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Pittsburgh Dynamo Youth Soccer is pleased to sponsor a series of recreational soccer clinics, camps, and pickup games for women over 30 who would like to learn how to play soccer or improve their soccer skills. We welcome nonbinary athletes who are comfortable in that environment. 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 Football Club (DFC) 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! Read more about our club history.

Dynamoms Football Club (DFC) 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].

DFC Statement of Support for Jenni Hermoso and the Spanish Women’s Soccer Team

The Dynamoms Football Club (DFC) and its members stand behind Jenni Hermoso and the members of Selección Española de Fútbol Femenina. We celebrate their incredible achievement in winning the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

At the same time, we are outraged by the behavior of Spanish football federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales. His actions tainted and overshadowed the Spanish Women’s National Team’s victory. We condemn his behavior as well as the inaction of anyone in power who fails to hold him accountable. 

Every athlete deserves a safe environment free from offensive, abusive, or hostile behavior from anyone and most especially from those in positions of power. We recognize the professionalism of the Spanish women’s national team and decry those who treated its players as anything but.

From our recreational field in Pittsburgh, we join the chorus of the global soccer community demanding an end to abuse in the women’s game. Our team philosophy emphasizes respect for all coaches, players, and referees and good sporting behavior with an eye towards creating lifelong lovers of the game of soccer.

Anything less is inconsistent with our DFC values and the community we represent.

We congratulate Jenni, her teammates, and the extraordinary athletes around the world elevating the beautiful game. We vow to protect and support them. #ContigoJenni.

The members of the Dynamoms Football Club

DFC 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 DFC 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. 

DFC guidelines

  • DFC is for women and non-binary athletes ages 30+.
  • DFC 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.

Fall 2023 clinics will begin September 9. Registration is now open!
With over 70 women registered, our Fall Clinic is FULL

DFC clinics: DFC 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: DFC 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 Fall 2023 season will run Saturdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm on the  Schenley Oval turf from Sept 9 through Nov 11 (skipping Sept 23 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.

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.

DFC adult women soccer camp:  Sept. 21-24, 2023

Soccer Camp 6.0: LFG Fall edition

6 p.m., Thursday, Sept 21 to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept.  24, 2023


Now that you’re all fired up by the Women’s World Cup, get ready to channel your soccer enthusiasm into a weekend of DFC footy. This fall, we head 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, as are euchre tournaments for those who play). Sunday, we have breakfast (with yummy pastries by Erika Bruce, DFC  player and chef extraordinaire!) and more play and head home by 1 p.m. after helping ourselves to leftovers for lunch. Our hosts also provide optional camp activities including archery, pickleball, kayaking and a climbing wall/ropes course (fingers crossed for the giant slip n’ slide!). 

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 we ask all attendees to test the day you leave for camp.

Amenities include a large, beautiful field, an historic lodge/mess hall, a gorgeous lake, hiking trails, paddleboards and canoes,  and a covered outdoor area. If technology cooperates, we will have a projector and screen perfect for DFC entertainment. 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. DFC soccer camp centers women but welcomes nonbinary athletes who are comfortable with that environment. The cost is $350 including all meals, coaching fees and accommodations. Spread the word! We need 28 people to break even. If we exceed that break even point, we may add yoga, swag, etc. 

See you on the pitch!

Create or login to your Dynamo account and register for camp by Sept 13, 2023. 


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

Please note that there are no full refunds. If it rains, we still play. In the event you need to cancel for an emergency, such as a medical situation, family health crisis or injury, we may be able to refund up to $250 (to cover our hard costs). 

Dynamoms Coordinating Committee (DCC)

DFC is run by they Dynamoms Coordinating Committee (DCC), a group of volunteers who are keeping DFC 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) - Anita W
Communications (website and registration) -- Brenda K, Katy R L
Camp director - Kitty J
Assistant camp director - Katy RL
Permits - Ellie N
Shirts and swag - Jacquelyn C
Treasurer - Erum K
Coach Liaison - Dani G

Resources for Dynamoms

Soccer rules

Futsal rules (for some indoor play)

Injury prevention

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