About DP Sports Performance

DP Sports specialise in football youth development by first hand training and mentoring. Guiding players through their early career with the aim of providing a pathway into professional football. Some players we train may already be in youth football systems, which for these players we supplement their training and further assist in their development.


We also aim to recycle as many players back into the system as possible as DP Sports is often presented with the opportunity for youth players to trial at professional clubs.

Players who train with DP Sports range from amateur level to professional from 5 years to 18+ years of age.

Who is DP?

DP (Daniel Douglas-Pringle) or also known on the football scene as Dougie Pringle, is an FA qualified football coach with experience of playing at youth and academy level with Manchester City FC (1997-2003), professional level with Bury FC (2003-2004) and Semi-Professional level with numerous teams across all levels from Conference to Evo Stik (2005-Present).

In addition he is a member of the Professional Football Associaition and qualified sports science and psychologist at BSc Hons degree level.  

What makes DP Sports different to other sports trainers?

The collective experience of sports professionals and football contacts associated with DP Sports is vast and widespread ultimately providing a broad range of training methods.

The main focus is on development and enhancing performance in football covering the FA 4 corner model:

The gym is designed for youth to have a chance to engage in physical development and train to enhance their participation in sport under the supervision of Dougie. 


The one to one training is tailored to meet the needs of the player and performed on pitches so what the player learns is easily transferred onto the pitch.


Players can engage in group and team training. Older players have the opportunity to train like a professional with Pro's and ex Pro's who have played and coached at the highest level of the game.


Players have the opportunity during sessions to discuss psychological barriers on and off the field which may be having a negative impact on their game.