on February 20, 2015
This book is an interesting perspective on the time/age when players should master different techniques and tactics. It seems most in the US move on too quickly from individual dribbling and ball work and concentrate on team tactics at too young of an age. This coach has coached at some top schools, working with talented European players and he shows the age when kids can be expected to master different individual techniques as well as team tactics. The games and drills are offered at each age too, but I enjoyed it more for it's philosophy on soccer development and where we in the US differ or take a divergent path to development. It's supports the idea that it is a late peak sport and what you can do with the ball really matters for all other tactics and team play.