A USSF & US Youth Soccer-Aligned Approach to Development
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.
Our curriculum matches the USSF’s U.S. Soccer Curriculum. This age-appropriate instructional framework helps to guide overall 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 of local clubs and youth soccer associations.
Our classes are timely too, because we try to schedule to accommodate the schedule 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 Skills Institute has a foundational approach to training the youth of today in a fun, safe environment that meets kids at their entry point and develops them to the next level. Visit the Lil’ Kickers website to learn more about the Skills Institute program.
DEVELOPMENTAL BENEFITS TO SMALL-SIDED SOCCER
- Climate control (no exposure to outdoor elements/weather)
- Fast-paced game with minimal stoppages
- More touches on the ball per player
- Improved fitness levels
- Develop small group defending, attacking, and transition
- Improves players’ individual skills
- Kids love it and find indoor soccer to be “fun”
- Encourage quicker speed of play