Coaches Corner – January 2020 Edition!

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Playing Through the Unbalancing Zones Adrian Parrish Director of Education Kentucky Youth Soccer

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2020 Soccer Learning University:
The Kentucky Youth Soccer Learning University is an educational event for coaches, club administrators, parents and other stewards of the game. The event features live field demonstrations and classroom sessions to enhance and grow knowledge of the game. Don’t miss your chance to learn from some of the best in the business! 2020 Presenters: Larry Sunderland, FC Cincinnati Carrie Taylor, SD Loyal
Paul Bright, The Coaching Manual
DeAngelo Wiser, Wiser Sports Leadership
Skye Eddy Bruce, Soccer Parenting Association
Erica Suter, JDyer Strength & Conditioning

2020 Session Topics: Improving Player Speed and Agility Whilte Reducing Injury (Classroom) Emotional Intelligence in Coaching (Classroom)
Use of SSG in Youth Development (Classroom)
Periodization in Youth Soccer (Classroom)
Small Sided Game Preparation (Field Session)
Defensive Organization "Counter Pressing" (Field Session) AND MORE!

Date : Saturday, February 1, 2020 Location : Lexington Center Registration Link : Registration Deadline: January 29, 2020 (No onsite registration available) For more information on the event including presenters, their bios, and the event schedule go to our site,

Beyond the Game: Coach Highlight
In 2020, the Kentucky Youth Soccer Coaches Corner will highlight local coaches doing great things in the game. We were honored to have the opportunity to feature Lindsay Basalyga and learn a little bit more about her during this process. We are so excited to share who she is as a coach and where she started on her path. Lindsay has had an incredible impact on the game over her years of involvement. She is an inspiration and an outstanding role model for the younger generation interested in coaching one day, especially girls and younger women. Click here to learn more about Lindsay and her path to where she is today!

Article of the Month: Continuous Education with ODP
In conjunction with the Kentucky Olympic Development Program (ODP) sessions on December 14th, Kentucky Youth Soccer’s Director of Education, Adrian Parrish, ran a pilot coaching event for a small group of coaches from local clubs. The coaches attending this event had the opportunity to observe training sessions with the 2006 and 2007 ODP state pools. “After evaluating coaches during a recent national coaching license performance center, we wanted to offer an event for our local club coaches. We noticed a need for offering insight to higher caliber activities so coaches can better understand the relationships and actions of players on the field,” said Parrish. Click here to read more about the event and see pictures from the day!

Featured Podcast: Modern Soccer Coach Hosted by Gary Curneen Our goal is to bring in-depth content to coaches with a combination of interviews, chats, and personal thoughts on the topics that really matter in the beautiful game and elite-level sport Listen Here!

Upcoming Coaching Education Courses
Course Location Date
11v11 In Person Grassroots Georgetown, KY February 22, 2020

11v11 In Person Grassroots Hopkinsville, KY March 7, 2020

7v7 In Person Grassroots Hopkinsville, KY March 7, 2020

4v4 In Person Grassroots Bowling Green, KY March 7, 2020

9v9 In Person Grassroots Louisville, KY March 8, 2020

US Soccer D License Elizabethtown, KY March 13-15, 2020 & June 19-21, 2020

US Soccer D License Owensboro, KY November 20-22, 2020 & March 5-7, 2021

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Thank you to the Kentucky Youth Soccer Sponsors!

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