Skills Institute: Soccer

Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Holiday
Price: $162.50 for 13 weeks

Skills Institute is a developmental soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-12 years. With a 8:1 player to coach ratio, players will receive plenty of one on one attention as they explore their potential in the target areas of soccer. Classes will be offered in groups by age and skill level. Throughout each session players will be evaluated, experience chalk talks, video analysis, and the occasional homework assignment to practice at home. Players will walk away more confident, equipped for their next right step, and ready for life’s challenges on and off the field.

This personalized, adaptive approach to teaching fundamental soccer skills, when combined with the Skills Institutes’ low player-to-coach ratio, results in a fun, fast-paced learning environment that inspires players to achieve their personal goals as athletes, whether playing on club or school teams, or playing pick-up soccer with friends.

We have also recently reformed our curriculum to the USSF’s U.S. Soccer Curriculum. This age-appropriate instructional framework helps to guide over-all player development in technical skill, tactical knowledge, physical ability, and social & psychological awareness. With this approach we can provide age-appropriate clinics and classes that directly meet the needs and of local clubs and youth soccer associations. Our classes and clinics are timely too, because we try to schedule them to accommodate the schedules and tryouts of most local youth soccer associations. That’s why the Skills Institute is a great fit for a wide variety of players, including first-time players, Lil’ Kickers graduates who are looking to join local youth soccer teams, and club players looking for a leg up in progressing to higher levels of competition.

The Cost is 12.50 per class

$10 will be added to your class fee if your child is not a Registered Member

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Age Groups

Mascots - 2 year olds
*Parent/caregiver participation The Mascots curriculum is designed to have the children begin their baseball experience in a fun environment that also introduces simple basics of the game. Objectives:

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting; holding the bat properly, focusing on making contact with the ball off of a tee.
  • Throwing in an overhand motion.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands and not falling down.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Improved hand/eye coordination.
  • An introduction to social skills such as following simple instructions and taking turns.
Minors - 3 year olds
*Parent/caregiver participation as needed The Minors curriculum is designed to have the children continue their baseball experience in a fun environment that also reinforces the fundamentals of the game. Objectives:

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance and level swing to make contact with the ball off the tee. Introduction to hitting from a pitch.
  • Throwing…point, step, and throw with proper motion and aim.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball and not falling down.
  • Improved hand/eye coordination.
  • Understanding straightforward game situations, such as throwing a player out.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Advancement of social skills such as following instructions, taking turns and teamwork.
Majors - 4 year olds
The Majors curriculum expands on the skills learned in the 3 year old program, with slightly more technical instruction and game situations. Objectives:

  • Proper base running and sliding techniques.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance, level swing, and follow through off the tee. Begin hitting from a pitch by the coach.
  • Throwing…point, step, and throw with proper motion for distance and accuracy.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball.
  • Catching pop flies with two hands.
  • Learning various offensive and defensive game situations
  • Fitness and agility
Hall of Famers - 5 year olds
The Hall of Famers curriculum is designed to have the children continue improving their fundamentals skills while preparing them for their next level of participation, organized tee-ball. Objectives:

  • Base recognition and proper base running techniques.
  • Five steps of hitting with focus on proper form including full swing and hip rotation.
  • Correct throwing mechanics emphasizing accuracy and distance.
  • Proper fielding technique, keeping their body in front of the ball.
  • Using the baseball glove for fielding of line drives and pop fly catches.
    • Teamwork.
    • Game situations.
    • Fitness and agility.

Spring Class Schedule

March 19-June 10
Age Brackets Tues                  Wed
Thurs Sat
5/6 yrs.                         6:00pm 6:00 pm 9:00 am
7/8 yrs. 6:00 pm 11:00 am
9-12 yrs. 6:00 pm 11:00 am

Program Policies



Customers may transfer their child at any point in the session. All class transfers are dependant upon space availability.

Make-up Classes

Make-ups are done on a space available basis. Make-ups do not carry over into the next session.


No spaces in any class are guaranteed without payment. All registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Annual Membership fee is required for all participants. A minimum of three children per class. If less then three are signed up then you will be required to choose another time.


You will recieve a free Skills T-Shirt with your first full session you sign up for Skills Institute and only if you sign up from the start of the session. Signing up after 2 classes will not make you eligible for a free jersey.

Trial Classes

All first time trial classes are free of charge. Field House waiver will need to be completed before steppng onto the field. Customers may only do trials in classes that have space available.


Multiple Class Discounts: all participants who register for two or more classes per week, in the same session will receive $10 off the second class.
Sibling Discounts: siblings are defined as children that reside in the same household and are under the care of the same parent/guardian. After one child is enrolled, the discount is $10 for siblings enrolled during the same session.
*Discounts only apply to full session registration. One discount per session.

Refund Policy

Refunds will ONLY be issued in the event of a program cancellation. If a child stops coming to the class then a minimum of 5 classes or the amount of class attendances (whichever is greater) will be deducted from the total and the rest will be applied to your account as a credit. Missed classes are not refunded as we offer Make-Up classes.