Our Approach

Catalyst Soccer has been developing players AND coaches on the Central Coast for over a decade.  Since its founding in 1999, thousands of youth players of every level have come to Catalyst for not only the passionate coaching, but because of the emphasis on skill development and enjoyment of the game.  All Catalyst programs emphasis a “learning by doing” philosophy for participants with a ‘special’ emphasis on the following:

Individual Ball Skill: Moves, turns, shielding the ball, 1v1’s and many dribbling exercises that are designed to build a player’s confidence and creativity with the ball at their feet.

Problem Solving: Passing effectively and accurately, possession type games, combining with teammates, give and go’s and other passing exercises to give young players the tools to creatively break down other teams.

Short-Sided Games: Games with smaller numbers (5v5 or 3v3) allowing players to simulate real game situations while maximizing their touches on the ball.

Week-long Developmental Camps

Catalyst Developmental Soccer Camps: Winter, Spring and Summer
These week-long camps are intended to inspire and teach young players the skills and tactics of the game.  From the first Monday to the “tournament day” on Friday, the young player will be playing the beautiful game of soccer,  learning the skills that make the game so enjoyable to watch and play.

Super FUNdamentals  (Boys and Girls) (Ages 6-14)  (9 am to noon)
“Great soccer-learning for all ages and abilities.”

The Catalyst Developmental camps are an excellent camp that features professional instruction to give your kids (boys and girls ages 6-14) the superb learning they need to develop in the beautiful sport of soccer. The camp will cover all aspects of the game with special emphasis on the fundamentals of passing, shooting, dribbling, and good defensive habits as well as many contests and fun soccer related games to challenge and excite the young player to new levels! Taught by a staff of top local youth coaches and collegiate players who show “by example” how to become a more skillful player these camps are Super FUN!  Each camp takes place from 9 am to noon,  and all Catalyst players receive a Catalyst training shirt.

Little Skillsbuilders  ( Boys and Girls)  (Ages 4-6)  ( 9:30 to 11am)
“From little acorns do mighty oaks grow”

The Catalyst Soccer Club’sLittleSkillBuilders Program is an excellent course on becoming a fundamentally sound, young soccer player–regardless of beginning skill or experience level. All boys and girls (ages 4-6) who have the desire to become better players are welcome. Topics covered include simple moves, turns, fakes, many ball-control techniques and a host of fun soccer-related games for your new player.  Little Skillsbuilders camps run for an hour and half of pure fun and learning.