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Attacking from a 3-5-2 Formation
with Jay Entlich,
Columbus State University Women's Head Coach;
2015 NCAA Division II National Runner-Up, 10 straight NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2006-15), 4x Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year; 12x Conference Champs

Jay Entlich shows you how to incorporate the 3-5-2 system of play into your program. He breaks the system down into three phases and explains each in detail before taking the field for a live practice.

You'll learn how to position players based on defensive pressure on the ball. These tactics will give your team options no matter what situation or position they're in.

Throughout Coach Entlich's 3-5-2 practice session, he keeps 22 players participating in the game for the entire practice. He uses "in-game" coaching points to teach individuals and also stops play occasionally to make team tactical points.

Phase I - Getting used to the System of Play for a 3-5-2

Phase I is an unopposed phase, which allows your players to get used to the nuances of positional reads as the game develops. Coach Entlich makes coaching points during play as well as stop action rehearsals as players get used to how they fit in the system.

Phase II - Adds opposition and forces players to think and make decisions on the fly

Phase II adds opposition playing in the same formation, but with an adjustment in the midfield that gives you two options on how to play the system.

    One style is more aggressive, using two attacking central midfielders.The other style is more defensive, using two defending central midfielders.

Coach Entlich sets up an activity that helps bring out individual positional play and descriptions so all players can understand their roles and those of their teammates.

Phase III - The real game!

Phase III advances to two teams with goalkeepers in a real game, but with a modification to emphasize the key advantages to using the 3-5-2 system of play. Coach Entlich has players work on playing through the center of the field so when one team is in possession, the other team must have two of their center mids kneel down. This creates an advantage and promotes success in the attack. Your players will absorb and adapt to the formation while being totally engaged in playing the real game.

This video is a complete dissection of the 3-5-2 style of play and a step-by-step method to incorporate it into your program. Your team will learn the expected runs of all supporting players, how to make decisions on the fly, combining to beat defenders and how to place the ball into dangerous areas.

68 minutes. 2016.

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Progressions for Becoming a More Efficient Shooting and Finishing Team
with Jay Entlich,
Columbus State University Women's Head Coach;
2015 NCAA Division II National Runner-Up, 10 straight NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2006-15), 4x Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year; 12x Conference Champs

Scoring more goals is the intent of all teams. This video focuses on how you can make that happen for your team. Jay Entlich shows how to create a goal scoring session using three phases and teaches players to recognize why they are missing shots on frame. Using a progression of free shooting, shooting with defense and shooting in a small-sided game, your players will learn when and how to take their best shot on goal.

Each progression contains variations that allow you to utilize the same rotation. This cuts down on lost time and confusion as you progress through each drill.

Developing Runs off the Ball

Starting with a non-defended shooting drill, Coach Entlich breaks down finishing into three different phases. He emphasizes the two main components of finishing:

  • Technique - how you strike a ball.
  • Tactics - when you shoot the ball and how to put yourself in the best place to finish.
  • He keeps instructions "over the top" and keeps play moving and active. He clearly demonstrates when and how to "show" for the ball and when to spread the field for wide play. Your players will learn the visual and verbal cues to improve shooting.

    Combination Play to "Go to Goal" and Increase Scoring Opportunities

    The progression of activities moves from unopposed to 1v1 and builds in a logical progression to 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 and 5v5. The activities get more complex as more players are added, but the coaching points made in the unopposed and 1v1 play are applicable as the numbers increase. Coach Entlich moves the session along from discussing angles of the target forward and their preparation touch, to players competing in restricted areas against defense to apply what they learned in the first two phases.

    Practice builds up to players being put in situations where they have to make decisions on when to take shots and finding the best opportunities to finish. The progression includes many teaching movements:

    • Don't hit under the ball.
    • Don't reach for the ball on a shot.
    • Try to stay central as much as possible when putting a shot on frame.

