The podcast about how to make a footballer

A journey into youth football's secrets through a collective of experts.

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Ruben Tabares: I’ve learned that extreme discipline is a key part of the success of the world’s best athletes

From meticulously crafted training regimens to the finer nuances of nutrition and recovery, Ruben breaks down the components of elite athletic performance and the unwavering discipline required to achieve it.

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Harry Redknapp: "Coaches that haven't played the game are ruining football! They are all academics!

In this thought-provoking episode, we explore the intricacies of 1-to-1 training and its impact on a budding footballer's development. Can a child be inherently born as a footballer, or is it the result of dedicated training and mentorship? Join us as we unravel the mysteries behind nurturing sporting talent from a young age.

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Why are there only 1% of South Asian players in academy football?

In this episode, we look to discover why only there are only 1% South Asian players in English academies, whilst the UK population currently has 5% South Asian people, and grassroots football sees 6% of players from the same background.

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about Our show

We discuss the important issues facing the youth football community.

Project Footballer is an ambitious audio and video series that aims to explore the mysterious and wonderful journey of youth football development. It is hosted by Sean Conlon, the CEO of We Make Footballers, and professional coach Marcelo Graca who between them have over 30 years of coaching experience and have helped over 300 children enter academy football.

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