About Skills Institute

The Skills Institute is a soccer development program that focuses on 5-12 year-olds who love soccer and have a strong desire to improve their soccer skills.

Upon entry to the program, the player is evaluated, assessed and then the program is adapted to a player’s initial skill level. We retain a strong technical emphasis on soccer, and our curriculum allows coaches to adapt instruction to individual player differences. Each player receives personalized lessons that move the player to that player’s own next level of expertise, so that they become more valuable players to their current and future teams.


Winter 2018 Skills Classes

Class descriptions and information

How it works

Personalized instruction, mastery of technical skills, fun, fast-paced learning environment

Skills Institute programs are a personalized, adaptive approach to teaching fundamental soccer skills. The low player-to-coach ratio results in a fun, fast-paced learning environment that inspires players to achieve their personal goals as athletes.

Our curriculum is aligned with USSF U.S. Soccer Curriculum. This age-appropriate instructional framework helps to guide over-all 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 and of local clubs and youth soccer associations. Our classes and clinics are timely too, because we try to schedule them to accommodate the schedules 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.

Contact us

Free Skills Institute trial class!
Free Trial Class
If this is your son/daughter’s first time with the Skills Institute, sign up for a FREE TRIAL class, so you can get an idea of how or program works! Let our office staff know in-person. See our current class schedules by following the links above.

Policies & FAQs

  • Transfers
    1. Customers may transfer their child at any point in the session.
    2. All class transfers are dependent upon space availability.
  • Make-up classes
    1. Make-ups are done on a space available basis.
    2. Make-ups do not carry over into the next session.
  • Registration
    1. No spaces in any class are guaranteed without payment.
    2. All registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    3. Salmon Creek Indoor Memberships are required for all participants.
  • Trial classes
    1. All first time trial classes are free of charge.
    2. Customers may only do trials in classes that have space available.
  • Discounts
    1. Multiple Class Discounts: all participants who register for two or more classes per week, in the same session will receive $15 off the second class.
    2. Sibling Discounts: siblings are defined as children that reside in the same household and are under the care of the same parent/guardian. After one child is enrolled, the discount is $15 for siblings enrolled during the same session.
    3. Third Session Discounts: All participants who register for their third consecutive session of Lil’ Kickers will receive $15 off their third session class fee.

    *Discounts only apply to full session registration. One discount per session.

  • Refund Policy

    We offer class refunds under the following circumstances:

    • Injury to the participant
    • Change of residence that prevents reasonable commute for attendance in class
    • Family emergency