Who we are CORE VALUES
Teamwork
Respect
Integrity
Commitment
MISSION
To inspire youth to reach their potential, on and off the field, by developing them as athletes and people through the
Steel Sports Coaching System
VISION
Through our Kids First approach we will establish the Steel standard in youth sports and coaching. We will forge the next generation of leaders, on and off the field, by instilling Steel Sports’ core values.
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states
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players
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teams
150+
coaches 100%
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Steel United Pennsylvania produces highly skilled players who can play a style that follows the club’s philosophy in an environment conducive to delivering excellence. Our players possess sound technical skills while developing into tactically astute, independent decision makers that are dynamic and competent in all areas of the game. Steel United Pennsylvania is committed to maximizing each player’s potential on and off the field. We produce highly skilled players that are dynamic and competent both physically and mentally. When players leave the pitch, our job isn’t finished. Personal development and molding strong character traits in each one of our young athletes is equally important to what we accomplish between the lines. The Steel Sports core values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity and Commitment are the foundation of Steel United.

WHO WE ARE

Steel United Pennsylvania is committed to maximizing each player’s potential on and off the field. We produce highly skilled players that are dynamic and competent both physically and mentally. When players leave the pitch, our job isn’t finished. Personal development and molding strong character traits in each one of our young athletes is equally important to what we accomplish between the lines. The Steel Sports core values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity and Commitment are the foundation of Steel United.

Steel United Pennsylvania produces highly skilled players who can play a style that follows the club’s philosophy in an environment conducive to delivering excellence. Our players possess sound technical skills while developing into tactically astute, independent decision makers that are dynamic and competent in all areas of the game.

MISSION

To inspire youth to reach their potential, on and off the field, by developing them as athletes and people through the Steel Sports Coaching System

VISION

Through our Kids First approach we will establish the Steel standard in youth sports and coaching. We will forge the next generation of leaders, on and off the field, by instilling Steel Sports’ core values.

CORE VALUES

Teamwork
Respect
Integrity
Commitment

150+

coaches 100% background checked

9

states

2500+

players

200+

teams

OUR CLUB & PROGRAMS

STEEL FUTURES

AGES 4-8

Steel Futures is a soccer-oriented child development program. We aim to build self-esteem by creating a positive and fun environment where your child can succeed. Your child will develop physical, cognitive and emotional abilities that will help progress their soccer skills and understanding of the game through problem solving, teamwork and sportsmanship. Our enthusiastic and animated coaches focus on developing the “whole” child with their creative and fun games.

All of our sessions are designed to improve a player’s technique and confidence in the game. The Steel United professional coaching staff uses a nationally developed curriculum to improve the fundamental soccer and motor skills of your child. All of our sessions are designed to improve a players technique and confidence in the game within a positive and fun developmental environment.

  • Professional, qualified coaching staff
  • Structured practice and free play format, no scorekeeping
  • Premier turf facilities
  • Family and club environment (interaction with high school aged player volunteers)
  • Training emphasis on the fundamental building blocks (ball mastery, passing, receiving, dribbling and 1v1s)
  • Improve fundamentals of motor control using the ABCs of athleticism (Agility, Balance, and Coordination)
  • Building each player’s confidence and self-esteem
  • Stepping stone towards competitive club soccer with Steel United

CLUB TEAMS

AGES 8-14

VIEW OUR TEAMS

Steel United Pennsylvania offers competitive playing opportunities in the northern region, and we promise the same level of care, professionalism and commitment to all of our teams. Based around our “Kids First” philosophy, the club provides an environment that will challenge every player to reach their full potential, on and off the field, and an atmosphere that supports the growth and long-term development of every individual player.

Every Steel United coach is held to the highest standard and is committed to the development of all players within their teams. Our year-round Coach Development Program ensures that we stay focused, motivated and driven to be the best we can be.

Teams within the club are formed on a selective basis utilizing annual tryouts to identify players with the strongest potential to develop within a serious, competitive environment. Each team’s goal is to strive to compete at the highest level of play appropriate for the individuals within the team. The club has a very high standard of commitment, effort, and dedication from both players and parents, and we constantly ensure these standards are fully acceptable to all participants.

