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: World Cup Edition - June 28 Reading The Game
Ian Barker, United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching
  • Head Coaches Boys ODP Region II
  • Former Men's Soccer Coach at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Former State Director of Coaching at Minnesota Youth Soccer Association.
  • Former Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at the University of Wisconsin
  • Coaching qualifications include United Soccer Coaches, US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, the English FA, and the German DFB


Thursday, June 28th 9-10:30 am
The Soccer Lot
2525 Jefferson St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Ian Barker, United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Education, will provide a Reading of the Game during halftime and at the end of the match. The games begin at 9 am, so please arrive 15 minutes early.