Modern football is nowadays played by thinking players that, having learned some principles, can read a situation and play it. To using a parallelism, you can think like someone who want to learn a language (maybe English), this person can learn some sentences and he will always use them, it is easy and fast, but what if the conversation becomes more complex? So, this would be like to play as old football school. Otherwise someone who spends a lot of time learning the words, he would spend more time and he would face more difficulties at the beginning, but in a long term you will see him to understand every conversation and be able to speak using and mixing different words. This is modern football.
Goal of this book is to give to you the tools to plan a learning and development process that permits to each young player to grow and to store the skills to play modern football, in other words: the ability of‘reading’a situation and to act/react consequently. In short: to shape ‘thinking’ players.