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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 

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 Soccer Learning University - it was great to get together in person again.  We are looking forward to 2024.

Below you will find the speaker presentations:


2023 Presenters 

Thank you to the presenters who had committed to our 2023 event. 



Chioma Atanmo
Founder & Wellness Coach
Mindful Appetite
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Vince Ganzberg
Director of Coaching Education
United Soccer Coaches
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Matt Hochberg
Hochberg Sports Marketing
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Caitlin Carducci
Vice President, Member Programs
US Soccer Federation
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Jess Hogan
Owner and Founder
Xponent Sports Performance
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Marc Cormier
Associate Professor and Director
University of Kentucky
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Ashley Samson
Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Cal State Northridge
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Brant Briggs, Ph.D., LPCC-S
Clarity Counseling Services
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Dr. Peter McGahey
Be Your Best 2day!

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Santo Rivas
Coaching Education Technical Lead
US Soccer
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Molly Ann Halpin
Family Therapist, LPCA
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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 2023 Soccer Learning University.