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Something Bigger Than Yourself

[vertical_spacing height=”5″] I came to Winnipeg for the NSCAA Women’s World Cup Experience hoping to surround myself with the game of football and find a vision for the future. I understood that at LeftFoot there was the micro and macro process of building a company founded on certain aspects of the game — but for…

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…

Direct Soccer vs Touches on the Ball

Direct Soccer vs Touches on the Ball

“If God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he’d have put grass in the sky.” –Brian Clough In the late 1970’s the English FA technical director, Charles Hughes, preached a direct style of play using as few as passes as possible to get the ball forward. Charles Reep, a statistician studied how…