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Dave Wright

Masterclass Discussions

Johan Cruyff changed the way football is played forever with Total Football and had a huge impact as a player and coach at Ajax and Barcelona. We’re excited to have International Director of Cruyff Football, Todd Beane joining us to...

The Blog

Let’s focus on how we’re coaching, not what we’re coaching. In this article, motivational researcher and top rugby coach, Jonny McMurtry shares an article on the value of relationships and connection in coaching. After an excellent article written around Matt...

Masterclass Discussions

In this Masterclass, we share a replay of our live and interactive webinar with UEFA A licensed academy coaches Dave Wright and Dan Wright. Dan and Dave discuss practice design in the final third, considerations when planning your session and...

Masterclass Discussions

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...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from Paul via email; Paul asks, “Should possession practices be directional?”   Additional Resources Ebook: Coaching Fundamentals: Six Steps to Creating Quality Youth Soccer Training Sessions Your Players Will Love. PDP Session Plan Library Your...

Masterclass Discussions

In this Live Webinar replay, UEFA A licensed coaches Dan Wright and Dave Wright share some of their favourite small sided games for youth football. Dan and Dave present a number of practices, including lead in games, adaptations and reasons...

Masterclass Discussions

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...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from Elliott via Facebook; “How can I help my players with emotional control?” In this discussion, Dan Wright & Dave Wright ask for advice from Positive Psychology researcher, Lara Mossman as she helps with some...

Q&A Videos

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...

Masterclass Discussions

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...

Q&A Videos

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...

Masterclass Discussions

In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Editor and UEFA A licensed coach, Dave Wright shares a presentation on how coaches can develop individuals within the group. Dave has previously presented this content at a State Coaching Conference in Melbourne and cites examples from his time at Fulham FC, shares practical examples and taps into various PDP experts....