Get Them Sharp for Next Season: Winter Skills Academy Registration Open Now!


The skills academy will provide intense skill training for highly motivated players born in 1998 and 1999 who are affiliated with Mass Youth Soccer. Sessions will be dynamic and fast-paced and will cover all areas of technical development.

The sessions will be directed by Mass Youth Soccer State Staff Coaches, including the State Director of Coaching, Development Coaches, Instructional Staff Coaches and ODP Staff Coaches. The program begins the week of Jan. 3 runs 10 weeks, skipping school vacation (complete schedules and locations below).

Sessions will focus on developing technical skill and speed. Staff will stress dribbling, passing, shooting, heading and receiving.


If so, this is for you!

Click here to go to the Registration Page for 2010 Skills Academy

And remember, Skills Academy isn’t just for players! Many others can benefit from Skills Academy sessions, including:

Coaches - Those interested in observing training or shadowing the instructors will receive a syllabus and may attend free of charge. Coaches are welcome to ask instructors questions at the end of the session. Please email Tara Petricca at if you would like to attend a session.

Towns - Please contact Tara Petricca at if you would like to hold a Skills Academy in your town.

Skills Clinics – Would you like Mass Youth Soccer to come run a private Skills Clinic, just for your team? We are currently booking these specialized events; iof interested, please contact Tara Petricca at


Exact locations will be added throughout the fall, so check back often! Note: Some locations have additional age groups or time slot differences, please see the details below. At most sessions, 1999 players are in the first hour, and 1998 players are in the second hour.

North East

  • NorthShore Tech Gym, Middleton (Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • Marshall Simonds Middle School, Burlington (Fridays, 6-8 p.m.)
  • Beverly HS Field House, Beverly (Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m.)


  • Charlestown High School Gym, Charlestown (Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.)
    • 6:00-7:00 Players born in 2000 & 2001
    • 7:00-8:00 Players born in 1997, 1998 & 1999
  • West Roxbury YMCA, West Roxbury (Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.)

South East

  • Mansfield SportsPlex, Mansfield, Mass. (Sundays, 6-8 p.m.)

North Central

  • Russell Street School, Littleton (Fridays, 6-8 p.m.)


  • Hardy School, Wellesley (Mondays, 6-8 p.m.)
  • Tri County HS, Franklin (Sundays, 5-8 p.m.)*
  • *Additional hour for players born in 2000, 5-6 pm


  • St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Springfield (Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.)


Beginning on Dec. 10, all refunds processed will be at 50 percent.