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 for August “Preparing Players for the Next Level"
Nate Hauser
  • Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Baker University
  • Over 100 wins with Men’s and Women’s teams each at Baker University (Over 200 total)
  • Former Men’s Soccer Coach at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Taken both teams to the NAIA Final Four
  • Played professionally for the Kansas City Comets and won a NPSL Championship in 1997
Chris Cissell
  • Head Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • College Head Coach for 26 Season
  • Coached 37 All-Americans and 45 Academic All-Americans
  • United Soccer Coaches Men’s National Coach of the Year winner and three time finalist.


Wednesday, August 30th 8-9am
Swope Soccer Village
6310 Lewis Road Kansas City, MO 64132