Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with both the authors, Robert Horn and Rob Leather, and I can say that they are two of the most through-provoking, modern, knowledgable coaches with a keen sense of how soccer players learn.
In this book, Horn and Leather set out a blueprint for developing the skills and abilities that are otherwise missing from modern coaching, namely quick decision making, tactical awareness and game intelligence. They boldly outline the methods and philosophies for bilding flexible, useable knowledge in young players.
I also had a helping hand in the publication process by designing the book cover.
Rob Horn is the president of analysis based coaching company Adeptico, which runs summer training academies for teams and individuals. Horn also runs coach education seminars, drawing on nearly two decades experience of coaching players from the age of four to an elite level. He is also the Associate Professor and Department chair at Montclair State University where he teaches classes on skill acquisition, advanced coaching techniques and motor development.
Rob Leather is the Director of Boys Coaching at Match Fit Chelsea and currently works with the U14 and U15 North East Pre Academy teams, as well as the U16 USSF DA team. Leather has significant coaching experience in the NJ area and has developed a reputation as one of the leading coaches in the development of young players.