Skills Institute at Arena Sports Magnuson2019-09-23T18:05:07+00:00
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Skills Institute at Arena Sports Magnuson

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, and leagues for kids ages 5-8 years.

Arena Sports Locations

Available Year-Round – Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Indoor Satellite Locations

Available Fall, Winter & Spring Only

Summer Outdoor Satellite Locations

Closed until Summer 2020. Check out our indoor locations for the Fall, Winter & Spring seasons.

Clinics for Kids

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.
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.
Focus is on tactical insight and systems of play. Level 3 players will work on mastery of fundamentals, position responsibilities, tactical approaches as well as attacking and defending. Player to coach ratio is 8:1.

Soccer Tryout Prep

Maximize your skills for soccer tryouts, whether for a school, club, or premier team. Coaches look for hard workers who are technically gifted and tactically skilled. Our professional coaches are engaged and committed to take your game to the next level in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Check us out today, with a FREE Trial Class! Classes are offered at all Arena Sports locations. Our convenient class times provide families with options to accommodate multiple children and busy schedules.

Find the program nearest you and sign up today.

Skills Institute Team Training

Our professional coaches will provide the entire team with technical instruction targeted to areas in need of improvement for your team. Skills Institute Team Training is a great way to enhance team chemistry, systems of play, tactical insight, positioning, speed, and agility.

Child Development

Did you know?
  • 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
  • 70% of kids drop out of organized sports by age 13 because “it’s not fun anymore.”

Skills Institute utilizes the same approach as our award-winning Lil’ Kickers program – age-appropriate curriculum taught by highly-trained coaches and designed to inspire kids to be active, strong, confident and well-adjusted in order to unleash their awesome both on and off the field.

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.

Lil' Kickers Chart of a 50-minute Class

Skills Institute Soccer League

Designed for girls and boys ages five to seven, Skills Institute Soccer Leagues (SISL) provide kids with the opportunity to develop as players in an age-appropriate game environment. Each week teams play small-sided games that are coached by parent volunteers and guided by instructional referees. No scores are kept or standings posted. The focus is on building soccer skills, applying those skills to team play, learning about sportsmanship and teamwork and above all having fun.

Magnuson Spring Season

Register a whole team or as an individual and we’ll find a team for your child. Don’t miss sign-ups!

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Skills Institute Camp at Arena Sports Magnuson

Technical & Tactical Skills for Overall Player Development

Half-Day, 9am – 12pm
Boys & Girls, Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-12

Skills Institute Camp is the ideal program for educating, developing and inspiring young players to be the best they can be.  Our unique coaching methods instill sound technical soccer skills, strategic tactical thinking and a strong sense of respect for the game and those involved.  Your child will thrive with our fun, kid-focused instructors and come away with excellent life-long habits for on and off the field.

July 22nd – 26th
August 19th – 23rd

Players will receive a free Skills Institute Camp training top and backpack!

Register Today