PSA operates under the direction of professional soccer player and coach Richard Costanzo.

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Mission

Here at the Pittsburgh Soccer Academy we want to give soccer players the opportunity to reach their full potential.  We strive to push our players so that they are able to reach their own personal goals. We aim to give hungry players the opportunity to get the advanced training that they are unable to achieve on their own, or from their club teams. Our staff has played soccer at the highest levels and we are eager to pass this information on to many other ambitious and determined soccer players. And lastly, if you are a determined PSA player we will do whatever it takes to help you succeed.  One of our strong suits is our unique networking ability which is based on a long list of useful connections within the soccer world.  We take pride in getting our players the proper exposure needed to reach the goals they are working towards.

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

-Pele

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.

-Muhammad Ali

Private Training

One on One Training, Group Training, Team Training

 

1 on 1 Training

1 on 1 Training

One-on-one training is a sure way to take your game to the next level.  We have the experience and ability to provide the highest quality sessions aimed at improving all aspects of your game.  during a personal session we like to focus on the technical and physical aspects of the game, as well as help you to improve your defending and attacking skills.  We always go over the proper technique when shooting, passing, and dribbling to help pave the way for future growth and success in soccer.  We also have the experience and certifications to incorporate strength, conditioning, and agility work into your personal session.   Each training session is planned out in advance and specifically tailored for you to reach your personal goals.

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Small Group Training

Small Group Training

Small Group Team training allows us the freedom to work on a wide range of skills necessary in the game of soccer.  Group training is a great way to work on the technical, physical, and mental aspects of the game.  A small group is a great way for players to get together and push themselves to new heights.  When working with a small group of players, more complex technical drills can be implemented into the session.  During these sessions we will simulate game-like situations so that each participant can become a more complete player on the field.  Training in a group is an indispensable part of player development. As always, each session is planned out well in advanced and tailored specifically for each group of players.

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Private Team Training

Private Team Training

Private team sessions are organized specifically to the needs of the team.  In private team training we can focus on the technical, physical, and mental components, as well as the tactical aspect of the game.  We will makes sure to spend extra time in areas where the team is lacking, to make sure every one is on the same page.  When conducting a private team training session, we will work on more complex drills in order to naturally improve each players soccer IQ’s. We are able to incorporate advanced possession drills, movement off the ball concepts, and attacking/defending as a group, etc.  And finally, we are able to help players understand their roles within different soccer formations.

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Camps and Clinics

Public and private

CAMPS and CLINICS

CAMPS and CLINICS

Summer Camps:

During the Summer months PSA offers Youth Summer Camps open to the public for players ages 5 – 13 years old.  Our camps last 4 days @ 3 hours per day.  During these 4 days we implement a very well balanced curriculum where we focus on all the technical aspects of the game and make sure the players are using the proper technique when dribbling, passing, shooting, juggling, turning, etc. We make sure to incorporate fun games that are tailored to the  new skills and fundamentals the players are learning.  Each day the players will have the opportunity to practice these skills in a free flowing, game-like situation.  Players will be split up by age as well as skill level.

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Dates Time Location Ages Cost
June 9th – 12th 4:30 – 7:30pm Moon Township (1350 Ewing Rd, Moon, PA 15108) 5 – 13 y/o $150 includes a ball and PSA t-shirt

 

Dates Time Location Ages Cost
June 16th – 19th 3:00 – 6:00pm Boyce Park (675 Old Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239) 5 – 13 y/o $150 includes a ball and PSA t-shirt

 

Dates Time Location Ages Cost
July 7th – 10th 4:00 – 7:00pm Beedle Field Park (1599 Decker Ave, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025) 5 – 13 y/o $150 includes a ball and PSA t-shirt

 

Dates Time Location Ages Cost
July 28th – 31st 5:30 – 8:30pm Elizabeth Round Hill Park (651 Round Hill Park, Elizabeth, PA 15037) 5 – 13 y/o $150 includes a ball and PSA t-shirt

 
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High School/College Prep Camps:

During the Summer months PSA offers a High School/College Prep Camps.  These Camps are public camps that are open to any high school/college players who are truly dedicated and looking to prepare to for a tough high school/college season ahead.  These camps last  3 days @ 2 hours per day, and will include fitness, technical dribbling/passing drills, possession oriented drills, as well as scrimmaging.  These camps are very demanding and will push players technically, physically, tactically, as well as mentally throughout the week. We look to push  players to new heights so that they can go into preseason feeling confident and prepared.

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Team Camps:

When doing Team Camps we will work hand and hand with the coach to figure out a curriculum that fits the coach’s exact specifications, to ensure the players are getting the proper training they need so that the team can improve as a whole. Our team camps are guaranteed to have your team prepared for a tough season ahead.

