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Riverfront United is an in-house Club team. Here we offer team, group and individual training. Trainings are designed by Dany O’Rourke. At Riverfront United we offer specialized and proven training methods. Riverfront United teams train once a week and then participate in the winter leagues. We offer teams to all ages and levels of players.

If you are interested in playing for Riverfront United, fill out our INTERESTED PLAYER FORM.

Mission

Provide a soccer club rich in tradition and culture, offering the best training methods and techniques. A place where our players can create moments that will provide great opportunity.

Vision

Riverfront United will be the best club in the area offering a home in one singular location no matter the weather. Riverfront United will provide qualified, quality coaching to all its players and help them in the quest to reach their highest potential.

FREE ID CLINIC REGISTER HERE

Riverfront United is hosting its first (of three) ID Clinic dates on June 13th and 14th. We are seeking players (boys and girls) to join NEPA’s fastest growing soccer club. Riverfront United will begin training and entering specific tournaments for the Spring Season before entering LVYSL and EDP in the Fall.

Our ID clinic is FREE and for everyone. Riverfront United will have a home at Riverfront Sports and the best coaches in the area, along with a full Strength and Conditioning side to our training.

Riverfront United will be announcing its new coaching staff over the coming days and weeks.

U9-U12 players boys and girls 2-4pm

U13-U16 Boys and giels 5-7pm

 

Staff

Dany O’Rourke

Director of Coaching and Soccer Operations

From Dublin, Ireland Dany began his playing career at a local soccer club Dundrum FC. Here Dany won two league titles before moving to the biggest club in Dublin, St. Joseph Boys AFC. For the rest of his travel career Dany played here earning various different honors. Dany got his first taste of professional soccer having had tryouts for the national team and training with Shelbourne FC. He played in Irelands lower leagues as a semi professional for Arklow Town, Cherry Orchard and St. Patricks.

In 2010 O’Rourke moved to the US playing his college soccer at Keystone College. A four-year starting captain, O’Rourke brought Keystone to the post season three times earning various awards from Academic honors to the Shalyn-Truscot Award in his senior year. Looking to start his career in coaching, Dany moved to Frostburg, Maryland where he worked with both the men’s and women’s soccer programs. Earning his master’s degree O’Rourke also won his first conference championship, the CAC in 2015.

In 2016 Dany moved back to PA taking the Men’s Assistant position at ESU. Reaching the post season in his first year there O’Rourke then pushed for his second conference championship winning the PSAC in 2017.

Moving back to his Alma Mater, Keystone College, Dany helped guide the Giants to their second conference title with an appearance in the National Tournament this year. Along with being an active college coach, Dany is also the assistant coach for the Electric City Shock semi professional NPSL franchise.

College Coach

  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Keystone College

NPSL Semi Professional Coach

  • Electric City Shock

CAC Champion 2015

  • Frostburg State University

PSAC Champion 2017

  • East Stroudsburg University

CSAC Champion 2019

  • Keystone College

 

  • Irish Women’s National Team Keeper Trainer 2007
  • FAI Certified Coach

Tyler Jakes

Director of Youth Development 

Played High School Soccer at West Scranton 2x Division 1 allstar

Played club soccer with FC America and Wyoming Valley Soccer Club

Played College Soccer at Misericordia University

Led Riverside Jr. High to a district championship in 1 season as head coach

Been a Coach at Riverfront for 6 years (Micro Soccer, Development Class, Riverfront United)

Involved with different camps sponsored by Riverfront and Keystone College

Chris Goetter

Chris has been a student of the game for 40 years as a player and as a coach.  He played his collegiate soccer at Shippensburg University as a walk on.  He earned the starting spot quickly going on to be the starting Goalkeeper for 3 ½ years earning 2 MVP honors and a captain title.  After college he played for Phoenix SC and Montco Azzurri in the InterCounty League where he helped his teams to multiple Amateur and Open Cup playoff berths.  Chris began playing beach soccer in 2000, going on to play 7 years in the country’s largest Pro-Am tournament, North American Sand Soccer Championships where he helped is team to 6 Final 4 appearances and earned an MVP honor.  He capped his playing career by being selected to play with the US National Beach team where he played several international competitions.

As a coach, Chris started his coaching career in 1996 when he became the undergrad Assistant Coach for Shippensburg University, focusing on training Goalkeepers.  Since then, Chris has coached collegiately, high school, youth, semi pro and ODP.

College Coaching

  • Shippensburg University – Undergrad Assistant, then Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach for Men’s and Women’s teams
  • Ursinus College – Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach
  • Johns Hopkins University – Goalkeeper Coach
  • Penn State Worthington – Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach

High School Coaching

  • Pennridge High School – Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach – 7 Straight PIAA District 1 playoff appearances
  • Meyers High SchoolHead Coach
  • Mid Valley High SchoolHead Coach

Youth Coaching

  • Electric City Shock Juniors
  • ODP- U12 – Head Coach for 3 years

Semi Professional

  • Electric City Shock (NPSL) – Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach

Other Coaching

  • Winning Edge Speed Training – Owned and operated speed and agility camps for 10 years.
  • Winning Edge Goalkeeper Training – Owned and operated Goalkeeper training academy. Worked with numerous collegiate prospects and athletes at all divisions of NCAA.

Jody Leach, CSCS

Director of Sports Performance, Riverfront United FC
Director of Sports Performance, Backcourt Hoops
Strength and Conditioning Coach, Binghamton University
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
ACE Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

Jody is a strength and conditioning coach and orthopedic exercise specialist with 20 years of coaching experience. A graduate of Ithaca College, Jody taught Physical Education and coached in New York State before relocating to Pennsylvania. She has excelled in the direction of youth programming and development of high school and collegiate athletes since her graduation. Before her tenure as Director of Sports Performance at Backcourt Hoops, Jody was a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Binghamton University, an NCAA Division I athletic institution. At Binghamton, Jody worked with all varsity sports. Her goal as a coach and sport specific trainer is to provide each individual athlete with the motivation and specialized tools to achieve their maximum athletic potential.

