Ben Bartlett
Youth Development

Ben Bartlett

Head of Academy Coaching at Fulham FC

Ben is an experienced UEFA Pro-Licence & MSc qualified coach and coach developer., currently employed leading the integration of coach and player development at Fulham Football Club.

This was prefaced by 12 years at The FA working as part of a small team transforming coaching in England & supporting the development and training of coaches within National Teams & Professional Football Clubs

Previous experience leading youth development programs in both The Premier League & English Football Leagues to support the development of international footballers


"Developing A Playing Style In Youth Development"


Whilst it is inevitable that the development of youth players and coaches will be significantly influenced by senior football, routinely applying adult performance methodologies onto development environments can be unhelpful in supporting players to learn the game of football more broadly.

Understanding the nature of both the players in our programme and the environment the players exist in are more relevant cornerstones for our approach, ensuring our playing and coaching style keeps rhythm with the beating heart of our Club and people.

This presentation will encourage us to consider how to deepen our understanding of ways to continue to influence learning, adapting our playing style and coaching sessions to support our players growth.