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Developing 2 Footed Players In Soccer
Is the "dominant foot" in sports the foot:
In soccer players have:
In reality you need both feet working together to successfully handle the ball, shoot, pass, jump to head and to move in soccer games.
Development Progression for 2 Footed Players
The traditional approach, used for over a century, to developing players who are capable of using either foot to handle the ball, pass and shoot has been boring repetitive practice using the foot they are not comfortable using. And while this approach eventually works for some players, others give up on learning to use the foot they are not comfortable with.
Studies show approximately:
Step 1 - A Steady Dependable Base
The most important first step in developing two footed soccer players is to train the foot that they are comfortable using to manipulate the ball to be a dependable steady base so that the other foot can learn to manipulate the ball. In many players the muscle imbalance between both legs exceeds 10% and causes many unnecessary injuries. Training both legs for both the base and manipulate roles creates better muscle balance between the legs and helps reduce the potential for injury.
Step 2 - Developing Micro Touches Under Game Like Pressure
The second step is an exercise that teaches the players to use micro touches to keep possession and confidently control the ball under pressure.
Step 3 - Learning Ball Handling, Passing and Shooting With the Other Foot
Traditional ball handling, passing and shooting exercises are introduced.
Dominance in Sports and Life
In sports and life many have power on one side of the body and dexterity on the other. For example: