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Nicci Wright

Girls Academy Director and Director of Goalkeeping
U15 and U16 Girls Academy Head Coach

Coaching Philosophy:

Mentor and develop players to always do their best and enjoy being strong and respected competitors.  I want our players to be proud of their youth soccer experience, and proud to be an Arlington Soccer Alumni. 

Youth Coaching Experience:

  • 18 years of coaching youth soccer in Maryland and Northern VA, including Damascus Soccer Club, Maryland United, and McLean Youth Soccer 
  • Washington Freedom Super-Y, VA Alliance Super-Y and Arlington Soccer CCL Pro-23
  • Currently with Arlington Soccer Association since 2013

Arlington Soccer Coaching Experience:

  • Current Girls Academy Director and Club Director of Goalkeeping 
  • Current 2005 and 2006 Girls Academy Head Coach
  • Former 2005 and 2001/2002 US Soccer Development Academy Head Coach
  • Former Age Group Director for U15-U19 Girls 
  • Former 2001/02 Girls Age Group Head Coach (Red, White, Blue & Black)
  • Former 2002, 2000, 1999 & 1998 Girls Red Head Coach
  • Head Coach of 1999G Red State Cup Champions (2016-17)

Professional & National Team Coaching Experience:

  • Current Staff Coach with Canada Soccer since 2013
  • Staff Coach at 2014 FIFA WWCs (U17 & U20 WNTs) 
  • Staff Coach with WNT 2018-19 for WWC preparation
  • Washington Spirit Goalkeeper Coach (NWSL 2017)
  • Washington Freedom Assistant Coach (WPS 2007-2010)

Top Coaching Awards:

  • 2017 Youth Girls’ Regional Coach of the Year – East (United Soccer Coaches)
  • 2016 Arlington Soccer Travel Coach of the Year (U14G Samba Red, U17G Forza Red)

Playing Experience:

  • Former Canadian WNT Goalkeeper
  • Starting Goalkeeper in the ’99 WWC
  • 37 International Caps 
  • 2019-20 Inductee - Canada West Hall of Fame (UVIC Student-Athlete)
  • 2013 Inductee – University of Victoria Athletics Hall of Fame (First Soccer Player)
  • 2003 – 2007 Washington Freedom Goalkeeper
  • 2003 WUSA Champions – Washington Freedom
  • 2002 Alvik IK Goalkeeper (Swedish Damallsvenska)
  • 2002 Voted Footballer of the Year for Northern Sweden
  • 2001 Vancouver Whitecaps Goalkeeper (USL)
  • 2000 World Indoor All-Star Team Goalkeeper (Discovery Channel Indoor Tour)

Coaching Licenses

  • USSF B License
  • NSCAA National Diploma

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5210 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA  22205

703-527-0157 (phone)
703-527-0158 (fax)

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