    Developing the Outside Attack Option

    Coach Entlich spend considerable time showing and teaching the use the outside attack option from player positioning to the supporting runs by players off the ball. His progression is easy to follow and very logical. Your players will learn the importance of stretching the width of the attack for added chances to play the ball into dangerous shooting spaces.

    Coach Entlich has an answer for all finishing problems and provides specific tips for how to take on a defender and get a shot off. This is a great video for any coach looking to improve their team's effectiveness around the net.

    53 minutes. 2016.

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    Combination Play and Finishing Exercises on Goal
    with Brian McMahon,
    Palm Beach Atlantic University Head Coach;
    2015 NCAA Elite Eight and NCAA South Region Champions, 2014 NCCAA Final Four and NCCAA South Region Champions, 2012 NAIA National Champions, 2012 NSCAA and the NAIA National Coach of the Year, over 300 wins at the collegiate coaching level

    One of the hardest skills in the game of soccer is finishing. Brian McMahon shows you how to teach finishing and how he's turned his team into an attacking threat. In 2015, Palm Beach Atlantic scored 84 goals and led the NCAA D-II in goals per game.

    You'll learn how to teach finishing using games that incorporate the whole team in functional examples. The teaching points Coach McMahon emphasizes during the games include:

    • Movement off the ball to create the spaces needed to be dangerous in the attacking 3rd
    • Placement vs Power in certain areas of the field
    • The technical aspects of finishing in and around the 18 yard box
    • How the use of 1-2 touch, combination play and speed of play can be vital when going to the goal to finish

    Coach McMahon goes beyond simply showing you how to finish. He also shows you how to build up to goal scoring opportunities. You'll learn the technique for finishing in terms of placement vs power and the proper runs that need to be made in the box when attacking the goal. Coach McMahon's drills incorporate the whole team - not just forwards/strikers. He teaches how combination play and speed of play can help you gain an extra advantage when finishing. Drills include:

    • Wine Glass - The emphasis in this particular drill is to help players develop a sense of rhythm in quick combination play. Within the exercise, Coach McMahon shows five progressions and demonstrates how to use quick combination play to release players to finish on goal.
    • Progressions - Coach McMahon demonstrates various patterns to use in a functional/positional setting and using third man combinations to go to goal. This passing pattern drill creates opportunities for field players to finish and train different combinations to break down compact defenses in the final third.
    • Forward Check Game - Coach McMahon puts everything together in this small-sided game. He shows four progressions that incorporate all the areas he covered earlier in the video. He shows 3v1, 4v2, 5v3 and other variations to play off your high target player and how to attack going forward in the final third.

    Coach McMahon provides in-depth illustrations, both on a white board and on the field, that will help you create an attack that will strike fear into your opponents!

    "What I like most about this video from Coach McMahon is that he shows how he builds from passing pattern combinations to finishing to goal using the WHOLE team instead of just a few forwards on your team." - Customer Review

    61 minutes. 2016.

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    Developing an Effective Team Attack
    with Jay Entlich,
    Columbus State University Women's Head Coach;
    2015 NCAA Division II National Runner-Up, 10 straight NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2006-15), 4x Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year; 12x Conference Champs

    Attacking soccer means successful soccer in today's game. Teams that attack effectively and as a unit present a constant problem for their opponents. Teaching players to attack as a team is a priority for every coach.

    In a high-octane training session, Jay Entlich demonstrates how to develop the skills necessary to get your players to attack as a team. He uses four phases to build his players' repertoire of offensive attacking strategies. In a progression from small group to full field, Coach Entlich's attacking phases promote opportunities to advance the ball utilizing counterattacks, overlapping, combination play, and number advantages.

    Coach Entlich makes it easy to follow his training session by thoroughly explaining each activity before taking it onto the field with his players.

    Phase 1: 3-2-1 Small-Sided Game

    Coach Entlich uses limited space and numbers to instill the basic principles needed to effectively move through the three zones commonly used in team organization. He introduces a fast-paced 6v3 possession game where offensive players move from one zone to another to creative number advantages and use overlapping runs and combination play to maintain possession. Possession maintained from one end to the other restarts the drill seamlessly, and with ways for both the offense and defense to score points, the game creates the kind of competition in practice that players and coaches love.

