O'Neill Soccer Academy models a growth mindset to continually fine tune our practices to create the optimal learning environment. Our teaching methods are based on years of reflection of what has proved most effective combined with current evidence based research. The core of our teaching is cognitive development: any soccer action is always preceded by a decision on how and when the action will be executed. The best players make better decisions with and without the ball more frequently. We understand that every player is different in their needs and demands an individualized approach. Click here for further details of our methodology.

While we focus on developing better soccer players, our first priority  is always to develop better human beings, who use our training as a vehicle to enhance their physical, social and mental health.

Elias Katsaros and Khai Brisco, currently in the Sounders Youth Academy, who were trained by Dave O'Neill from ages eight to twelve.  

Elias Katsaros and Khai Brisco, currently in the Sounders Youth Academy, who were trained by Dave O'Neill from ages eight to twelve.