In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor, Dave Wright is joined by highly experienced Academy Coach, Arthur Brammer for a wide ranging conversation on player development.

Arthur is a holder of the FA Advanced Youth Award and the UEFA A license. With over 10 years Academy experience in England at Watford FC and Fulham FC, Arthur is now working at New York City FC. Dave and Arthur dive into a conversation outlining a number of practical pieces of advice based on Arthur’s vast experience focussing on individual development of young players, the role of mentors, creating learning environments, communication styles and much more.

This is a must watch video for anyone working with young players.

Show Notes

0:00 – 2:55: Introduction, Arthur’s background and coaching experience

2:55 – 4:28: Value of overseas experiences and differences in cultures exposed to

4:28 – 9:55: Key mentors along Arthur’s coaching journey and the value of these people 

9:55 – 13:48: Cultural differences and coaching environment in current role at New York City FC  

13:48 – 19:00: Retention/Release: Views on this and how it can be improved

19:00 – 21:45: Current playing philosophy and coaching model at New York City FC

21:45 – 27:50: Time at Fulham FC, most memorable moments and experiences

27:50 – 31:40: Arthur’s belief in an individual approach and how to implement this

31:40 – 35:02: Advice for coaches when planning sessions

35:02 – 40:40: Communication: How best to communicate with players

40:40 – 43:40: Arthur’s thoughts on questioning and how best to implement this style effectively

43:40 – 45:26: Great learning environment: What it looks like

45:26 – 49:04: Key differences between environments of clubs worked at

49:04 – 52:45: When coaching ‘maverick’ players do we have to put ego aside?

52:45 – 1:00:20: Multi sport coaching: Value in players playing multiple sports

1:00:20 – 1:03:20: Key characteristics of an effective coach

Key Takeaways

4:28 – 9:55: Key mentors along Arthur’s coaching journey and the value of these people  

21:45 – 27:50: Time at Fulham FC, most memorable moments and experiences

27:50 – 31:40: Arthur’s belief in an individual approach and how to implement this

35:02 – 40:40: Communication: How best to communicate with players

52:45 – 1:00:20: Multi sport coaching: Value in players playing multiple sports

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