In Edinburgh, Elite Soccer Coaching is the exclusive provider of The Other Foot Soccer School. The Other Foot Soccer School founded in 2004 in the UK, is regarded as one of the leading global player development programmes, with soccer schools currently active worldwide. Elite Soccer Coaching implemented The Other Foot programme into our coaching curriculum in 2011 and since it's inception in the capital, it has seen hundred's of kids attend our weekly centres. Over the years we have witnessed first hand how much The Other Foot has progressed individual players ability and confidence, leading them to become stronger and more adaptable players at their clubs, with several players moving into professional club academies with the support of their Other Foot development!
So take a moment to think about the foot you hardly ever use when you play football, you know the one we mean; the one that feels left out, unnoticed and undervalued as confident, stronger foot passes, traps, shoots and scores it’s way to glory. Well, now your OTHER foot is being given an opportunity to take a step in the right or left direction, to at last show that it’s not just for standing on. Just imagine if your OTHER foot had the opportunities your stronger foot has had, would you be a more versatile player? Let’s just say your OTHER foot improved by 10%, would you be a better player? Of course the answer to all this is YES!
Now the boots on the OTHER foot – DOUBLE YOUR POTENTIAL!
The primary focus of all Other Foot sessions is to improve the skill level of each participants “Other” Foot. (Sounds simple and it IS!). The Other Foot programme is specifically designed so that each players “Other” Foot will have as much contact with the ball as possible, with each player working through a variety of games and activities in a fun, yet challenging weekly programme, allowing them to become measurably more confident and comfortable when using their “Other” Foot.
The ultimate goal of this carefully designed programme is for all players to improve their mastery of the ball when using their “Other” Foot, thus enabling them to maximize their potential and become more versatile and complete players. The Other Foot programme will gradually move players through six steps of “socka” levels. Players will step to the next level by passing specific skill tests. Each higher step brings a different sock colour and new “socka” challenges. Please see below the 'Socka Steps'.
"It can be argued that one footed players are only 50% efficient so The Other Foot providing appropriate and graded sessions is to be commended. Young players who are privileged to be coached in this way find it most enjoyable and extremely beneficial. Very Impressive!"
(Ex Scotland, Aberdeen and Motherwell manager)