Pittsburgh Dynamo Youth Soccer is pleased to sponsor a series of recreational soccer clinics for women over 30 who would like to learn how to play soccer or improve their soccer skills. By sponsoring these clinics, Dynamo hopes to encourage more women to get involved in youth soccer as coaches and referees, and even just kicking a ball around with their kids. If you over over 30 and have little or no adult soccer experience, then Dynamoms may be for you! Absolute beginners are welcome. And you don't actually have to be a mom. Come learn how to play soccer safely, get some exercise, and have fun! Since Fall 2013, Dynamoms has run fall and spring outdoor clinics and wintern indoor clinics.

Dynamoms was featured in a May 21, 2014 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article and in a Fall 2014 Shady Ave magazine article.

Registration is open for Fall 2019 Dynamoms

We will run a series of 9 Dynamoms educational clinics on Saturdays 1-2:30 pm at the Schenley Oval, September 7 through November 2. We usally end our season with a food and beverage outing following our last session... so mark your calendar! Most weeks we will play on the turf field, but may need to play on the grass occassionally. This season we will have joint scrimmages and activities with a girls team in the Dynamo recreation league.

Dynamoms clinics are taught by experienced soccer coaches. These 90-minute sessions are designed to help participants learn and practice basic soccer skills and rules of play. We also do cardio exercises and stretching to promote fitness. We spend the first half of each clinic on skills development. We play scrimmages during the second half of each clinic to practice skills and rules of play in real game scenarios. We start with the basics every season, so even if you have never played soccer, we encourage you to sign up!

Skill development:

  • Ball Control
  • Dribbling
  • Passing, stationary
  • Passing, in movement
  • Striking
  • Goal-keeping
  • Defensive strategy
  • Offensive strategy

Dynamoms participants should wear shin guards with soccer socks, athletic shoes or soccer cleats (outdoors only), and comfortable clothes. Please do not wear any jewelry. Bring a water bottle and a size 5 soccer ball.

The registration fee is $100 for the series of 9 outdoor soccer clinics. Dynamoms shirts are available for an additional $14. This season we have royal purple Dynamoms shirts. These shirts are an A4 brand, women's cut, performance polyester, crewneck style. They come in size S, M, L, XL, and XXL. This is a fitted style, so size up if you want something more roomy. If you would like to add your name on the back, please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/25ksP3uxAifRMoz87. (We still have some black shirts left too - contact dynamoms@pghdynamo.org to see if we have your size).

You must register for the entire 9-week series. Don't worry if you will have to miss some sessions... we know that Dynamoms are busy people!

Everyone who registers by August 30 will receive a fun pair of soccer socks!

Weather cancellations: We try to play rain (or snow) or shine. For outdoor sessions, we have to cancel in the event of lightning or heavy rain. For indoor sessions, if the roads are bad or the pubic schools have closed their buildings we will cancel. We will send email to registered participants in the event we have to cancel. If possible, we'll offer a makeup session, depending on gym or field availability and availability of coaches.

Why should your Dynamo-playing kids have all the fun? Learn some soccer moves that will impress your kids! (Or your friends' kids, nieces, nephews, whatever.... you don't have to have kids of your own to join us! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MOM TO BE A DYNAMOM!)

For more information contact dynamoms@pittsburghdynamo.org.

Resources for Dynamoms

Soccer rules

Futsal rules

Injury prevention

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