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…

Is the Grass Greener?

Looking for what’s best ‘Tis the season for the annual summer process of parents and kids looking beyond the current season and looking to do what’s best for their child. Selecting a TEAM for your daughter or son: I do many recommendations for private clients that work with me on an annual basis and help…

Can Your Player Play in the Three Planes of Play?

X, Y and Z: Planes of Play A dynamic and special player can play in multiple planes of play. How I explain this to players and parents is the graphical dimensions of X,Y and Z to map the field. X being the forward and backward axis: changing directions, running with the ball, passing, the low…

New Academy Series

New Academy Series

Exciting things are happening at LeftFoot Coaching Academy! At LeftFoot, we strive to offer your child the best soccer experience and most accurate coaching for their development. After years of development of the LeftFoot way, we have decided to update our current coaching strategy and evolve towards a progressive training methodology suited toward meeting the…