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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 (sometimes) winter indoor clinics.

Dynamoms was featured in a July 2021,  CMU Piper article, a  May 21, 2014 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article and in a Fall 2014 Shady Ave magazine article. We also are the inspiration for a women's recreational soccer club in the steamy romance novel Beautiful Game  written by one of our members!

Dynamoms is an organization that centers on women aged 30+ who would like to learn how to play soccer or improve their soccer skills. We welcome nonbinary people who are comfortable in that environment.

For more information contact [email protected].

Dynamoms Pickup Soccer

We love playing soccer, even when its snowing (yes we have been known to shovel the field)! We don't keep score, we have lots of fun, and we do our best to keep everyone injury free. If you are over 30 and would like to join us for some friendly pick-up soccer at Schenley Oval (usually on Monday or Wednesday evenings or Saturday afternoons), please complete our online form to request to be added to our email list.  You can also check out our calendar of upcoming Dynamoms games and events.  If you show up at one of our games without having previously signed up we will ask you to fill out the form on your phone before you play. 

Dynamoms guidelines

  • Dynamoms is for women and non-binary athletes ages 30+.
  • Dynamoms is for beginners and will prioritize the safety of all players and sharing the ball with everyone over scoring.
  • There is no slide-tackling or aggressive play allowed; players should avoid direct contact with others and defend by containing rather than tackling the ball. You may be asked to leave the game if you play in a manner that endangers others.

Our Spring 2023 Dynamoms clinic is full!

Dynamoms clinics: Dynamoms clinics are open to women over 30 and 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! 

What to wear and bring: Dynamoms participants should wear shin guards with soccer socks, athletic shoes or soccer cleats (outdoors only), and comfortable clothes. Any comfortable athletic shoes will do, but many of our members prefer turf cleats (for example, the Adidas Mundial Team Turf Soccer Cleat is available from online retailers and is very popular).  Please do not wear any jewelry. Bring a water bottle and a size 5 soccer ball. We play our winter indoor season on a wooden gym floor, so wear gym shoes, running shoes, or soccer shoes designed for indoor surfaces (no cleats). 

Schedule and location: Our Spring 2023 season will run Saturdays 2-3:30pm on the  Schenley Oval turf from April 15 through June 10 (skipping April 29 due to soccer camp)!  We do not offer partial registrations, but we understand that you may have to skip some sessions.  We will play in light rain but will cancel if there is heavy rain or lightning.

With 67 players registered we are full for this season, but checkout our pickup games and look for information about registering for our fall season in August.

To register, login to your account (or create a new account) and click the registration button - The registration fee is $100. Scholarships are available to support participation by those with financial need - please email us for details.

Dynamoms adult women soccer camp:  April 27-30, 2023 - Registration is now closed

Soccer Camp 5.0: Spring Kick Off

6 p.m., Thursday, April 27 to 12 noon, Sunday, April 30, 2023

Register by April 15, 2023

This spring, we are heading back to gorgeous Camp Soles, a family-run camp in Rockwood, PA (near Seven Springs/Somerset) approximately 75 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.

Arrive Thursday evening for appetizers and chilling and get settled in. Friday and Saturday, we play during the day and then relax around the fire after sundown (based on previous experience, fireside dance parties are highly likely). 

Sunday, we have breakfast (with yummy pastries from Le Beau Gateau baked by Erika, Dynamoms player and chef extraordinaire!) and more play and head home around noon. Our hosts also provide optional camp activities including archery, pickleball, kayaking and a climbing wall/ropes course. We stay in wooden cabins that have heat, electricity, bunk beds and indoor showers/bathrooms either in the cabin or a few steps away. As of this writing, our group has the camp to ourselves once again, though that may change. As always, COVID safety is a priority and all attendees must be vaccinated.

Amenities include a large, beautiful field, an historic lodge/mess hall. a gorgeous lake, hiking trails, paddleboards and a covered outdoor area with a projector screen perfect for watching classic women’s soccer games. Check out the photos from previous camp sessions. Please invite non-footy friends who would enjoy sitting by the lake during the day and then hanging around the fire at night. The cost is $350 including all meals, coaching fees and accommodations and camp t-shirts. Spread the word! We need 27 people to break even. See you on the pitch!

This is a space that centers women. We welcome non-binary people who are comfortable in such environments. You must be age 30 or over to participate.

Create or login to your Dynamo account and register for camp April 15, 2023. 


For questions about camp email Kitty Julian at [email protected] 

Dynamoms Coordinating Committee

Dynamoms is run by they Dynamoms Coordinating Committee, a group of volunteers who are keeping Dynamoms running. If you have questions or suggestions, please reach out to them personally (list below) or at [email protected]. Please also feel free to reach out with any concerns about our organization or any specific players so we can try to help find a resolution. We want all our members to feel welcome.

Pickup Coordinators -- Beth B, Jess C, Ellie N, Lindsey S
Equipment Manager - Jess C
Founding Commissioner, Clinic Coordinator - Lorrie C
Communications (mail and calendar) - Jacquelyn C, Anita W
Communications (website and registration) -- Brenda K, Katy R L
Permits - Ellie N
Treasurer - Erum K
Coach Liaison - Dani G

Resources for Dynamoms

Soccer rules

Futsal rules (for some indoor play)

Injury prevention

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