Welcome to
Player Development Project.
Learn to coach with confidence. About Membership
Have you got a coaching mentor yet? PDP Mentors
Looking to partner with PDP? Club Partnerships
Already a PDP Member?
Get Started
Research Reviews

Practice, Instruction, and Skill Acquisition in Soccer: Challenging Tradition

Mark Williams and Nicola J. Hodges

The Big Idea

These authors celebrate growth of sport science over the years.  But their concern is that especially in the sport of soccer “sport science” is construed to mean the physiology of it all and little else.  In this research review light is thrown on the behavioural and social sciences as an example of the contribution to the larger world of the “sciences of sport.”

The subject of this study is the incredibly important scientific study of the what and how of learning...

Start your free
7-day trial to
keep reading.

Start your PDP Membership now and get unlimited access plus you will get exclusive members-only features:

  • Join the coaching discussion in our exclusive PDP Members Slack Community.
  • Save your favourite articles, videos or session plans to view later.
  • Exclusive PDP Members emails and offers.

Have you claimed your free ebook yet?

Coaching Fundamentals: Six Steps to Creating Quality Training Sessions Your Players Will Love

Download Now FREE