Alexandria Soccer

Meet the Tots Coaches!

ASA is proud to have a very experienced staff of professional tots coaches. Chris Arnold, director and creator of the ASA Tots Soccer program, has done extensive research into building an age-specific curriculum that is a great experience for tots and parents alike. While all ASA Tots coaches follow the general ASA Tots Soccer curriculum, each coach may have a different style or way of engaging the kids. ASA also has substitute coaches from time to time and multiple high school volunteers who help with sessions throughout the year. We have received great feedback from parents about all of our coaches and volunteers and we are happy to give you a little background here about each one.

 

Coach Chris!
Director, ASA Tots Soccer

Coach Chris started the ASA Tots Soccer program in 2011. Chris holds his National Youth and USSF "B" coaching licenses. Coach Chris also coaches multiple ASA travel soccer teams and high school soccer at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in addition to directing the Tots Soccer program. He is known for his ability to get our youngest players interested in soccer and physical activity in general. Chris works for ASA full-time as the club's Director of Youth Development.  If you have any questions regarding the ASA Tots Soccer program, feel free to contact Chris at carnold@alexandria-soccer.org

 

Coach Liz!

Coach Liz helps create a fun and playful environment for kids each week during tots. As a P.E. teacher for a local ACPS middle school, Coach Liz has a passion for teaching basic motor skills and body awareness by utilizing fun activities with and without the soccer ball. Coach Liz loves to bring energy to each class she leads and always gets the best hugs from her tots! Don't be surprised if you spot Coach Liz wearing her favorite cat suit costume to your tots class!  

 

Coach Colleen!

Colleen has played soccer since she herself was a Tot, and joined ASA Tots program in 2016 to give back to the soccer community. She played Division 1 soccer in college and currently coaches a U16 Rec league team. She is excited to bring enthusiasm and excitement to the field and help Tots begin what will hopefully be a lifelong love of soccer. 

 

Coach Sasha!

Coach Sasha really enjoys the energy and excitement that her Tots Soccer players (and parents) bring to every class!  Coach Sasha prepares each class to be fun and age-appropriate for our youngest soccer stars and loves to include numbers, colors, and animals in her sessions.  Sasha has been an ASA Tots Soccer coach since 2014 and enjoys giving (and receiving) high 5s to all her tots!  

 

Coach Yuliya! 

Coach Yuliya is new to the ASA Tots Coaching Staff and we are pumped to have her on board! Coach Yuliya is really excited to work with the tots and their parents, and to have a great time on the field! She is looking forward to engaging the tots in various activities that will include practicing colors, numbers, and lots of soccer and exercising!

 

Coach Ashley!

Coach Ashley has been coaching soccer since 2011 and is excited to bring her enthusiasm for soccer and kids to the ASA Tots Soccer program.  Each session will be filled with fun, laughs, celebrations, and, of course, soccer!  

 

Coach Jenni!

Coach Jenni does a great job of activating children's imagination during tots sessions. She is known for creating a fun atmosphere for the kids and has an extensive background coaching the little ones. Coach Jenni joined ASA as a coach in 2013 and really enjoys working with the kids each season.

 

Coach Ally!

Ally Wagner is an Alexandria native that grew up playing for ASA so she is thrilled to get involved again as a Tots coach! As an ACPS preschool teacher, former college player and high school coach, Ally gets the chance to combine all her passions into one with Tots Soccer!  Ally believes that there is nothing more fun and beneficial than being able to get out and move around in order to learn!

 

Coach Chris!

A former NCAA Div 1 soccer player at Howard university I bring 3 years of coaching experience and 4years of early childhood education before making the switch to full time coaching. My background in early childhood education and passion for soccer brings a dynamic and fun energy to the soccer field. 

 

 

Coach Lucy!

Coach Lucy coached youth soccer for four summers in Colorado before moving to DC. She played in college and is excited to share her love for soccer with the kids and parents of the ASA Tots program! Coach Lucy believes that getting better at soccer starts with having fun. She loves to run active, engaging sessions with lots of games and activities. 

 

Coach Devin!

Devin has played soccer since she was 5 years old and joined tots in order to give back to the sport she loves so much. Devin played D1 college soccer and she wants to use her influence at tots to help others eventually pursue that goal as well. She loves the enthusiasm and energy that the tots bring to every session and hopes to bring the same back! 

 

Coach Stephanie!

Coach Stephanie has been an ASA Tots Soccer coach since 2014 and enjoys sharing her passion and love of soccer with her tots classes.  She likes to engage the imaginations of our youngest soccer stars and builds excitement for each session by starting class with animal running (a tots favorite)!  She also encourages parent involvement with games like rock, tree, bridge! 

 

Coach Jordan! 

Coach Jordan loves to coach the tots and brings the energy to match. With a background in exercise and fitness, Coach Jordan uses games and fun activities to instill life lessons and soccer skills in his tots. Coach Jordan has been coaching since 2008 and is excited to start helping the youngest crowd burst onto the soccer scene through play and encouragement. Coach Jordan's goal is to have every child and parent grinning from ear to ear after each session, screaming " we can't wait for next time!"

 

Coach Maureen "Mo"! 

Coach Maureen "Mo" just finished coaching a great year of travel soccer with our U9 girls Outlaws. She loved coaching the travel team with energy and fun activities and will bring the same enthusiasm to her Tots Soccer classes. She's excited to get the parents involved in the games too! Coach Mo has her own tiny infant tot at home who will love watching the older tots play soccer! 

 

Coach Daniel!

Coach Daniel is a USSF certified soccer coach and long-time ASA Tots coach.  In addition to coaching ASA travel soccer, Coach Daniel loves the energy and excitement the tots bring on the weekends.  Coach Daniel matches their energy with a positive and fun attitude!  One of his favorite games to play with the tots is animal dribbling!

 

Coach Mia! 

Coach Mia loves the endless supply of energy our tots participants have each class!  Coach Mia's goal is to foster a love of soccer and play in each child.  Most importantly, Coach Mia wants to ensure that every child leaves her class with a BIG smile their face.

 

Coach Joey!

Coach Joey plays on an ASA travel team and has been a Tots coach "in training" with Coach Kyle for a few seasons now. Coach Joey works really well with the tots and recently started head coaching some ASA Tots sessions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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