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Why Your Weak Foot Sucks and How to Change It

Updated: Nov 27, 2020


Senior men's soccer match

If your weak foot sucks, it's probably for one main reason…


YOU DON'T USE IT!


Too many players avoid their weak foot like the plague and it shows in their game.



They are limited in what they can do and are very predictable.


In fact, I love defending players who only use one foot.


It’s easy. You just push them the opposite way and they are toast.


If your weak foot sucks or if you want to make it better, you’ve come to the right place.


You can change your weak foot into a strength with these 3 tips.


  1. Practice with your weak foot

  2. Use it during games

  3. Juggle


Practice With Your Weak Foot


Your weak foot will always be weak if you never practice with it.


Can you shoot, pass, dribble, and settle with your weak foot?


If the answer is "no" then get out there and start training.


Setup some cones to dribble, take some shots, pass with a friend.


Just start small. Spend 10-30 minutes a week practicing and you will see a big difference.


Use It During Games


If you want a better weak foot you MUST use it during a match.


If you're predominantly right footed, then go to your left every so often.


If you’re predominantly left footed, then take an occasional shot on your right.


Make a pass or two or three with your weak foot.


Use it to throw off the defender so that you can the other way the next time.


The more you use it, the more comfortable and confident you will become.


Juggling


Juggling is a lot of fun and a great way to strengthen your weaker foot.


A fast and simple approach is to use your hands in between touches.


You can better control the touches and get more reps in if you use your hands at first.




Another way to do it is to use pattern juggling.


You could do a simple pattern like “left foot” “right foot” “left foot” “right foot”.


Or something more complex like 5 “left foots” one “right foot”.


If you're more advanced and want a challenge, this post gives 10 challenging juggle techniques.


They will challenge you, especially if you are using your weaker foot.


Summary


If your weak foot sucks and you’re ready for a change, these tips will do the trick.


They will make you better if you spend 10-30 minutes a week practicing, juggling, or improving your weaker foot.


There’s never one right way to train. If you find something better that works for you then go for it!


The important thing to remember is you will be a better soccer player if you can use both feet well.


It’s not a good idea. It’s a necessity.


Good luck!


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