You Don’t Get Better At Ball Striking By Only Going to Ball Striking Sessions

You Don’t Get Better At Ball Striking By Only Going to Ball Striking Sessions

Over the twenty two years of coaching soccer I organized the LeftFoot theory of player development into segments of qualities that I observed from coaching great teams. From the seven qualities of great players, only one of the qualities relates to Ball Striking. However, it’s the most desired session from new students and current students in…

Spring Squeeze

Spring Squeeze

This is the time of the year that is incredibly difficult to manage as a coach; not to mention the challenges as a family trying to prepare your player for the season.   April is full of hope, worry, excitement, and uncertainty. As part of LeftFoot’s mission to prepare players and families for success is the opportunity to be…

Individual Accountability

Growing up I played anything and everything. I couldn’t get enough, but I think the most important thing I did was to participate in individual sports. The biggest difference between individual and team sports is the individual accountability. Success is reliant on you being better than the other person. With failure, you can only look…

The Attitude to Finish

The Attitude to Finish

The attitude to finish has five key elements. Drive. A team has to be able to have a certain drive to able to move forward, to get better, and execute that low-instep drive. It’s about that force and power to make things better, to get things to where they need to go.  If a player,…

Keep the Ball Moving

Keep the Ball Moving

Keeping the Ball Moving In the last post I emphasized that the effort to keep the ball moving (in either a direct or indirect style of passing) limits the potential opportunities of players to dribble and express their creativity on the ball. How a player receives the ball is a key indicator of the skill…