task design

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Coaches around the world are having to innovate with their session design as football training kicks off in some nations after the global pandemic. In this article, PDP Coaching Advisor, James Coutts shares some practical ideas for sessions that allow...

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In this article, PDP Technical Advisor, Dan Wright wades into the opposed vs. unopposed practice debate. Dan shares his perspective on why this may be a redundant argument if we are to ensure that every player gets the individual support...

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How do you decide what coaching practices to deliver? And what process do you follow when designing the practice? Fulham FC Head of Coaching and regular PDP contributor, Ben Bartlett shares an article from Hive Learning which provides steps 1 and...

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...

Research Reviews

Sara Santos, Sergio Jiménez, Jaime Sampaio, Nuno Leite The Big Idea When you sit a spell and think over the major point of session planning in sports, you can’t avoid the big idea of transformation. Hence, such training programs are...

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In our final unit of our session design module, we will discuss culture and share a number of practical solutions to assist your coaching as well as diving into individual planning. In this unit UEFA A licensed coaches, Dave Wright...

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Delivering a session is the chance for practical application of our coaching knowledge, wherever you are on your coaching journey. In this module, we will take you through some of the fundamental considerations when it comes to task design. This...

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Game-based learning has enormous benefits in terms of decision-making and skill acquisition. PE Teacher, blogger and regular PDP contributor, Sporticus shares his fantastic article on the advantages of manipulating games and the environment and how coaches can adjust conditions in...

Q&A Videos

The question this week comes from Michael: “I am interested to know how to build practice sessions when you only have two days of training per week of 90 minutes each. How many components should I have within my sessions...