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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 good technical base.”   Additional Resources Research Review – Controlling Motivational...

The Magazine

How do you communicate with your players? In this article PDP Technical Advisor, Dan Wright shares some fascinating reflections and advice for coaches on how to effectively question and communicate with players to make sure they genuinely think about solutions...

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The question this week comes from Chris, via email: “How do I help young players with their confidence when they are showing signs of being apprehensive or nervous about getting more involved at training?”   Your Turn: Ask PDP Anything Each...

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This question comes from Tom, via the PDP Facebook Page: “Does repetition aid 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 answers...

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

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Dave Wright and Dan Wright discuss the highlights of all PDP content published in January.  Enjoy this highlights video with snippets from some of the best discussions, articles, and the PDP Members webinar.  

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The question this week comes from Alan, and was submitted in the lead up to a PDP Members Webinar. “In your experience what are the differences (pro/cons) of the whole part whole methodology. USA coach education is moving away from...

The Magazine

If your youth football team are winning every week, are you really “winning”? UEFA A licensed coach, Dan Wright, unpacks the constant search for an appropriate challenge. Almost weekly online I see results that just don’t make sense. Teams winning 22-0...

The Blog

Cutbacks & crosses are an effective and clinical way of creating and scoring goals. UEFA A licensed academy coach, Dan Wright shares his excellent video analysis of the key factors that contribute to success from cutbacks & discusses whether traditional...

The Blog

Combination play in the final third is a hugely effective tool of many of the best teams in the world. Regular PDP contributor and top coach, Dan Wright breaks down the key movements, types of passes and decision making by...

The Blog

A world-class striker is required to be quick, evasive & clinical in the final third. Top coach and regular PDP contributor, Dan Wright presents his excellent video analysis of some of the best examples of forward play in the world....

The Magazine

Many players are dubbed the next ‘wonderkid’, but few back it up. Renato Sanches’ exciting performances at Euro 16 showed why the biggest clubs in the world were prepared to gamble €63 million on an 18-year-old with just 24 first...

The Blog

Regular PDP contributor, Dan Wright gives us an excellent insight into his 3 month journey from the comforts of West London to the challenges of coaching in Africa. In this insightful article, Dan outlines the value of people in any organisation....

The Blog

Player Development Project Magazine Editor, Dave Wright was fortunate enough go behind the scenes at Liverpool FC Academy with U21 Manager Mick Beale. Following on from our 2015 interview, Dave gets Mick’s views on developing better people and watches the...