Salem Indoor + Coever

Salem Indoor Youth Classes (Winter 2019/20)

Brought to you in partnership with Coerver® Coaching, “The world’s number 1 soccer skills teaching method,” Salem Indoor is offering youth classes for all ages. All classes will be led by Coerver NW Staff and will focus on improving each player’s individual skill in the context of small group play. 

Classes are offered in two separate, 6 week sessions. 

The first session runs from week of December 2 to week of January 20 with Christmas break off. 

The second Session runs from week of January 27 to week of March 2nd

Cost is $80 per session or $150 for both. 

Classes are limited to 30 players in order to preserve proper coach to player ratio

Find out more about the Coerver Coaching Method

Coerver First Skills (ages 4-7, Mondays from 5-6:30pm)

Session 1 dates: December 2, 9, 16; Jan 6, 13, 20

Session 2 dates: Jan 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 2

“First Skills” classes are conducted by trained Coerver Coaches with a player to coach ratio of approximately 8:1. 

 First Skills classes focus on teaching the individual skills indispensable for success in soccer. Proper fundamental skills are taught as well as advanced skills that make playing fun and encourages players to practice on their own. Sportsmanship and character are central to our core values and are stressed at every turn. Effort and fair play are as important as talent and achievement.

Fun is the central theme to all sessions as skills are introduced and practiced in a joyful environment. Players get to experience the game in a way that fosters physical and social development and improves coordination, confidence and skill.

Coerver “Core Skills” (ages 8-10, Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm)

Session 1 dates: December 3, 10, 17; Jan 7, 14, 21

Session 2 dates: Jan 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 3

In “Core Skills” Classes the emphasis is placed on individual skill development and basic moves with the goal of developing confidence on the ball. Players will learn to become familiar with the ball through Ball Mastery and Fast Footwork exercises. Beginning “move sets” are taught and games are played to practice the moves in a method that starts with no pressure and slowly adds the pressure of time and/or space restrictions. Then passive defensive pressure is added and players are performing moves under full defensive pressure to goal.

Each class is centered on a topic of the day that is geared toward their group’s specific level of play. Topics range from skills such as finishing and individual defending to more advanced topics such as small group defending and combination play. 

At the end of each class, players will have an opportunity to put their work into practice with the big game. Games are played to encourage the use of the specific skills being taught that day. Nearly three decades of cooperative curriculum development affords us a finely tuned method for getting the skills incorporated into the competitive environment as quickly as possible while building confidence along the way. The difficulty of the moves we teach and the intensity of the competition increases at each level.

Coerver “Effective Skills” (ages 11-14, Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm)

Session 1 dates: December 4, 11, 18; Jan 8, 15, 22

Session 2 dates: Jan 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 4

“Effective Skills” Classes teach more complicated moves and swiftly puts players into competitive environments with an emphasis on 1v1 and 2v2 play. Small group tactics are also taught and small-sided games are played featuring fast break attack and counter attack. The importance of fast transition play is stressed and players are encouraged to play creatively and freely and to use their new skills in games. Players are also put in many situations requiring decision-making as that is a key ingredient to advanced play. 

At the end of each class, players will have an opportunity to put their work into practice with the big game. Games are played to encourage the use of the specific skills being taught that day. Nearly three decades of cooperative curriculum development affords us a finely tuned method for getting the skills incorporated into the competitive environment as quickly as possible while building confidence along the way. The difficulty of the moves we teach and the intensity of the competition increases at each level.

Coerver “Team Skills” (ages 14+, Thursdays from 5-6:30pm)

Session 1 dates: December 5, 12, 19; Jan 9, 16, 23

Session 2 dates: Jan 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 5

“Team Skills”  Classes are offered by invitation only are intended for the serious player with an eye toward college soccer.

The Level 4 groups are exposed to high-level skill sets and are challenged to apply these skills to tactically appropriate situations. Games and exercises stress tactical awareness, problem solving, principles of possession, advanced finishing skills, group defending, playing to targets, effective flank play and multiple player attacking combinations. Spirited competition is encouraged and fitness and speed training are emphasized.

How to prepare for class

  • All children should come dressed in comfortable athletic clothing and shoes, however, outdoor cleats are not allowed and shin guards are required. During the winter months it definitely can get a bit cool inside the facility so make sure to bundle up!
  • Feel free to bring water in a spill proof container, but all other beverages and food are not permitted onto the field at any time.

If you have any questions contact us via email at info@salemindoor.com.