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About Us

Our History
Penns Forest was founded in 1986 by board members of local travel clubs such as Norwin, Penn Trafford, East Suburban (now Plum), Murrysville, Penn Hills, Hempfield, Latrobe and Monroeville.  The goal was to provide advanced players from western Pennsylvania an opportunity to train and play together in order to enhance their development.  Since our beginning, Penns Forest has produced 71 USYSA State Cup winners, 4 Region 1 Semifinalists and 2 Region 1 Champions.  In the Super Y League, Penns Forest has placed 5 teams in the North American finals and one in the Super 20 Finals.  Penns Forest continues to provide opportunities which no other area club can and a track record second to none!
In the late 1980's and early 1990's, the Penns Forest Football Club hosted the "Penns Forest Challenge Cup" each July.  At its peak, the tournament fielded over 140 teams from the east coast of the United States, as well as teams from Canada and West Germany.
In 2004, the English Premier Club, Chelsea FC, came to Pittsburgh to play Serie A Club Roma of Italy.  While in the region, the Chelsea FC Academy program chose Penns Forest to be the hosts of their week-long camp.  Penns Forest players had the opportunity to take the field during training to meet players such as Edgar Gudjohnson, Didier Drogba, Arjen Robben and Claude Mikelele.


Our Mission

To instill a passion for the game of soccer by providing instructional and competitive youth opportunities that enhance character, community, respect and love of the game.


Our Philosophy

We believe in developing the total soccer player.  We know from experience that winning is a byproduct of players who do the right things on and off the field.  Our approach provides players not only with the skills necessary to play the game, but the understanding of when and why to apply those skills in a match.  By emphasizing the development of these tactical skills and soccer creativity, our players grow to not only play well, but understand the game.

We foster a sense of pride within our players, teams and club; and hold ourselves to the highest of standards.  We strive to create an environment for our players that is fun, educational and challenging.  Penns Forest FC takes pride in the outstanding developmental growth of our players as athletes, as well as their ability to be exceptional students.

Our Staff
The Penns Forest FC coaching staff is comprised of professionals who share the club philosophy of developing the total soccer player.

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