How We Coach

This is the PDP way, informed by years of coaching experience and the wisdom of our network of experts.

Masterclass Discussions

In this Masterclass Webinar replay, we are joined by PhD Researcher, Megan Hill from the University of Bath for an in depth discussion on growth and maturation in youth football. Talent development and understanding performance versus potential is a complex...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from Tom through the PDP Slack Community: Tom asks, “How do you support players with self reflection?” Image Credits: Unsplash

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from our PDP Slack Community: “What ideas do you have to work on team building and culture?”

The Blog

In this article, PDP Coaching Advisor, James Coutts shares some of his favourite passing and possession practices which can be adapted for players across all age groups. Like many coaches I love using rondos or small-sided positional games consistently in...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from Frank via our Facebook Page: “How can I plan a technical or tactical theme for my players?”

Masterclass Discussions

In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor, Dave Wright hosts Sean Douglas for an in depth conversation on coach development. Sean is the National Coach Education Manager at Football Federation Australia and has vast experience as a Technical Director, Coach and...

Masterclass Discussions

In this Player Development Project webinar replay, we continue our series of discussions around position specific work and how you can create sessions to support their development across a variety of roles. This time, we focus on how coaches can...

Q&A Videos

This week the question comes from our PDP Members Slack channel: “Should my club run trials for players?”   Image Source: Constantin Shimonenko on Unsplash

Masterclass Discussions

In this PDP webinar replay, we facilitate a discussion on how we can better develop midfielder players. Hosted by PDP Co-Founder, Dave Wright, this conversation includes PDP Technical Advisor, Dan Wright & PDP Coaching Advisor, James Coutts. Our panel of...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from Percy via Facebook: “Would you ever use isolated technique training?” Image Source: Carlos Machado on Unsplash

Masterclass Discussions

In this PDP webinar replay, we host Ben Bartlett, a truly world-class coach developer who currently works as Fulham FC Head of Coaching and spent over a decade at The FA as a National Youth Coach Developer. Ben is an...

Masterclass Discussions

In this Masterclass Webinar Replay, UEFA A licensed coaches Dave Wright and Dan Wright will co-host a discussion which helps coaches support individuals within their team. Dave and Dan will be joined by special guest, Graham Mills, Academy Coach at...

The Magazine

PDP Lead Researcher James Vaughan poses the question to coaches: are we competing or are we collaborating? In this article, James discusses the concept of ‘water’ and its implications on an individual’s approach to coaching.   One of the most...

Masterclass Discussions

In this Masterclass webinar replay, the PDP team share a top presentation on developing 1v1 players. PDP Co-Founder Dave Wright hosts a conversation with PDP Technical Advisor, Dan Wright and PDP Coaching Advisor, James Coutts on the value of 1v1s...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from the John via Facebook: “What are some of the common mistakes when you start coaching?” Additional Resources Ebook: Coaching Fundamentals: Six Steps to Creating Quality Youth Soccer Training Sessions Your Players Will Love. Your...

Masterclass Discussions

In this PDP webinar replay, the PDP team host Russell Earnshaw for an interactive conversation on a range of topics around coaching and youth development. Russell is a coach developer who has consulted with The FA, GB Hockey, Google, the...