DNA Soccer Lessons
At DNA Sports Center, we believe the foundation of every good athlete is speed and agility. Once an athlete has attained those attributes, sports specific training is the next step toward truly excelling at their game. By combining soccer skills instruction with strength, speed, and agility training that focus on muscle groups and movements that soccer players use most, players will reach their highest level of performance.
Our Soccer Instruction Focuses on:
- Basic Footwork
- Turns, Cuts, Fakes
- Ball Control
- Ball Striking, Receiving, and Heading
- Soccer Skills While Under Defensive Pressure
- Combination Plays
- Injury Prevention
- Soccer Specific Speed, Strength, and Agility
DNA’s experienced soccer instructors work with athletes of all ages to improve upon their technique and understanding of the game. Great focus is given to the player’s physical and mental conditioning, along with proper body mechanics.
With our youngest athletes, age 8 and up, we use fun, age appropriate instruction to introduce them to the game of soccer. Once a general understanding of the game is learned, we work to help them improve their soccer skills.
Our Soccer Program Includes:
- Individual Instruction
- Group Lessons
Recognized as a successful youth player in Louisville, Kentucky, Greg continued playing at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. He became a leader of the soccer program as a captain and earned the school’s highest honor in sports, “Male Athlete of the Year”, in 1994. Greg graduated with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry and art. Greg continued playing after college at a semi-professional level while teaching marine biology. Beginning in 1998, he became the assistant coach of Wheaton College and coached club soccer in Boston. After two years, Greg earned his B-license with the USSF and his advanced national diploma with the NSCAA and became the assistant coach of the University of Cincinnati, where he was able to help develop professional soccer players as well as future college and professional coaches. While in the Cincinnati area, Greg directed camps and became deeply involved in the soccer community as a youth trainer and director at the club level. In 2009, Greg became the assistant coach at Thomas More College. For the next three years, Thomas More had their most successful seasons, winning three conference titles and making three NCAA tournament appearances. Greg has personally experienced the dedication and sacrifice it takes to become a successful player and shares his insight through his coaching. He has written and illustrated the book “Solo Soccer” to provide a helpful tool that can be used by players while practicing on their own.
Kurby Kipp – Soccer Instructor
Kurby played soccer at McAuley High School from 2006-2010 in the top ranked GGCL Conference. She played club soccer growing up for Westside Soccer Club (now TFA) in Buckeye Premier and finished out with Star Soccer Club.
Her coaching career spans the past 6 years. She was the Girl’s Freshman Coach at McAuley High School for 4 years, where she took her teams through two 10+ game winning seasons and 3 Mason preseason tournament wins. She also serves as a trainer for Cincinnati West Soccer Club, where she still currently trains and works with the Director of Player development and Director of Coaching. She also served as the Girl’s Assistant Varsity Coach at Walnut Hills High School, where she helped their varsity team into the Ohio High School record books for most consecutive shutouts in a season and consistently ranked in the top 5 teams in the city.
Kurby’s specialties include but are not limited to defensive abilities, foot skills, agility and speed, shooting technique, scoring, tactical and technical skills, passing, good touches, field awareness, and confidence on the ball.