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The question this week comes from Sarah, via Facebook; “How do I get to know my players” Click here to find out more about Player Development Project Membership. Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question...

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In this Masterclass Discussion, we’re joined by experienced Academy Coach & Co-founder of My Football Development, Gabriel Flores for a fascinating conversation on developing youth football players. PDP Editor, Dave Wright hosts Gabriel for an in depth conversation on skill...

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The question this week comes from Chaz, via Facebook; “Is there value in tournaments for my U13 players if they only get limited minutes?” Click here to find out more about Player Development Project Membership. Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each...

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In this podcast, Dave and Dan are joined by Mike Dodds (Lead Youth Development Coach), Danny Barham (Head of Analysis) and James Brayne (Lead U11/12 Coach) to review the Learning Tribes Conference at Birmingham City. Click here to find out...

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The question this week comes from Nicky, via Facebook; “Should possession practices be directional?” Click here to find out more about Player Development Project Membership. Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for...

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In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor Dave Wright is joined by Reed Maltbie for a fascinating and wide ranging conversation on youth development. Reed is a TEDx Speaker, has a Masters in Sports Psychology & Early Childhood Education and is founder of Coaches...

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This week we are joined by Mike Dodds, Lead Youth Development Phase Coach at Birmingham City.  In this conversation, Mike and Dave discuss the Learning Tribes Conference 2019.

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The question this week comes from Elliott, via Facebook; “How can I help my players with emotional control?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion.  In order to build a broad...

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The question this week comes from Paul, via email; “What are your thoughts on playing different teams that are of a better level?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion.  In...

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Dan Robinson is the Academy Manager at Burton Albion FC in England and a former Assistant Coach & Goalkeeper Coach with the New Zealand. In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor Dave Wright sits down with Dan to discuss his coaching...

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The question this week comes from Michael, via email; “I have a challenge with an under 14 player, the player doesn’t smile and doesn’t get on with the rest of the team, it seems to be for an unknown reason. ...

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The question this week comes from Appleton AFC, via Twitter; “What is your view on equal playing time with players from U7 – U17” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion....

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Ken Lynch is a High-Performance Athlete Development Consultant at High-Performance Sport New Zealand and works with sports people across a range of codes. Originally from Ireland, Ken is an expert in high-performance athlete pathways, athlete talent identification and high-performance strategy. In...

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The question this week comes from Ryan, via Twitter; “What areas should coaches cover for half-time team talks, for Foundation Phase age players?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion.  In...

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The question this week comes from Gordon, via email; “I’ve just started coaching teenagers for the first time, do you have any advice?” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will choose a key question from our community for discussion.  In...

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Cameron Knowles has been part of the Portland Timbers organisation for well over a decade. Following a 7-year professional playing career at Real Salt Lake, the Timbers and Montreal Impact, Cameron made the move into coaching where he worked as...

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The question this week comes from Dave, via twitter; “Is hunger or desire coachable? I have some Under 13 players who are lacking in desire but they have a goood technical base.” Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each week, we will...

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Steve Kirby has over 15 years experience working in academy football in England. Formerly Lead Youth Development Phase Coach at MK Dons, Steve is now the U18 Assistant Coach at Leicester City FC. In this interview, PDP Editor, Dave Wright...