Skills Institute

SPRING SEASON IS MARCH 12, 2019 – JUNE 9, 2019
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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. There are several ways to participate in our Skills Institute – clinics for kids ages 5-12 years, clinics for teams, leagues for kids ages 5-12 years, and clinics for adults.

LEVEL I

Ages 5/6, 7/8, 9-12
Focus is on basic fundamentals of player development: dribbling, passing, shooting, trapping, and how to use these skills effectively in a game. Level 1 takes players through fundamental skill building, competitive drills and games to develop self-confidence in practice and game situations. Player to coach ratio is 8:1.

LEVEL II

Ages 5/6, 7/8, 9-12
BY RECOMMENDATION ONLY
Level 1 grads or those with competitive soccer experience. Focus is on continual development of individual technique, field awareness, and combination play. Level 2 will further develop fundamentals, define positions, develop personal strengths, and demonstrate how those strengths can be utilized to enhance team play. Player to coach ratio is 8:1.

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.

Skills Institute is tailored to how kids learn at different ages – using soccer to help kids tackle key developmental milestones. Every aspect of our curriculum was created by child development experts and our coaches are highly trained to work effectively with kids of all ages.

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

ELISEO PRADO

Skills Institute Coordinator
AlamedaSI@Bladium.com
510.814.4999 x111

Eliseo has over 20 years of soccer experience. His 9 years of recreational & competitive coaching experience has earned him coaching licenses from NSCAA & USSF. Eliseo also serves as Head Coach for soccer programs in the East Bay and contributes as an assistant/advisory role for local schools in our community.