My Personal Football Coach (MPFC) with “Dynamic Ball Mastery” is an online individual soccer training programme proven to produce elite football players
My Personal Football Coach (MPFC) is the only online individual football training programme proven to produce elite soccer players.
MPFC Head Coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst has a proud track record of working with players who have gone on to play football for Academies, Professional Football and also their country.
Below are a select few of the many soccer success stories from My Personal Football Coach.
My Personal Football Coach Success Stories:
Max Aarons – Norwich City and England
“I definitely recommend Saul’s sessions, it took my game to another level. I felt sharper than doing any group training.”
– Max Aarons speaking to The Guardian about doing individual training with MPFC Director Saul Isaksson-Hurst
“Saul’s footballing beliefs, expectations, and personal qualities will have a very profound Influence on your game, he gets to the very heart of ball control, the details of It, without doubt, he is a master at it, make no mistake, a world leader and world class in technical coaching. Saul has had an overwhelming influence on my son’s development with his no nonsense approach. Most players can quickly pick up on whether their coach is good, the man Is great, Saul’s pure unadulterated passion and desire for the game to be played with skill will Improve any player. He will make demands of you, push you, develop you, and guess what, the tradeoff will pay dividends. I thank you, and cannot recommend you enough.”
– Mike Aarons’ Father
Kai Corbett – West Ham U18’s
West Ham U18’s player Kai Corbett has been training with Saul for a while and has helped him improve areas of his game. Here’s what he had to say:
“I’ve been working with Saul for a few years now. His sessions are high intensity and really help me with my Ball Master, 1v1 and general technique. I definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to improve.”
Marcus McGuane – F.C. Barcelona & England
Marcus McGuane is an 18 year old midfielder who has made two first team appearances in the Europa League this year for Arsenal FC. In January 2018, Marcus completed a move to join FC Barcelona. Well done Marcus! We are so happy for you.
“During the off season I wanted to improve on my finishing inside and outside the box. Being a box to box midfielder I felt that I needed to add goals to my game. After speaking with Saul and planning what I needed he devised sessions around me and my game. By the start of pre season my confidence was high and it was apparent that all the work with Saul was coming good. I’m looking forward to working with him again during this campaign.”
Tyreece John-Jules – Arsenal FC & England
Tyreece John-Jules is an 18-year-old striker who plays for Arsenal and England. John-Jules has been at Arsenal since he was eight and signed his first professional contract in early 2018. Before Arsenal began their tour of USA in the 2019/2020 pre-season. Tyreece worked with Saul during his pre-pre-season, sharpening his game before he returned to Arsenal in hope that he would make a big impression to Umri Emery. During the early stages of pre-season, Tyreece impressed grabbing a brace off the bench against Boreham Wood saving a 3-3 draw. Since then he has continued to feature consistently for Arsenal in their pre-season in the states, setting up Eddie Nketiah’s late winner against Bayern Munich. He said
“I’m here working with Saul during the pre-pre-season. I’ve been working a lot on my ball mastery and a lot of finishing. I would really recommend it to anyone trying to get ready for the new season”
Johnathan Panzo – AFC Monaco & England U19 Captain
Johnathan Panzo is a 19-year-old Centre Back which was apart of the England U17 World Cup win in 2017. Panzo spent his youth career at Chelsea since the age of 9, winning five trophies in his final season in London – including the club’s fifth successive FA Youth Cup. In July 2018, he was brought by AFC Monaco f0r £2.70 million. Panzo made his first-team debut for Monaco on 19 December 2018, playing the full ninety minutes in 1–0 win over Lorient in the French League Cup. Panzo worked with Saul during the 2019/20 offseason, putting in some pre-pre-season work before he returned back to France. He said
“I recommend you go work with Saul for some good pre-season training and get back fit and ready for the new season.”
Hayley Ladd – Manchester United and Wales Women
Hayley Ladd is a 25-year-old centre midfielder who previously has played for Arsenal, Kokkola Futis, Coventry City, Bristol City and Birmingham City. In June 2019, Ladd agreed to sign with Manchester United ahead of the team’s first season in the FA WSL. She has represented Wales 54 times throughout her career. During the 2019/2020 pre-pre-season, Hayley worked with Saul before heading up to Manchester. She said
“Yeah, it’s brilliant, definitely getting me going before pre-season. Worked on ball manipulation, lots of lateral movement and trying to move my body and turn opponents to get them facing forwards.”
