Lexington United Soccer Club

Fall 2022 - 3rd - 5th LUSC Skills Academy


Welcome to LUSC Skills Academy, Grades 3-5

The LSA is a training program where U9-11 players receive an extra training session per week throughout the year to create a 3 practice/1 game ratio that is consistent with youth academies around the world in limiting the amount of competitive games kids should be playing in at this age.  The LUSC Skills Academy will be 100% professionally coached. 


Program Details:

Location: Estabrook Elementary School
Time: Thursdays 4:00 to 5:15pm - 8 weeks,  Sept. 15 - Nov. 3rd.
Cost:  $190.00
Capacity: 25 boys and 25 girls


Why a Skills Academy?

  • To provide LUSC children with a yearlong technical development plan under weekly professional supervision for committed and interested LUSC U9-11 players.
  • The professional staff that will oversee the skills academy will make technical training, including demonstration of proper technique, their number one priority.
  • Offer Lexington families a high quality local alternative to “club” soccer during the U9-11 developmental years.  These are vital years in terms of developing proper coordination and good habits.     

LUSC Skills Academy Goals

  1. Improve Players Perception
  2. Decision Making 
  3. Execution


2022 Fall Skills Academy Staff:

  • Brendan Donahue, LUSC Director of Coaching, Girls 2012 LPDA Coach, Girls 2009 LPDA Coach, Former Region 1 Olympic Development Staff, Former DI-III Collegiate Coach (1995-2005), USSF A license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, US Youth Soccer National Youth, Coerver Youth Diploma
  • Boys Director Tom Heimreid, LUSC Assistant Director of Coaching, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NFF 2, Boys 2012 LPDA Head Coach, Boys 2009 LPDA Head Coach
  • Girls Director Joe Dincecco, Boys 2011 LPDA Head Coach and Girls 2011 LPDA Head Coach, USSF “B” License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, 10+ years of NCAA Collegiate Coaching
  • Hagop Kouchakdjian- Boys 2007 LPDA Blue Co-Coach, 2016 LHS State Championship Team Captain (2x captain), Named to the MA 2016 All-State Team, 4-year letter winner at Hamilton College 
  • Andrew Chipashvili- Boys 2007 LPDA Blue Co-Coach, 2016 LHS State Championship member, Boston University 2021 Graduate, BU Club Soccer Vice President