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Oumar Seck - CEO/Technical Director

Coach Oumar is from Dakar, Senegal where he lived and breathed soccer every day. In the U.S., he started his soccer experience playing for the University of Kansas Men’s Soccer Club. He then played for Johnson County Community College before transferring to play at Mid-America Nazarene for the next three years.

Oumar has over 12 years of coaching experience at the youth and college level, including 2 years of serving as Age Group Director. His prior coaching experience also includes being the Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach for JCCC and the Head Men’s Soccer Coach for Maple Woods Community College. He also serves as Alternate Commissioner for District III through KSYSA. Oumar currently holds a USSF D license, a NSCAA National Diploma, and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

Through his experience with soccer, he believes in the development of players and has the passion to provide them with the best opportunities the game has to offer on and off the field in order to excel them to the next level. Through BVB International Academy – Great Plains, he hopes to continue to build soccer and fulfill his love for the game 

Joe Comparato - President/GM

 Coach Joe has been involved with youth soccer for over a decade. In that time, he has coached competitively with players of all ages. He spent 5 years on the Board of Directors for the Kaw Valley Soccer Association and is currently on the board of the Kansas Premier Soccer League.  

Joe's focus has always been on fostering a love for the game, developing players, providing access to the sport for all athletes regardless of their socioeconomic backgrounds, and maintaining a platform for student-athletes to reach their goals. Joe is also currently one of the coaches for Bishop Seabury Academy's Soccer program and holds a USSF D license.  

Luis "Ricky" Vargas

Coach Ricky is originally from Los Angeles, CA. His soccer background includes playing club soccer for KC Fusion Academy and high school soccer for Shawnee Mission West, where he was a 3-year letterman and team captain his senior year. Most recently, he played soccer for Coach Oumar at Maple Woods Community College.

Coach Ricky recently completed his USSF 4v4 and 9v9 coaching licenses and is working on obtaining his 7v7 and 11v11 coaching licenses. 

Charlie Carr

Coach Charlie started playing soccer when he was in kindergarten, moving to the Premier level in 4th grade. He played for Coach Oumar for 6 years during middle school and high school. Playing on showcase teams during that time introduced Charlie to the highest level of soccer and his teams were incredibly successful.  In 2016, Charlie's team made it to the state semifinals but was knocked out by the eventual champion. In 2017, his team swept their MRL group.

Charlie also played varsity soccer at Lawrence High School for three years, working his way into the starting lineup by the end of his sophomore year and being captain for part of his junior year. During his senior year of high school, Charlie was the team captain and received 2nd Team Sunflower League and 1st Team Lawrence Journal-World Regional honors.

Coach Charlie is currently working on obtaining his USSF 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 coaching licenses.  

Riny Deboer

Coach Riny has 40+ years of experience in youth sports as both referee and coach. She has also refereed adult league and college games. As a youth player, Riny played in the Netherlands for Club, Regional and State teams. 

Coach Riny has coached age groups from Pre-Academy through U19 for both boys and girls teams. She coached for Kaw Valley Soccer from 1998-2011 for Club Boys; Premier Girls; All Girls Academy; Hobbits program. She coached Perry-Lecompton High School 4A Varsity boys from 2005-2008, Puma Premier Girls teams from 2012-2013, and Kansas Rush Premier Girls and Pre-Academy boys teams from 2013-2019.

She holds a D license.

Julio Guerrero

Coach Julio is from Sanger, Texas and played collegiate soccer for three years, including being named as his team's Most Improved Player during the 2013-2014 season. During his first year at Rockhurst, his team made it to the Final Four of the NCAA Division II playoffs. A knee injury kept him from being able to play his final year.  

Julio has a USSF D license and will be in his third year as an assistant soccer coach at Rockhurst University.

Nick Haig

Coach Nick grew up in Lawrence and played soccer for Kaw Valley Soccer Association, Kansas Soccer Academy, Olathe Rush, and Jambars. He coached for Sporting Kaw Valley's All Girls Academy for two years and was a manager for the KU Women's soccer team for two years.

Coach Nick is currently working on obtaining his USSF 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11 coaching licenses.  

Joseph Janner

Coach Janner joins the BVB International Academy while retaining his position as the boys head soccer coach at Washington High School in Kansas City, KS. Since starting there in 2015 as an assistant, he has developed the program to the level of winning both a league and regional championship while earning the KCAL Coach of the Year award in 2018.

Coach Janner returned to Kansas City in 2015 after coaching four years in St. Joseph, MO at Benton High School, the Missouri Valley Soccer Club, and the St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association. He has also assisted with OPSC and Sporting KC youth summer camps. He most recently coached a Global FC U17 team during the Spring 2019 season.

In addition to his formal education credentials which include an M.A. in Communication Studies from KU and a Post Graduate Diploma in Football Business from the Johann Cruyff Institute, Coach Janner is completing his USSF 'C' License while he holds an Advanced National Diploma along with Goalkeeping I, II, & III and Futsal Level I Diplomas from United Soccer Coaches. 

Matt McCune

Coach McCune played  on TeamUSA National Team 1989, 199; Kansas and Regional ODP 1990, 1991, 1992; Ottawa University Player of the Decade 1990s; All-American 1995; and Minnesota Thunder 1998.

As a coach, he has led Vinland Valley Soccer  (Creator and Coaching/Technical Director Since 1989); KC Legends Team Coach - 2000-2002; KU Men's Club Coach - 2001-2003;; LHS Girls Coach - 2016-2019; and Baldwin High School Boys Coach - 2017-2019. He was awarded 2018 All-Area Coach of the Year and 2018 KCYA Regional Coach of the Year.

He holds a USSF B license.

Rebecca Nye

Coach Rebecca was the Jambars FC Mini Jambars Director from 2017 to 2019. She was Body Boutique Soccer Programming Coach 2015 to 2017, Sporting Kaw Valley Coach from 2006 to 2015, Sporting Kaw Valley Age Group Director from 2013 through 2015, Sporting Kaw Valley Co-Director of the All-Girls Academy for 2012-2013, and Sporting Kaw Valley Tournament Director in 2008 and 2009.

She is a Washburn University and University of Colima, Mexico soccer alumni and has a Bachelors degree with an emphasis in Sport Medicine from the University of Kansas. She has a Masters degree in Romance Languages from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Coach Rebecca holds an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma-Coaching "B" License, NSCAA National Diploma- Coaching "C" License, and a USSF D License.