Our 2017/18 Ball Mastery Program is open to all travel, comp & premier players looking to improve their technical abilities on the ball. Players will focus on their first touch, ability to take on defenders, skills to play in thight space, playing out of pressure and playing in combinations/small groups. 
Delivered across every season of the year, this supplemental clinic offers players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to both develop and refine their level of technical proficiency. Through engaging in a variety of different ball mastery and ball manipulation exercises players receive well in advance of 1000 touches on the ball during their hour of practice.

Practice is structured to allow players the chance to acquire comfort on the ball through exposure to: Juggling, Ball Mastery Skills, Fakes, Turns and 1v1 moves before being given the opportunity to apply said moves in competitive situations. We use 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 exercises to give all players plenty of opportunity and repitition to display real bravery on the ball in a safe secure environment.

Victor Lopez alongside a number of Sporting Staff Coaches run the program ensuring a high ratio of coaches to players are present and able to share their expertise with the members.





Ball Mastery Class





WEDNESDAYS (5:00 - 6:00 PM):

January - 31

February - 7, 14, 21, 28

March - 7, 14, 21 (weather makeup 3/28)


THURSDAYS (6:00 – 7:00PM):

February - 1, 8, 15, 22

March - 1, 8, 15, 22 (weather makeup 3/29)



Advanced Sportsplex & Training Center

1280 Newfield St., Middletown, CT



$90 Sporting members

$125 non-members






"I really like it. The more touches on the ball and the more confidence they build the better. I wish I could bring my whole team to play."

Doug Mitchell, Manchester Girls U9 coach.

"I love it. The footwork, the skills, it's great!"
Ryan Pennant, Windsor Girls U9 coach.

“I think it’s great. It’s definitely what she needs. She loves it.”
Lisa Castaldi, Wallingford.

“He is 100% better than he used to be, he has been asking for this.”
Raul Valencia, Middletown.

NOTE: We hold open tryouts all year round for our Premier Teams. Just contact Goran Vasic at goran@sportingct.com.