Ages 3-6


The Champions program is the first step in the Rough Riders player development pathway that progresses players to the Rough Riders Pre-Academy. 

The Champions player development curriculum is age and ability specific, conducted by the Rough Riders top professional soccer educators. 

Champion players are exposed to soccer exercises designed to improve motor skills, physical development, individual confidence and the necessary technical building blocks for progressive soccer development.   

Training sessions are fun and safe yet challenging to nurture creative play, develop positive on-field characteristics and reinforce a player’s love for the game. 

The Champions program takes place during the fall, winter and spring consisting of a total of 24 weeks with 8 week one-hour classes.  For specific program schedules, including class dates and times, click the registration icon below. 

Sign up today for our Champions Open house! Come down for a night of FREE skills training and enjoy the Rough Riders clinic experience!

For additional program information click here or contact a Rough Riders representative at 516.622.3900 ext. (832) or email


Certified Rough Riders technical coaches instruct all sessions and follow a progressive curriculum that emphasizes technique, fundamentals and small-sided match play. 

The Champion technical staff includes coaches who are US Soccer, USC and/or UEFA licensed and/or have playing experience ranging from competing at top collegiate soccer programs, United States National Team, Major League Soccer or professional leagues abroad or in North America.