There are two schools of thought with regard to the coaching of young soccer players. One puts the emphasis on technique, while the other is based on the situations that occur in real matches. 'the soccer method' is a combination of both approaches. It deals with the development of soccer insight in the context of a given system of play, while also incorporating the coaching of technical skills.
Drawing heavily from a close philosophical relationship with Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam, the author presents training themes for build-up play.