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Winter Training Academy

2019-2020 Winter Training Academy

Overview

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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 2019-2020 Winter Technical Training Academy kicks off this November at the Allegheny Health Network Sports Complex at Cool Springs in Bethel Park. The program offers technical training for both boys and girls from ages 3-18 years. The program is broken into two areas which will be explained below.

  1. Players born between 2015-2011 – Grassroots Age Group
  2. Players born between 2010 – 2002 – Training Academy Age Group

The program is open to all players, regardless of club affiliation, and includes an intense training curriculum focused upon high level technical development by a staff of professional soccer players and academy coaches. There are no formal evaluations for the program, and we will break the groups up after the first few sessions according to the technical level of the players. The program is a great way for players to work hard over the winter months to improve areas of their game prior to the Spring.

Location - Cool Springs - 1530 Hamilton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234


Players born between 2015-2011 – Grassroots Age Group

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As we move into the Winter, we will continue to improve and grow our highly successful Grassroots program. The Grassroots program was launched in the Summer and has provided an excellent platform for our youngest players to train and improve. Our current Fall session is in progress and we will transition right into the Winter in November. We have instilled our top coaches and technical trainers into the Grassroots phase of our developmental model and the program keeps getting better and better. 

Age Groups:

  1. 4/5-year-old boys and girls (2015-2014 Birth Years)
  2. 6/7/8-year-old boys (2013/2012/2011 Birth Years)
  3. 6/7/8-year-old girls (2013/2012/2011 Birth Years)

We can move players throughout the age groups at any time. We will put the players in the correct developmental age group based on the level of the player. This may also split out into more groups and this will be determined by registration numbers. As a program we will be very flexible with this and will have a player to coach ratio of 1:15.

We will be offering three program options for families this Winter at the Grassroots level.

1) Full Program (2 sessions per week – Wednesday and Saturday) 
32 sessions 
Total Price - $400
$200 due at Sign up;
$200 remaining balance due February 15th, 2020
Starts Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Schedule Below

2) Saturday Only (1 session per week – Saturday) 
16 Sessions
Total Price - $200
 Starts Saturday, November 23, 2019 - Schedule Below

3) Wednesday Only (1 session per week) 
16 sessions
Total Price $200
Starts Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Schedule Below

Uniform:

If a player enrolls in the Grassroots area of the program then they will be required to purchase a uniform. Please print the form from this page (attached below), complete,  and mail it directly to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. We will then have the uniform prepared for you and a follow up email will come from the club on pick-up. You can also input your sizes on the registration page when you complete your registration but this form will need to be filled in and mailed below with payment.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Attn: Jason Rice
510 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Checks - Made Payable to "Riverhounds Academy"

If a player was either in the Summer or Fall (Current) Grassroots program no uniform purchase is required. If the family was in the Training Academy last winter (Grassroots didn’t exist) then only the Grassroots training jersey is required as the shorts and socks are the same as last year.


Players born between 2010-2002 – Training Academy Age Group

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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 player's technical competency. Our goal is to ensure players complete the program with an improvement in all aspects of the technical side of the game.

At the age groups below, boys and girls will be in different training groups.

Saturday Evenings – 13 weeks

U10/11 (2010 and 2009 birth years) – 5:15pm – 6:45pm
U12/13 (2008 and 2007 birth years) – 5:15pm – 6:45pm
U14/15 (2006 and 2005 birth years) – 6:45pm – 8:15pm
U16/17 (2004 and 2003 birth years) – 6:45pm – 8:15pm
U18/19 (2002/2001) – 6:45pm – 8:15pm

Dates:
11/23, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14

Price of Program - $450
$200 due at sign up
$125 due on 1/15/2020
$125 due on 2/15/2020

Uniform

If a family falls into the Training Academy age group, then you will be required to purchase a uniform. Please print the form from this page (attached below), complete,  and mail it directly to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. We will then have the uniform prepared for you and a follow up email will come from the club on pick-up. You can also input your sizes on the registration page when you complete your registration but this form will need to be filled in and mailed below with payment.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Attn: Jason Rice
510 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Checks - Made Payable to "Riverhounds Academy"

If a player was in the training academy last winter, there is no need to purchase a uniform as it's the same.


Sibling Discount

Sibling Discount - Full Price First player
Second Player - $20
Third Player - $25

The discounts above are applicable to both programs and crosses over. Example - A family has a player born in 2006 and another in 2013. The 2013 birth year will be applicable for the sibling discount.


SPEED AND STRENGTH OPTION

We will be adding a Speed and Strength option for our Training Academy players that will take part either before or after the soccer training sessions. This is an optional program only open to players in the Winter Training Academy. Full details on this and registration options will be available over the next couple of weeks.


CONTACTS

Scott Gibson – Academy Director – sgibson@riverhounds.com
Rich Hackenberg – Grassroots Program Director – rhackenberg@riverhounds.com
Riley Butler – Grassroots Program Assistant Director – rbutler@riverhounds.com
Jason Rice – Academy Administrator – jrice@riverhounds.com (Uniform Contact)

Office -  (412) 325-7238.