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Soccer Learning University



About the Soccer Learning University

After Covid-19 caused some interruptions , Kentucky Youth Soccer is thrilled to bring back the Soccer Learning University. The 5th Kentucky Youth Soccer Learning University will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the newly renovated Central Bank Center in Lexington, KY. Since its inception, the Soccer Learning University has brought coaches, administrators, and other soccer enthusiasts together in one place where top-level experts and professionals in the game join us to share their expertise and knowledge.  This event features educational opportunities consisting of live field demonstrations, classroom sessions, social functions, and more.  We hope to see you in February!  


2023 Soccer Learning University 

Registration Link (closes on January 31 at midnight.
Registration Fee: $75/attendee.  Clubs interested in a group discount rate can reach out to Bryan Brooks.

2022 Presenters 

Thank you to the presenters who had committed to our 2022 event. 



Chioma Atanmo
Founder & Wellness Coach
Mindful Appetite
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Gary Curneen
Assistant Coach
Racing Louisville


Candice Fabry
Founder & Owner
Fearless & Capable
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Donna Fishter
Leadership Coach & Team Architect

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Nate Lie
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Xavier University

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D.J. Switzer
Owner, Designer, and Digital Marketer
WSOTP Creative

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Brian Jones
500 HR RYT
Prananata Vinyasa, LLC

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Rochelle Hearns
President/Executive Director
Bridge Soccer Academy

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Dr. Peter McGahey
Be Your Best 2day!

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Josh Opiola
Vice President Athlete Safety
Player's Health


*More presenters to be announced soon!


2020 Presenters 

Check out the presenters from the 2020 Soccer Learning University.

Click on the presenters name to see a short bio about each individual. 

Coaching - Classroom

Gérard Jones, John Jay FC, USSF Grassroots Instructor
Erica Suter JDyer Strength and Conditioning
Andrew Wiseman, Utah Royals
Jose Romero, Celtic FC
Larry Sunderland, FC Cincinnati
Jamie Smith, Nashville Soccer Club

Board and Admin Development

Skye Eddy Bruce, Soccer Parenting Association
Vicki Linton, U.S. Soccer Club Development Manager
Arron Lujan, U.S. Soccer Club Development Manager
Julianne Waldron
Darren Laver, The VDOC

Club/Player Development

VJ Stanley, Balanced Excellence
DeAngelo Wiser, Wiser Sports Leadership
Skye Eddy Bruce, Soccer Parenting Association
Marc Cormier, University of Kentucky
Paul Bright, The Coaching Manual

Coaching - Field Session

Paul Bright, The Coaching Manual
Carrie Taylor, SD Loyal
Bobby Puppione, FC Virginia
Niko Katic, FC Cincinnati
Jose Romero, Celtic FC


Kentucky Youth Soccer is working with a local hotel to set up a room block. Details will be provided as soon as possible. 

Sponsorship/Vendor Opportunities

Please let us know if your organization is interested in sponsoring and/or having a vendor booth at the 2022 Soccer Learning University.