Coaching the 4-3-3
Although the 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 might be the formations currently in vogue the 4-3-3 is still employed at times by many of the worlds top teams including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City. It is beloved of coaches because of the numerous natural triangles and diamonds that it creates. For this reason many consider it to be the optimal formation for youth development. The passing patterns it creates can be seen below.