Jennifer Smith

Coaching Years of Experience:

KYSA - Boys Head Coach 2005 thru 2010

KYSA - Girls Head Coach 2007 thru 2011

KENT UNITED - Boys Head Coach 2011

KENT UNITED - Girls Head Coach 2012 - Current

Licenses:

NSCAA Special Topics

National "D"

Playing Experience:

Youth thru Premier 13 years

High School Varsity 4 years

College 1 year

Adult Women's & Soos Creek Coed 13 years

Team Successes:

U11-NPSL DIV 3 - Champions

Federal Way Blast OFF Bracket B - Champions

Kent Cornucopia Cup Gold Division - Champions

Xtreme Cup - Champions

U12-NPSL DIV 1 - Champions

Kent Cornucopia Cup Gold Division - Champions

Crossfire Select Gold Division - Finalists

Snohomish Bigfoot Gold Division - Champions

U13 NPSL DIV 1 - Champions

Kent Cornucopia Cup Gold Division - Champions

WA Rush Gold Division - Finalists

Founders Cup - Finalists

U15 PLAYED RCL - DIV 4

MID-Season moved to RCL - DIV 3

Rainier Valley Slammers Gold Division - Champions

Swedish Cup Gold Division - Champions

Coaching Philosophy

Our goal is to provide an atmosphere that promotes respect, learning, teamwork, in turn creating a lifelong love for the game. We expect players to push themselves to improve by putting forth maximum effort in all practices and games as well as being open to feedback.

The core of our philosophy is for the players to respect themselves and others (coaches, teammates, competition and officials) while taking responsibility for their own actions. As coaches we enjoy becoming part of the players' lives and to inspire them on and off the field to achieve their goals as players and individuals.

Best Coaching Memory

A couple of years ago we were in the championship game for Kent Cornucopia Cup playing against a team we had developed a rivalry with. Our team was down by 4 goals with 5 minutes left in the game making it seem like first place was out of reach. All of the sudden our players got really fired up after scoring a goal that they ended up scoring 4 more to win the game and championship. It was amazing to watch the team come together and work hard to make such an impressive come back.