CU YDA Staff
Kim Scheper - CU YDA Director of Coaching

Coaching accomplishments:
  • USYS Nationals: 1998 Final Four Finish with WU Team Acceleration (Head Coach)
  • USYS Nationals: 2015 USYS National Appearance CUP Gold 00-01  (Asst Coach)
  • USYS Regionals: Region II ChampionTeam Acceleration, 1998 (Head Coach)
  • USYS Regionals: Region II Champion, CUP Gold 00-01 2015 (Asst. Coach)
  • USYS Regionals: Region II Finalist, CUP Gold 00-01 2014 (Asst. Coach)
  • USYS Regionals: Region II Semi-Finalist U13, U14 CUP Boys 95,96,2009,2010  (Head Coach)
  • USYS State Cup: State Finalist CUP Gold 00-01 Girls 2013, 2012  (Head Coach)
  • USYS State Cup: State Champion CUP Gold 00-01, 2014-15 (Asst. Coach)
  • USYS State Cup: State Champion CUP Gold 95-96 Boys  2008, 09, 10
  • USYS State Cup: State Finalist CUP Gold 95-96 Boys 2007
  • USYS State Cup: State Champion 98-99 Boys 2011
  • USYS State Cup: State Finalist 2010, 09
Coaching license: 
  • US Youth National License
  • USSF "D" License
  • Coerver Coaching certificate
Player Accomplishments:
  • University of Cincinnati Soccer (1987-90)
    • 4-year Starter 1987 - 1990
    • Captain, 1990, Rookie Player of the Year 1987
    • Team ranked in the top 20 in the country
  • Seton High School Varsity soccer
    • 3 year Varsity Starter
    • Captain, 1987
Kim has coached at many different levels in her career. Collegiate Assistant coach, High School Varsity Soccer Coach, Olympic Development Coach, and long time club coach for both boys and girls. She has taken many younger teams and watched them grow into young adults.  Many of her former athletes have gone on to play Division I, II, III soccer and are now living out happy, successful lives being active in their community, family and careers. She currently coaches many of her former player's children in the Academy. That is one of the neatest things she has been able to do. I love to see my former players and I appreciate the opportunity that they entrust their children in me.

Kim started several successful Youth Academy Junior Programs in the city of Cincinnati. She had a vision that there was a need for younger players to be trained at the grass roots level. Learning the skills, in a fun, engaging, positive environment to help these players fall in love with the sport that Kim loves so much is an important goal of hers. Watching players build confidence in their skills on and off the field is important to Kim. Seeing them grow up is a privilege and honor for her.

Adam Dobrozsi - Cincinnati United Coach & Trainer
Place of Birth: Middletown, OH

Coaching Qualifications:  U.S. National "C" License (2010)
                                     U.S. National "D" License (2002)

Coaching Experience: 16 years of coaching experience ranging from ages 4 - 18.  Coached 89/90 Classics Hammer FC girls to 6 State Cup finals, 4 State Cup championships and 3 Regional appearances in six years from ages U12 - U18. Coached the first and second teams CU Sycamore 99/00 girls from ages U8 - U10.  Followed the 99/00 girls to CUP where I coached the CUP Black and CUP Silver teams from U11 - U13.  Created and conducted Speed, Core, Agility and Technique winter training programs for ages 8 - 14.  Coached 2 seasons with the U5-U6 ages in the Cinci United Youth Development Academy (CU YDA).

Playing Experience: 4 year starter at the University of Cincinnati Men's Soccer Team.  4 year Varsity starter at Middletown HS. Grew up playing club soccer with Middletown teams from 10-14 and Team Dayton Soccer Club from ages 14 - 18.

Sam Phillips - Challenger Soccer Academy
Place of Birth:
Weston Super Mare
Coaching Qualifications:  BTEC National Certificate in Football Coaching,
                                     Development and Fitness
                                     FA Level 1                       

Coaching Experience: I have been coaching for about 5 years, working in the local community with kids of all ages, I took a local group of boys from U14 level to U18 level guiding them to their first ever cup final. I have also worked with a local afterschool club giving the children the opportunity to get some extra weekly exercise by partaking in activities such as football, rugby and many other sports. I currently help run a local kids academy for children from 4-6 years old with a local football club.  I have worked one summer for Challenger Sports in both Ohio and Kentucky.
  Kaitlyn Braunig - Cincinnati United Coach & Trainer
Place of Birth: Middletown, OH

Coaching Qualifications: 
Cincinnati United Coach and Trainer

Playing Experience: Captain and 4 year starter at the University of Indianapolis Women's Soccer Team.  2 time leading scorer Freshman and Senior year.  Earned a degree in Exercise Science. A 4 year starter at Fairfield High School in Cincinnati, OH.  Grew up playing club soccer in the local Cincinnati area. CPR Certified and currently attending the University of Cincinnati Physical Therapy Masters Program.

Garry Hancock - Challenger Soccer Academy
Place of Birth:
Glasgow, Scotland
Coaching Qualifications:  UEFA B License
                                     SFA Level 1, 2 and 3
                                     BSc Sports Coaching and Exercise Science 
                                     University of the West of Scotland

Coaching Experience: I have worked with Challenger Sports as a summer coach for 7 years, and as an Academy Trainer since 2012.   While Studying for my degree, I worked as the director of coaching for EK Thistle Football Club, which has one of the biggest youth academies in Scotland. I also coached some of the country’s best young players while working for the SFA’s young talent development program. Before I started coaching with challenger sports, in America, I worked with some professional clubs in Europe. I started coaching in Scotland with a club called Partick Thistle, before coaching at Newcastle United, and Benfica in Portugal.