The All Access Pass to Brazilian Player Development

Fabricio Monte and Luciano Santos, elite coaches with over 25 years' combined experience working in Santos FC's youth academy, proudly present to you The Brazilian Way, a groundbreaking 42-page whitepaper and accompanying video series that reveals the way Brazilian players are actually developed — and how players and parents in the English-speaking world can replicate these principles.

Whitepaper Topics

  • Why chasing millions of touches should only be a "sidequest" at best - and what elite Brazilian youth players focus on instead
  • Why the phenomenon of player "burn out" does not exist in Brazil, and how to ensure it doesn't affect your child
  • A full analysis of sideline and car ride phrases that, despite good intentions, can stop player development in its tracks
  • Why players in countries without soccer heritage often lack game intelligence - and how to fix this
  • Why young Brazilian players don't use private technical trainers (it's not because they're too good, nor because of money)
  • The 5 character traits Brazilian clubs value the most when scouting players (some will surprise you)
  • An elite Brazilian player's training diary, recounting what they learned tactically in a week of training
  • The 3 biggest myths about futsal in the English-speaking world

The Authors

Luciano Santos (Santos FC 2011-2019)

Luciano Santos & Fabricio Monte are two of Brazil’s top talent developers, boasting over two decades of combined experience coaching in Santos FC’s youth academy – a superstar factory that has produced the likes of Pele, Neymar, Robinho, and many of the latest samba starlets. With decades of soccer and futsal expertise in one of the world’s most competitive youth hotspots, Luciano and Fabricio’s recent graduates include Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Emerson (Chelsea), Giovanni Manson (Ajax), Gabriel Barbosa (Flamengo), Yuri Alberto (Santos FC), and 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner Kaio Jorge (Santos FC).

Fabricio Monte (Santos FC 2003-Present)

Video Series

The Brazilian Way includes an accompanying video series that chronicles Brazilian player development firsthand. Featuring three inspiring stories from the colorful coastal cities of Santos, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador, these mini-documentaries together shine a light on the environments, experiences, and mentalities that give birth to each generation’s samba stars. Come discover three incredible stories – Marcos’ dream to help the marginalized players of a Salvador favela, the unbreakable bond between Julio and his father on the beaches of Santos, and a dirt pitch deep in the heart of a Rio de Janeiro forest that spans three generations.


Frontal 1v1 (with goals in their traditional places) lacks the cognitive complexity needed to produce players for the future game. Purchase The Brazilian Way and receive a PDF of 9 cognitive goal arrangements to train 1v1, 1v2, and 2v2. Forming a key part of the DNA of Brazil’s top young players, these games feature unconventional goal placements that are designed to challenge spatial awareness & decision-making.


Come discover the secrets of Brazilian development through this whitepaper and video series, and gain free access to Luciano and Fabricio’s Tactical Concepts quiz for youth players. Test your child’s tactical knowledge with 21 questions personally prepared by two of Brazil’s top academy coaches. Improve your player’s soccer IQ and game intelligence on all phases of the game – attacking, defending, and transition.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from two of South America’s leading youth coaches and player development experts. Written specifically for parents of junior and youth players, The Brazilian Way charts what a “perfect storm” of talent development looks like, and the crucial role parents and the home environment play in this. Normally $59.99, supporters of Skye Eddy Bruce’s Soccer Parenting Association can currently purchase a copy for only $29.99! Available for a limited time.

The Brazilian Way

A Player Development Masterclass
$ 29
One payment
  • Comprehensive 42-page whitepaper
  • Technical development: myths & guidance
  • Growing soccer intelligence the right way
  • Building home soccer culture and passion
  • Player psychology and key character traits
  • Best practice parenting for player success
  • 3 mini-documentaries direct from Brazil
  • 9 cognitive goal arrangements (Bonus)
  • 21-question tactical quiz (Bonus)
50% off!