Celtic academy players wear white bands around weaker foot

Aug 15, 2017 15:50:15   dailymail.co

Celtic academy coaches have introduced an ingenious new policy to encourage youngsters to develop their weaker foot.

Youngsters playing for Celtic's youth teams are told to wear a white band on the socks of their weaker foot to allow coaches to help their development. 

Coaches are instructed to work with players' 'White Band Foot' to develop both feet equally in a bid to produce the club's next academy graduate.

Wearing the band reminds players to use their less dominant foot, while enabling coaches to keep track of who is using both feet. 

Celtic academy's official Twitter account also tweeted a photo of a gold band, which is awarded to players who they deem become two-footed.

Celtic have seen a number of academy stars come through their academy in recent seasons, with Kieran Tierney, Callum McGregor and James Forrest having all progressed through the youth system and into the current first-team squad.

Karamoko Dembele, a 14-year-old wonderkid at Celtic's academy became an internet sensation after appearing for the club's Under-20 side at the age of eight last season. 

Dembele attracted the attention of Premier League scouts with his performances for the club's academy but has since committed his future to Celtic after signing a youth registration contract.

Celtic's senior team travel to face Kazakhstan-based side Astana on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie. 

 

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