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Creating a Learning Culture

Player Development Project Lead Researcher, James Vaughan recently attended the third annual International Congress for Psychology Applied to Football. He shares his notes from this prestigious event where some of the best thinkers in player development shared their ideas on the state of the game.


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The AIPAF is partnership between academics and professionals who are dedicated to improving player development. By combining the stories and experiences of forward-thinking compassionate coaches, clubs and psychologists, AIPAF aims to forge a new path for player development by critically reflecting on current practice and club structure.

The III International Congress held in Bilbao in May aimed to address the gap between what people now believe, or what is wanted for players, and what is actually done in football academies. The conference abstract explained it this way:

“Many leaders of football academies, in their projects, speak about the need for long-term vision, speak about a personal and professional development of players, everybody speaks about creative players or 'thinking players'. But neither the structures nor the contexts change to facilitate that process. Having...

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