Skills Institute is a developmental soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-12 that advances each child's soccer skills according to his or her aptitude. Players will walk away from the Institute more confident in their athletic abilities and better prepared for life's challenges—on and off the field.
Weekday & weekend classes available
SPRING SESSION: MARCH 14 - JUNE 11
Price: $17.75 per Class* / $230.75 per 13-week session
13-week session (50-minute, weekly classes)
Level 1, Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-12
Focus on basics of player development:
• How to use these skills effectively in a game
Level 1 will take players through weekly sessions of fundamental skill building and competitive drills/games to promote self-confidence in both practice and game situations. Player-to-coach ratio is 8:1.
Level 2, Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-12 (Recommendation Only)
Focus on continual development of:
• Individual technique
• Field awareness
• Speed and agility
Level 2 will take players through a challenging 50-minute weekly session focusing on fundamentals competence, position definition, development of personal strengths, and how to contribute those strengths to enhance team play. Player-to-coach ratio is 8:1.
Beyond Level 2:
Players are recommended for a Free Assessment in the West Ham United United North American Academy Partner Club at Bladium.
HOW DO I JOIN?
• $17.75 per class, $230.75 per 13-week session
• $30 Bladium Youth Sports Membership or Family Club Membership required
• 10% discount for Bladium Family Club Members
• 10% discount for siblings
• Shin-guards required
• Free Jersey and Shorts with purchase of $30 Youth Sport Membership or Family Club Membership, along with season registration!
Utilizes U.S. Soccer Federation's Curriculum
Age-appropriate instructional framework helps to guide overall player development in technical skill, tactical knowledge, physical ability, and social & psychological awareness.
Coaches adapt instruction to individual player differences. Within a group framework, each player receives personalized lessons which move the player to his/her own next level of expertise.
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.
To get your child involved in the Skills Institute, contact our Skills Institute Coordinator
Tomas Ortega at (510) 814-4999 or AlamedaSI@Bladium.com.