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Nov. 16, 2012

Junior Panther Academy (Nov. 24-25) / Striker Elite Goal Scorer/GK #1 Goalkeeper Academy (Dec. 27-28)

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh men's soccer team will host several camps and clinics this fall and winter in the Charles L. Cost Indoor Sport Center located on the University of Pittsburgh upper campus. Head coach Joe Luxbacher and his staff will direct all age groups at the three camps over the two weekends.

The first camp – the Junior Panther Academy – will take place Nov. 24 and 25 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and is open to boys’ and girl’s aged 7-14.  The Goal Scorer (ages 8-15) and Goalkeeper Academy (ages 10-15), is slated for Dec. 27 and 28 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.. All camps will be directed by well-qualified and experienced coaches, as well as outstanding collegiate and high school athletes.

The Junior Panther Academy aims to teach proper techniques for passing and receiving, shooting, heading, dribbling and shielding will be addressed. Fundamental principles of attack and defense will also be covered and incorporated into the training sessions. Each participant will also receive an official academy t-shirt.

Fundamental striking of the ball will be emphasized at the Goal Scorer Academy, as well as shooting off the dribble, shooting off the give and go, shooting off the turn and heading to score. The focus is on creating and finishing scoring opportunities will also be stressed in this two-day clinic.

The GK #1 Goalkeeping camp will combine finishing (shooting) exercises as well as establishing a competitive game-simulation. Players will work on receiving and holding low, medium and high balls, diving techniques and methods of distribution. 

For more information - including costs and registration info - visit the camp website at

Pitt Men's Soccer to Host Winter Camps

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