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Skills Institute Badge Logo Youth Soccer

Skills Institute at Our Satellite Locations

Skills Institute is a soccer program for kids who want to get started with soccer or take their game to the next level. Rooted in child development theory, these kids’ soccer classes teach children ages 5 to 12 years to have a blast learning and improving their technical and tactical soccer skills. Players will walk away more confident, equipped for their next right step, and ready for life’s challenges on and off the field. Players enjoy 30 minutes of age-appropriate instruction and 20 minutes of small-sided scrimmaging each week. Sign up for a free 50-minute soccer class to try it out by selecting a class level below or register for the season today!

Educate. Develop. Inspire.

Try a Class For Free

Wondering if Skills Institute is the right fit for you? Give us a try! New customers can sign up for a free 50-minute class to experience the program firsthand. We think you’re going to love it!

Register Today

We have open enrollment so you can register any time using our convenient, online process.

Indoor Satellite Locations
Mercer Island
Snohomish

Outdoor (Summer) Satellite Locations
Seattle
Mercer Island
Bellevue
Sammamish/Issaquah

Make-Up a Class

Missed a class? No problem! We understand life gets a little busy. Make-up classes are available during the current season. They are based on availability and not guaranteed.

Not just footwork, but lifework!

Class Descriptions

Skills Institute Level 1 Class

AGES 5/6, 7/8 & 9-12
10:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

free trial class

Classes focus on the fundamentals of player development: dribbling, passing, shooting, trapping and how to use them effectively in a game. Level 1 will take players through weekly sessions of fundamental skill building and competitive drills/games to build confidence and competence.

Class Descriptions

Skills Institute Level 1 Class

  • AGES 5/6 & 7/8 YEARS
  • 8:1 CHILD-TO-COACH RATIO

Try a Free Class

Classes focus on the fundamentals of player development: dribbling, passing, shooting, trapping and how to use them effectively in a game. Level 1 will take players through weekly sessions of fundamental skill building and competitive drills/games to build confidence and competence.

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Skills Institute FAQ’s

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes (no outdoor cleats). Shinguards are required and must be worn under soccer socks. A Skills Institute jersey is given to first-time customers for free, and can thereafter be purchased at a low cost. Outfitting your child in Skills Institute garb is a fun way to make your child feel part of a team.  Kids naturally appreciate looking like older uniformed kids and role models.  

Each of our classes lasts 50 minutes with a water break halfway through.  Between classes, there is a 10-minute break.

We offer four sessions a year (fall, winter, spring, summer) that break down into approximately 10-13 week cycles.

No, classes are 50 minutes and require a parent or guardian to be on-site at all times

Yes! We offer open enrollment so that you can join anytime and have your class fees prorated. This means that you pay only for the remaining class and not the full session fee.

The session needs to be paid in full at the time of registration to reserve your child’s spot. Please note that we offer open enrollment, we do prorate class fees.

We understand life can get busy and you might have to miss a class. With our easy make-up class policy, you may schedule a make-up class online. Make-up classes are based on availability and not guaranteed. They must be made within the current session. We will do our very best to accommodate your requests. If you have multiple children, please schedule a make-up class for each child individually.

Yes! We offer a sibling discount of $15.00 for each additional child registered as long as the children are registered at the same time.

No, in order to maintain class ratios and consistency within the program, we schedule children for specific times and days. When registering, be sure to first determine which day best suits your schedule. If your schedule changes during the session and you need to switch days, we will try to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability. However, changes cannot be guaranteed and are based on space availability.

To allow for quality instruction, Skills Institute provides a low player-to-coach ratio – 8:1.

Lil’ Kickers is a child development soccer program that teaches basic skills through fun, creative, and energetic games. Skills Institute also encourages age-appropriate child development and focuses on teaching more technical and tactical skills through various fast-paced, challenging and structured drills.

A higher level of specialized technical instruction is provided in Skills Institute classes, and the value of this instruction is priced accordingly.

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