Regional Programs

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raising the level
of Pittsburgh Soccer

Players from both Arsenal and Hotspurs can earn a spot with the Men's and Women's First Team squads.

This exciting collaboration between the two clubs creates a unique pathway to training and competition to provide a platform for prospects to push themselves further, earlier!

If you're good enough, you're old enough.

Development Phases

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Foundation

U11 - U12

  • 1 - 5v5 tournament (fall)
  • 1 - Winter 4v4 tournament (winter)
  • Jan-Feb - Winter 5v5 League
  • 1 - 5v5 tournament (spring)

Introducing our players to competing and training with a variety of players, all players will participate in regional events -- exposing them to future teammates and the full Steel City staff.

 

*this program is no additional cost.

Youth Development

U13 - U14

There will be 6 regional training sessions in the fall and 6 in the spring.

These sessions combine players into talent pools within an a 6 session ID period. This is a 3rd training session at no extra cost.

The top 32 players in the talent pool will have an opportunity to compete in the 'Academy' team at the E64 & GLC (Girls) and GLC/GLA (Boys).

Additional games for the league competition are invite-only and have an additional cost.

 

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Youth Development

U13 - U14

There will be 6 regional training sessions in the fall and 6 in the spring.

These sessions combine players into talent pools within an a 6 session ID period. This is a 3rd training session at no extra cost.

The top 32 players in the talent pool will have an opportunity to compete in the 'Academy' team at the E64 & GLC (Girls) and GLC/GLA (Boys).

Additional games for the league competition are invite-only and have an additional cost.

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College Prep

U15 - U19

The Classic (site) team players can participate in 10 additional sessions from Nov-May in a regional tech focused training. Players will be grouped by skill.

Performance Phase

U15 - U19

The top 32 players in the talent pool will have an opportunity to compete in the Performance Phase as the 'Academy' team at the E64 & GLC (Girls) and GLC/GLA (Boys) levels.

The Performance Phase teams will train 3x a week from Nov-early June, primarily at No Offseason (Russellton, PA).

Games will be played over the course of 10 months, primarily as 7-8 game weekends, 2 games per weekend.

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Pro Development

U15 - U19

The top 32 players in the talent pool will have an opportunity to compete in the Performance Phase as the 'Academy' team at the E64 & GLC (Girls) and GLC/GLA (Boys) levels.

The Performance Phase teams will train 3x a week from Nov-early June, primarily at No Offseason (Russellton, PA).

Games will be played over the course of 10 months, primarily as 7-8 game weekends, 2 games per weekend.

First Team Leagues

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National Premier
Soccer League

With over 90 teams across the country, the NSPL is one of the largest established men's soccer leagues in the country, with a vision to be the foundation of the domestic development pyramid, foster the development of soccer in the U.S., and help develop a strong national team.

The NPSL is a member of the USASA and affiliated with the USSF.

United Women's Soccer

United Women’s Soccer is a national pro-am league founded in December 2015 on the basis of providing equality, opportunity and respect for the women’s game. UWS has proven to be an innovative league that has paved the way for the further advancement of women’s soccer. Ninety-plus teams based in the United States and Canada comprise two distinct levels of competition: UWS and UWS League Two (UWS2).

With over 17 NWSL draftees & 100 professional contracts to its name, UWS provides high level competition for college players, aspiring & former professionals, and international stars. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship.
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United Women's Soccer

United Women’s Soccer is a national pro-am league founded in December 2015 on the basis of providing equality, opportunity and respect for the women’s game. UWS has proven to be an innovative league that has paved the way for the further advancement of women’s soccer. Ninety-plus teams based in the United States and Canada comprise two distinct levels of competition: UWS and UWS League Two (UWS2).

With over 17 NWSL draftees & 100 professional contracts to its name, UWS provides high level competition for college players, aspiring & former professionals, and international stars. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship.

 Steel City FC Player Pathway

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First Teams

NPSL, UWS

Performance Phase

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

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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