May 10th, 2022 – As we continue on our mission to move the game forward, we’re pleased to announce the Hotspurs family expanding to an East site beginning in the fall 2022 season.
In its inaugural season, Hotspurs East will focus development on U8-U12 players (Foundation Phase). The East site will be led by Dan McCarty – a veteran coach with 25+ years experience working with the K-12, club, and collegiate level. Most notably, he founded and served as the head coach for the men’s soccer program at Seton Hill University for over twenty-years.
“From the moment I met Tommo and the Hotspurs crew, I was eager to be a part of the program. I’m excited to bring the phase model and exposure to a variety of coaches – ensuring a player focused development model, and giving players the opportunity to play at the right level – to the players coming out of the eastern Pittsburgh-area,” Dan McCarty.
The East site will train at Turner Valley Soccer Complex, in North Huntingdon, PA .
“I first met Dan through player recruitment and previous players raving about who he is as a person and coach. Ultimately, when you find leadership material you have to act,” said Hotspurs Academy Director, Tom Ovenden.
We don’t believe that the youngest players should need to spend hours in the car to access top level training. To now be able to ease that trip for the families, giving them an accessible location, with a highly qualified coaching staff and access to all Hotspurs programming – I’m confident that we’ll continue to shift the game forward in Pittsburgh.”
Tryouts for Hotspurs East U8-U12 teams will be held on June 1st and 2nd. To register and for full details, click here.