Meet Our Guest Speakers

Annette Corbin
Owner The Athlete Practice

Annette specializes in training athletes with yoga. She was an All-American soccer player at Purdue University and played professionally overseas in Sweden for two years. Born and raised in Evanston, Il, Annette has been teaching yoga for 10 years now. She currently works with teams at Northwestern, DePaul, UIC and Loyola University at Chicago.

Over the years she created YogaSport, a style of yoga that has all of the tenants of yoga – breath, alignment, flexibility – but with a nod to athletic performance and recovery. She leads trainings across the country to teach other coaches and training staff how to teach YogaSport and how to incorporate this movement-based recovery strategy as part of their team’s weekly regimen.

Calvin Deutsch

Owner Deutsch Physiotherapy, Founder of The Invincibility Project

Deutsch is the only Wisconsin based Physical Therapist Member of the US Olympic Committee Physical Therapy Database. "The Invicibility Project" is his passion to create a culture that changes the way in which youth soccer players train and compete. By empowering them through a series of proactive programs, he works to enhance performance and reduce risk of injury. You'll see Deutsch working with high school athletes during preseason and catch him on the sidelines as the Head Coach is his daughter's 13U soccer team.

Paula Wilkins

University of Wisconsin - Madison Women’s Soccer Head Coach 

Wilkins has been at UW for 13 seasons and her storied career has left a mark at every turn. She became the first person in NCAA history to both play and coach in the College Cup when she competed for the University of Massachusetts and coached at Penn State before arriving in Wisconsin. She has been voted Big Ten Coach of the Year six times by her peers and continues to make history on our state's sidelines. When she isn't leading the Badgers, she is super mom to her twin toddlers.

Becky Burleigh 
University of Florida Women’s Soccer Head Coach 

Burleigh is the ultimate ambassador of the game. Her results have been the byproduct of her craft as a player developer and tactician. In 1995, she made history when she started the Gator's Women's Soccer program and made history again just four years later as the first female coach to win a NCAA Championship. She continutes to be one of the winningest coaches in the game and has been dedicated to not only building our women's soccer culture, but also our sports cultures. As co-creator of the "What Drives Winning" conference, Burleigh provides insight and resources for developing the character of athletes.

Jill Ellis

Former US Women’s National Team 2x World Champion Head Coach

Ellis has an abundance of knowledge and skills to share as she has held leadership positions in youth, collegiate and national team arenas. Her longest collegiate tenure was at UCLA where she led the Bruins to six Pac-10 conference titles and eight NCAA Final Four appearances. Ellis led both the U-21 and U-20 Youth National Teams in marquee competitions including the U-20 Women's World Cup. She has also worked as US Soccer's Development Director to oversee youth club relationships. When she took command as US Women's National Team Head Coach, she charted a course that would tally two back-to-back world titles and is only the second coach in history to do so. Her list of achievements and accolades are vast, though it is the moments between the lines she openly shares that are what make her an obviously exceptional coach. Her journey on the field is far from over, though when not on the pitch, you can find her avidly supporting the dreams of her daughter.