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Rec Skills Development


Shakopee Soccer Association is pleased to continue providing excellence in soccer training to younger players who are looking for focused, structured, and professional practice sessions where they will develop as players.

Overview of Rec Skills Training

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Formerly knows as "Prep Academy"
The focus of the program is on the fundamental building blocks of soccer by teaching the basics of dribbling, passing, receiving, finishing and defending. These skills are taught through a combination of individual training and small sided games.

In order to achieve a proper trainer-to-player ratio, the program will be limited to a maximum of 45 players. There are no try-outs for this program - players are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Players participate in a third night of soccer during the Spring Rec season. During the winter, players train once a week indoors on the boarded turf at TOCA Soccer in Burnsville.

Participants will be required to sign up for the corresponding Spring Rec session, in addition to additional training sessions. Training sessions are held on Monday nights so not to conflict with the rec. schedule. 

Rec Skills Training Players

Boys and Girls ages 5-8 who are just a little too young to participate in the traveling soccer program.

Overview Staff & Leadership

As the Director of coaching, Greg Wheaton is responsible for overall player and coach development. He can be contacted at:

The staff is made up of qualified coaches and trainers who will work with players in groups no larger than a 10:1 ratio ensuring that all players will receive individual attention. The Development Program staff is also supplemented with current and former Shakopee players who are eager to work with the committed Academy players.


Winter Rec Skills Training
TOCA Soccer
3601 W 145th St.
Burnsville MN
Mondays 4:30-5:30
Starts Monday January 8th
Ends Monday March 25th
Cost: $95

Spring Rec Skills Training
17th Ave. Sports Complex (Soccer Fields)
2600 17th Ave. East
Shakopee MN
Mondays 5:30-6:30
Starts Monday May 13th
Ends Monday June 24th
Cost: $65


• Develop basic techniques of dribbling, passing, receiving, finishing
• Develop strong confident players
• Prepare for traveling soccer
• Develop a love and passion for the game
• Develop Excellence in soccer


Winter Session

Spring Session

*Spring participants are expected to register and participate in the corresponding rec. seasons. Rec. session costs are not included in the Development Program registration fee.

*Participants are expected to wear their reversible rec jersey. First time participants are expected to purchase one upon registration ($20).

*Cleats, shin guards, and a ball are required and are the responsibility of the participants.


If you would like to enroll your child in this exciting program, click on the registration tab.  Contact Greg Wheaton, Director of Coaching with any questions.