How do I help develop a physically mature young player?


The question this week comes from David, via the PDP Facebook Page:

“How can I help develop a physically mature young player?

Additional video & reading

Masterclass Discussion: Sports Science & Youth Development – Matt Depledge

Masterclass Discussion: Talent ID & Youth Development – Nick Levett

Magazine: Analysis – The Age Advantage – Steve Lawrence


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 which will be valuable for our community, we need you to get involved.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Ask questions. Post them in the comments of this post, Tweet them to us at @playerdp, ask them on our Facebook page, or in the PDP Innovation Space.
  2. Answer questions. Every Friday, we’ll post a new Friday Q&A video. If you have anything to add or share regarding any of the questions asked, feel free to add your thoughts to the comments section below.


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Dave Wright
Dave Wright
Dave is a UEFA A licensed coach and Co-Founder of Player Development Project. He has 16 years’ coaching experience from high school first teams through to professional academy football in England, where he worked in London for both Brentford FC & Fulham FC. Now based in Melbourne coaching for Football Federation Victoria, Dave has also worked in elite development at state level in Australia and New Zealand. Check out Dave’s eBook, Performance Soccer Coach: A Guide to Positive Player Development on Amazon.
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