Kendra MacLellan – National Coaches Week

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We are so excited to celebrate National Coaches Week! We have received so many coaching nominations and can’t wait to share them with you. Follow along to see why these coaches are so great!


Kendra MacLellan – U15 Kensington Soccer Club


What is an important skill that this coach has that makes them a great coach?

Kendra was the strong voice the girls needed. She always made sure to encourage them and if they needed some side line coaching she was the one for the job!


What lesson(s) has this coach instilled in you/athletes/or others?

Kendra is calm and patient. She always made sure the girls were focused and ready to play the game. She taught them to support each other in good and bad times.


Pick 3 words that describes this coach. Explain why you chose each word.

Calm- She has the patience to deal with 17 teenagers! Motivating- Every time the girls came off the field she was making sure they drank water, had some orange slices and tied 10 thousand cleat laces! Funny- she always made the girls laugh even when they did not feel like they should be.


Write a memory or story about this coach, that impressed you.

We were at the soccer field for a game. We were all on the side lines and the game was going south. The girls started feeling sorry for themselves and all we could hear is Kendra’s teacher voice. “You can do this ladies!!! Now play like I know you can! Get it together!” And they shook off the negativity and tied the game.


Thank you for all that you do! Make sure to say ‘Thanks Coach’ to a special coach in your life!