The Riverhounds Development Academy (RDA) seeks to identify, improve, and advance the area’s most elite youth soccer players through the creation of a multi-faceted platform under the Riverhounds professional team. The RDA will consistently evaluate its players, staff, and programs, to ensure all meet the highest standards upheld by the professional team and its governing body, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
RDA AT A GLANCE
Comprised of players identified by the Riverhounds staff through participation in The Riverhounds Academy and/or trial evaluations, the RDA will carry, on average, 18-26 players at any given age grouping. RDA staff reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of players in the RDA at any time, based upon performance reviews. Players in the RDA are not guaranteed permanent placement within the program. A player can be removed at any time, based upon factors related, but not limited to, performance, attitude, attendance, and level against the overall standard.
It is expected that all RDA players will attend 100% of training sessions. In the event a player must miss a session, RDA staff must be contacted in advance to discuss the absence. This includes soccer sessions, strength and speed sessions, community service events, and appearances. RDA staff will periodically review attendance records. Attendance will be a factor in determining placement in the programs.
510 WEST STATION SQUARE DRIVE
PITTSBURGH PA 15219