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Jan. 13, 2013

PITTSBURGH - Pitt men's soccer head coach Joe Luxbacher and staff will host a variety of camps this winter for all ages and levels of play. The camps are held in conjunction with the Shoot to Score Soccer Academy.

The Strike Force FC Training Academy will offer 'high performance soccer training for serious players." The four session program will begin on Jan. 13 and continue with sessions on Jan. 27, Feb. 9 and Feb. 17. It is open to boys' and girls' ages 12-17 and will be held at the Charles L. Cost Center on the campus of University of Pittsburgh from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on each of the aforementioned dates. For more information, including registration info click here.

The 'Fun'damental Skills Academy will be held on two days, Jan. 27 and Feb. 9 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on both dates. The two-day skill academy - which campers will receive a complimentary size #4 Nike Soccer Ball and an Academy t-shirt - will take place at the Charles L. Cost Center on Pitt's upper campus. The two-day (5 hours) of instruction will focus on technical skill development through a vareity of training exercises. It is open to boy's and girl's ages 6-12 and individuals will be grouped by age). The cost is $90. For more info on this camp, visit this link.

The Goal Scorer and Goalkeeper Academy will be conducted on March 2 and March 9 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. each day. Instruction for ages 8-15 (boys and girls) for the two-day event will include shooting and scoring exercises, including but not limited to fundamental striking of the ball and shooting off the dribble. The GK #1 Goalkeeper Academy is also a two-day (five hour) open to both boys and girls ages 10-15 and looks to establiish a competitive game-simulated atmosphere. Cost is $80. For registration form and more information - you can click this link or visit

The College Prospect ID Academy for boys' in grades 9-12 (goalkeepers and field players) will be held on Sunday, March 10. The academy will take place from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Charles L. Cost Center on the Pitt campus. The I.D. Camp is designed for high school students (entering grades -12) who hope to compete at the collegiate player. Players will be coached and trained by members of the Pitt coaching staff, as well as, other college and high school coaches. For more info, click here.

Pitt Men's Soccer Offering a Host of Winter Camps for All Ages and Skills

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