Skills Specific Clinics

The Skills Specific Clinics are a unique way for players to further develop their core skills (goalkeeping, dribbling, passing, & shooting) during school break.  The purpose of this very specialized training program is to enable players to receive individual instruction in specific areas of the game which would be difficult to teach quickly in a large team environment. The  small group sizes offer players the opportunity to work more closely with their skill coach.

The practice sessions are designed to challenge players technically with the aim of improving specific areas of their game such as their ball control skills (dribbling), striking ability (shooting and finishing), distribution (passing and receiving), shot stopping (goalkeeping) and athleticism before the fall season. 

What can player’s expect?

Players can expect high level instructions from our experienced coaches that will accelerate their skill acquisition. All attendees will get more feedback and attention as they will work in small groups rather than in a team environment.  Each day will end in small-sided games (scrimmage) so that players can implement what they have learned in a game situation. Players will have fun as well as be challenged to improve!

What are the age groups?

Registration is open to 2015-2008 born players. Upon registering for a particular skills clinic (goalkeeping, dribbling, passing, or shooting), players will be divided based on skill level first (based on the coach’s initial assessment) and age second.

Skills Clinic: Gold Glove Goalkeeping

Boys and Girls (2015-2008)

The goalkeeper is one of the most important players on the soccer field as they are the last line of defense and the first point of attack. To be effective in the position, goalkeepers require special skills and special training. This clinic will provide opportunities for players to develop essential goalkeeping skills and self-confidence to be the team’s last line of defense and first point of attack

Learning outcomes:

  • Fundamentals of Goalkeeping
  • Functional Training
  • Team Play

Skills Clinic: Dribbling Dynamo

Boys and Girls (2015-2008)

Nothing is more empowering as a player than beating the defender with a clever dribble. Players will learn moves that will help them maintain possession under pressure while developing the ability to recognize the best situations to take on, and beat defenders with a dribble.

Learning outcomes:

  • 1v1 Situations
  • Key turning techniques
  • Attacking moves to beat a single defender and attacking against multiple defenders

Skills Clinic: Shooting Star

Boys and Girls (2015-2008)

We would all agree that scoring goals is what every attacking player dreams about. The attacking clinic is designed for those players who are seeking to improve their goal scoring technique and enhance their performance on the field as an attacking player. Shooting can be learned in isolation; however, learning how to create shooting and finishing is much more difficult in isolation. In a small group, players will learn movements to create and exploit spaces behind, between, and beside defenders.

Learning outcomes:

  • Developing proper ball striking techniques (instep drives, volleys, half-volleys, and side-volleys)
  • Developing composure and comfort with the ball
  • Better decision making, developing peripheral vision, analyzing and capitalizing on goal scoring opportunities

Skills Clinic: Passing Maestro

Boys and Girls (2015-2008)

The game is now dominated by players with extraordinary first touch (receiving), vision (awareness) and passing range. Passing and receiving skills are often trained ineffectively in isolation; training in a small group offers the opportunity to receive corrective feedback from coaches in pressured situations (possession games). Not only will players learn how to pass and receive the ball correctly, they will come out of the clinic feeling more confident about their ability to make better decisions on and off the ball.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Competent and precision passing
  • Controlling and receiving ground and air balls using proper first touch techniques
  • Decision making, developing vision,  and tactical awareness

Upcoming Clinics

Week 1 - July 17, 19, 21 (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday)

Week 2 - July 24, 26, 28 (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday)

Week 3 - July 31, 2, 4 (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday)

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2015-2011)

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (2010-2008)

McNair School Park

Address: 9500 No 4 Rd, Richmond, BC V7A 2Y9


Class Cancellation Policy:

If you signed up for a clinic and need to cancel it due to scheduling conflicts we are happy to accommodate you in another session (if possible) or give you credit for a future clinic (if possible). In order to plan and deliver these clinics, we are unable to give refunds.

If we are unable to reach our desired registration numbers for each clinic, we will cancel and provide refunds.