    Phase 2: Half Field Exercises

    In Phase 2, the training progress to activities in the final third, emphasizing player decision making and organization to stretch and break down an opponent's defensive organization. Coach Entlich designs the drill to mimic a 4-3-3 formation attacking a 3-5-2 formation, but you could easily adapt the drill to put your players in the formation that best suits your team. With seamless transitions and minimal downtime, this drill will test your players mentally and physically.

    Phase 3: 11v9 Full-Field Play

    Phase 3 moves Coach Entlich's team to the full field, where any turnover results in an 11v9 counterattacking opportunity. This activity sharpens play in and throughout the midfield. Coach Entlich teaches proper supporting runs, driving at a defense, finding the open player and having defenders become part of the attack. Whether it's by overlapping or combination play, your team will learn to create number advantages moving toward the goal

    Phase 4: Full-Field Scrimmage

    Coach Entlich returns the game to the players in 11v11 play, illustrating the effectiveness of concepts taught in the training session.

    Each of Coach Entlich's phases require his players to think on their feet. During each phase, he finds moments in the drills to instruct his players on everything from the proper run to which foot to make a pass with.

    The concepts and activities presented in this training session will teach your players the principles of an attacking mindset to generate scoring opportunities and cause constant problems for your opponents.

    "I have a number of attack oriented training videos and this is a very tightly organized and logical training progression that emphasizes the essential principles of prioritizing player decision making, movement off the ball and finding or creating situations where I have a numerical advantage to attack my opponent. It is a good, solid team tactical training video." - Customer Review

    52 minutes. 2016.

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    Possession to Penetrate
    with Jay Entlich,
    Columbus State University Women's Head Coach;
    2015 NCAA Division II National Runner-Up, 10 straight NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2006-15), 4x Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year; 12x Conference Champs

    In order to build an attack a team must learn how to possess the ball.

    Jay Entlich shows how to create a possession-oriented session. In three phases, he teaches players to recognize when to keep the ball and when to advance it up the field. Using a progression of small-sided games your players will learn how to retain the ball.

    Develop Soccer Decision Making

    The professional players that thrive in possession-oriented systems are not just some of the most skilled, they are also the ones that make the best decisions on the field. Coach Entlich demonstrates three games with variations that require players to think quickly and succeed mentally while keeping the ball. Players must be able to make quick decisions about when to pass forward and when to pass back. Each game in Coach Entlich's training sessions has players move the ball back and forth between zones to simulate moving the ball between the different levels of a formation.

    Speed of play is vital as the ball moves quickly when being passed. To improve speed of play, players must relocate when the ball travels to open up for their teammates. Coach Entlich comes back to this point throughout the video and his games show how vital this skill is to maintaining possession.

    Teach Possession Skills M

    The focus of this video is on the mental aspect of possessing the ball, but that doesn't mean that Coach Entlich ignores the physical skills necessary to keep the ball. He finds teachable moments in each drill throughout the training session to reinforce skills that make keeping possession easier.

    In order to maintain possession, players need to have a great first touch and position their bodies to receive a ball and move it quickly to a teammate. Coach Entlich finds opportunities in the ebb and flow of the games to coach his players.

    Position-Specific Training

    While many possession drills confine players to a box, Coach Entlich emphasizes functionality by putting players in their natural positions. Each game features a player in a target role, and others put emphasis on a holding midfielder. Coach Entlich's final game requires a back four to maintain possession and connect with a three-player midfield who look to keep the ball before finding a target forward. When your players experience success possessing the ball in their role in practice, success in games is the next step.

    The games Coach Entlich demonstrate will sharpen your players' mental and physical skills on the field. Starting with small passes in tight spaces, to playing in a fast-paced exercise that encourages lines of play to work together, you will be able to teach your team how to possess and advance the ball successfully.

    55 minutes. 2016.

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