One of our most recent podcast commissions was in association with the Football Association working as hosts and producers on the DNA Insights. Working alongside the FA's National Lead for The Foundation Phase and author of best selling book"Futsal: Techniques, Training and Tactics", in these insights, Pete Sturgess shares his knowledge and talks you through the Foundation Phase DNA blueprint, what it might look like, what the priorities might be and how it fits into the long term development plan of producing more and better players in the future.
"A child's first introduction to sport, physical activity and for us, football, must be a positive, enjoyable and memorable one as this introduction could influence the child's decisions for the rest of their lives."
Coaching in the Foundation Phase is such an important job because many of the young child's attitudes and dispositions are formed quite early on in their development. We want football for these young children to be a vibrant, magical experience that motivates them to engage, learn and participate long term.