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Skills Academy

Registration for 2019/2020 Winter Skills Academy is OPEN!

Winter Skills Academy

WHAT: Sharpen your ball handling skills and have lots of fun at the same time. With an emphasis on proper technique, players will work on a variety of key skills that include ball control, dribbling, passing, trapping, striking the ball and more. Our trainers are nationally licensed and have over 60 yrs of combined coaching experience.

HOW: Training will be done the “Brazilian way” with Futsal balls, where each player will get significantly more touches on the ball over the course of the session. Futsal balls are smaller and heavier than traditional soccer balls, and don’t bounce around, making them the ideal choice for indoor surfaces. Futsal ball are designed to improve your touch, your technique and your strength, all at the same time. Emphasis will be on repetition and proper technique.

WHY: Our philosophy on player development is that ball control, effective dribbling, pinpoint passing and accurate shooting are essential starting blocks for a strong soccer player.  Too often these skills are neglected and we end up with good athletes rather than good soccer players. To play effectively at the High School level and beyond, players must hone their skills and perfect their technique. Playing soccer becomes so much easier when these skills are mastered.

WHO: Everyone, both boys and girls, from ages 7 thru 16 (Skills Academy) and 5-6 (Future Stars). The younger a player masters the basic skills the more time they have to develop into a strong player. We have multiple age brackets and levels to effectively meet the needs of each stage of development.

WHERE: Sessions will be held at The Edge Indoor Soccer Facility at 10 Bridge Avenue East, Delano, MN 55328.

COST: Skills Academy fees range from $69 per player to $99.00 per player depending on session length and age group. All include Skills Academy T-shirt upon completion.

The Edge Indoor Soccer Facility

10 Bridge Avenue East
Delano, MN 55328

Skills Academy Training Schedule

You will train 1x per week. Choose the night that works best for you. Session 1 runs Nov thru Dec and Session 2 runs Jan thru Feb.

Session I - Nov-Dec 2019  (6 Classes) 

  • Mondays (ages 7-14) – Nov 4, 11, 18 – Dec 2, 9, 16
  • Tuesdays (ages 7-16) – Nov 5, 12, 19 – Dec 3, 10, 17

Session II – Jan-Feb 2020 (7 Classes) 

  • Mondays (ages 7-14) – Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 – Feb 3, 10, 17
  • Tuesdays (ages 7-16) – Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 – Feb 4, 11, 18

Future Stars Session - Jan - Feb 2020 (6 Classes)

  • Saturday Mornings (ages 5-6) - Jan 11 thru Feb 15


Skills Academy at the Edge in Delano


Premier Academy is for Premier, League 1 and MN Futures League players. This is high level training for high level players. Only available to players registered on Wright County Travel teams at the levels listed above.