross a soccer ball seems like a relatively easy skill to improve, it is deceptively hard to master. On any given weekend you’ll see professional players regularly fail to beat the defender, overhit the cross, or play the ball in behind all of the strikers. This is because you not only need to […]

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