Helen Ward – Watford and Wales Women
“Very good session working on close control, finishing and driving into the box and a bit of fitness. It was tough but very worthwhile, I was a bit rusty so sorted out my legs.”
“I have worked with Saul and I can categorically say he has NOT encouraged me to play with my head down & hang on to the ball, but more so to be explosive, use my body to get out of a tight situation & explode into space / the box. There’s not always an option of a 1 touch pass.”
Nya Kirby – Crystal Palace & England u17 World Cup Winner
“Saul’s sessions are really good for improving your footwork and technique. I always feel really sharp and better in games. I’d recommend Saul’s training to anyone!.” – Nya Kirby
Saul worked with Nya Kirby at Tottenham for several years. In 2017, Nya moved to Crystal Palace and was involved in their pre season summer tour to Hong Kong. You may also recognise Nya from England u17’s recent world cup win in India! Congratulations Nya!
In addition to his successes with England, Nya will soon be knocking on the Crystal Palace first teams door. I’m sure we will see Nya in action for the Eagles sooner rather than later.
Matt O’Reilly – Fulham and England
“Saul’s sessions really help with my footwork, gets me ready for the game. They are really intense and challenging. Would encourage all to do 121 with Saul” Matt O’Rielly Fulham FC
Tarik Uwakwe – Chelsea FC and England
“I’d definitely recommend working with Saul, sessions are high intensity and improve your footwork, 1v1 and technique.” Tariq Uwakwe
Amar Sanghrajka – Arsenal FC u10
MPFC and the Dynamic Ball Mastery programme really helped Amar to improve his technical ability over several months before he signed with a premiership academy. Saul has devised a programme that really works and his philosophy makes perfect sense to create technically explosive and dynamic players who can play off both feet. His knowledge and attention to detail is great and he communicates really well with younger players enforcing a positive “can do” attitude. We thank Saul for all he has done and look forward to using the MPFC platform and Dynamic Ball Mastery programme to assist Amar in his future development.
Shailash & Awla Sanghrajka (Amar’s Parents)
Reuell Walters – Tottenham Hotspur FC u11
The great news is that with MPFC all the guesswork is removed! Not only do you have access to the kinds of technical skills and drills every academy player should be able to perform effortlessly, but with MPFC you are also benefitting from the experience of someone who continues to successfully prepare players to excel at the academy level. Read the full story here
– Raphael & Aisha Walters (Parents of Reuell
Dom – Wales u15
Saul spent time analysing his game and developing a training programme that focused on his individual explosiveness, first touch and ball striking techniques which were specific to his preferred position (full back). Training sessions then focussed on implementing these techniques and building up to match tempo. Dom has applied the individual elements learnt during games and his decision making when in possession of the ball has vastly improved such that he has now been called up to the Wales U15 squad, despite only being an U14. Read more here
Jason (Dom’s Father)
Jamar Loza – Norwich FC & Jamaica
“MPFC sessions were really demanding and his emphasis on skill training, really help develop me as a player. Saul worked with me from 11 to 14 years old leading up to me signing at Norwich.I would recommend his training to any aspiring academy and pro player.
Thanks Saul. Jamar Loza”
Kodi Lyons-Foster – Aston Villa
‘Kodi developed to academy standards after being coached through MPFC. The coaching he received from Saul resulted in him being a Academy and eventually England player. He now plays an important role at Aston Villa’s Academy all thanks to the coaching staff at MPFC.’
Steve Foster (Kodi’s Father)
Christopher Paul – QPR
‘After attending a number of MPFC’S training sessions Christopher’s performance improved enough for MPFC’S to put Christopher forward for a trial at Tottenham Hotspur FC. Christopher impressed the academy coaches and was then selected to join the under nines academy team. He has now been at Tottenham Hotspur for five seasons. As Christopher’s father I am grateful for the time, effort and guidance Saul put in to his training courses, which has played a part in Christopher’s achievements.’
Mr Jean Paul (Christopher’s father)
Jesse Waller-Lassen – Rebel FC Striker
Scouted by head MPFC’S Head Coach and Founder Saul Isaksson-Hurst, Jesse has gone on to achieve great things at Tottenham Hotspur FC. He is now in the first year of his professional contract playing for the development squad.
“MPFC sessions give you a real technical work out. He really supported my development and helped me get into Spur’s Academy. I can’t thank Saul enough in helping me fulfil my dream of becoming a professional footballer.”
Jesse Waller Lassen
Faiq Bolkiah – Leicester City
‘In April 2013 Saul got me a trial with Chelsea and my dreams came true I signed a two year scholar at Chelsea. Thanks Saul for working with me on my passing, first touch and one v one.’
