PD-01 – Player Development


This workshop is devoted to demonstrating to club coaches the concept of having a player development programme in their own local club.

The first aim of the workshop is to present a general overview of what a club player development programme should entail. The Training Session design and delivery is the main feature of this workshop, however the concept of developing the players’ athleticism development is also addressed

All the following workshops will then look at the theory, the exercises, the drills and the activities that support the overall programme.

Duration of the Workshop

The workshop contains 5 different video lectures and in total lasts almost 4 hours. It is excellent value to any club and its coaches.

Content of the Workshop

The workshop consists of 6 topics

  • Topic 1 – Understanding Player Development

This lectures covers the whole concept of the club having a fully-rounded player development programme in place from the time the young player joins until they retire. The objective is to ensure that the physical literacy and athletic development progresses in unison with the sport skill of the player.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Topic 2 – Athletic Development of the Player

Athleticism makes players even more skillful and effective on the field of play and this lectures studies the importance of and the components of the athletic development of the player which must extend into the teenage years.

The basis of athleticism is seen as coordination, leg strength and speed and agility development.

Duration: 40 minutes

  • Topic 3 – The Training Session (Teenage and Adult Teams)

This lecture examines the various sections of the training session as it applies to the preparation and conditioning of teenage and adult teams. It explains each section giving many exercise examples for warm-up and cool-down in particular. However the importance of the ordering or the sequencing of the various section of the training is explained and emphasised throughout.

Duration: 90 minutes

  • Topic 4 – The Training Session (6 to 12 Years)

This lecture examines how best to prepare and deliver a training session for the juvenile teams in the club. It highlights the importance of ensuring that the attention  span of the players dominates the coaching and the physical activity of the session. It gives examples of the design of sessions for U6, U8, U 10 and U12 groups or teams and how to get the best results from the sessions,

Duration: 49 minutes

  • Topic 5 – Coaches and the Coaching Process

This final lecture presents a look at the traits and characteristics of a good club coach and examines the coaching process itself.


  • Topic 6 – Additional Reading Materials

This topic presents the interested  club coach with extra reading material relating to the various subject matters covered during this workshop

General Information

This workshop is available for purchase from Jan 1st 2021.

Workshop Fees

A club buying the course for

A minimum of 1 to 5 coaches will cost €50 per coach

6 to 10 coaches will cost 45 each

11 to 15 coaches will  cost €40 each

16 to 20 coaches will cost €35 each

21 to 25 coaches will cost €30 each

26 to 30 coaches will cost  €25 each

30 + coaches will cost €22.50 each

This gives coaches free access 24/7 to all the lectures in the workshop for one month

First workshop is “Understanding Player Development”. It is available from Friday .Jan 1st 2021.

How to Purchase the Workshop


An individual coach can click on the purchase button at the end of each module and pay via PayPal,


Clubs send in cheque with list of names of the coaches and their email addresses. The list must be verified by the club secretary or club development officer.

Cheques are made payable to JK Fitness

All details from 087 11627522

Mailing Address:

JK Fitness

35, Belmont Lawn


Co. Dublin.

Access to the course is available Jan 1st 2021.

Pay and Enrol

Fee for PD-01 – Player Development: $59.95
Or Pay for full course
Fee for PD-00 – Player Development Coaching Programme (6 to 16 yrs): $