How to Receive the Ball on the Inside of your Back Foot


Learn how to receive the football, using the inside of your back foot. Why is this skill important? When a player is able to control a pass with their back foot it gives them a great advantage over opponents. By checking shoulders and receiving with the inside of your back….Read More

PDA Football Works With West Ham U18’s Star


PDA Football 1 on 1 Head Coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst has been training with West Ham U18 player Kai Corbett over the last few years. Saul has helped Kai improve areas of his game, and the Hammers star is seeing the benefits of PDA’s sessions pay off as he works his way up the….Read More

Max Aarons Earns Second England U21’s Call-Up


Former PDA client and Norwich City right back Max Aarons has earned his second England U21’s call up for the upcoming international games. Max formerly trained with PDA 1 on 1 Football and said the sessions were a massive help and loved that Saul really “gets into the details of….Read More

Fifa Football Awards 2019


On 23rd September 2019, Fifa hosted the 2019 Football Awards in Milan. Let’s take a look at a roundup of the awards and who picked up the big prizes. Winners Lionel Messi won his sixth Fifa player of the year award, beating Cristiano Ronaldo who was noticeably absent from the ceremony,….Read More

Lois Joel – University of North Carolina

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Current University of North Carolina and England U19’s player Lois Joel worked with PDA 1on1 Football while she was home for the summer to keep sharp and get touches on the ball. Now back in North Carolina and ready for the season ahead, here’s what she had to say: “I went to Saul….Read More

VAR in the Premier League: Verdict So Far


There has been a lot of debate and controversy around VAR in recent weeks. Introduced into the Premier League to ensure crucial decisions are just and fair, the video assistant referee has so far failed to overturn four incorrect decisions during the first four weeks of Premier League matches. There….Read More

Barclay’s FA Women’s Super League Season Preview 2019/20

Arsenal Ladies Champions

The 2019/20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season gets underway this weekend, and it promises to be the biggest and best one yet. Following on from the women’s world cup this summer which saw England reach the semi-finals and the popularity and interest in the women’s game reach new heights,….Read More

Premier League Transfer Window Review


With the 2019/2020 season about to begin and the transfer window now closed. I’m going to give you my winners and losers of the Premier League this transfer window. Looking into the in’s & out’s of this transfer window and taking into account each clubs financial situation and the squad….Read More

The English Football League is back!


With all 72 teams in the English Football League (Championship, League 1 and League 2) making a return this weekend. I’m going to make some predictions about who is going to be the winners and losers come to the end of the 2019/2020 season. EFL Championship  Winners  Fulham FC After….Read More

Individual Unopposed Practice

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Hello everybody, Hope you’ve all had a great week. This week there has been a lot of stir on twitter about individual unopposed practice and whether it works. PDA Football 1on1’s Founder and Director of Coaching Posted a short clip of his session with Reu Walters. This video was showcasing Reu….Read More

Women’s World Cup

United States of America v Netherlands : Final - 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France

The 2019 Women’s World cup in France this summer has been another great success for the women’s game and the England Women’s team, finishing 4th overall making the nation proud with their efforts. Lucy Bronze winning Silver ball for being the second-best player in the tournament and Ellen White matching….Read More

How to Nail Pre-Season


Hi Guys, With players returning for pre-season, how can you make sure you nail pre-season? What is Pre-season? Pre-season is the beginning of a new football season where players, coaches and staff are required to report back for the start of the next year. This an opportunity for new faces….Read More

121 Football Coaching Near Me


Hello All, Hope you all had a great week. It’s been another busy week here at PDA Football 1on1 with our clients enjoying starting their private personalised pre-season programs! This week’s blog is about PDA Football’s 121 football coaching, the benefits of PDA Football 121 coaching and our coaching philosophy….Read More

Pre-Season… is coming


Hello everyone, With the last season wrapping up, the summer break with tournament seasons beginning and pre-season on the horizon. What are you doing to ensure next season isn’t as disappointing as Season 8 of Game of Thrones?… see what I did there! All jokes aside… this is the perfect….Read More

PDA Football 1on1 Blog

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PDA Football 1on1 Blog It’s been another amazing week at PDA Football 1on1. Ive been recovering from Jet Lag after my successful trip to South East Asia, spreading the word about the My Personal Football Coach app. Back to reality though this week and back to the thing I love…….Read More

Max Aarons Signs Second Pro Contract at Norwich

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Proud to see Max Aarons sign his second contract with Norwich City FC. He’s come along way from not having a club rom 14-16 and just working 121 with myself. He always had belief that he would get there in the end. He’s now on the brink of a first team….Read More

Marcus McGuane signs for F.C. Barcelona!

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We are extremely delighted to announce that PDA client Marcus McGuane signed for F.C. Barcelona from Arsenal in January 2018. Marcus is 19 years of age and made two first team appearances for Arsenal FC in the Europa League this year. What is Arsenal’s loss is Barcelona’s gain. Saul had….Read More

PDA Football 1on1 Head Coach Saul works with England’s Nya Kirby

1on1 Football London Pro Session Nya Kirby

It was great to meet up again in pre-season and work with Nya Kirby again. I coached Nya Kirby for several years from U8, he has now progressed into one of the best young players in Europe. He is a regular feature for English Youth Teams and is a current….Read More

Personal Football Coaching For Beginners and Elite Players

121 Football Training London

PDA Football 1on1’s 121 Football Coaching brings Academy Level coaching to the community. Whether you are an aspiring Academy Footballer, newcomer to the game or someone who just wants to build up their confidence, PDA Football 1on1’s 121 football Training will give you the unique opportunity to be trained by a football….Read More

Soccer Development Podcast Episode 3

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Listen PDA Football Head Coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst’s Soccer development Podcast episode 3 with Danny Buck, Arsenal Academy  and former Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford Coach as they discussplayer development and the importance of individual technical practice for young aspiring players! https://mypersonalfootballcoach.com/soccer-player-development-podcast-with-danny-buck/