The Six Essential Skills of the Foundation Series
The Foundation Series is a six part theory of creating phenomenal players that make up the heart of LeftFoot Coaching Academy player development. The Great Player Theory of Development begins with all players mastering the Foundation Series and applying it within game methods.
Lateral DecelerationLater Deceleration is the basis of all of our movements to advance a players' Speed and Agility with and without the ball. From this action we an then add more technical skills that connect our Phenomenal Footskills with a players' movement. Without a fundamental understanding of Lateral Deceleration a player cannot be be Fast & Strong in Body and Mind
The LeftFoot way of dribbling and touching the ball using all 24 surfaces of the feet, the types of touch and rhythm of ball movement. Our Phenomenal Footskills program is an overview of our innovative approach to building higher skilled players than traditional methods.
Low-Instep DriveOur players learn the 9 elements of the Perfect Strike, the critical skill of driving the ball 10-40 yards on a single straight line without Spin.
First Touch Spatial Awareness
A player’s ability to see and take advantage of space is critical to understanding tactical and technical development. What happens before you get the ball and what you do as you are receiving the ball - our "secret sauce" of Phenomenal Footskills contributes to
Comfort with the ball in the air and in multiple directions of movement-it’s more than just juggling-it’s creating and dominating the aerial game.
LeftFoot Coaching Academy encourages players to see that its measuring the improvements of smaller aspects of the game that make big differences.