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Winter Training Academy

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2017-2018 Winter Technical Training Academy is now open. The Technical Training Academy will run via two sessions this  Winter and will offer technical training for boys and girls aged 3-15. The Winter Training Academy will be led by current and recently retired professional players and will include visual demonstrations throughout.

The Winter Technical Training Academy program is open to ALL players regardless of club affiliation. Our sessions are designed to complement your child’s efforts with their community and/or classic division club by providing them with additional high-level instruction to improve their performance level through skill and technique.

The groups will be separated by age and gender. Please see the details below.

Location: Highmark Stadium

Sibling Discount:

First Player - Full Price
Second Player - $25 off
Third Players - $50 off

Upon sign up each player will be sent a link to order a training uniform. The uniform will be the same as last year so there is no need to order if you have it. There will also be some optional items to purchase if interested as the training will be outdoors.

Futures (3/4, 5/6) + Prep (7 yr.olds)

At the youngest age group the program is an introduction to structured skills training sessions. It will be led by professional players who teach through high-level demonstrations, broken down into easy-to-grasp movements.

FOCUS - Lots of touches on the ball, isolated skills to develop balance and coordination, and dynamic movements to learn dribbling patterns.

GOALS - Instill proper habits and to have fun!

5 weeks
Saturdays, 11am - 12pm, Highmark Stadium
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Please see the pricing options below:

Price - $125

2008 - 2003 Boys and Girls

The Riverhounds Technical Training Academy utilizes detailed demonstrations to help the players perform soccer movements correctly. The program will focus on fast paced high level technical exercises covering (but not limited to) first touch, dribbling, passing, shooting, turning and combinations of footwork.

The building block approach will be used throughout the program to push the limits of each players technical competency. Our goal is to ensure players complete the program with an improvement in all aspects of the technical side of the game.

5 weeks
Saturdays, Highmark Stadium
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Please see the times and pricing options below:

Group Times:

2008 Boys and Girls - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
2007/2006 Boys - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
2007/2006 Girls - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
2005 Boys - 1:15pm - 2:30pm
2005 Girls - 1:15pm - 2:30pm
2004/2003 Boys - 1:15pm - 2:45pm
2004/2003 Girls - 1:15pm - 2:45pm


2008/2007/2006/2005 Age Groups

Price - $135

2004/2003 Age Groups

Price - $155


For questions regarding the Winter Technical Training Academy please contact Scott Gibson at