KFA NXT GEN & Youth Academy

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Our KFA NXT GEN program is designed for players born between 2018-2015, as an introduction to the sport of soccer before graduating to the academy program. This program will help players develop the core skills used in soccer, such as ball manipulation, coordination, and awareness, while emphasizing fun, teamwork, and respect.

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Youth Academy

Our U8 Academy program is designed for players born between 2018-2015, as a way for players to build on what they learned in KFA NXT GEN through game-like activities and play, and will help players build on their core skills and prepare them for the 7v7 game.

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2022-2023 Academy Schedule

Thank you to everyone who signed up for Academy this year. Stay tuned for future events and our 2023 Fall Season.

Coaching Staff


Brendan Doyle

Director of Football Operations


Dun Lwe Htoo

Academy Coaching Staff


Reebar Htoo

Academy Coaching Staff


Kyle Johnson

Academy Coaching Staff


Lay Lay Zan

Academy Coaching Staff

Technical Staff

Our technical staff brings a passion for the game combined with the a genuine desire to provide more opportunities for those who sit outside of the US Youth Sports system. Their desire to help athletes achieve a top level is a goal for all.

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Brendan Doyle


Brendan joined the Karen Football Association as Director of Football Operations in August 2022 in order to work with the members of the Advisory Board to develop a training methodology and style of play for the organization.
Brendan will use his dedication to coaching and his passion for the game to help grow a culture at KFA that will allow for players to develop on and off the field and increase the opportunities in the game for those players.

Brendan holds a United States Soccer Federation C License as well as a United Soccer Coaches Urban Soccer Diploma. He is currently an assistant coach in the Minneapolis City SC Futures Program, as well as the Community Engagement coordinator for the club. Prior to joining KFA, Brendan was a staff coach for the St Paul Blackhawks.

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Thank you for the continued support from all of the media locally and around the world, sharing the stories of the Karen community and KFA. Read the articles below to learn more about the impact we are making.


Thank you to all of the individuals, companies, and organizations supporting the Karen community.

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