Pittsburgh Hotspurs 2020

2020 has obviously been a tough year. COVID-19 created an unprecedented situation that had the world on lockdown for months. In the midst of preparing for our 2nd season in the NPSL, tryouts were postponed and the season ultimately canceled.  Yet, on June 8th, the City of Pittsburgh finally received the green light to begin…

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The youth soccer industry can be a tough one to navigate.  Unlike anywhere else in the world, there are comparably less ‘top-level’ organizations despite the country boasting more registered youth soccer players than many of the world’s leading soccer nations. There are multiple arguments as to the reason for this with many laying the blame…

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When it comes to ‘football,’ Pittsburgh is known for the American game. The Steelers have won the Super Bowl six times, and the area has been the home to numerous household names in the NFL.  Unfortunately, the city doesn’t hold the same reputation for producing our type of football players. The most common argument for…

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Being the best and brightest is of utmost reward in society. From an early age we identify cut-off periods to which we group children for both sports and academics. However, a phenomenon has been recognized — those born closest to the cut-off are at an advantage. This phenomenon is known as the Relative Age Effect…

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The “year of education” is a phrase you’ll hopefully not soon tire of. It’s one of high importance to our entire coaching team, and we’ve taken a big step in education by spending 3 days with world-class soccer coach Eric Tenllado Ortega. It’s important to us that our players, families, and interested fans of the…

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