Skills Academy

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As in all sports there are core skills to be mastered that are the foundations for everything that comes later. In soccer, ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting are some of these skills. At UNITED Soccer Club we take these foundations seriously and have implemented a series of programs designed to motivate players to practice these basics.

Our Mission

In order to provide a path towards soccer excellence, United Soccer Club offers The Skills Academy to all players. This developmental program is built around four primary skills: Juggling, Dribbling, Passing, and Shooting. Players will establish their own practice habits, as well as be motivated to continually improve their soccer abilities through recognition.

Assessments

  • Players may formally test once per month in conjunction with an existing team practice.
  • Alternate testing is available by contacting skills@unitedsoccerclub.net
  • Scheduled workout sessions will be offered to focus on skill development.
  • Academy course is always set up, and all players are encouraged to spend time at the stations, advancing their techniques.

Skill Programs

Skills Academy: Dribbling
Skills Academy: Passing
Skills Academy: Shooting
Skills Academy: Juggling
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Skill Levels and Rewards

Beginner

A Beginner Level Player Can…

  • Juggle the ball 15 times, within 2 minutes
  • Complete the Dribble / Speed course within 00:01:30 (one minute, thirty seconds)
  • Pass to static targets, scoring 75 points
  • Strike static balls to goal, scoring 75 points

Awards for Beginner Level

Skills Academy: Beginner's Certificate

Bronze

A Bronze Level Player Can…

  • Juggle the ball 25 times, within 3 minutes
  • Complete the Dribble / Speed course within 00:01:25 (one minute, twenty-five seconds)
  • Pass to static targets, scoring 100 points
  • Strike static balls to goal, scoring 100 points

Awards for Bronze Level

Skills Academy: Beginner's Certificate
Skills Academy: Bronze Patch

Silver

A Silver Level Player Can…

  • Juggle the ball 50 times, within 4 minutes
  • Complete the Dribble / Speed course within 00:01:20 (one minute, twenty seconds)
  • Receive ball and pass to dynamic targets, scoring 125 points
  • Receive and 2-touch strike balls to goal, scoring 125 points

Awards for Silver Level

Skills Academy: Beginner's Certificate
Skills Academy: Silver Patch

Gold

A Gold Level Player Can…

  • ‘Master of Ball’ Juggle the ball 75 times, within 5 minutes
  • Complete the Dribble / Speed course within 00:01:15 (one minute, fifteen seconds)
  • Receive ball and pass to dynamic targets, scoring 150 points
  • Receive ball and shoot at dynamic targets, scoring 150 points

Awards for Gold Level

Skills Academy: Beginner's Certificate
Skills Academy: Gold Patch

Platinum

A Platinum Level Player Can…

  • ‘Master of Ball’ Juggle the ball 100 times, within 5 minutes
  • Complete the Dribble / Speed course within 00:01:10 (one minute, ten seconds)
  • Receive ball and pass to dynamic targets, scoring 175 points
  • Receive ball and shoot at dynamic targets, scoring 175 points

Awards for Platinum Level

Skills Academy: Beginner's Certificate
Skills Academy: Platinum Patch

We will be adding a variety of other competitions to challenge our players to become the best that they can be.

All UNITED players are encouraged to practice these skills and then contact Rick Noesen at skills@unitedsoccerclub.net to arrange a time to compete. Great prizes await those who try!