‘My advise for any young football player is to do extra work outside the academy. Saul provided the boys with training that challenge there ability.His experience in academy football provided insight into what coaches are looking for in young players.thanks for all your help and advise.’
– Faiq’s Father
Kamarni Ryan – Chelsea FC u12
‘Saul is an amazing knowledgeable coach with the most positive, reinforcing and motivating teaching skills. Saul has been coaching our son Kamarni for 18 months and has helped him develop in many ways. He can now use both feet and has turned into a very skillful player. Kamarni is now signed with the under 9′s at the Chelsea Academy. Thank you for all your help Saul.’
Terry and Krystal Ryan
Zacariah Simons – Tottenham Hotspur u11
Saul identified Zach’s natural assets of speed and agility and MPFC technical expertise was instrumental in unveiling an unexplored layer to Zach’s game. A Mix of drills and warm up exercises were key in enhancing his agility. Whilst sessions dedicated to shooting and volleying practice contributed to him becoming a well rounded player. Zach has come a long way in a short space of time since seeing Saul and this has led to him being signed for Tottenham Hotspur U9′s academy. I have been extremely impressed by the training Zach received from Saul and would highly recommend Saul to anyone. Thanks
Harry Milburn – Leyton Orient u9
Saul recognised potential in Harry at age 7. The high tempo, technical drills that Saul arranges were a revelation in comparison to much of the grass roots coaching we had seen in England. Harry’s game has improved leaps and bounds in a very short space of time and this has led him to being signed by Leyton Orient academy, which he is delighted with.
The emphasis on developing individual ability suits Harrys dynamic, combative approach to the game and we will continue with one-to-one coaching with Saul to compliment the time spent in the academy environment.
Many thanks to MPFC, we are most grateful for the opportunities Harry has been given at such a young age.”
Andrew and Philomena Milburn
Michael Oman – Tottenham Hotspur u11
My son Michael has been playing football since he was five years old and have always dreamt of playing football at it’s finest, highest and best level, so when we found MPFC’S, it was like the missing link to achieving this dream. Many thanks to MPFC first class personal training sessions with Michael, allowing him develop skills of inestimable value, which resulted in having Michael signed on to Tottenham Hotspurs FC’s under 11′s, in no time. I would recommend Saul to anyone hoping to become a top professional footballer 100 per cent, for excellent training to kick start that dream. Thank you.
Josephine – Michael’s Mum.
Nicholas Panayiotou – Watford u14
My son Nicholas started out in football at the age of five, since then he has wanted to become a professional footballer. Scouts appeared offering him trials at their clubs. We always believed in one on one private training sessions, but we never found the right coach for Nicholas until we were put into touch with MPFC. Since then we have used MPFC’S coaching services and have finally found the right coaching for our son. MPFC’S helped Nicholas brush up on certain skills and when our son was on trial with an Academy, MPFC’S was there to help coach our son through this challenging time. We recommend MPFC’S coaching because he sets high standards and has a very intense regime.
Blake Darcy – Tottenham Hotspur u15
Dear Saul, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the excellent training my son Blake received at MPFC. Blake was scouted at MPFC’S by Spurs and taken into their development centre where he was swiftly moved into their elite training squad and consequently offered to sign for the under 9′s Academy team. The training MPFC’S gave Blake in his early days has set him on a good path and fantastic opportunities now lie ahead of Blake thanks to his enjoyable time at MPFC. Once again, thanks for all your help and I highly recommend this training to anyone.
Warm regards,Martin Darcy
Pasquale Arricale – Barnet u10
MPFC’S’S training is second to none, the technical work he did with Pas really made a difference when he went for trials with Barnet. I would whole heartedly recommends MPFC’S 1 on 1 sessions to anyone.
Sav Arricale (Pas’ father)
Hector Kyprianou – Tottenham Hotspur FC u13
Hector has been training with Saul for a number of years and has thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to every football session with them. He has developed his football techniques with them to such a high level that as a result he has recently signed with Tottenham Hotspur FC Academy. We have been thoroughly impressed with the enthusiasm, guidance and professional expertise that Saul has provide through MPFC’S and Hector has him to thank for his success.
Max Benincasa – Barnet u16
I would like to thank Saul for the 1:1 training he gave to Max during the summer. Saul focused on developing specific skills in his 1:1 time and to build up Max’s confidence with the ball . The sessions helped Max to remain sharp when attending trials and I have no doubt that the 1:1 time with Saul contributed to Max performing well and to get signed by Barnet.