Chris Walsh

Playing Experience:
– 2007 – 2011: 4 year Midfielder/striker for the Moravian College Men’s’ Division 3 team
– 2011- 2014: 3 year Midfielder/striker for club Voodoo F.C. in the SIFL (Shanghai International Football League)

Coaching Experience:
– Dunmore High School
o Varsity Head Coach, High School Girls’ Soccer (July 2015-May 2016)
– Electric City Shock Juniors/ Nitro Soccer
o U12 May Lehigh Valley Soccer Festival 2015 1st Place Champions
o U12 Fall 2018 Boys Lehigh Valley Soccer League 1st Place League finishers
o U14 2020 Winter Indoor State Cup Challenger Division 1st Place Champions
– Olympic Development Program Wilkes Barre/Scranton Branch
o U12/ U13 Girls Assistant Coach 2017- 2018

Coaching License
– US Soccer D License 2018

Passion for Youth Soccer
– I love coaching because it combines my two passions of teaching kids and the development of a beautiful game. This is an attitude I try to keep with me whether it’s playing, coaching or even working. An open mindset allows for me to learn from new situations and better prepare my players for these in the future.

Nezir Alic

A native of Bosnia, Nezir brings with him a wealth of soccer knowledge and playing experience including:

*Youth Professional club Sloga,Bosnia
*DDY Dynamite FC
*Atlanta Silverbacks Academy
*Scranton High School – 4 years varsity
*United Soccer Training Academy (USTA)
*Caxias Do Sul Brasil
*Pocono Snow

Ibrahim “Ibo” Sanverer

A native of Turkey, Ibo brings even more knowledge and experience to the coaching staff we are putting together at Riverfront United. Coach Ibo has played with:

Yeniimaretspor – Local Turkish Youth Club
Istanbulspor – Turkish 2nd Division
Pocono Snow – NPSL

Megan Tweedy

Megan brings playing and coaching experience on the women’s side to United. Tweedy will help to build our women’s soccer teams here at Riverfront United as we continue to grow with Men’s and Women’s teams. Riverfront United will offer travel teams for girls in the Fall.

Megan’s Bio:

Played club with Abington Revolution 2007-2009
Played at Lakeland Jr. Sr. High School and started 2010, 2011 and 2012 season, going to the district finals two years. Awarded First Team All Star in 2012 season.
Played Collegiality at Lackawanna College 2013-2015 (captain 2014 season)

Began coaching in 2012 with Lakeland U-12s (1 year)
Then stared coaching under Dan Berg in 2015 with Valley View Boys Soccer (3 years)
2018 coached Valley View Jr. High team and won the League (1 year)
2019 coached Valley View High School Girls Varsity going to District semi-finals (they won 9 more game in 2019 then in 2018)

Philosophy:

At Riverfront United we believe quality soccer is achieved through possession, movement and creativity. As a coaching staff our goal is to create ideas and give players the tools to develop. We believe in positive reinforcement and providing a soccer education so players can learn the game from both a technical and tactical point of view.

Training:

At Riverfront we do team specific training, no groups. Each session plan has a topic and a specific goal. All session plans are carefully though out and overseen by Dany O’Rourke. Each session will incorporate a passing drill progressing into a possession drill. After working on this fundamental part of the game each session works then on the tactical side providing its players with insight on movement and tactical awareness.

Teams:

Riverfront provides teams for both girls and boys. It is our goal to provide teams at all ages. We work with players of all abilities also having players come up the ranks from our Micro Soccer, through our Developmental Academy.

Riverfront Micro Soccer: 2-6yr olds
In the micro soccer Academy young players learn to develop a love of the game and are introduced to the very basic fundamentals of the game. Our goal here is to get the young players developing a relationship with the ball and enthusiasm to play the game.

Riverfront Developmental Academy: 7-14
At the Riverfront Developmental program players learn to master the fundamental skills of the soccer player. A lot more drill driven and instructional the players will not only develop the technical side of the game but will also be instructed on how the game is played.

Riverfront United
The last step in reaching the top of the triangle. Here our players have reached a high level of technical ability. Riverfront United then turns to teaching its players on how to play the game introducing high level coaching on the tactical side of the game.

Session 4 Starts the first week of March

6 Training Sessions

6 Games

Includes Team Shirt (PLEASE fill out size when registering)

$185

Register Here:

FREE ID CLINIC REGISTER HERE

Riverfront United is hosting its first (of three) ID Clinic dates on June 13th & 14th. We are seeking players (boys and girls) to join NEPA’s fastest growing soccer club. Riverfront United will begin training and entering specific tournaments for the Spring Season before entering LVYSL and EDP in the Fall.

Our ID clinic is FREE and for everyone. Riverfront United will have a home at Riverfront Sports and the best coaches in the area, along with a full Strength and Conditioning side to our training.

Riverfront United will be announcing its new coaching staff over the coming days and weeks.

Riverfront United U-14 Trainings on Mondays 6:30-7:30 games on Thursdays 7:00-9:00; overflow Saturday; March 2 — April 6

Riverfront United U-12  Trainings on Thursdays 6:00-7:00 games on Fridays 6:00-9:00, overflow Saturday March 5 — April 9

Riverfront United U-10  Trainings on Fridays 5:00-6:00 games on Saturdays; March 6 — April 10

US Soccer Birth Year and Season Matrix

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