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The emphasis is on the unique Brazilian approach to technical skills training, their concentration on fitness and elasticity and their tactical approach Includes chapters on Player Management, Fitness Training, Seasonal Planning, Technical Skill Development and Tactical Principles....

Title : The Principles of Brazilian Soccer
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ISBN : 1890946060
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Reedswain Books Videos April 1, 1998
Number of Pages : 287 pages
File Size : 886 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Principles of Brazilian Soccer Reviews

  • D
    2019-04-29 03:24

    I received it, read the first 30 pages and realized it is one of the best books for American soccer coaches to read. I am not a soccer player, I am not a fan of Brazilian soccer, I am a fan of this book. Reading this book you realize that overall it does represent where american soccer and development need to proceed. I am a fan of German and Dutch styles of play but this book does represent what American youth soccer development is missing. If you watch American college soccer you see where this style of play would benefit our game. Exclude the references to higher powers and you have one of the best soccer books written.

  • IamJoaquin
    2019-04-20 06:37

    Reading this book I continued to question why Americans are so in love with the English or European style soccer when this style fits them much better. This book is easy to understand and reminds us on how easy soccer can be if we just teach the kids the proper technique and let them play. A good coach will not put this book down and hopefully it will inspire them, as it did me, to push this within their clubs.

  • Eliot Toscano
    2019-05-08 05:35


  • Juan C. Muñoz
    2019-04-19 07:16

    The ítem was as I expected, good condition and the delivery was a little slow for what I thought. Overall I give it a fogue star!!

  • Dave Tay
    2019-05-03 05:37

    this book have been fantastic ! it gives u ideas of how to creat fun for coaching sessions. it is no wonder why the brazilian are always smiling when they are playing football. they just love the game...

  • Kevin McClintock
    2019-04-27 08:35

    I have been reading many coaching books since this is my first year coaching. I have completed the NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and the USSF E license. The Instructors in My E License Course were in Love with the Dutch Style and were preaching it. It was funny because one of the students from Latin American turned to me and asked why was the instructor so obsessed with the Dutch Style. I have attended a Coaching Symposium that DC United hosted with the coaches from the Youth Academy of the Brazilian Minas Gerais team Clube Atletico Mineiro and learned some good drills to use with my youth team. This book is trying to teach some of the Brazilian training philosophy to American coaches. I realize that most of the American kids are not brought up with the Brazilian culture, but the Brazilian style of Football is the most attractive and I think that the American Coaching Culture needs to try to adopt it and try to encourage the Brazilian flair in our Young players. I think this book is a step in the right direction. It would be a good book to read before each season because I think multiple readings of the book will help the philosophy sink in and help give a Youth Coach good ideas to use in training his or her players.

  • M Neel
    2019-05-07 06:32

    I am a coach of a BU13 team currently. The club that I coach with has incorporated the Brazilian Principles and all of our coaches (or educators as we call them) are certified through BFUT ( This book is fantastic and Thadeu's understanding of the game and the methodology presented for the development of soccer players is incredible. Last weekend I just got back from our club's Summer Camp that Thadeu attends every year. The man is a tremendous person and his methodology creates incredible soccer players. A must for any coach who wants to create the best possible players.

  • Tomasz Wilczak
    2019-04-30 02:23

    I bought the book and I'm glad that I got it. It describes very interesting approach on how to train youngsters the greatest sport on earth.