THE WAY COACHES LEARN HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED.

Coaches are turning to online resources for answers.  From YouTube Channels to Twitter links and Facebook Groups, the online world provides a constant stream of content for coaches.

Coaches are self-directed. They are hungry for knowledge.

But, with so many conflicting streams of information, how can we ensure that coaches are learning from reliable, research-based sources?  How can we make it easy for coaches to find high-quality content?

Coaches need a filter to define quality.

Continued professional development (CPD) events, such as coaching badges and courses, will continue to be a part of the coach education landscape.  However, limited calendar dates, high pricing and travel time can limit participation.  And does the learning stop when courses end?

Coach education has evolved.

Coaches want to align with communities of like-minded people where they can share ideas, learn from quality content, and ultimately work to improve the environments they create for their players.  A significant part of the learning material that coaches engage with is online.

Maximise engagement with coaches through quality online material.

Player Development Project is a platform for bringing top coaches and innovators together in one place, to provide a credible stream of content.  From grassroots to professional clubs, PDP breaks down the barriers to provide an inclusive community where coaches can learn from the best.

A world-class network of top coaches and innovators in one place.

PDP publishes new content every week.  Community members receive weekly updates with new articles, video discussions, research reviews and session plans.

Maximise engagement in the learning process with drip-fed weekly content.

If you want to be part of the most progressive coaching community in the world, start your membership today.

If your club or organisation would like to provide membership access to your staff, please contact us today.

THE TEAM

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Adam Wright
Co-Founder / CEO

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Dave Wright
Co Founder / COO

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James Vaughan
Co-Founder / Head of Research

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Jon Hoggard
Assistant Editor

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Prof. William A. Harper
Research Reviewer

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Dan Wright
Academy Coach

THE BACKGROUND

Player Development Project was founded in response to the disconnect between the latest player development research, and what was happening on the training field.

We aim to challenge the thinking, practices and culture surrounding sport, and player development. The project gives a voice to pioneers in player development, with the most progressive coaches, academics and development specialists providing insights into the latest player development ideas.

Our Goal: To create a community of coaches who are armed with the latest research, practical tools, and big ideas to unleash the potential of their players. 

We consistently provide high-level resources for our members to develop their understanding of the athletes they work with, in order to create better people, and better players.

Player Development Project is run by a team of coaches, researchers, writers, designers, and developers.  We’re committed to affecting positive change in player development environments.

“Why should you subscribe? Easy. Because if you want to get better at helping children learn then this is one of the best places to start for forward-thinking content.”
Nick Levett
Nick Levett Talent Identification Manager, The FA
“Joining Player Development Project is a great way to enhance your players learning environment and development. A fantastic resource for all coaches.”
Michael Beale
Michael Beale Assistant Coach, São Paulo Futebol Clube, Brazil
“Player Development Project is an excellent resource for all coaches looking to understand and implement creativity with their players.”
Dan Micciche
Dan Micciche England U16 Head Coach

WHAT IS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT?

A COLLECTION OF RESOURCES FOR COACHES WHO WANT TO BE THEIR BEST.
BECAUSE THE WORLD’S BEST COACHES ARE ALWAYS LEARNING.

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MASTERCLASS DISCUSSIONS

A video library of 30-90 minute webinars and discussions with experts.

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VIDEO SESSION PLANS

A video library of practical session plans for coaches.

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INNOVATION SPACE

An exclusive members-only forum for discussing all things player development.

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PDP MAGAZINE

In depth articles from expert writers and contributors.

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RESEARCH REVIEWS

Concise summaries of the most cutting edge athlete development research.

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