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Learn to play the Brazilian way - Part 2

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Published on May 13, 2009

Brazilian Soccer Schools (BSS) created by Simon Clifford. Simon was a teacher before he raised funds to travel to Brazil to see what makes the Brazilians brilliant at football. Simon made his first trip in 1997 and spoke to Brazilian greats such as Zico and Rivelino on how they were coached and how they coach now. He came back to England with some weighted size two footballs and a new method of coaching. Though his first session had an attendance of only four children, Simon has made the BSS an international success. Simon also owns and runs Socatots which teaches children between the ages of six months and five years old basic football skills. Using the game of futebol de salao children use a weighted size two ball which enhances their technical ability. Proven to deliver results this has lead to Brazilian Soccer Schools becoming international and is now known as the International Confederation of Futebol de Salao (ICFDS). Futebol de Salao gave Brazilian players such as Pele, Socrates, Cafu and Juninho the technical ability which lead them to become some of the best players of their time. One of the best known english players to come out of the BSS is England and Man City centre back Micah Richards. Another is the world champion football free-styler John Farnworth who started his career at the BSS and now entertains thousands of people with his technical ability. In 2003 Simon Clifford bought the unknown Garforth Town AFC and plans to get them into the Premiership in the year 2025. In 2004 Simon put the media spotlight onto Garforth Town AFC by signing Brazilian legend Socrates.
Visit icfds.com for more information.

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