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Tom Hartley
Children Talent and Performance Coach Developer

Coach Developer Conversations (S2) (EP 2) Player-centred Coaching and Coach Development

Pete Sturgess is the FA's National Lead Coach for the Foundation Phase (5-11 years) and in this Coach Developer Conversation with UK Coaching’s Senior Coach Developer Tom Hartley, he discusses the value of player-centred coaching and his approach to coach development

Pete has dedicated his coaching career to the development of foundation phase players. These young people are a 'mass' of potential, and coaches who work with these young players should be valued and appreciated for the great job they do. Especially, if their approach releases their potential and allows each player to become the best they can be. Pete also discusses why coaches of young players should support the development of the person, as well as the player.

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