Kevin Flores

Kevin Flores

Playing Experience

  • Grew up playing travel soccer around the Chicagoland area, more notably with Chicago Blast and Lemont Raiders.
  • Played 2 years of varsity soccer at Leyden High School, captained the team senior year.
    • Received All-Conference honors senior year.
  • Played NJCAA D3 College Soccer at Triton College, and was team captain both years.
    • Received All-Conference and All-Region honors.

Coaching Experience

  • 2014-2015 Assistant coach for the ‘04 Thunder SC travel team
  • 2015-2017 Head coach for the ‘05 Thunder SC travel team
  • 2018-2020- working with various age groups for training and individual sessions.
  • 2021 - present ECSA Staff Coach

Qualifications

  • Safe Sports certified
  • Concussion safety certified
  • USSF E license (Grassroots 11v11, 7v7, 4v4)

Background

Coach Kevin began playing soccer at the age of 6. After years of playing travel soccer, HS soccer and college soccer, he transitioned into coaching right out of high school, where he began as an assistant coach for a U13 travel team. After a successful fall/spring season, he then moved on to having his own U11 boys team. He then spent the next 4 seasons with this team, having won the Elmhurst U13 cup in 2016. After 2017,  Coach Kevin's main focus when coaching is team spirit and communication, making sure that players are comfortable while playing, and being able to break out of their shell and have fun. One of Coach Kevin’s key phrases is “Winning isn’t everything, but it’s a lot more fun when you win.”

Mission Statement

Helping players grow, not only as players, but as people as well.