Kurt Devonshire – Oxford City Development Squad
When I first met Saul I was a solid Sunday league player and nothing more; I had a very simple outlook on the game. Within around five or six one to one sessions it was hard for others to recognise the player that I was developing into. Not only does he provide you with the tools/skills to get you out of a difficult situation, but he teaches you to perform them with intensity and explosiveness. Most impressive was the variety of drills that he provided for me to really test myself. He elevated me to a level where even the top professional club academies were looking at me.
When you train, you train to improve and you train because you enjoy it. MPFC training exemplifies this perfectly. It is a credit to him that I used to travel an hour from outside London every time I went to train with him because I knew the training I would be receiving would be the best. I can only thank him for helping to mould me into the player I am today. I would recommend him to any up and coming footballer who wants to improve wholeheartedly.
Kurt Devonshire Oxford City FC
D’Jean Spencer – Tottenham Hotspur FC u14
Many many thanks Saul, you have really improved my son’s skills, with all the drills and those intensive 1-1 sessions at PDA over the years have made D’Jean into an exceptional young striker. He continues to perform as an outstanding player at Tottenham Academy FC
Josh Da Silva – Arsenal & England
Saul’s sessions give me a really good work out both physically and technically. They are ideal for sharpening up and getting ready for the new season.
Jonathan Dinzeyi – Tottenham Hotspurs & England
Iv’e really enjoyed working with Saul over the years, working on my technique and all-round game. Saul helps me work on areas of my game I want to improve. Johnathan Dinzeyi
Tsun Dai – Bury FC
Working with Saul has really helped me as a player, his sessions are high intensity and technically challenging. Tsun Dai
Christopher Paul – QPR & Northern Ireland
After attending a number of PDA training sessions Christopher’s performance improved enough for PDA to put Christopher forward for a trial at Tottenham Hotspur FC. Christopher impressed the academy coaches and was then selected to join the under nines academy team. He has now been at Tottenham Hotspur for five seasons. As Christopher’s father I am grateful for the time, effort and guidance Saul put in to his training courses, which has played a part in Christopher’s achievements.
Chris has now gone on to sign a Pro Contract at QPR
Jeevan – Chelsea U12
PDA Football 1on1 and Saul have done a great job for my son Jeevan as both a coach and mentor. Jeevan is currently a Chelsea Academy player and his sessions with Saul have provided him with the necessary skills, tactical awareness and mentality to succeed in his football endeavours. Whether your child is a current academy player, one looking to reach those levels or simply wants to improve in the sport they love, I highly recommend Saul and PDA as you could not find a better program or coach/mentor.
Chin – Barnet FC
I originally took my son, Chin, to see Saul to get a professional assessment of his potential a few years ago. He had been progressing at grass roots club level and wanted to take it further – but I wanted to get a professional opinion before committing the time and money. Being a proud dad is often not the best position to make these sorts of decisions! Saul was an outstanding find. Honest, direct and plain speaking, we soon knew exactly where we were and what was achievable. The results were instantaneous, mainly due to Saul’s unique coaching style, philosophy and infectious enthusiasm that brings out the best in any player. Saul’s advice was spot on, and even though it took a lot of hard work Chin soon found himself playing for a top grass roots club, collecting regional trophies and playing at invitation only national tournaments.
This season we were delighted when Chin was signed (early) to Barnet FC as an U17 squad member with a direct pathway to a first team contract – if he works hard enough!
Saul still manages to surprise us though! Chin was born in Thailand and holds dual citizenship. On our most recent visit Saul hooked us up with a guest spot at a Thai football academy – which resulted in him being invited to represent a premier Thai academy team in a Swedish national tournament. It is evident that Saul’s professional experience and reputation can open doors across the globe.
Obviously, I cannot recommend Saul’s training programmes highly enough. I can honestly say that if you follow his advice and work hard then dreams can be realised.
Frank Whitby – Chelsea U9
Frank has benn having 121 training sessions with Saul for the last 3 months. In this short time he has made noticeable improvemnets in his game and confidence. The philosophy of The PDA Football Technical Excellence Cycle has developed Frank’s technical ability.
Saul has increased Frank’s understanding of the game through 1v1’s and skill combination drills. Frank is now able to recognise when to use his skills to be game effective. I would highly recommend Saul to any aspiring footballer.
Armstrong Okoflex – Celtic FC U18