Meet Allen

Duda Soccer is training based on Allen Duda’s extensive playing and coaching background in the game of soccer.

 


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A Calm Demeanor Is Used When Coaching

Allen believes that positive reinforcement helps to foster a player’s confidence and encourage their play.  He wants to create better decision makers and establish a sense of personal responsibility with the players. 

Allen wants the players to respect themselves, the team, the coaches, the opponents, and the game itself. This will establish an appreciation and passion for the game of soccer. Allen believes that every player has a hidden strength be it physical or mental. Give all the kids a chance, be patient, nurture each player, they will all flourish at different times so never give up on them. Some rise quickly, some rise slowly, but all will rise up at some time.

Allen has documented history coaching the game of soccer. Moreover, he has quite a bit of experience coaching boys and girls of various age levels. Most recently he has served as a volunteer coach for Bethel Park Soccer Association (BPSA). He has coached flights, ages 6 – 12, and travel teams for Bethel Park. He has coached club soccer for Beadling FC and Penns Forest FC. He has been the Junior Varsity and Ninth grade boys coach at Bethel Park and the Junior Varsity girls coach at Peters Township. Allen has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Sports Management at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA. Additionally, Allen holds a National Coaching License through the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

Allen Duda grew up in Peters Township playing for reputable youth clubs, including Beadling FC, South United, and Penns Forest FC. In high school, Allen was recognized as an All-State, All-Region, and All-American for his efforts as a four year starter at Peters Township High School. He also has college playing experience at Westminster College and Slippery Rock University. His experience and knowledge of the game of soccer is undeniable.

 

 

PFC Elite Development Academy

March 28, 2017
Allen has been hired as the new director of the PFC Elite Development Academy. The new Elite Development Academy will be for the youth player ages U8 through U12 with age appropriate curriculum. The curriculum will focus on the development of the individual player, working on appropriate technical growth and working within our club vision of “creating players, committed to excellence on the field, and in our communities.”

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Carlow University Assistant Coach

Spring 2017
This spring, Allen has been hired as the Assistant Coach for the Carlow University Men's and Women's soccer teams.
The Carlow Celtics play their home games at Highmark Stadium, the city's newest professional stadium, located on the shore of the Monongahela River in Station Square, an entertainment complex on Pittsburgh's South Side just 15 minutes from Carlow's Oakland campus. The team competes in at least 18 contests per season as a member of the River States Conference.

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Joining forces with Next Level Soccer Training

October 31, 2015
Allen is excited to be joining forces with Next Level Soccer Training. The Next Level Futsal Training Academy will be run by Justin Evans, ex-pro players Mike Apple and Carlos Garcia, along with Allen Duda. With over 25 years of professional soccer and futsal experience these gentlemen know what it takes to get to the next level and are eager to guide Pittsburgh’s youth soccer/futsal players to do the same. Click here to learn more about 2015-16 Winter Futsal Traning Academy.

 

Duda named new WCCC soccer coach

July 8, 2014
Allen Duda was been hired by Westmoreland County Community College as its new head women's and men's soccer coach. Director of Student Life/Athletics Dick Holler stated, "Allen stood out in the interview process with his passion and knowledge of soccer. We felt he was the ideal selection to lead our men's and women's soccer programs. He has great vision that will allow our players and program to grow. We welcome him to WCCC athletics."  Duda a former collegiate player at Westminster College and Slippery Rock University has over 20 years of coaching experience at the junior high, high school and travel levels.