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Grant Smith

Coaching Philosophy:

My primary goal as a coach is to try to develop players that are hardworking and skillful with a strong game awareness. Players that put the team first and believe the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the name on the back. Players that understand to reach their potential requires a level of commitment far beyond their normal club training schedule. Honoring the game by representing themselves, their family, their club and their team by being a person of high moral character and integrity on and off the field.  I try to do this by continuing to be a student of the game open to new ideas and sharing what I’ve learned in 30+ years of coaching. 

Coaching Licenses:

  • USST A license
  • USSF B License
  • USSF C License
  • National Youth License

Coaching Accomplishments:

  • Arlington Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Arlington Soccer Director of Coaching 2001-2013
  • Arlington Soccer U15-19 Boys Age Group Director 2016-2020
  • Arlington Development Program – 2020-Present 
  • 2013 – VYSA Coach of the Year
  • VYSA Coach – District, State, and Regional Level
  • 1995 Boys ODP National Champions
  • 1995 Boys ODP National Finalists
  • 1995 Boys ODP Region 1 Champions
  • 1993 Boys 2-time ODP Region 1 Champions
  • 1997 Boys Arlington Region 1 Finalist – ranked #1 in the country
  • 2004 Boys Arlington Region 1 Finalist – ranked #1 in the country
  • 7-Time State Cup Champion
  • Assistant Coach University of Virginia Women’s Soccer Team 

Playing Experience/Accomplishments:

  • University of Virginia - ACC Champions
  • McLean High School – Adidas All-American, 4-time All Met, All Region, All District
  • 3-Time WISL Champions – Bier FC

Contact Us:


5210 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA  22205

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

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