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Columbia Soccer Association (TN)

Meet Our Trainers

Are you interested in taking your soccer skills to the next level? CSA's club trainers will provide you with the soccer training needed to help you succeed on the field.

CSA is excited to promote Laila Espamer and Dustin Butler as their club trainers.


Laila recently finished her college career for Martin Methodist College. The school is in the NAIA and is known as one of the best women’s soccer colleges in the country. She graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. She was the captain for her last 3 years and lead the team to 3 conference championship titles and 4 national tournament appearances. In her 3 seasons as captain, they recorded 52 wins, 5 ties, and 5 losses.

Throughout her time there, she won:
- 2017 Regular Season Championship
- 2017 SSAC Championship
- 2018 SSAC Championship
- 2019 SSAC runner-up

She also played for the UWS on Lancaster Inferno and Blue Heat Team. She played for the Argentina women’s national team, U-17 and U-20. In 2019, Laila was called up to play for the national team in the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. However, she was not able to attend due to her ankle reconstruction surgery.

Currently, Laila is the head coach of the ‘07 Arsenals girls, and an assistant coach for the ‘04 Arsenal girls. She has been working with kids of all ages (girls and boys) for the last 3 years. Her goal is to help the athletes improve on and off of the field and wants to help them reach their full potential.

Dustin holds a US Soccer National D License and is currently the head coach of the men’s soccer team at Summit High School in Spring Hill, TN. They are part of a very competitive District 12AAA group of teams in Williamson County. Prior to his career at Summit, Dustin played under Moe Webster here in Columbia where they had much success winning back-to-back TSSA State Championships. He also played at Columbia Academy, helping lead the Bulldogs to consecutive District, Regional, & Sectional Championships as well as finishing State Runner-Up his senior season.     

Dustin takes a holistic approach to his training and believes soccer is made up of four main elements: technical, tactical, mental, and physical. His training sessions focus on all four of these elements with an enhanced focus on total player development. He strives to produce the “complete” player by consistently putting his athletes in training environments that support individual growth. It's simple: better environments = better athletes. Dustin has experience working with all age groups and ability levels.

Laila and Dustin offer evening training sessions on weekdays and daytime training sessions on weekends. Cost is $25 per person for an hour long session. Sessions are grouped by age and skill level with a max of four players per group.

If you would like to attend a small group training session, please contact us at [email protected].

Columbia Soccer Association (Tennessee)

1116 West 7th Street PMB 248 
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Phone : 931-325-9274
Email : [email protected]
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