Skills Challenge Administration
Official skills challenges are conducted at all Red Bulls summer camp programs. Additionally, any organization can apply to host a Red Bulls Skills Challenge. We also actively encourage organizations and teams to download the challenge instructions and administer unofficial challenges. This can provide a great way of preparing your players for an official skills challenge.
Skills Challenge Ages
The skills challenge is open to boys and girls ages 7 and above. The challenges can be used for recreational to travel team players and are easy enough so that players can set up and practice by themselves.
Skills Challenge Yearly Awards – The Road to Red Bull Arena
The primary philosophy of the skills challenge series is to engage players to develop a motivation and desire to practice in their own time, away from structured sessions. Additionally, to help create a fun and competitive learning environment, all scores from official challenge locations are recorded. The top players in each age group are invited to a regional final. Regional winners are then recognized on the field at Red Bull Arena, during a New York Red Bulls match. Each skills challenge season operates from April 1st to October 1st, with regional finals taking place in early October.
Skills Challenge Training
The Red Bulls methodology encourages a pick up soccer mentality where players develop a motivation and desire to practice on their own. Before and after the challenge, players can visit the Red Bulls skills challenge page and watch skills videos. These videos provide targeted training sessions that will help improve a players mastery of the ball.
Skills Challenge Score Tables
Below are tables showing Skills Challenge scoring levels for players to gauge how well their scores compare to others in their age group. These scores are based on thousands of players who have taken part in the Skills Challenges over the past few years. Remember there is more to a player than just how they score in the Skills Challenge, but these scores are a great way to recognize where to focus your skills training.
For more information or to host a Skills Challenge Call: 1-888-370-7287 E-mail us