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Winter Training Academy


The Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2018-2019 Winter Technical Training Academy kicks off December 1st at the Allegheny Health Network Sports Complex at Cool Springs in Bethel Park. This 12-week program offers technical training for boys and girls aged 3-16 years.

The technical training 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.

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.

There are no formal evaluations for the Winter Technical Training Program. We will offer multiple training tiers at each age group with players placed according to his/her technical level. We will split those groups up over the first few weeks of the program. Changes to the groups can be made at any time by staff accordingly, based on the player’s developmental progression.


Technical Training Academy Specifics

Location:  Cool Springs - Allegheny Health Network Sports Complex

1530 Hamilton Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Dates –

All sessions will take place on a Saturday to limit potential schedule conflicts and travel issue

Start Date – Saturday, December 1st, 2018

12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9

End Date – Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Futures (3/4, 5/6) Year 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!

2012-2014 Birth Years

Futures (Little Hounds) – 3-4-years – 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Futures (Little Hounds) – 5-6 years – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Price - $295

Installment Plan available:
$100 due at sign up
$97.50 on January 15th, 2019
$97.50 on February 15th, 2019

Payments would be automatically deducted from your account on the dates above.

2011 - 2002 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.

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

U8/9 (2011 and 2010 birth years) – 5:15pm – 6:45pm
U10/11 (2009 and 2008 birth years) – 5:15pm – 6:45pm
U12/13 (2007 and 2006 birth years) – 6:45pm – 8:15pm
U14/15 (2005 and 2004 birth years) – 6:45pm – 8:15pm
U16/17 (2003/2002) – 6:45pm – 8:15pm

Price - $385

Installment Plan available:
$100 due at sign up
$142.50 on January 15th, 2019
$142.50 on February 15th, 2019

Payments would be automatically deducted from your account on the dates above.


We are offering an optional speed and strength session to all players (excluding Futures) that enroll in the Technical Training Academy. The offering is not mandated but is certainly a pivotal part of the training that our youth programs offer.

This program is NOT open to players who are not signed up for the Technical Training program.


SATURDAY: (Each week)

U8.9.10.11 Boy and Girls - 4:15pm - 5:00pm - $60

U12/13/14/15/16/17 Boys and Girls - 5:15pm - 6:30pm - $85


We will be in touch with all players regarding training uniforms. We are working through the process and will let you know the plan very soon.


For questions regarding the Winter Technical Training Academy please email the following - or by calling 412-325-7238