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Skills Institute 2017-09-16T01:15:09+00:00

Skills Institute
Fall Schedules

September 8th – November 22nd

Open Enrollment, Join Any Time!


San Francisco
San Rafael

About Skills Institute

Educate. Develop. Inspire. That’s what Skills Institute is all about. Our players have fun learning and improving technical and tactical soccer skills while tackling key developmental milestones. Skills Institute is perfect for players of all levels looking to prepare for upcoming tryouts, gain additional touches on the ball, or just have fun playing soccer!

Find a Skills Institute Class Near You!

San Francisco

200 Terry A Francois Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94158
DIRECTIONS
505-231-3030


Class Schedules
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San Rafael

88 Vivian Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
DIRECTIONS
628-253-5170


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Class Descriptions

Skills Institute utilizes the same approach as our award-winning Lil’ Kickers program – age-appropriate curriculum taught by highly-trained coaches and designed to inspire kids to be active, strong, confident and well-adjusted in order to unleash their awesome both on and off the field.

Age 5/6

(5 - 6 Years Old)
*Prior Micro Class Required.  Focus will be on basic fundamentals of player development, including:

  • dribbling
  • passing
  • shooting
  • trapping
  • using these skills effectively in a game

Level 1 for players ages 5-6 years old is perfect for the older Lil’ Kicker with more experience and understanding of basic soccer skills than their peers.  Players will go through weekly sessions of fundamental skill building and competitive drills/games to develop self-confidence in practice and game situations. Player to coach ratio is 8:1.

Age 7/8

(7 -8 Years Old)
Focus will be on the development of basic fundamentals of skills, including:

  • dribbling
  • passing
  • shooting
  • trapping
  • using these skills effectively in a game

Players will go through weekly sessions of fundamental skill building and competitive drills/games to develop self-confidence in practice and game situations. Perfect for kids looking to begin organized or club soccer, and wanting to practice before tryouts. Player to coach ratio is 8:1.

Ages 9-12

(9 - 12 Years Old)
Focus will build upon fundamentals of player development, including:

  • dribbling
  • passing
  • shooting
  • trapping
  • using these skills effectively in a game

Players will go through weekly sessions of fundamental skill building and competitive drills/games to develop self-confidence in practice and game situations. Player to coach ratio is 8:1.

Child Development  and Sports

Did you know?
  • 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by age 13 because “it’s not fun anymore.”
  • Kids in group sports do better in school and have healthier relationships
  • With the right coaching approach, sports can improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Team sports help kids develop important interpersonal skills like cooperation and respect
  • Kids need at least 60-minutes of activity each day to grow healthy
  • Kids who exercise develop good habits and are more likely to exercise as adults

Solid technical & tactical fundamentals
lead to future success on the field

Our fun and adaptive curriculum focus on development and mastery of fundamentals including
dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting. Individual player assessment and evaluation each season ensures players receive personalized attention.

The 50-minute classes are led by highly-trained, professional coaches who tailor the program to individual abilities and level of play to help the player grow.