Teams camps are a great way to help your team improve during preseason, regular season, post-season, or to prepare for a big tournament/event ahead.  Whether you are coaching an In-House team, Travel team, Cup/Club team,  or a High School team, this is a great way to get your team prepared for any event.  PSA will work hand and hand with your coach/organization so that a program and can be developed to help your team improve in deficient areas, or any specific topics that needs to be addressed.  This is a great way for a team to develop team organization and chemistry.  It is exciting for the players to see some new, fresh drills, and receive insight from a coach outside of their usual organization. All players are welcome at our team camps, they are open for anyone to participate.

  • Camp Duration, Hours/Day, Location, and Cost will be discussed between PSA and Organization prior to Camp

 

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Team/Organization Date Time Location
Serra Catholic High School Girls July 14th – 17th 11:00am – 1:00pm Serra Catholic HS

 

Team/Organization Dates Time Location
Thomas Jefferson HS Boys July 21st – 25th 6:00 – 8:30pm TBD

 

Team/Organization Date Time Location
Gateway High School Boys July 21th – 25th 3:00 – 5:30pm Gateway HS

 
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Winter Clinics/Camps:

Winter Clinics will focus on teaching the proper technique when shooting, passing, and dribbling. These clinics are usually 8 consecutive weeks, on the same day of week.  During these sessions the coaches will work with the players so that they are developing good habits and building a strong base from which they can excel. Each clinic focuses on getting the players as many touches as possible so that they become more comfortable with the ball. We will also work on advanced foot work, turns, and moves that will improve each players over all game and confidence on the ball. At the end of each session we will incorporate drills so that the players can work on what they have learned and incorporate it into a game situation.

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Dates Time Location Ages Cost
2014/15: Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 Camp 12:00pm – 3:00pm Court Time Sports Center 8 – 13 y/o $99

 

Dates Time Location Ages Cost
2014/15: Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, Jan 6, 13 6:00 – 7:30 pm Court Time Sports Center 8 – 13 y/o $160

 

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Spring Break Camps:

Spring Break Camps are fun and informative camps, where we focus mainly on technical ball work.  Each player will have their own ball for most of the sessions and will get a numerous amount of touches.  This is the best way for players to become comfortable with the ball at their feet.  We will go over advanced dribbling, moves, turns, juggling, etc.  These camps usually will last 3 consecutive days @ 2 hours a day.  The first hour will be all foot work and the last hour will be small sided games/drills, one on one, two vs. two, etc.

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Dates Time Location Ages Cost
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

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Training Assistance

We Can Assist in Training the Teams in your Club/Organization

PSA WORKS DIRECTLY WITH THE TEAMS WITHIN YOUR CLUB/ORGANIZATION

PSA WORKS DIRECTLY WITH THE TEAMS WITHIN YOUR CLUB/ORGANIZATION

PSA TRAINING ASSISTANCE -

PSA specializes in providing advance training to organizations of all levels.  We can help your organization in all aspects of the game.  Whether you are a Youth Organization, Travel Team, Club/Cup Team, or High School Team, you can outsource some of your training sessions to the Pittsburgh Soccer Academy.  We work with many groups and help in deficient areas to make sure the club is providing its players with the highest quality of training

Coaches/Organizations:  Private clinics are a great way for your team to get training and instruction from a highly qualified coach from outside of your organization. Here at PSA we will work hand and hand with you and develop a specific game plan to improve any difficient areas. We will work with your team once or twice a week during the season, or offseason, so that a specific topic or issue within the team can be addressed and improved upon. It is also refreshing for your team to see other philosophies and teaching techniques of another coach that they may not be accustomed to. This is a big factor in the development and growth of each individual player as well as the team as a whole.

  • Clinic Duration, Hours/Day, and Cost will be discussed between PSA and Organization prior to setting up a series of training sessions

 

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About Rich

High School, College, and Pro Career

Rich Costanzo

PSA founder and director

Rich Costanzo is a Pittsburgh native and the founder of the Pittsburgh Soccer Academy. In March 2014 Rich took a Division 1, collegiate coaching position at Army, West Point.

Youth and High School

Costanzo attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Pittsburgh, where he was a two-time NSCAA/adidas All-American, a two-time regional All-American, and was twice named the WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League) Player of the Year. In 2003, he was also named the NSCAA Pennsylvania State Player of the Year and chosen as an EA Sports All-American. He helped lead the Jaguars to the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) State Championship three times, winning the state title in 2002. Costanzo was selected to play for the Region I Olympic Development Program team from 2000–2005 and was a member of the U.S. U–18 National team player pool. He started his youth soccer in Pittsburgh for the Beadling Soccer Club, before joining FC Delco on the other side of the state.

College

Costanzo started college soccer at Pennsylvania State University where he was named the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He was also named Freshman All-America by Soccer America, Top Draw Soccer, and College Soccer News. He transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park to continue his collegiate career. He became a team captain for the Terps in the 2008 season, and helped lead the team to an ACC Championship and NCAA Division I National Championship.

Professional

Costanzo started his professional career, in 2009 with the Minnesota Thunder of the USL Professional Soccer League. He made 20 appearances as a rookie scoring one goal from the right back position. Costanzo spend the next two season, 2010 and 2011, with the Rochester Rhinos, where he made 39 appearances. He played both outside midfield and outside back throughout the seasons, netting four goals. Costanzo spent the 2012 and 2013 season in his home town of Pittsburgh as Captain of the Riverhounds, where he played outside back  in 43 games and scored 3 goals.

