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For U15-U19 players, the Performance Phase provides a pool of players that train and compete to enter the highest regional and national leagues we have access to.

The pathway provides a platform for prospects to push themselves further, earlier!

Girls Performance Phase

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U15-U19

  • Birth year based - 32 players per pool
    • Top pool competes in E64 & GLC
    • Offered a ‘primary’ spot, with competition ID periods over the course of 6 weeks.
  • Training @ No Offseason Sports, Russellton, PA primarily
    • Nov - early June: 3x a week
    • Jan/Feb - 2x a week (1 mid-week, 1 weekend) 
  • GLC and E64 
    • 7 play weekends E64
      • + 2-3 National Showcase events
    • 8 play weekends GLC

 

U15-U19

  • Birth year based - 32 players per pool
    • Top pool competes in E64 & GLC
    • Offered a ‘primary’ spot, with competition ID periods over the course of 6 weeks.
  • Training @ No Offseason Sports, Russellton, PA primarily
    • Nov - early June: 3x a week
    • Jan/Feb - 2x a week (1 mid-week, 1 weekend) 
  • GLC and E64 
    • 7 play weekends E64
      • + 2-3 National Showcase events
    • 8 play weekends GLC

 

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Tom Ovenden

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Blair Gantz

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Chris Moraga

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Yon Struble

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Michael Zauzig

U15-U19

  • Birth year based - 32 players per pool
    • Top pool competes in Club v Club (GLC)
    • Offered a ‘primary’ spot, with competition ID periods over the course of 6 weeks.
  • Training @ No Offseason Sports, Russellton, PA primarily
    • Nov - early June: 3x a week
    • Jan/Feb - 2x a week (1 mid-week, 1 weekend) 
  • GLC 
    • 8 weekends for GLC
      • + 2-3 National Showcase events

 

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Tom Ovenden

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Yon Struble

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Garret Watson

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Tom Ovenden

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Garret Watson

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Michael ZauZig

U15-U19

  • Birth year based - 32 players per pool
    • Top pool competes in Club v Club (GLC)
    • Offered a ‘primary’ spot, with competition ID periods over the course of 6 weeks.
  • Training @ No Offseason Sports, Russellton, PA primarily
    • Nov - early June: 3x a week
    • Jan/Feb - 2x a week (1 mid-week, 1 weekend) 
  • GLC 
    • 8 weekends for GLC
      • + 2-3 National Showcase events

 

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U15-U19

  • Birth year based - 32 players per pool
    • Top pool competes in Club v Club (GLC)
    • Offered a ‘primary’ spot, with competition ID periods over the course of 6 weeks.
  • Training @ No Offseason Sports, Russellton, PA primarily
    • Nov - early June: 3x a week
    • Jan/Feb - 2x a week (1 mid-week, 1 weekend) 
  • GLC 
    • 8 weekends for GLC
      • + 2-3 National Showcase events

 

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Jonathan Velotta

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Tom Campbell

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Jonathan Velotta

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Mike Gardner

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James Faint

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Jonathan Velotta

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James Faint

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Mark Taylor

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Dan Yates

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James Faint

 Steel City FC Player Pathway

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First Teams

NPSL, UWS

Performance Phase

U15-U19 Academy & Premier Teams
E64 (Girls), GLC

College Prep Phase

U15-U19 Classic Teams
GLC, GLA, PA West

Youth Development Phase

U13-U14 Blue, Yellow, White Teams
E64 (Girls), GLC, GLA, PA West

Foundation Phase 2

U11-U12
Blue, Yellow, White Teams
PA West

Foundation Phase 1

U8-U10
5v5/7v7

Grassroots Community Centers

U4-U10
Tykes - U4-U6
Little Bridges - U6-U8
Development Centers & Jr Gunners - U8-U10
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ABOUT US

Steel City F.C. was founded to provide a developmental pathway for Pittsburgh-area players and to foster a love of the game while inspiring and challenging them to compete at their highest potential.

Together, we can move the game forward with passion, community, and connection.

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