Non-dominant foot

Correct technical instruction not only enables the player to improve, but accelerates the rate of progress and makes excellence achievable.

Technical proficiency with the non-dominant foot is a unique feat even at the top level of the game. Players such as Alessandro Del Piero, Pavel Nedved, Zinedine Zidane or Diego Forlan all scored numerous goals with their left foot. It was almost impossible to tell that one of the greatest left backs in history – Paolo Maldini – was naturally right-footed. More recent examples of footballers with a good ability to strike the ball with the weaker foot include Cristiano Ronaldo, Santi Cazorla or Kevin De Bruyne.

Even these players could develop their non-dominant foot ball striking to a higher level, but it is hard to improve without knowing specifically what to do. Correct technical instruction, however, not only enables the player to improve, but accelerates the rate of improvement, often helping them make significant progress in a relatively short time. And it makes excellence achievable. Non-dominant foot work is a part of every session, with the main focus being on open play shooting and long pass range and accuracy.