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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 Turn:...

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....

Q&A Videos

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.  

Q&A Videos

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.  

The Magazine

UEFA A licensed coach & PDP Editor, Dave Wright discusses why an individual approach to player development is crucial after recently presenting at a conference in Australia. The presentation was based on his philosophy, PDP research and experience from his...

The Blog

A young player will experience many challenges on their player development journey, many of which are outside of their control. PDP Editor & UEFA A licensed academy coach, Dave Wright highlights the importance of truly understanding the player as an individual,...