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Soccer Learning University

 

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About the Soccer Learning University

After a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 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 5, 2022, at the 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!  

 

2022 Soccer Learning University 

Click here to see the official announcement.

Kentucky Youth Soccer announces the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Soccer Learning University. The rapid increase in Covid-19 cases makes it impossible to provide a safe environment for those involved in the event. While we were excited to host the Soccer Learning University after a year off, we have a responsibility to our attendees, presenters, players, vendors, and staff to make the best decision to keep everyone safe. 

It is also important for Kentucky Youth Soccer to offer a quality event for attendees. With the rise of Covid-19 infections, there are concerns about presenters, players, vendors, and staff being available the day of the event because of issues ranging from potential quarantines to travel delays. 

Please know we are disappointed to share this news but felt it important to make a decision without delay to respect our attendees, presenters, players, vendors, and staff. 

For those who have already registered, we have sent a message to the email address you registered with regarding refunds for the event. 
 
At Kentucky Youth Soccer, we are grateful for your continued support as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. We hope to see you at the Soccer Learning University in 2023. 

2022 Presenters 

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

 Presenters

Atanmo,_Chioma

Chioma Atanmo
Founder & Wellness Coach
Mindful Appetite
Click here for bio!

Curneen,_Gary

Gary Curneen
Assistant Coach
Racing Louisville
 

Fabry,_Candice

Candice Fabry
Founder & Owner
Fearless & Capable
Click here for bio!
 

Fishter,_Donna

Donna Fishter
Leadership Coach & Team Architect

Click here for bio!

 

Lie,_Nate

Nate Lie
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Xavier University

Click here for bio!

Switzer,_D.J.

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

Click here for bio!

Jones,_Brian

Brian Jones
500 HR RYT
Prananata Vinyasa, LLC

Click here for bio!

Hearns,_Rochelle

Rochelle Hearns
President/Executive Director
Bridge Soccer Academy

Click here for bio!

 

 

 

Dr. Peter McGahey
Founder
Be Your Best 2day!

Click here for bio!

 

 

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

2020 Event Schedule - 2022 Schedule to be announced!

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

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.

Contact hollykirkpatrick@kysoccer.net

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