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Soccer Learning University

 

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About the Soccer Learning University

The 4th Annual Kentucky Youth Soccer Learning University will take place February 1, 2020 at the Lexington Center in Lexington - bringing coaches, administrators and others soccer enthusiasts together in on place!  Billed as "Kentucky's Annual Gathering of Soccer Coaches and Administrators," the Kentucky Youth Soccer Learning University will offer educational opportunities consisting of live field demonstrations, classroom sessions, social functions, and more! 

 

 

2020 Soccer Learning University 

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Registration Fee: $60

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (No onsite registration available)

REGISTER NOW

Registration Includes: 

All education sessions  Registration Welcome Packet

2020 Presenters

Kentucky Youth Soccer is proud to bring in experts on the game and beyond to be a part of the 2020 Soccer Learning University! We will continue to update this list as we finalize our presenters for the event.

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

2020 Event Schedule

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Thoroughbred Room 4
Coaching Beyond the X’s and O’s
Jose Romero, Celtic FC Use of SSG in the Youth Development Programs
Thoroughbred Room 5
Board and Admin Development
Skye Eddy Bruce, Soccer Parenting Association Establishing a Stronger Sense of Community to increase Player Retention
Thoroughbred Room 6 Kentucky Soccer Referee Association Becoming a New Referee: Using the US Soccer Learning Center.
Thoroughbred Room 7
Club/Player Development 
DeAngelo Wiser
Wiser Sports Leadership
Winning Your Players
Ballroom
Field Sessions
Bobby Puppione Positional Play Rondos
10:30 am - 11:45 am
Thoroughbred Room 4
Coaching Beyond the X’s and O’s
Andrew Wiseman, Utah Royals FC Periodization: Fact or Fallacy
Thoroughbred Room 5
Board and Admin Development
Vicki Linton and Arron Lujan, U.S. Soccer Club Development Managers Application of World Youth Cup Technical Reports to player development in the club environment.
Thoroughbred Room 7
Club/Player Development 
VJ Stanley
Balanced Excellence
Whose Clock is it Anyway? The Late Bloomer's Story
Ballroom 
Field Sessions
Paul Bright
The Coaching Manual
Importance of Developing Technical and Tactical Abilities in Foundation Age Players (5-12 year olds).
11:45am - 1:00 pm
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Thoroughbred Room 4
Coaching Beyond the X’s and O’s
Larry Sunderland and Jamie Smith
FC Cincinnati and Nashville SC
Round Table: Player Development Models 
Thoroughbred Room 5
Board and Admin Development
Julianne Waldron

Sports Marketing Strategy & Promotion

Thoroughbred Room 7
Club/Player Development 
Paul Bright
The Coaching Manual
Periodization in Youth Soccer
Ballroom
Field Sessions
Carrie Taylor
SD Loyal
Defensive Organization "Counter Pressing"
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Thoroughbred Room 4
Coaching Beyond the X’s and O’s
Gérard Jones
John Jay FC, USSF Grassroots Instructors
How Coaching Lanuage can be used to 'Guide Attentional Search': Developing Player Decision Making through a 4-C Approach to Coaching.
Thoroughbred Room 5
Board and Admin Development
Vicki Linton and Arron Lujan, U.S. Soccer Club Development Managers Using case studies to develop ideas to improve the coach development program at your club.
Thoroughbred Room 7
Club/Player Development 
Marc Cormier
Sports Psychologist
Developing Process to Optimize Outcomes: Holistic Coaching in Youth Soccer.
Ballroom
Field Sessions
Jose Romero, Celtic FC  Small Sided Game Preparation
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Thoroughbred Room 4
Coaching Beyond the X’s and O's
Erica Suter
JDyer Strength & Conditioning
Improving Player Speed and Agility While Reducing Injury
Thoroughbred Room 5
Board and Admin Development
Darren Laver, The VDOC Your Club, Your Players, Your Coaches, Your Success
Thoroughbred Room 7
Club/Player Development 
Skye Eddy Bruce
Soccer Parenting Association
Emotional Intelligence in Coaching
Ballroom
Field Sessions
Niko Katic
FC Cincinnati
Introduction to FCC Principles of Play

 

*The schedule is subject to change.

Hotel

Room Block: 
Hyatt Regency
401 W High St. 
Lexington, KY 40507

To reserve a room with the block, call 1-800-233-1234 and mention that you are a part of the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association event. 

Block Rate: $119/Night 
Deadline to Reserve: January 10, 2020

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