Kim Cook Named East Region Female Recreational Coach of the Year
WED, OCT 31, Glen Burnie, MD – Congratulations to Kim Cook, the 2018 Maryland and East Region Female Recreational Coach of the Year! Kim is the head coach of two recreational girls’ teams, the assistant coach of a COED team, and the director of the Potomac Valley Youth Association (PVYA) soccer program. She works as a full time microbiologist and is a married mother of four.
At PVYA, she has started an indoor winter futsal league, funded a partnership with Frederick County Public Schools for an outdoor futsal court, and started a 9U girls’ league. She organizes an annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser called “Coaches Game,” with coaches from the Frederick community.
Kim is noted for her integrity, selflessness, respect toward referees, teamwork, positivity, and constructive, optimistic coaching style. She has her National “E” License.
“I personally admire her selfless service and passion for soccer and leading young players. Her efforts have undoubtedly helped countless players develop their talent, character, and leadership.” – Coach Robert
“Coach Kim has been incredibly supportive to me as a new soccer coach, providing me guidance in professional training, and encouragement in how to lead my team. She’s a great role model to our players both from leading by and leadership through positive coaching with reinforced corrective feedback.” – Coach Nick
“Coach Kim’s dedication to the soccer community not only impacts her team, but all of Frederick County, impacting hundreds of players through increased access to soccer activities. She has made a significant impact to the Frederick soccer community.” – Coach Charles
“Coach Kim has been an incredible role model for my children. She’s been a great coach in helping my children build self-esteem and cultivating a love of sports, health, and teamwork.” – Steve Ligi
About the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association: MSYSA is a US Youth Soccer National State Association and is affiliated with both US Youth Soccer and the US Soccer Federation. The mission of MSYSA is to serve as the primary advocate for youth soccer in the state. MSYSA is dedicated to offering the highest quality soccer education, player development and programs while fostering sportsmanship, fitness, diversity, teamwork and passion for the game.