Coaches & Coffee

Where soccer coaches connect with peers, learn, ask questions, and share insights.

Coaches & Coffee is a new initiative to get local coaches together. Much like how the annual Convention is the world’s largest gathering of coaches, these monthly gatherings are a way to connect locally and more frequently with coaches just as passionate about the game as you.

The event is now underway in the Association’s home town of Kansas City and the plan is to eventually expand nationwide. The format is simple and begins with a presentation on a topic relevant to the current landscape of soccer or to coaches generally. Then the rest of the hour is open for discussion and networking. Members are encouraged to bring guests to grow the circle of community involvement. The event and coffee are free and open for members and non-members alike.

Coaches & Coffee - December 14 “Best Practices for Youth Player Development"
Liam O'Connell
  • Sporting KC Manager of the Academy Affiliate Network
  • Grew the scouting network of the Academy Affiliate clubs and created a stronger connection between the top teams in each Academy Affiliate to the SKC Academy.
  • Coached with the following clubs: Overland Park Soccer Club, KC Select, Sporting Blue Valley and Currently with Sporting Lee's Summit.
  • United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma.


Thursday, December 14th 9-10:00 am
The Soccer Lot
2525 Jefferson St
Kansas City, MO 64108