Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line

I referred to March 10th, 2016 as the “Finish Line” internally– with my close friends and supporters. Through the LeftFoot6 Reboot and “The Future of LeftFoot” email I made my family two promises. For one, that I’d be off the field soon, that the Sunday-Wednesday was a short term fix and not a long term…

Rebuilding the LeftFoot6 Operating System

1) Temporarily Limiting Coaching Capacity  On January 4th, 2016 our core staff will consist of three individuals who will both coach and administrate our client load. Charlie Zubal, Jake Shiltz, and myself, founder Christian Isquierdo, will take over the entire operations and membership of LeftFoot to prioritize a client load that fits within our time…

Pigtails & Soccer

Pigtails & Soccer

Pigtails for seniors in high school on Senior Night.

Under the lights with their families and friends cheering them on. You don’t get that in club soccer. When I left coaching teams full time in 2010, the part of the year I missed the most was high school soccer in the fall. This season I’ve watched some amazing stories that went through our Academy–which before LeftFoot– it wasn’t possible.

One Step Forward – Two Steps Back

One Step Forward – Two Steps Back

I’ve been writing this blog in my head for several months. The reality is that I haven’t wanted to write it, but that I knew I needed a critical moment in time for all the pieces to fall into place and for the truth of the situation to finally present itself. In essence it’s two…

The End of LeftFoot 4.0

The End of LeftFoot 4.0

There is no handbook for creating a supplemental soccer coaching academy that supports players over their lifetime of involvement in the game of soccer. LeftFoot is constantly improving the idea of creating a safe space for players to get their technical coaching and incorporating life lessons that help us organize a specific space. We’ve wrapped…