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JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER

By Riverhounds Staff, 07/06/16, 7:30PM EDT

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HOUNDS LOOK TO MAKE MOVES IN JULY  

The month of July got off to an encouraging start, as the Hounds registered their first clean sheet of the season in a 0-0 draw against the Harrisburg City Islanders. The matchup was the first of two between the clubs this month. Pittsburgh will look to continue its defense of the Keystone Derby Cup presented the Pennsylvania Lottery and K&L Gates title on July 17 at 7 p.m.

Elsewhere this month, the Hounds hold crucial matchups against both playoff and in the hunt squads in the Eastern Conference in Bethlehem (4-5-6), Charlotte (7-4-4), Richmond (5-6-5), and Wilmington (5-5-5).

For more information on the whole slate of July matchups, visit Riverhounds.com, while tickets for the remaining three home games this month can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.

SUMMER CAMPS AND TRAINING CONTINUE 

Summer Camps and Summer Training continue throughout this month.

Offering two training options, the Realization Track is a demanding, high-level curriculum that will be used to identify the top boys and girls in the region from age 8-13, while the Little Hounds Track is a fun-filled camp aimed at improving the skills of our youngest players aged 4-7.

To register for either camp, visit the Summer Camps page on Riverhounds.com.

For further info on registration for Summer Academy Training, visit the  Training Academy page.

ACADEMY SPEED AND STRENGTH OFFER SIX-WEEK PROGRAM

Fresh off announcing an expansion of the Speed and Strength program in June, the Academy, in partnership with Legends of Pittsburgh Fitness, is offering a six-week program beginning the week of July 11 and concluding on August 20. The program will deliver a comprehensive approach to developing age appropriate strength, speed, and mobility. Two sessions will be offered based on age with the older group experiencing unique integration of CrossFit-style conditioning. The schedule is as follows (online registration links in bold):

10.11.12 Yr Olds (2x per week) $135

Tuesday: 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Strength
Thursday: 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Speed

13.14.15 (3x per week) $165

Tuesday: 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Strength
Thursday: 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Speed
Saturday: 10-11 a.m. | CrossFit

If you have any registration questions, please contact dnicholas@riverhounds.com.

RDA EXCELLING ON THE PITCH


The Riverhounds Development Academy had massive success at the U.S. Club Soccer Southeast Regionals in Greensboro, North Carolina this past June. The RDA saw their Under-14 through 16 girls teams all advance out of the regional to compete in Nationals, while both the U17 Girls and U14 Boys still await to see if they have earned at-large bids.


The US Club Soccer National Cup will run this month from July 22-25 in Aurora, Colorado.


Also of note, the RDA honored their academy graduates at halftime of the City Islanders match on July 4 – pictured right.

TEAM STORE NOW ONLINE

The team store is now back online, offering a wide variety of Hounds apparel, from jerseys to various knick-knacks. Be sure to visit our shop powered by Shopify here. New apparel includes themed shirts printed by CommonWealth Press, as well as new Nike-branded tees and polo shirts.

A LOOK AT WHAT’S IN STORE AT HIGHMARK STADIUM

Announced earlier this week, the Hounds will team with Cleveland Brothers Equipment and Central Blood Bank in hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, August 9, from 1-6 p.m. at Highmark Stadium. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-866-366-6771. All donors will receive an “I Bleed Black and Gold for Central Blood Bank” t-shirt.

Also from August 13-14, the annual KickIt 3v3 Northeast Regional Championships will take place. Teams registered for the event will receive tickets to the Hounds home date against the Bethlehem Steel on Saturday, August 13, at 7 p.m. Those interested in registering in the tourney can do so by clicking here.

And in October, from the 7-9, Highmark Stadium will play host to the first event of this kind of scale in Pittsburgh in the WODLIFE River Games, a CrossFit competition powered by WODLIFE. Further information on how to register can be found by visiting the link here.

GROUP RATES AND TERRACE PATIO HIGHLIGHT JULY

Attending Riverhounds matches as a group makes the games all the more fun and exciting! So bring your own group of 10 or more for a discount. Enjoy group experiences starting at 25 people in a group. Next games are July 14, July 17, or July 23. And using our all-new online group booking system through Groupmatics makes organizing your group easier than ever. No deposits, no wasting time and energy collecting money, just forward a link for people to buy tickets.

Lastly, brand new for this year is our Hounds Terrace Patio Deck overlooking the downtown skyline. Catch Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer in style with a full buffet, private restrooms, and private bar. This is a great spot for company events, corporate outings or other group outings.

For more information on either group rates or patio availability, please contact our head of ticketing, Mike Warren, at MWarren@highmarkstadium.com.