Our Core Values & Principles
We strive for optimal performance in all areas of our club. This includes not only our coaches, but the volunteers, managers, trainers, administrators and other staff directly touching the development structure of our players.
Open and honest communication between staff, coaches, players, and parents is encouraged.
Display belief in our structure and understand that suggestions and innovative ideas are encouraged because we all share the same goal of developing great players.
All actions displayed to protect the team! The individual must adhere to the team structure.
We will demand a hard-working mentality stretching the limits of our players in everything that we do. We will train on the edge! Our players will tackle hard, win challenges in the air and play through the difficult parts of a match.
We will display sporting behavior in every aspect of competition and training. We will not question or yell at an official. We will not dive! We will be the first to tackle and the first player up! We will demand the highest level of respect for the game.
Arkansas Revolution F.C. provides a positive environment for youth soccer players; guiding and inspiring them to reach their full potential as athletes, students and productive citizens.
Our mission to become the top soccer club in the state, region and country by developing players displaying technical, tactical, physiological and psychological skills at the ultimate level.
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As the newly appointed Executive Director at Arkansas Revolution FC, Rex brings with him a wealth of diverse experiences and unmatched passion for soccer. Having played the sport throughout his life, he’s played recreationally and served in administrative positions all over the U.S. from Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado to Los Angeles County Municipal League.
Before taking the reins at Arkansas Revolution FC, Rex excelled as a marketing professional in various industries, but post-COVID he relocated back to his hometown and began serving as the head soccer coach at El Dorado High School. Additionally, he created, coordinated, and coached the first junior high program. He gained valuable experience not only in coaching, but also scheduling, fundraising, managing team logistics, and performing other administrative work.
Rex is deeply dedicated to player development, community engagement, and organizational growth. He is extremely excited to lead Arkansas Revolution FC through this exciting new chapter.
Director of Training & Development
Coach Dooley has coached 10 players that have gone on to represent their home countries on national teams and four have played at the professional level. Named Sun Belt Coach of the Year for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Dooley has coached six First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selections, nine Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference picks and eight Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team honorees.
Assistant Executive and Technical Director
Katie Smith joins the Arkansas Revolution staff after much success in her playing and coaching career. Katie was the inaugural captain at Southwest Tennessee Community College, where she helped lead them to the conference championship in the second year of the program’s existence. She then went on to Louisiana State University at Shreveport, where she was a dual-sport athlete. Katie moved to Memphis, TN when she took over the Fayette Academy varsity girls and boys soccer programs.
In her two years there, she was able to turn the program around and create the best girls soccer team in the schools’ history. After that, she went on to coach the Collierville Middle School’s boys soccer team where she led the Dragons to regional and sectional championships and finished with the best record in TSMAA history. She also served as an assistant coach at Northwest Mississippi Community College during the most successful year in their program’s history, finishing the season ranked third in the nation and Collierville High School, who finished the season ranked third in the state of Tennessee.
Katie also has coaching experience at the men’s USL 2 level with Tri-Cities FC and both girls and boys at the youth club level with Lobos Rush. During these stints, she received several awards including back-to-back TSMAA Coach of the Year, United Soccer Coaches Regional Staff of the Year, and the United Soccer Coaches Youth Coach of Excellence Award. Katie is currently an assistant coach at Arkansas State University and a member of the Arkansas Olympic Development Program Staff. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Freed-Hardeman University in May of 2023.
She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Soccer Coaching Education through Ohio University. Katie hold her USSF ‘C’ License, United Soccer Coaches Advanced National License, and many other licenses and certifications from various organizations.