Dutch Soccer Secrets What is the secret of Dutch Soccer? How can a nation of about 16 million inhabitants regularly produce world- class players like Cruyff, Haan, van Basten, Rijkaard, van Nistelrooy, van der Sar, van Bommel, Robben and van Persie and world-class coaches like Michels, Cruyff, Beenakker, Advocaat, Stevens and van Marwijk?What lies behind the successes of Ajax Amsterdam, of Louis van Gaal (FC Bayern Munich) and of Dutch soccer manager Guus Hiddink?This book is a first attempt to present expert knowledge of internationally proven useful and effective Dutch soccer coaching in theory and practice, based on qualitative data collection.The authors outline the theory and practice of the "typical" and sometimes unique Dutch content, methods, organization forms and elements of educational knowledge, including the training philosophy of the KNVB (Royal Dutch Soccer Federation), selected Eredivisie (H Major League) and internationally renowned Dutch soccer coaches; unique technique training content and methods (Coerver, Meulensteen and Frans Hoek Methods) and tactics training (position play and pressing forward); innovative forms of play and testing for soccer-specific conditioning training; the new Ajax coaching model "Heroes of the Future" and interviews with international soccer experts on the visions of Dutch youth soccer.Peter Hyballa, born 1975 to Dutch parents, is a DFB (German Soccer Federation) instructor and has a Master’s degree in Sports Science. He is currently Head Coach of the soccer team Alemannia Aachen (2nd Division Germany). He was German Under-19 Vice Champion in 2009 and West German Champion with BVB (Borussia Dortmund). Peter Hyballa provides coaching education throughout Europe and the rest of the world. He is also a freelance author on the DFB specialist publication fussballtraining (soccer training).Hans-Dieter te Poel is a DFB soccer instructor and has experience of coaching players of all abilities while specializing in high-performance youth coaching, as Consultant on Training Theory at the Regional High Performance Center in Essen, Lecturer in Soccer at the German Sports University in Cologne and research associate at the Federal High Performance Center in Dortmund. He is also active in the education of teachers and coaches in Universities and High Schools, regional pedagogical Institutes, schools and clubs.Meyer & Meyer Sport books are distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group.