Costanzo/PSA Honored in Whirl Magazine “13 Under 30″
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Costanzo Lands Heinz History Center Honor

Read about Rich in South Hills Living Magazine

Costanzo Makes USL Team of the Week for Week 11

Costanzo Makes USL Team of the Week for Week 19

Costanzo Named USL Player of the Week for Week 20

 

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Business: (412) 465-0646
Cell: (412) 780-9331 / Fax: (412) 655-2943
Email: info@PittsburghSoccerAcademy.com
Mail: Pittsburgh Soccer Academy PO Box 18356, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

 

PSA Media

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  • PSA 1st Annual Summer Camp 2013

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  • EFHS Girls Preseason Camp 2013

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  • Serra Catholic Girls HS Camp 2013

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  • PFC u15 Boys Camp 2013

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  • September Clinics

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  • Skills Clinics

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Upcoming clinics and camps

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2014 Camp Locations

2014 Camp Locations

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2014 SUMMER CAMP LOCATIONS

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Moon Summer Camp 2014 June 9th – 12th from 430pm – 730pm

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PSA Registration

All players attending our camps/clinics or any training sessions must register with PSA

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Terms and Conditions:

Assumption of Risk:
I understand that not all risks can be foreseen and there are some risks which are
unpredictable. I understand that certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated
regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. I am aware of the risks of participation,
which include, but are not limited to, the possibility of physical injury, fatigue, bruises,
contusions, broken bones, concussion, paralysis, and even death. I understand that
the Pittsburgh Soccer Academy has advised me to seek the advice of my physician
before participating in any Pittsburgh Soccer Academy activities, which include, but are
not limited to, practices, games, one on one training, group training, camps, clinics, speed
and strength conditioning, or any sports related activity. I understand that I have been
advised to have health insurance in effect and that no such coverage is provided for me
by the Pittsburgh Soccer Academy. I know, understand, and appreciate the risks that are
inherent in the above-listed soccer activities. I hereby assert that my participation is
voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.

Hold Harmless, Indemnity and Release:
In consideration of my participation in these activities, I, for myself, spouse, heirs,
personal representatives, estate or assigns, agree to defend, hold harmless, indemnify and
release the Pittsburgh Soccer Academy, employees, agents, volunteers, and all others who
are involved, from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, or causes of
action of any sort on account of damage to personal property, or personal injury, or death
which may result from my participation in the above-listed program. This release
includes claims based on the negligence of the Pittsburgh Soccer Academy and their,
employees, agents, and volunteers, but expressly does not include claims based on their
intentional misconduct or gross negligence. I understand that by agreeing to this
clause I am releasing claims and giving up substantial rights, including my right to
sue.

Media Release:
I understand and give permission that all photographs and/or videos taken of the applicant
during this event is the property of Pittsburgh Soccer Academy and may be used along
with my child’s name in camp videos, broadcasts, publications and/or promotional media.

Consent for Emergency Treatment:
I authorize the Pittsburgh Soccer Academy and its designated representatives to consent,
on my behalf, to any emergency medical/hospital care or treatment to be rendered upon
the advice of any licensed physician. I agree to be responsible for all necessary charges
incurred by any hospitalization or treatment rendered pursuant to this authorization.
By signing/clicking below I agree to everything stated in all of the above paragraphs:
Assumption of Risks, Hold Harmless, Indemnity and Release, Media Release, and
Consent for Emergency Treatment

Please Note and Abide by Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy:
Code of Conduct for Players:
To encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, officials and parents at all times.
To do the best I can each day, remember that all players have talents and weaknesses the same as I do.
To treat my coaches, other players and coaches, game officials, other administrators, and fans with
respect at all times: regardless of race, sex, creed, or ability, and I will expect to be treated accordingly.
I will exercise self-control and control my temper, resisting the temptation of retaliation.
To know and respect the rules of soccer and abide by them at all times.
Show respect and courtesy to officials and coaches by following their instructions and direction.
Respect the game officials and refrain from addressing them or commenting on their
decisions during or after the game.
Avoiding the use of abusive or profane language, taunting or humiliating remarks, and/or
gestures and physical assault upon another player at any time.
Respect the coaches and players of the opposing team and display sportsmanship at the
conclusion of a game and be humble and generous to victory and courteous in defeat.

Zero Tolerance Policy:
To help prevent physical assault, verbal abuse, and unsportsmanlike conduct, PSA has adopted a
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY. This policy applies to all coaches, players, parents, spectators and
other supporters and referees. Abusive and obscene language, violent play/conduct, fighting,
bullying, and other behavior (including, but not limited to sarcasm, taunting, etc.) deemed detrimental
to the game/practice/camp/event between the above mentioned groups will not be
tolerated. This policy applies before, during and after any PSA event, at the soccer field and its
immediate surrounding areas.

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