Goal Confusion and Granny Shots

Goal Confusion and Granny Shots

Common Confusion This weeks topic is based on a common question I receive from parents: “Can you fix her kick?” I love it because it’s such a loaded question — it addresses the result or outcome within the game and confuses the real issue. In the youth game “kicking” is confused with several technical skills…

Why Player Development Doesn’t Occur

Why Player Development Doesn’t Occur

Why Good Things Don’t Happen One of the things I’ve been witnessing the past few months is why good things don’t happen, or better yet, why aren’t kids getting better even though they’re playing more games, practicing more often, playing up levels etc.  Even though more access to paid coaches and coaches who’ve played the…

How do you know you are getting better?

How do you know you are getting better?

Each year I get the request to help a player score more goals–to get better at shooting. And it’s one of those common subjects that has so many variables that it’s difficult to gauge improvement. This past month at LeftFoot Coaching Academy I’ve been creating activities and coaching sessions that build in player accountability for…