The All Access Pass to Brazilian Player Development
Fabricio Monte & Luciano Santos, elite Brazilian academy coaches with over 25 years' combined experience working at Santos FC, proudly present The Brazilian Way, a pioneering whitepaper, tactical module, technical program, and video series that reveals the way Brazilian talent is actually developed - and how players and parents in the English-speaking world can apply these principles at home and out on the field.
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 talent hotspots, Luciano and Fabricio’s recent graduates include Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Emerson (Chelsea), Giovanni (Ajax), Gabriel (Flamengo), Yuri (Internacional), and 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner Kaio Jorge (Santos FC).
Fabricio Monte (Santos FC 2003-Present)
Fabricio & Luciano's former players currently represent:
The lack of knowledge from both parents and players on what a "Perfect Storm" of soccer culture and player development actually looks like is one of the main obstacles standing in the way of breakout performances, representative honors, and eventually college & professional offers. Fabricio Monte and Luciano Santos will help you finally connect all the pieces of this complex jigsaw.
The Brazilian Way‘s mini-documentary series chronicles Brazilian player development firsthand. Featuring three inspiring stories from the colorful coastal cities of Santos, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador, these unique 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 young Julio and his father on the beaches of Santos, and a hidden dirt pitch deep in the heart of a Rio de Janeiro forest that spans three generations.
With the whitepaper and mini-docos shattering many illusions on what optimal player development really looks like, it's time to tackle the technical piece of the jigsaw head-on with a curriculum that includes both a purely technical component, and a technical-cognitive component. Both aspects are essential in order to produce elite players who can make an impact in the future game. Contrary to popular belief, the elusive cognitive aspect can be developed outside of team training environments, while the technical aspect can be accelerated without having to spend money year-after-year on substandard private trainers and underwhelming online subscriptions!
100 Samba Street Skills
Want your player to develop that elusive quality of flair? To succeed in the future game, players in all positions will be expected to dominate the ball and outplay their immediate opponents. The Samba Street Skills curriculum provides all the tools to achieve this. Turbocharge your child’s home practice today with lifetime access to our 100-move curriculum (spread across 10 different difficulty levels). Filmed on urban street soccer courts in super slo-mo, these 1v1 tricks and turns – made famous by players like Neymar, Firmino, Coutinho, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo R9, and Robinho – will expand the technical hard-drive of your player like nothing before! The curriculum is also accompanied by a Bonus resource of 13 cognitive 1v1 and 1v2 dribbling games specifically designed to improve vision and decision-making. These games are the ideal platform for players to insert the 100 Samba Street Skills they are learning into real game situations. See the Bonus section below for more information.
20 Beyond Juggling Games
Fabricio Monte and Luciano Santos have taken the much-loved Brazilian hobby of pair juggling – a pastime as Brazilian as samba and soccer itself – and supercharged it with the technical variety and cognitive complexity needed to develop players for the future game. Welcome to Beyond Juggling, where players develop technique alongside spatial awareness, decision-making, anticipation, reaction speed, coordination, and mental endurance – all while having a blast! In these 20 challenging pair games, both players must show a high degree of technical skill while carrying out a variety of cognitively demanding tasks (there are rule adaptions to cater for beginners too). Developed in collaboration with Belgian UEFA Pro License coach Michel Bruyninckx – a global authority on cognitive soccer training and former consultant to Real Madrid, AC Milan, and the Belgian Federation – Beyond Juggling turns juggling into an addictive game to enjoy for hours on end with family and friends.
To tally the goals, assists, dribbles, key passes, tackles, and interceptions that are needed to reach higher honors, mastery of the ball is not enough - players must master the game itself. The reality is that the majority of players in North America lack access to coaches with world-class tactical expertise. Fabricio and Luciano are on a mission to democratize this access and give all players an opportunity to be the first name on the team sheet, produce MVP performances, and propel themselves to the highest levels of the game.
100-question Tactical Exam
To succeed in the future game, players will have to be more tactically astute than ever before. They will have less space, less time, and will have to identify and assess a full range of attacking and defensive solutions prior to the arrival of the ball. Through our 3-part Tactical Principles exam, the world’s first comprehensive tactical exam for players, you can benchmark and then elevate your player’s tactical understanding with 100 questions personally prepared by two of Brazil’s top academy coaches. Key principles from all four phases of the game – attacking, defending, attacking transition, and defensive transition – are examined and explained, supported by over 150 video examples from professional games. Transform your child’s soccer intelligence today, no matter their age or their playing level. Players can also track their progress by retaking the exam an unlimited amount of times.
Game Film Masterclass
The last few years have seen a surge in junior and youth game filming, partly thanks to groundbreaking technologies like Veo and Soloshot that parents and clubs alike have invested in. With this goldmine of footage available, a unique opportunity now exists for you and your child to begin engaging in “DIY” self-analysis – in other words, reviewing your own game footage to both measure and improve performance. In our Game Film Masterclass, you will learn how to analyze player performance objectively, using 20 advanced metrics and statistics normally reserved for youngsters inside the walls of world-class professional academies. Through real game footage examples from both youth and professional teams, you will learn how to compile and track all key performance indicators, including position-specific criteria. These metrics are also worth their weight in gold when it comes to personal branding and player marketing. By including key statistics in highlight videos and/or emails with recruiters, your child can differentiate themselves from their competitors. Even if you haven’t started filming your child’s games yet, this is a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity!
1 Highlight Reel Analysis
Are you preparing highlight videos of your player to help market them to scouts or coaches, or plan to in the future? We are currently offering an exclusive deal that gives parents who purchase The Brazilian Way FREE personalized feedback on their child’s highlights video, no matter their age and ability. In this written analysis, you’ll receive feedback on your filming, editing, inclusion of position-specific traits, and tactical concepts. Don’t have a completed video yet? Don’t worry – our analysis can be done at any time you choose.
13 Cognitive Dribbling Games
Designed as a companion resource to the Samba Street Skills 100-move curriculum, these 13 cognitive 1v1 and 1v2 mini-games enable players to apply the skills they are learning in real game situations against family and friends. An integral part of the upbringings of Brazil’s most decorated players, these addictive games feature unconventional, multi-goal arrangements specifically designed to develop vision and decision-making – while providing the situational repetition needed to truly master tricks, feints, and turns.
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Total Value — $1600
Fabricio Monte and Luciano Santos have together developed some of Brazil’s brightest talents. Now, they stand ready to help you and your child. Whether the goal is getting more game-time, having a breakout season, achieving top individual honors, getting recruited for college, or even joining the professional ranks, this is a unique opportunity for your player to develop under the guidance of two of South America’s leading academy coaches. Created for parents and players of all ages and backgrounds, The Brazilian Way gives you all the tools you need to build a skyscraper of soccer talent.
The Brazilian WayA Player Development Masterclass
Samba Street Skills: 100-move home curriculum
Beyond Juggling: 20 cognitive juggling games
Tactical Principles: 100-question player exam
Game Film Masterclass: 20 advanced metrics
Whitepaper: 80 pages of world-class guidance
Myths & truths about technical development
Explanations and videos of tactical concepts
Common denominators of elite youngsters
How to develop vision and decision-making
Traits to look for in a prospective club/coach
Building home soccer culture and passion
Player psychology and key character traits
Best practice parenting for player success
3 mini-docos on Brazilian player development
Email support on program modules & content
BONUS 13 mini-games to develop soccer IQ
BONUS 1 Analysis of your player's highlights
Lifetime License — no monthly or yearly fees