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Youth Soccer Coaching Player Development Podcast

Join Saul Isaksson-Hurst, 10 years experience as a Technical Football Coach in the Premier League with Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC, as he chats to some of the words leaders in Youth Soccer Development. A podcast aimed at Soccer Players, Coaches and parents interested in the beautiful game and youth soccer player development.

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MPFC Youth Soccer Player Development Podcast Episode 34 Ross Embleton

Saul is joined by Ross Embleton, current Assistant Manager at Leyton Orient who's career has taken him to Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth, Norwich and Swindon. Ross has been fortunate enough to work with players of all ages from 5 to the 1st team and has experienced the highs and lows of a career in football. His inspiring journey is a must listen for any aspiring coach.

1hr 32mins

8 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast 45 Jimmy Shan

Jimmy Shan joins Saul on the show to share his incredible journey from coaching the U8s at West Bromwich Albion to Manager of the 1st team in the Championship. Jimmy gives insight into what it takes to work up the ladder to the very top and why it's so important to work with all age groups in the development cycle. This one is not to be missed!

1hr 10mins

22 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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MPFC Youth Soccer Player Development Podcast Episode 20 Chris Ramsey

Saul is joined by Chris Ramsey, one of the worlds leading player developers. Chris was formally Assistant Academy Manager at Tottenham Hotspur FC, he drove the philosophy and methodology behind the academy to make it one of the best in world soccer, producing the likes of Harry Kane and Harry Winks. Chris went on to be Assistant Manager of the first team. He then moved to QPR to be first team manager and now Head of Youth.This show is not to be missed!

1hr 25mins

23 Dec 2017

Rank #3

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast 44 Taff Rahman

Taff Joins Saul to discuss his football journey that has taken him from Arsenal Academy Player to Assitant Coach to the Guyana National Team with time spent at Arsenal, Tottenham and the Football Association as a Coach in between.Taff shares his incredible experience at all levels of the game from grass roots to the first team and what it takes to coach at the highest level.

1hr 11mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 24 Marc Campbell

Saul is joined by Marc Campbell, Head of Coaching and Assistant Academy Manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Marc talks about his journey from community coach to number 2 in the Academy. He shares the secrets behind what has made Wolves one of the best Academies in the country.

1hr 3mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 22 Tony Carr

Saul is joined by Tony Carr, a living legend in football youth development. Tony was previously Academy Manager of West Ham United's famous Academy, graduates who progressed under him include Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Jermiane Defoe and many more. Tony shares his story and the secrets behind one of the most successful player development centres in world football.

1hr 18mins

6 Feb 2018

Rank #6

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast 41 Marko Cindric

Saul is joined by Marko Cindric, Head Coach of the U9s at Dinamo Zagreb's famous Academy. Dinamo Zagreb is one of the most prolific academies in world soccer when it comes to developing professional footballers for the top leagues in Europe.Marko shares the secrets behind Dinamo's success and how the approach the development of young players.

1hr 4mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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My Personal Football Coach Podcast Episode 9 Kris Van Der Haegen

Saul is joined by the Head of Coach Education of the Belgium Football Association Kris Van Der Haegen. Kris shares the philosophies and methodologies of Belgium Soccer Coaching and what has helped them climb to the top of the World Fifa rankings. I f your a coach, player or a soccer parent this is a must to listen to...Enjoy!!!

1hr 12mins

27 Feb 2017

Rank #8

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My Personal Football Coach Podcast Episode 10 Michael Beale

Saul is joined by Michael Beale, Sao Paulo FC Assistant Manager. Michael talks about coaching in Brazil, Brazilian football culture and the transition from England. He also reflects at his time at Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC working in the Academies and developing some of the best young soccer players in Europe.

1hr 14mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #9

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 6 Romeo Jozak

Saul is joined by Romeo Jozak, Ex Head of Dinamo Zagreb's Academy and currently Technical Director of the Croatian Football Association. Romeo discusses the secrets behind what haas made Croatia one of the Soccer worlds most productive hotbeds of developing world class players. All coaches, players and parents interested in soccer player development and soccer coaching must not miss this one!

1hr 2mins

8 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 11 Tim Lees

Saul is joined by Tim Lees who has a wealth of Football experience in English Premier League Academies such as Watford, Wigan and Liverpool. Tim shares his knowledge about soccer player development not only in England but also in the USA with his current role as Academy Director of St Louis FC.If your interested in soccer coaching or player development this episode is not to be missed!

1hr 4mins

28 May 2017

Rank #11

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 26 Kenny Brown

Saul is joined by Kenny Brown. Head of Coaching at Millwall FC and ex West Ham United player. Kenny shares his journey through the game with fantastic knowledge and insight about player development. Kenny has played and coached at the highest level so they episode is not to be missed!

1hr 30mins

27 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 18 Bodo Mendes

Bodo Mendes Academy Manager of Schalke's famed academy that has produced players such as Man City's Leroy Sane, PSG's Julian Draxler and Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer to name a few. Bodo discusses the secrets behind the Academies prolific record in player development for players for the Bundesliga, the German national team and the strongest leagues in world soccer.

57mins

7 Nov 2017

Rank #13

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MPFCYouth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 21 Ian Barker

Saul is joined by Ian Barker, Head of Education of United Soccer Coaches, the biggest soccer coaches community in the world. They also host a yearly convention which is also the biggest of its type in the world. Ian discusses his journey and his role as well as USA soccer in general, it structure, systems and its future.

1hr 2mins

8 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 13 Ask The Experts

Saul is joined by Danny Buck, between them they have over 30 years experience in Premier League Academy Football at clubs including Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. The tackle questions sent in by listeners about player development in the 5-11s age range.

1hr 14mins

5 Jul 2017

Rank #15

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 25 Joao Tralhao

Saul is joined by Joao Tralhao from Benfica's Academy in Portugal. Joao shares the secrets of one of Europe's best Academies. Joao has worked his way up through the entire academy including spells with the first team. If you're interested in soccer coaching and youth development this is not to be missed!

1hr 13mins

31 May 2018

Rank #16

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 16 Dermot Drummy

Saul is joined by Dermot Drummy, Ex Arsenal Player and Youth team Coach and former Chelsea Assistant Academy Manager and 21/23's Coach. Dermot discusses coaching some of the best young players in world soccer and working under Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti. He also discusses the challenge of supporting players with the transition from academy to pro football.

53mins

1 Sep 2017

Rank #17

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast 40 Ryan Maye

Ryan Maye joins Saul to share his extraordinary career which has seen him work at Chelsea, Rangers The FA and now in his current post as Head Of Coaching at West Brom.Ryan talks about what he looks for in coaches and how he supports players and coaches at West Brom. Ryan also talks about his time at the FA and his involvement in developing the new England DNA project and the Advance Youth Award.

1hr 3mins

8 May 2019

Rank #18

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast 42 Harry Watling

Saul is joined by Harry Watling, Harry has coached at clubs including West Ham, Chelsea and Millwall. Working right across the age groups from 6 year olds to the first team. Harry shares his inspiring journey and the secrets behind his coaching philosophy which has made him one of the most sought after coaching talents in Premier League Academy Football.

1hr 5mins

10 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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MPFC Youth Soccer Development Podcast Episode 4 Nick Grantham

Episode 4 features Nick Grantham, Strength and Conditioning expert who has worked across elite sports, including working with the British Olympic Team. He also works as a consultant to the English Football Association and Premier League Clubs. Nick discusses the importance of Strength and conditioning in soccer development and best practice in this area.

50mins

5 Dec 2016

Rank #20