Skills Institute

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Bladium Sports & Fitness is temporarily closed

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SPRING SEASON STARTS APRIL 7, 2020
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Skills Institute is where soccer takes center stage.  Rooted in child development theory, kids have a blast learning and improving technical and tactical soccer skills.  Players will walk away more confident, equipped for their next right step, and ready for life’s challenges on and off the field.  Players enjoy 30 minutes of age and skill appropriate instruction plus 20 minutes of small-sided scrimmaging. Classes meet weekly for 50-minutes.

LEVEL I

Ages 5/6, 7/8, 9-12
8:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO
Classes focus on the fundamentals of player development: dribbling, passing, shooting, trapping and how to use them effectively in a game. Level I will take players through weekly sessions of fundamental skill building and competitive drills/games to build confidence and competence.

LEVEL II

Ages 5/6, 7/8, 9-12
BY RECOMMENDATION ONLY
8:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Players well-suited for this class have level I or prior club experience. Classes focus on refining individual technique, positioning, strategy, speed and agility. Two things come together here; honing personal strengths and understanding how to use them to enhance team play. Coaches guide players towards mastering fundamentals, understanding correct field positioning and developing a strong Soccer IQ.  A strong focus will be placed on the development of technical skills that make the games more fun.

LEVEL III

Ages 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, & 13/14
SkillsLevel-III
BY RECOMMENDATION ONLY
8:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Level III is our new program most similar to our previous BISA program.  In this program, you will find your place on the field. Whether you prefer a single position or want versatility, this challenging 50-minute class focuses on position-specific training. Players learn tactical insight and systems of play while building speed and agility. They will master fundamentals, position responsibilities, tactical approaches, and attacking/defending skills. 

Level III is for players who have completed Skills Institute I and II and / or are current club level soccer players.  If you have not completed Skills Institute level I and II, you will be evaluated by a coach and recommended to join level III.

SISL Soccer Leagues

Ages 5-14
SISL - Skills Inst. Soccer Leagues
Skills Institute Soccer Leagues (SISL)  are recreational youth leagues strictly for our Skills Institute players ages 5-14. Players can develop their skills on a team in a semi-competitive, game environment. 

4v4 or up to 7v7 format.
Each game is limited to 16.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT & 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.

CONTACT US

Travis Clarke

TRAVIS CLARKE

Youth Soccer Instructional Manager
AlamedaSI@Bladium.com
510.814.4999 x111

Coach Travis Clarke is the Youth Soccer Instructional Manager and will be overseeing the Lil Kicker and Skills Institute programs at Bladium Sports & Fitness. Coach Travis is dedicated to delivering World-Class coaching, development, and leadership to these programs and activities. Coach Travis has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Education Leadership and Administration from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.