The Riverhounds Futures (U4-U7)
The future of soccer in this area rests on the shoulders of our youngest competitors, the Futures! The Academy Staff recognizes that these players are at a critical stage in their soccer development, despite their young age. Working with ages 3/4 to 7, the Futures program aims to build and reinforce good habits through a curriculum that emphasizes the very specific needs of young players: balance, coordination, technique, strength, attitude, focus, and enjoyment. The Futures will realize the talent they possess in a positive, professional environment that demands the proper mindset and approach from all participants.
It should be very clear that this is a structured developmental program where behavior is closely monitored. Each Futures group is controlled in the number of participants, so as to maximize an appropriate student:teacher ratio. The Academy’s top instructors manage the Futures program under the direction of Niko Katic.
As we move into the Spring we will offer the Futures under two tiered groups -
1) Advanced Futures - Invite Required
2) Regular Futures - Open to the Public (REGISTRATION NOW OPEN)
Throughout the Summer program a player can move between the groups at any time. This is per staff discretion and will only be done in cases where the staff feel a player needs to be moved for developmental reasoning. A player will not be allowed to "jump" into another Futures Group without the approval of a Riverhounds Academy staff member.
Please see below the pricing breakdown and schedules for each group.
1) Advanced Futures (Invite Only) - The Advanced Futures will train at the Greentree SportsPlex on Monday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:15pm. This program is by invitation only and will start on Monday June 17th, 2013. The Advanced Futures is comprised of players from the Futures program who have demonstrated the ability to train at an accelerated pace. In most instances, these are players at the older end of the Futures spectrum (ages 6 and 7) who have participated within the Futures training system for one to two years, having gained an understanding of the mental approach necessary to progress through The Riverhounds Academy. The Advanced Futures players have been identified by Academy Staff as possessing the focus, attitude, and ability to perform at the highest level for their age group.
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Price - $275
2) Regular Futures - The Regular Futures program is open to the public and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. The group will train on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the Greentree SportsPlex. The first session will take place on Tuesday June 18th, 2013
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Price - $275
In order to register for any of the Futures Programs you can do so online by clicking the link below. You can also call the Riverhounds office at 412-539-1191 to register by phone or if you have any questions pertaining to the program. The entire Riverhounds staff looks forward to a good Summer of training for our youngest players involved in the Riverhounds Youth System.
Director of Academy Operations
600 Iron City Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205