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Chris Smith

Coaching Philosophy:

To create a healthy learning environment where players can solve problems and express themselves through the game, their interactions with coaches and teammates, and the opportunities for competition.  

Coaching Experience:

  • 2003-present: Arlington Soccer: '93 girls, '96 girls, '01 girls, '06 girls, '08 girls, '10 girls, '96 boys (VA State Champion), '97 boys, '98 boys (VA State Champion), '99 boys (Region I and VA State Champion), ’00 boys, '01 boys (VA State Champion and VA State Finalist), and '04 boys
  • 2011-2020: Arlington Recreational Soccer: NW Lions, Potomac Kiwanis, and Optimists
  • 2006-2018: Virginia Youth Soccer ODP Staff, Developmental ODP
  • 1996-2006: Soccer Academy at Williams College

Coaching/Education Qualifications/Honors:

  • Arlington Soccer: Travel Coach of the Year 2007
  • USSF Licenses: “B”, “C”, “D” , and National Youth “Y” License
  • United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA): National Diploma, Advanced Regional Diploma, National Youth Diploma
  • Arlington Coaching Education: Netherlands, 2018
  • Coaching Education: Scotland & England, 2016 VYSA
  • Arlington Soccer Travel Board Member 2005-2009
  • M. En., University of Virginia
  • BA, Williams College

Playing Experience:

  • Williams College Men's Soccer: 1995 NCAA National Champion, 1996 NCAA Regional Finalist
  • Chaminade League Champion CHSAA HS (NY): 1993
  • ODP Region I, ODP Eastern NY

Contact Us:


5210 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA  22205

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

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