Skills Academy

Northwest United Soccer Club (NUSC) believes that the development of soccer skills occurs throughout players’ careers. The mission of the NUSC Skills Academy is to develop the technical skills of all players, regardless of level, in a sequenced, iterative, and coherent manner. The Academy is run each season by the Challenger trainer. At the start of the Academy, the trainer provides players with an overview of the curriculum, broken down by skill level. Over the course of the Academy, players develop skills, moving on to sequentially higher levels after demonstrating proficiency. Player progress is tracked on skills cards, which are updated by the trainer at the end of each session. When all skills are mastered, that player gets the next level's card.