Chris Smith

Coaching Philosophy:

Build an environment where young players can compete, be motivated, and play without fear; where technical creativity is promoted, and a balance reached between fundamentals, tactics, accountability, and fun. Share and instill a love of the game. Run for yourself > Run for your mates.

Coaching Experience/Accomplishments:

· Arlington Soccer Association Head Coach since 2002 (1993 girls, 1996 girls, 2000 girls, 1996 boys, 1997 boys, 1998 boys, 1999 boys, 2000 boys)

· Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) Olympic Development Program (ODP) Staff 2006-present

· Port Washington Soccer Club 1989-1991 Trainer (1980 boys)

· Arlington Soccer - Travel Coach of the Year, 2006-2007

· Region I Championships - 2012 (1999 Boys – Eagles Red)

· Virginia State Cup Championships - 2015 (1998 Boys – Attack Red), 2013 (1996 Boys – Strikers Red), 2012 (1999 Boys – Eagles Red)

· Region I Colonial League Championship - 2012 (1996 Boys)

· Several current and former players selected into ODP VA State, Region I, and National (U14, U16, U18) pools

· Several former boys and girls players playing college soccer (D1, D2, D3)

· Several premier elite tournament trophies (inc: Disney, Potomac, CASL, OBGC, ASIST, EDP, Annandale, Jefferson Cup, Delco)

Coaching Licenses:

· USSF B License

· USSF C License

· USSF D License

· USSF F License

· USSF Y (Youth)

· NSCAA National Diploma

· NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma

· NSCAA National Youth Diploma

Playing Experience/Honors/Awards:

· NCAA National Champion - Williams College (MA), 1995; NCAA Elite 8, 1996; Assist leader 1997

· Universidad de Valencia (Spain) - Starting attacking midfield, 1997

· NSCHSAA League Champion - Chaminade HS (NY), 1992; All league 1992,1993

· ODP—Region 1, Eastern New York, Long Island District, 1988-1993

· Eastern New York State Cup Champions - New Hyde Park Pumas, 1992

· Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) Division 1 Champions - New Hyde Park Pumas

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