4 Skills Every Defender Needs

It’s essential for defenders to have a variety of skills in their locker. Defenders need to be able to control the game, keep possession and play forwards. The key is to keep pressure on the opposing team to stop them from creating chances and create space when playing forwards. Whether….Read More

Manchester United sign 1-on-1 client, Harrison Parker

We are super proud of Harrison Parker signing for Manchester United’s U15’s. Harrison’s dad approached leading skills coach, Saul Isaksson-Hurst, 4 years ago to support Harrison in addition to his academy training. At the time Harrison didn’t have much confidence on the ball and needed to improve his technical skills….Read More

Linking Ball Mastery To The Game

Master your techniques to take into game situations Mastering 1v1 skills and ball mastery in an in-game situation is guaranteed to make you the game-changer. However, practising 1v1 skills alone or with a teammate is completely different to using those skills in-game.  To be able to use your 1v1 skills….Read More

Noni Madueke’s Pre Season Pays Off

PDA Football 1 on 1 Head Coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst has been training with PSV’s attacking midfielder, Noni Madueke. Saul and Noni have been working over pre-season on 1v1 opportunities, specific to his position to create goal-scoring opportunities. Saul used unopposed training to Noni’s training and linked all the drills realistic….Read More

5 Key Attributes Of Top Midfielders

What makes a great midfielder? Why do Thiago, Phil Foden and KDB stand out? There is no magic formula but there are attributes that every top midfielder must master. Here are 5 key midfielder attributes that you would see in a top-class footballer: 1. Receiving under pressure – At the highest level….Read More

Key benefits of having a 1 to 1 Football Coach

Team training normally only involves a few hours a week and the amount of time players get to spend on the ball and to focus on the individual is limited. Making sure players have good quality time on the ball is crucial for a player’s development.  1on1 time with an….Read More

How to get more power on your shots

how to get more powerful shots in football

Being able to get the perfect amount of power on your shot is just as important as being able to shoot on target.  Hitting a powerful shot does not require putting all your strength into your shot. In fact, this will actually hinder the shot, it’s about focusing on technique….Read More

Nottingham Forrest signs Cyrus Christie

Nottingham Forest Cyrus Christie

Cyrus Christie has signed a season-long loan deal for Nottingham Forrest FC from Fulham. The PDA 1 on 1 client and Head Coach, Saul, have been working together for the last couple of years. The right-back has become Nottingham’s ninth recruit of the summer. Head coach, Sabri Lamouchi, puts the final touches together….Read More

Goal Setting

Setting football goals

Setting football goals for the upcoming season will not only help your mental training, but it will also measure your performance. Here are some tips from PDA Football to help you set your goals. Think about having 3 different goal stages: Short Term – Your next game Medium Term –….Read More

Are You Football Season Ready?

Get ready for the football season with these top tips from Premier League Coach’s With summer coming to an end we face another exciting football season. What are you going to do to make sure you’re the best player on the pitch this season? Even though you will start Pre-Season with….Read More

Fulham Defender, Cyrus Christie, Returns To The Premier League

Fulham are back in the Premier League after winning their 2-1 Championship playoff final against Brentford. Fulham’s defender, Cyrus Christie, will be returning to the Premier League for a second time with the Fulham Squad. The PDA 1 on 1 client has been working with Head Coach, Saul has been….Read More

The FA Cup Final: Chelsea VS Arsenal

The Emirates FA Cup Final - Chelsea vs Arsenal

On the 1st August, the FA Cup Final will Kick-Off between local derby rivals and previous FA Cup winners, Chelsea and Arsenal. The Gunners got their seats in the finals with a brilliant 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday The Blues eliminated the remaining Manchester team, Manchester United in an….Read More

Saul Works With Arsenal Striker, Tyreece John-Jules

PDA Football 1 on 1 Head Coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst has been training with Arsenal Striker, Tyreece John-Jules. Tyreece has been at Arsenal since he was eight and signed his first professional contract in early 2018 as well as being selected to represent England at under-19 level. Over recent years, Tyreece and Saul….Read More

Max Aarons nominated for Golden Boy Award

Norwich City and PDA Football 1on1 client Max Aarons has been nominated for Tuttosport’s Golden Boy Award, which recognises the top 100 players under the age of 21. Almost 5 years ago Aarons turned to PDA Football Head Coach and specialist soccer skills coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst for one-to-one training. Aarons….Read More

Relentless Drills Paying Off

Sometimes players just need a little confidence boost and personalised support to help their game. Players can regain or boost their confidence levels by working on their technique and having a chance to try things in a positive environment where making mistakes are ok. What our customers are saying about Coach Will’s….Read More

Saul makes it into the Daily Mail!

Check PDA Football 1on1 Head Coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst in the Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7815755/Meet-150-hour-private-coach-working-Premier-League-stars-academy-wonderkids.html

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

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

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