Challenge FC Skills Nights

Skills Nights

Challenge FC offers it's players Skills Nights for six Friday nights during the season at Jerry Cline Park (I-40 and Louisiana).

Sessions start September 14th and run through October 19th. Training for U11 and U12 players is from 5:00 to 6:00.

Training for U13 and olderplayers is from 6:00 to 7:00.

We also offer keeper training from 6:00 to 7:00.

Skills nights are run by our own Coach Ed Cole with Goalkeeper Training by Rick Smith with assistance by our highly skilled Challenge Coaches.

Ed Cole has played soccer at the club, high school, college, and professional levels including a stint as goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Fury in the North American Soccer League. Ed has coached youth soccer for both boys and girls including a New Jersey State club championship and a New Mexico High School state championship with Bosque School Girls Soccer in 2008. While coaching at Bosque, Ed received State High School Coach of the Year awards as well. Ed is currently coach of the Challenge FC U15 Boys Flame.

Rick Smith is currently the Director of Coaching for the NM Sting Club. He was the Girls Coach at Sandia Prep and he holds a the UEFA "A" Goalkeeping License, UEFA "B" License and the USSF "B" License. Skills Nights are great sessions run by great coaches. All Challenge FC players are encouraged to attend.

Last Week

Last Friday's Skills Night was a great success!

The first session (for U11 and U12 field players) was very well attended and the kids learned some good basic skills and had a lot of fun!

The second session (for U13, U14, and any U15+ players) had players making amazing progress with passing and other ball handling skills. The second session is also the time for Keepers (of all ages) to attend...and Rick Smith didn't disappoint...he had a great session with a lot of keepers.