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The question this week comes from Dave, via twitter; “Is hunger or desire coachable? I have some Under 13 players who are lacking in desire but they have a goood technical base.” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will...

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Steve Kirby has over 15 years experience working in academy football in England. Formerly Lead Youth Development Phase Coach at MK Dons, Steve is now the U18 Assistant Coach at Leicester City FC. In this interview, PDP Editor, Dave Wright...

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The question this week comes from Chris, via email; “How do I help young players with their confidence when they are showing signs of being apprehensive or nervous about getting more involved at training?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week,...

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The question this week comes from Elliott, via twitter; “How do coaches structure sessions? I know it depends on topic, but I’d love to hear from a typical session” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key...

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In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor Dave Wright hosts Birmingham City Assistant Academy Manager, Stuart English. Stuart has vast experience in player development having worked at Luton Town FC, Brentford FC and Birmingham City. In his role at BCFC, Stuart...

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The question this week comes from Sarah, via email; “Should you specialise or coach at all age groups?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion.  In order to build a broad...

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The question this week comes from Pete, via the PDP Facebook Page: “Is there value in a pattern of play?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion.  In order to build...

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The question this week comes from Neil, via the PDP Innovation Space: “I start coaching a University team this month. I have not been involved with them before and clearly there will be new students involved for the first time...

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The question this week comes from Spence, via the PDP Facebook Page: “How do I balance development versus winning on game day?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion.  In order...

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Enjoy this discussion with Dave Wright and Dan Wright which focusses on the highlights of all PDP content published in July. In this month’s wrap, we feature content from our Masterclass discussion with Drew Sherman (Brisbane Roar), we discuss the...

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The question this week comes from Carlos, via the PDP Facebook Page: “What’s the best way to work with an Assistant Coach?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion.  In order...

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Enjoy this discussion with Dave Wright and Dan Wright which focusses on the highlights of all PDP content published in June. Enjoy this new monthly wrap with snippets from some of the best discussions, blogs and research reviews.

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In this fascinating and in depth conversation, PDP Editor, Dave Wright hosts International Hockey Coach & Coach Developer at Oxford Brookes University, Danny Newcombe. Danny and Dave discuss a wide range of topics around skill acquisition, constraints based coaching, creating...

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This question comes from David via Twitter: “How do I help develop a physically mature young player?” UEFA A licensed coaches, Dave Wright and Dan Wright share their advice on this challenging question. Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we...

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Enjoy this discussion with Dave Wright and Dan Wright which focusses on the highlights of all PDP content published in May. Enjoy this new monthly wrap with snippets from some of the best discussions, articles, and the PDP Members webinar.

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This question comes from Spence via Twitter: “Am I wrong for benching my best player?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion.  In order to build a broad range of answers...

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What role do statistics play in youth development? The question this week comes from Craig, via Twitter: “What role do statistics play in youth development?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for...

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In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor, Dave Wright sits down with Dr. Suze Brown, a Clinical Psychologist and expert in the areas of identity and attachment theory. Suze outlines a number of strategies as to how we can better understand...