Coach of the Month

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UYSA Coach of the Month

February 2016


Coach: Kelli Smith

Current Team: Avalanche 02 ECNL, 03 Black, 06 Black North   

Coaching Experience: USSF B License, U20 YNT scout, 14 years coaching in WA, OR, and UT

Playing Experience: Seattle Women’s Sounders, University of Washington 

Favorite Soccer Teams:  USWNT

Favorite Soccer Player: Michelle Akers, Mia Hamm, and Messi

Most Memorable Soccer Experience(s):  Playing in the Elite 8
Coaching Philosophy: Develop players to love the game.

Favorite Movie: Too many great ones to choose

Favorite Food: Mexican

Special Interests: Exploring the great outdoors

Your favorite coaching saying: The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching. –Anson Dorrance


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