The Skillzys® Development League programs are designed to teach proper technique through training activities and then provide a game like environment where kids can Show Their Skills!
Our Skillzys® programs are designed to work with our DinoMites and The Future! programs to build on the skills learned in those classes while providing small sided games (3v3, 4v4, 6v6) to allow kids to play real games while learning how to become a great player!
Note: Skillzys Session 1 at West St. Paul is at max capacity. You may still complete registration and we will open up a second time slot for the group earlier in the afternoon.
There is a difference between technique and skill. All the technical skill in the world doesn’t help players if they cannot put the technique to use under the pressures of actual game competition. Technique is learned, and that learning happens on the training fields. Skill is also learned, and the best way to develop skill is through practice in real game situations. Skillzys® facilitate parents and coaches to help their young players focus on this skill development, help encourage the attempt of this skill, and allow recognition of successful skill execution regardless of the final score in any youth soccer match. This focus, encouragement, and recognition help breed confidence, excitement, and passion for the game in all players, ensuring a positive youth soccer experience for all.
Think of Skillzys® as Boy or Girl Scout merit badges, but for sports.
With a similar size and feel of a typical credit card, Skillzys® are award-winning, high-quality, colorful, plastic bag tags depicting individual sports techniques, basic tactical ideas, or positive character traits. Young athletes earn Skillzys® by successfully executing a specific technique or tactic or by demonstrating a particular trait under the real-time pressures of match competition.