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Scottish FA to ban U12 children from heading football

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It was released this week that the Scottish FA are expected to ban children under 12 from heading footballs in the next few weeks, due to possible links between head injuries and dementia. This comes after a report from the University of Glasgow found that former footballers are 3.5 times more at….Read More

Premier League Winter Break – All You Need To Know

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Premier League teams will be handed a winter break for the first time in 2020. Here’s more information on the 2019/20 Premier League winter break and how it will fit into the English football calendar. When is the Premier League winter break? The first winter break will take place between Feb….Read More

Top Tips To Stay Fit & Sharp Over Christmas

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With the Christmas period upon us it means overindulging in food and drink…for most. As a footballer or aspiring player now is a great opportunity to get ahead of your opponents and teammates and push on. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy your Christmas break, but everything in moderation. Consistency….Read More

Christmas Gift Guide 2019 For Grassroots Football Players

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Not sure what to buy your son, daughter, niece or nephew for Christmas this year? Why not play your part in their footballing development by gifting them of these exciting football training gifts this year. Here is the ultimate Christmas gift guide 2019 for grassroots football players. Football Boots Every footballer needs a reliable, sturdy….Read More

Norwich City Star’s Unconvential Route To The Top

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Norwich City and PDA Football 1on1 client Max Aarons was not even playing Sunday League four years ago after he quit Luton’s academy at age 14. “That was a weird period. Even my friends who were playing Sunday league, they’d be saying at school during the week, ‘Oh, I can’t….Read More

Get Involved With PDA 1on1 Football Coaching

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As we hit the mid-way point of the season, now is the right time to get involved with PDA Football 1on1 Football. Find out what we can offer you and how we can help take your game to the next level. What is PDA 1on1 Football Coaching?  Our sessions are personalised,….Read More

England Lionesses Sell Out Wembley Stadium

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Phil Neville’s England Lionesses take on Germany at a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Saturday 9th November. The Lionesses have the chance to make history in-front of a new record crowd for a women’s match by attempting to beat Germany on home soil for the first time. The 90,000-seat Wembley stadium turnout could….Read More

Saul Isaksson-Hurst visits Brøndby IF Academy

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PDA Football 1 on 1 Head Coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst travelled to Denmark to explore the Brøndby IF Academy Scene. With ten Danish Championships and seven Danish Cups, Brøndby have found success in the top tier of football in Denmark. Take a look behind the scenes and find out what goes….Read More

Max Aarons talks about PDA Football 1on1 Training in The Guardian

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PDA Football 1 on 1 featured in the Guardian this weekend with a story on Norwich City and England U21 star Max Aarons. Max talks about unusual route into professional football and how an intriguing opportunity emerged with PDA Football Director Saul Isaksson-Hurst. Saul did some one-to-one training with Max as….Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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