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Youth Soccer Tryout Season is underway

It’s that time of year when school bags become filled with projects to bring home and thoughts turn to summer for the youngsters of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. For youth soccer players, it’s also the time of year when every aspiring competitive footballer from U8 to U18 heads out to tryouts to put on the proverbial ‘sorting hat’ of youth soccer. Coaches will drill and observe boys and girls, trying to build their best XI and assign the right kids to the right levels. Parents, meanwhile, will stand off to the sidelines, chewing their fingernails to the nub.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now provides you with a list of some of the tryouts for competitive ‘travel’ teams in the Pittsburgh metro area. Additionally, if you’d like to find out more about the outlook and philosophy of some of the local football clubs, check out some of the articles below that we’ve done as part of our ‘Youth Soccer Spotlight’.

Note that there are dozens of clubs across Western Pennsylvania. If you are new to youth soccer and want to find a club in your area for either recreational or competitive youth soccer, check the PA West website at . Under the dropdown menu for ‘Youth’, click ‘Districts’, and find a club that’s close to you.

For a more competitive level of soccer, click ‘Classics’ and look for the club in the age range for your son or daughter by clicking ‘Schedule and Results’ under divisions 1, 2, or 3. Division 1 is the most competitive while Division 5 is the lowest competitive/travel level; recreational soccer is played within a given club and is not rated by division.

Pittsburgh Soccer Now – Profiled Clubs

FC Pittsburgh: Click here

Arsenal FC: Click here

Pittsburgh Dynamo: Click Here


Tryout Details:

Riverhounds Development Academy

Dates: May 30 to June 6

Cost: $10


Beadling SC

Dates: May 28 to June 5

Details: Click here 

Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh

Dates: May 31 to June 12


Pittsburgh Dynamo

Dates: June 5


FC Pittsburgh

Dates: May 28 to June 7


Monroeville Soccer Club

Dates: June 4 to June 12

Details: Click here

Century Soccer

Dates: ?


Pittsburgh Hotspurs

Dates: May 27 to Early June


Allegheny Force

Dates: June 3 and June 6


Steel Town Magic Soccer

Dates: May 28 to June 5

Details: Click here



Mark Asher Goodman is a writer for Pittsburgh Soccer Now, covering the Riverhounds, the Pitt Men's and Women's teams, and youth soccer. He also co-hosts a podcast on the Colorado Rapids called 'Holding the High Line with Rabbi and Red.' He has written in the past for the Washington Post, Denver Post, The Athletic, and American Soccer Analysis. When he's not reading, writing, watching, or coaching soccer, he is an actual rabbi. No, really. You can find him on twitter at @soccer_rabbi

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