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Sports Science

How the human body responds to exercise, training, recovery and different environments during sport.

Q&A Videos

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...

The Magazine

Football is a game of speed, whether it’s quick thinking, or quick movement. PDP Editor & UEFA A licensed coach, Dave Wright & Brentford FC first team analyst, Zaheer Shah examine some clips and stats from the 2018 World Cup, sharing...

Session Plans
Q&A Videos

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 &...

Q&A Videos

This question 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 discussion.  In order to build a broad range of...

Q&A Videos

Enjoy this discussion with Dave Wright and Dan Wright which focusses on the highlights of all PDP content published in March.  Dave and Dan select snippets from some of the best video discussions, articles and research reviews.  

Masterclass Discussions

In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor, Dave Wright is joined by Strength & Conditioning Coach, Matt Depledge.Matt has spent the last four years working for a Premier League Academy in England and is now working in the world of youth development in Tennis.Matt gives us a brilliant insight into his own experience and offers his advice as to how coache...

Masterclass Discussions

In this fascinating 60 minute conversation, PDP Editor Dave Wright sits down with Nick Levett, Talent ID Manager at The FA for a wide ranging discussion on Talent ID & Youth Development.Nick shares his experiences working in academy football and with some of the best young talent in England in his role at The FA. Nick and Dave discuss the importance of looking beyond football for i...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from Ryan, via Twitter: “What are the main criteria when considering playing a player down? My son is Q4 and physically small, but I wonder where ability fits in?”   Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each...

The Blog

Despite all we know, size still matters in youth sport. Founder of TOVO Academy, Todd Beane discusses the challenge for parents and coaches in helping young players ‘control the controllables’ and embrace physical diversity on their non-linear journey.   “What...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from Nick: “How do I watch live games as a coach, and what should I be looking for?”   Additional video & reading Masterclass Discussion: Culture & Playing Style in Barcelona Masterclass Discussion: How to...

The Blog

Sergio Aguero is one of the world’s most exciting and clinical strikers. Player Development Project Technical Advisor & UEFA A licensed coach, Dan Wright shares his fantastic video analysis of Sergio Aguero’s movement and the huge impact he has on the...