Skills Institute at Arena Sports Mill Creek2018-09-13T15:38:47+00:00

Skills Institute at Arena Sports Mill Creek

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.

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Arena Sports Mill Creek

With open enrollment, you can register any time!

Fall Session: September 5 – December 2

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Try Lil' Kickers

Check out our child development soccer program, Lil’ Kickers. We inspire kids, 18 mos and 9 years, to be active, strong, confident and well-balanced in order to unleash their awesome both on and off the field.

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Arena Sports Locations

Issaquah
Magnuson
Redmond
SODO

Satellite Location

Mercer Island Community Center

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.

Skills Institute Soccer League

  • Games are fun and mildly competitive so no official scores are kept. (C’mon, the focus is on learning the game and having fun. There will be plenty of time for keeping score.)
  • Girls play girls teams and boys play boys teams.
  • Players can join a House team as an individual or join a private team with their friends.
  • Teams are coached by parents.
  • Instructional field official provided for each game.
  • Age is determined as of August 1 of the current year.
  • Arena Sports membership is required.
  • Teams of 6-8 players.
  • Teams play 4 v. 4.
  • Girls v. girls; boys v. boys.
  • Played on either 1/3 or ¼ indoor soccer field.
  • No goalie; “NO ZONE” around goal.
  • Shin guards required.
  • Teams of 8-10 players.
  • Teams play 5 v. 5 (4 v. 4 with goalie).
  • Girls v. girls; boys v. boys.
  • Played on ½ indoor soccer field.
  • Shin guards required.
  • 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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    Mill Creek Winter I Season

    Starting Early November 2018

    Designed for girls and boys ages five to seven (U6, U7, U8), our Skills Institute Soccer League encourages sportsmanship, teamwork and massive amounts of fun – all while building the next generation of soccer enthusiasts. Teams are coached by parents and enjoyed by all.

    Registration will open late September 2018. 

    Skills Institute Camp at Arena Sports Mill Creek

    For kids ages 5-12 who want to become better soccer players and get more touches on the ball. Camp is week-long, in the mornings from 9am-12pm, and players will be focusing on the foundational approach of Skills Institute. Campers will receive a Skills Institute backpack and training top!

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