Kevin hails from Silverdale, Washington thse days. That’s where the British-born coach and player connected with the former WestSound FC, then Kitsap Alliance FC. Now he’s coaching with Washington Premier FC in Tacoma.
“I had four great years at Kitsap Alliance FC where I made some great friends both on and off the field,” Skinner tells goalWA.net “I am incredibly grateful for my time there and for the platform they provided me to grow, improve and learn as a coach and in leadership positions. All that has allowed me to make the step over to a club like Washington Premier FC. It was the right time for me to make the move and I’m really enjoying the challenge that working at a club the size of WPFC offers. The facilities are amazing as is our staff team. The level of the players is pushing me everyday to keep improving myself as a coach and working here has allowed me to test myself against some of the best coaches in the country at national events, most recently the US Youth National league in North Carolina. I love working at WPFC and am looking forward to a long career here.”
FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 16, 2016) — US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the regional winners of the 2016 US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls Competitive Coach of the Year awards. The Competitive Coach of the Year is awarded to a competitive coach for both a boys team and a girls team for his or her coaching activities, sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and citizenship.
The national Boys and Girls Competitive Coach of the Year will be announced at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop in Los Angeles, held in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention.
Here’s Skinner’s part of the USYS release:
Region IV – Kevin Skinner – Silverdale, Wash.
Kevin Skinner encourages a love for the game of soccer that makes each individual player want to improve themselves. Skinner teaches his players that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. Skinner also sponsors “off the pitch” programs, which encourage his players to enjoy time off the field with one another. Finally, Skinner recently completed his NSCAA Premier Diploma in Sacramento, Calif., and in the last five years, he has won more than 30 tournaments for Kitsap County.