Lane United FC is proud to announce its Skills Academy this fall. Lane United's excellent coaching staff will direct the sessions, which are for players aged 7 to 13. Instruction will focus on developing the individual technical skills and physical fundamentals that are an essential foundation for enjoying the game at any level and competing at the highest levels.

The Academy is for players between ages 7 and 13, of all abilities and genders.

Players will be divided into two sessions with 7-10 year olds training from 5:00 to 6:30pm and 11-13 year olds training from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Six Friday evening training sessions from October 2nd through November 6 will cost $95 per player and includes a Lane United academy T-shirt and a $20 voucher toward 2016 Lane United FC Season Tickets.

Dates & location

The Lane United Skills Academy will train October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6 on the turf fields at the Willamalane Center for Sports & Recreation in Springfield, Oregon  including the same field that the Lane United men's team plays on. The Willamalane Center has a plethora of options for indoor recreation for other family members who might want to make the most of their visit to the area. Check out the Willamalane website for all that they have to offer!

Top-class coaching

Players will receive instruction from a superior staff comprising Lane United FC coaches and players. Lane United FC head coach John Galas, with over 20 years of high-level coaching experience and a USSF A license (the highest coaching license in the U.S.), will direct the Academy and oversee all sessions.

All sessions will begin with a 15 minute classroom session in which all players will be shown what the training activities will include that evening. This allows players to become accustomed to putting concepts they see into action, as well as provide a forum to discuss the whys and hows of the exercises.

The focus of the sessions will be on individual skills and physical fundamentals, and are designed to begin or nurture a soccer-specific physical literacy aimed at promoting better play with fewer injuries. The Academy is not about competition. Players get better, healthier, and more balanced by working on weaknesses, not playing to strengths. Attempting exercises and drills is what is encouraged and rewarded, not the results. 

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