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The Specialist Coach: A Conversation with Aaron Danks

In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor Dave Wright is joined by Head of Specialist Coaching & Lead In Possession Coach at The FA, Aaron Danks. PDP Technical Advisor, Dan Wright also joins the discussion for a fascinating conversation on youth development.

Aaron is a holder of the UEFA Pro License, he spent over a decade at West Bromwich Albion Academy and was part of the England U20 coaching staff who led the team to World Cup success in 2017.

We dive into Aaron’s personal coaching journey, his views on what coaching is, the role of chaos in learning, trends in the modern game and much more. Aaron shares some insights into the attacking model for the England U20 World Cup, and some great insights to some of the most progressive coaching set ups in world sport.

If you want to be a better coach, this is a must watch Masterclass from one of England’s top youth developers.

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