Who we are-

         Skilz Academy is a comprehensive soccer program for participants from 5 years – adults who want to learn more about the game and how to reach their potential as a player.  Skilz Academy is designed to help athletes in all phases of soccer, from fundamental skills to tactical decision-making. The program will instruct very basic skills for beginners, as well as advanced techniques for players who have some experience in the game.  Each class will put emphasis on the basic fundamentals of soccer: dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and working with teammates in a fun environment. Along with learning the basics of the game, individuals will also understand the rules and intricacies of the game. Players will be taught how to play different positions such as forward and defender.  We believe that by building a player’s technique and training on a consistent basis the end result will be increased talent.  Players will walk away from our program with the knowledge and poise they need to move on to the next step in the path they choose in soccer. Pyramid to soccer success Click here


Our Staff-

Skilz Academy staff is a  highly qualified group of instructors. Our expert and friendly staff has coaching and playing experience at the professional, international, college and High School levels. Each staff member is selected on their ability to teach soccer to youth and adult soccer players.


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Our Focus...

Individual skills

Master the ball


Skilz Academy content


Passing and receiving

1.   Proper  technique with both feet

2.   Passing accuracy

3.   Receiving under control

4.   Dribbling/ passing/receiving combinations



1.   Pushing the ball not kicking at it

2.   Inside/outside of feet

3.   Straight/stop and start

4.   Moves and fakes/ turns

5.   Technique/speed/turning/combinations


1.   Proper technique

2.   Power laces of the shoes

3.   Finesse side and top

4.   Accuracy

5.   Stationary balls/moving balls/different way the ball may approach……score!!!

Games/ scrimmages

1.   1 vs 1

2.   2 vs 2

3.   3 vs 3

4.   to 1 goal

5.   to 2 goals

6.   attacking /defending the goal

7.   When to pass and when to dribble when to shoot…


Class Schedules


  Skilz Academy 5/6 (5-6 years old)

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  Skilz Academy 7/8 (7-8 years old)

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  Skilz Academy 9/12 (9-12 years old) 

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  Skilz Academy High School / College
Private - Group lessons

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  Skilz Academy (Adult)

Class Schedule *Special pricing








  • Classes are once a week for 50 minutes and are offered during the week as well as weekends.

  • Cost per class is $17. Classes are prorated

  • All classes are first come first serve

  • If for some reason you are unable to attend your scheduled class we do allow make-ups.

  • All classes are co-ed

  • All groups are divided by age and ability to ensure the correct learning environment. Groups may be adjusted after week one of the session.

  • Shin guards, Gym Shoes or indoor soccer shoes are required

  • Upon registration, each participant will receive a Skilz Academy shirt that should be worn to class.

  • We can add more programs when classes fill up but it depends on facility space availability.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to any class start time.

  • Note: Annual Registration Fee Required (Good for 1 year from sign up)




Youth Program Coordinator:

Ivan Heredia



Adult Program Coordinator:

Gaetano Traversa




545 S. Consumers Ave. Palatine, IL 60074