Skills Institute

Skills Institute Youth Soccer Development Program





Skills Institute is a developmental soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-12 years. With an 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. Skills Institute has a strong technical emphasis on soccer, but in addition, our curriculum allows coaches to adapt instruction to individual player differences. This means that within a group framework, each player receives personalized lessons that move the player to that player’s own next level of expertise, so that they become more valuable players to their current and future teams.

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.

Live Class Availability

Youth Soccer Training at Sports City
Santa Rosa Classes at Epicenter



Skill Levels

Level 1 will focus on basic fundamentals of player development including: dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting and how to use these skills effectively in a game. Players will be trained through weekly sessions of fundamental skill building and competitive drills/games to develop self-confidence in practice and game situations.
Level 2 will focus on continual development of: Individual technique, field awareness and speed and agility. Coaches will take players through a challenging 50-minute weekly session of driving competence of the fundamentals, defining of positions, and development of personal strengths and how to contribute those strengths to enhance team play.
*Some classes with larger field space will have a 10:1 ratio.


We do ask that your child comes to class wearing comfortable athletic clothing, our suggestion is soccer shorts, t-shirt, long soccer socks, turf/indoor shoes (outdoor cleats not permitted), and shinguards. We do require shinguards at this age and skill level so that everyone stays safe. To help make it easy for you, we do have socks and shinguards available for purchase.