SHOWCASE TEAMS

AGES 15-18

Steel United Pennsylvania fields high school showcase teams for players looking to advance their skills and to help prepare those interested in playing at the collegiate level. Our teams play quality, competitive tournaments around the region and place an emphasis on getting in front of college scouts.

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Our Steel United College Development Program aims to educate our players and parents, not only on the soccer recruitment process but also the general college admissions process. Each family has unique needs and individual situations, and our modules are designed to be interactive to allow a personalized program to meet those needs and situations.

Program director Paul Payne is a 27-year veteran of college coaching with an extensive network of coaches, colleagues and administrators in the college athletic world. Paul’s program aims to educate all involved in making one of the most important decisions that a student-athlete and parent must make. We assist you in finding the right fit. Since 2010, we have supported the placement of over 500 players into college soccer programs, plus hundreds of alumni who decided not to play competitive soccer in college. During the process, we host seminars, webinars, videos and interactive sessions to provide a well-rounded education on recruitment and admissions.

ADULT TEAMS

AGES 19-23

For college players looking to build on their technical and tactical skills, Steel United offers summer programs for men and women. More details including tryout dates and potential new opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be available soon.

NATIONAL PROGRAM

ELITE BOYS & GIRLS TEAMS

The Steel United National Program is a unique player experience for Steel United boys and girls from across the country to come together, train and play in an intensive atmosphere. The National Program provides our elite players opportunities beyond their local Steel United team and experience an even higher level of competition and play. Players are exposed to a professional level program and experience what it is like to participate in that type of atmosphere.

The National Program starts with the identification process where players are nominated by their local Head Coach and Director of Coaching. Our National Director Of Player and Coach Development then will visit each club in the Spring to view all the players in the age group at each club and to evaluate the nominees and potentially add any players to the list. In consultation with the Directors of Coaching, the National Director of Player and Coach Development selects 24 players in each age group and gender to attend the National Program Camp, which is held at the beginning of August. Beyond the camp, the 24 players can be selected for additional tournaments and tours both domestically and internationally.

At the camp players will experience the following:

  • Technical Training
  • Tactical Training
  • GPS/Heart Rate Training
  • Yoga
  • Swimming (if available)
  • Cardio/Weight Training
  • Video Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Player Progress Report
  • Intra Squad Scrimmages
  • Position Specific Training

TOURNAMENTS

A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE

Steel United Girls Turf Showcase
December 5, 2020 | 2002-06

Steel United Boys Turf Showcase
December 12, 2020 | 2002-06

The Annual Steel United Turf College Showcase (Formerly FCUSA Philadelphia) will take place all on turf fields at the beautiful Maplezone Sports Village in Aston, Pennsylvania. Top level club teams are being invited to this event and this will be an exceptional opportunity to network and be seen by college coaching staff from around the region. The College Showcase is for U15 – U19 girls and boys teams.

Steel United hosts tournaments in Pennsylvania and goes above and beyond to provide an experience that benefits coaches, players and their supporters. Every tournament is planned in detail to ensure the Steel Soccer Tournament Experience is positive and memorable. We prioritize a balanced sporting experience, with an atmosphere that encourages competition but also displays our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity and Commitment. Our Fall 2020 tournament schedule is available via the button below.

WHERE WE TRAIN & PLAY

The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr features an incredible athletic campus. The Wolfson Athletic Field Complex has two full-size turf fields for all types of soccer programming.

Hill Top Preparatory School in Bryn Mawr continues to be a valuable home to Steel United club activities, providing well-kept natural grass field on its campus.

EDP and US Youth Soccer Conferences provide clubs regional, regular season, league play, cup competition and regional / national showcase events.

Central League Soccer is a league centered around the Route 476 and Route 30 corridor to reduce travel time and provide a positive competitive environment.

DAVE CORNISH

Teams
Director

MIKE WELSH

Assistant Teams
Director, Girls

STEVE WILMAN

Assistant Teams
Director, Boys

JOE RAYMOND

Assistant Teams
Director, Futures

PA Office Address:
950 Sussex Blvd.
Broomall, PA 19008

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