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Player Development Project Podcast - Learning Tools for Soccer Coaching Player Development Project

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Welcome to the PDP Podcast. Each week we publish a new episode where we answer your coaching questions, or we conduct an in-depth interview with a top coaching innovator.Learn from the world's most innovative player developers. Join our community at playerdevelopmentproject.com. Submit your coaching questions to us on Twitter (@playerdp) or Facebook (facebook.com/playerdp).

    Which Game Formats Should I Use in the Foundation Phase?

    Which Game Formats Should I Use in the Foundation Phase?

    The Foundation Phase broadly covers the ages of 8-12 in youth soccer and is a crucial period of experimentation and skill acquisition for young players. So what game formats should we use in order to give them the best opportunities to learn, enjoy the sport, and develop? Below, we look at the range of formats available to coaches and consider how we can incorporate them into our training and games programs to give kids a variety of positive experiences playing soccer.

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    • 17 min
    Authentic Leadership: A Conversation with Keith and David Mayer

    Authentic Leadership: A Conversation with Keith and David Mayer

    Leadership is an inherent part of coaching. In this Masterclass Discussion, PDP Co-founder, Dave Wright is joined by father and son coaches, Keith & David Mayer for an in depth discussion on the topic of authenticity and leadership.
    Keith and David Mayer have just released their second book, The Lone Wolf: A Story About Assumptions, Authenticity & Action.
    Some of the key concepts from the book underpin this conversation with Keith, David and Dave diving into the following areas:
    What is authenticity?The coach as a role modelHow can coaches be authentic in their approach?The importance of self-awarenessMental health and it's place in sportPlus much moreIf you enjoy this discussion, you can buy Keith & David's book on Amazon and don't forget to check out their previous PDP Masterclass Discussion on Building Connections by clicking here.`

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    • 57 min
    Insights across the age groups at Fulham FC with Andrew Watt

    Insights across the age groups at Fulham FC with Andrew Watt

    In this podcast, PDP Co-founder, Dave Wright sits down with Andrew Watt, Youth Development Phase Manager at Fulham FC, to discuss how the Premier League club supports players across the U9-U16 age groups.

    Andrew provides insights into the Fulham Academy’s principles, his views on talent identification, the different approaches to coaching children from U9s all the way through to U16s, and how to manage the transitions to different game formats.

    For the full video discussion head to playerdevelopmentproject.com or click here to be taken straight to the post and don't forget you can sign up to PDP on a monthly or annual membership to access our huge range of learning resources.

    • 46 min
    Q&A: Should I have a theme for my sessions?

    Q&A: Should I have a theme for my sessions?

    The question this week comes from Gav through the PDP Slack Community:
    Gab asks, “How do you support players with self reflection?”

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    • 26 min
    Q&A: How do I help teenage players value defending?

    Q&A: How do I help teenage players value defending?

    The question this week comes from the PDP Slack Community: How do I help teenage players value defending?

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    • 23 min
    Coach Communication with Stephen Rollnick

    Coach Communication with Stephen Rollnick

    Professor Stephen Rollnick is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience. In this Masterclass Discussion, Stephen joins PDP Co-founder, Dave Wright for an in depth discussion on coach communication, the skill of motivational interviewing and much more.
    Stephen is a truly world-class thinker and practitioner who is applying his extensive knowledge to sport. This conversation covers a range of topics around connection, communication, tradition and relationships which will help coaches improve their ability to build effective relationships in their coaching.

    Watch the full conversation here.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

JC_132 ,

How do I get to know my players.

Just curious, the questions that you had listed. When would you start asking these questions? The first week of meeting the players? For example some of the questions could be seen as more personal than others. Would you ask over multiple conversations?

Magill221 ,

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I'm an aspiring professional coach from the U.K. Coaching in the USA and I have to say these podcasts have helped me develop my approach to coaching different ages and abilities! It has also helped me transfer my knowledge and collaborate with local coaches who I get to work with.
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