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Foothills Soccer Club
Registrations are being accepted for the winter session.  12 weeks of training will take place at Hot Shots Sports Arena in Mt. Pleasant, starting November 16th. 
For all training dates, times, online registration and additional information, please visit or contact Denny Marzano at or call 724-437-2588.

Registration is now being accepted for the Winter Session.  Winter training features 10 weeks of training beginning in November and concluding in March.  All training sessions will be held at Greentree Sportsplex, for more info or questions contact Stan or Adam at 412-835-1835.

Victory Express
Winter training will start on November 11th at the Vernon Neal Indoor Complex in Washington, PA.  There will be eight training sessions on Saturdays at 10:45 AM-12:15 PM.  For more information please call Rob at 724-518-6594 or Niki at 412-292-0376 or visit for more information.

About Centers of Excellence
This PA West Soccer Player Development program offering is designed to offer a higher level of training for U9, U10 and U11 players through a cooperative effort between PA West Soccer and approved clubs.

Players in this program will be provided with a nurturing environment designed to focus on technique development. Player-to-coach ratios will insure plenty of individual attention by program coaches. Players will be encouraged to take risks and experiment to improve confidence in their technical abilities and will have an opportunity to train with the other top players from their playing district.

Clubs granted “Centers of Excellence” status are required to meet and maintain program standards. PA West Soccer Coaching staff personnel will monitor maintenance of the program standards and ideals through announced and unannounced visits to guarantee program integrity.

Among the program requirements: minimum licensing for the Technical Director and all coaches, facility requirements, mandatory child safety/risk management measures, minimum/maximum player-to-coach ratios to guarantee proper training environment, and PA West Soccer staff oversight agreement.

There is a limited number of Centers of Excellence granted in each playing district based on player registration in the districts. Any club or group of clubs affiliated with PA West Soccer can apply for consideration to become one of their district’s Centers of Excellence.