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 - April 26 “Safe Sport Act - What Coaches Need to Know"
Victoria Pickering
  • Coordinator of Education and Outreach Services at the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, where she has combined her passion for advocacy and education to address violence in the greater Kansas City community.
  • Started her work in the anti-violence field 14 years ago working at a local domestic violence shelter while she pursued her BA in Philosophy.
  • Co-leads the Self-Directed Violence group, leading suicide prevention efforts at the hospital.
  • More recently, she has focused her efforts on training professionals in trauma-informed and inclusive services, pushing for systems and policy change to better support survivors and providing youth-based prevention education that is victim-centered and proactive.
Andrea Kimballl
  • V.P./General Counsel to Sporting Kansas City soccer team.
  • Following law school practiced law in private firms for 19 years before joining SKC.
  • Helps facilitate trainings, compliance, and policies for SKC’s youth academy teams.
  • 4 Year Div. I basketball player and current youth basketball coach.


Thursday, April 26th 9-10:30 am
Penn Tower Building
Room 130
3100 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Parking Instructions: There is visitor parking available in the parking ramp attached to the building.