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Summer Training Academy

Summer Technical Training Academy / Clinics


As we move into the Summer of 2021, we are opening up our Summer Technical Training Academy that will span over three different weeks. The sessions will be geared to players who are interested in developing in many areas technically over the course of the week. The curriculum will build each day and all players that take part will be provided instruction by our current Riverhounds Development Academy (RDA) trainers and current professional Riverhounds players.

The Summer Technical Training Academy sessions are open to girls and boys from the age of 7-14 years old. The players will be broken into training groups and the curriculum will be age applicable. For players younger than 7 years old we have our Grassroots program that will also be taking place over the Summer. You can click on this link below to take you to the Grassroots programming:


The Summer Training Academy will take place over 4 days for the certain week. An example of the format per day can be viewed below:

Introductions - Weekly plan and expectations for the week
Training Technical Focus – Individual ball work, footwork development, turning out of pressure

Training Technical Focus - Passing and receiving under pressure – Rondo work – Possession Exercises

Training Technical Focus – Finishing (all types) / 1v1 / 2v1 / Overlaps

Technical Training Focus – Receiving out of the air / volleys
Recap – Small sided Games – 4v4 / 5v5 – Tournament


Dates and Times

Time – Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday
 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Week 1 - July 5th - 8th - Highmark Stadium

Week 2 - July 19th - 22nd - Coraopolis

Week 3 - August 2nd - 5th - Highmark Stadium

Price Per Week - $200
Early Bird - $175 – Prior to June 1st, 2021

Sibling Discounts –
First Child – Full
Second Child - $10 off
Third Child - $25 off
Fourth Child - $50 off

Each Player will receive a soccer ball and a T-Shirt for taking part.


Scott Gibson – Academy Director –
Rich Hackenberg – Training Academy Program Director –
John Rotz – Training Academy –

Office - (412) 325-7238