Skills Training

Maintaining technical abilities under game pressure is soccer skills. Each U5 and U6 team is gets 30 minutes, and U8 on up gets 1 hour of technical skills training per week by one of the clubs soccer trainers. Skills training gives your players many opportunities to repeat and refine the individual techniques that are needed in every soccer game. Skills training will be age appropriate and enjoyable at all levels of ability.

Many coaches have found that skills training provides a excellent hour of warm up, individual and small group activities, and afterwards often take their teams to another location for a final 30 minutes of large sided games or scrimmage.

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Skills Learned

  • Receiving and First Touch
  • Dribbling and v1 Attacking
  • Passing
  • Finishing
  • 1v1 Defending
  • Foot Speed
  • Volleys
  • Heading

Michael Legate

picture of Michael

Soccer Experience

Playing Experience 18yrs
Coaching Experience 8yrs
Bryant Socer Club Skills Trainer for 5 years
United States Soccer Federation "Youth" License, and USSF National "D" License.
Assistant Coach for U17 & u19 boys Classic Team


Michael joined our club as our second skills trainer in 2007. His playing experience includes Bryant High School, collegiate, and several adult league teams. Michael and his wife, Jennifer, have two boys. Michael works well with all age groups and is very good at introducing age-appropriate fun games at all levels.

Ambex Gebremariam

Soccer Experience

Playing Experience 22yrs
3rd year as a Bryant Socer Club Skills Trainer


Born and raised in Ethiopia, he has been playing soccer ever since he can remember. He has experience playing both street and organized soccer. He played four years in college and was captain for 3 of those years. He specializes in the midfield and has experience playing all positions. Over the years, he has earned the nick name "The Magician" on the soccer field. He still plays soccer at least 3 times a week.

Bryce Denker

Soccer Experience

Playing Experience 12yrs
2nd year as a Bryant Socer Club Skills Trainer


We are very excited to have Bryce as a skills trainer. He currently plays as an attacking midfielder for the Bryant Hornets High School Varisty team. Although he is still only a Junior at Bryant High School, his soccer skills and knowledge of the game make him an asset to BSC. Bryce is very good at teaching the core technical skills that every player needs for success on the pitch. Bryce has coached at the u8 level and is a certified soccer referee in the State of Arkansas.

William Oraha

Soccer Experience

Playing Experience: 18 years.
Coaching Experience: 3 years.


William played soccer as a kid in Arkansas. He played high school soccer in Northern California as a midfielder and striker. During the summer prior to his Junior year, William played striker for AJAX in Northern Cal. He moved to Southern California to finish high school. An injury ended his high school career, but sparked an interest in coaching. William has coached many teams in California. William is excited to be back in his native state with his wife and baby and is excited to pass on his skills and experience to the soccer youth of Bryant.

Ghirmay (Jeremy) Weldemichale

Soccer Experience

Playing Experience: 24 years.
Coaching Experience: 4 years.


Born and raised in Eritrea, Ghrimay has been playing soccer ever since he can remember. He played four years in college and then played 2nd division league games for 5 years with 2 teams. He specializes in offensive-midfield and has experience playing all positions. He has played international friendly college games in China and Kenya. He still plays soccer at least 3 times a week.

Brittany Hudson

Soccer Experience

Playing Experience: 18 years.
Coaching Experience: 4 years.
Referee Experience: 8 years.


This is Brittany's second season as a trainer for Bryant Soccer Club. She is from Little Rock and played youth soccer for both LRFC and the Bluebirds. Brittany also played soccer in high school and participated in the Olympic Development Program (ODP). She attended the University of Arkansas where she was a goalkeeper for the Razorback Soccer Team for 4 years. Before moving back to Little Rock, Brittany played in an indoor men's league and enjoyed competing with the boys. She feels it is important to not only to develop foot skills and technique at a young age but to also have fun in a high energy, competitive atmosphere.

James Waugh

Soccer Experience

Playing Experience: 14 years.


James played competitve soccer for 8 years and was selected onto the Arkansas ODP team for 3 years. He played at UCA for 2 years. Soccer has always been his biggest passion and he loves the competition as well.

Scott Morris

Soccer Experience

Playing Experience: tba.
Coaching Experience: tba.
Coaching Licensure: tba



All Skills Training will be assigned to Midland Soccer Complex.

View the pdf of the 2013 Spring Skills Training Schedule.

In addition to team practices and weekly team based skills training, some parents and coaches arrange specialized sessions for their players. During these additional sessions, the trainers will focus on specific skills if requested by the parent or coach. Otherwise, the trainer will assess the player(s) and develop exercises for them.
Additional skills training sessions last 90 minutes. The cost is $30 for 1-3 players, $35 for 4-9 players, or $40 for 10 or more.

If you are interested in arranging additional skills training, please email our director of coaching at We will respond with an email and work out the times, specific skills and payment arrangements.

Parent Testimonials

We arranged individual skills training for my daughter before she went to a weeklong soccer camp. Our main concern was her physical conditioning. The trainer's ability to hide an intense conditioning program in fun activities that helped her dribbling, passing, and shooting was amazing. This was a double benefit. I also found it of extra value that the trainer provided her with reading materials that made her a smarter player too.
Lisa O.

Our son had been out of soccer for around 2 years. Since he had become a little burned out, we hoped that the individual skills training would help his skills, but also help him enjoy soccer again. We were completely satisfied because the trainer was very enthusiastic and very good at making some of the repetitive drills fun and competitive. Our son really enjoyed it.
Jennifer K.

We have used the private training over the past year with Bryant Soccer Club and have seen tremendous results. The one on one training specifically working on the areas my son needed to improve on has really helped him develop his game at a faster pace. The private training sessions are also great to get a few teammates together and work in small groups. The trainer we used was very professional and we definitely got our money's worth.
Jay G.