ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/LEAD INSTRUCTOR
A native of Eastern Kentucky, Jon is pursuing his Associates degree in science and will be ECE certified by Fall 2016. Jon has been playing soccer since he was four and discovered his passion as a coach in 2012 when he began working with Soccer Shots. He is certified by the U.S. Soccer Federation as an F License coach. In his free time, he enjoys playing recreational soccer and hiking mountains in the Bay Area.
Alsa is a recent transplant from Minnesota with a wide array of experience. As well as being a soccer coach for Saint Paul Parks & Rec, he has worked as an assistant therapist with traumatized children ages 2-6 and traveled the world as a comedic improviser. Alsa enjoys making children laugh and is passionate about positively impacting the lives of children.
Growing up in Indiana, Jake was a tri-sport athlete in high school. He chose to play football in college. Jake discovered his love for working with children and playing soccer once an injury ended his football career. He enjoys coaching with Soccer Shots and is pursuing a degree in science.
A Sacramento native, Jordan graduated from Dominican University of California with a Bachelors’ degree in sports communications. At Dominican he played NCAA soccer, as well as founded and coached the school’s club soccer team. Jordan is the coordinator of an esteemed summer day-camp in Sacramento. He has worked at after-school programs for the past few years, always bringing a fun and positive attitude with him. Currently, Jordan spends time playing basketball, soccer, and hiking across the Bay Area.
Soccer has been a part of Fidel’s life since his youth. Growing up in Berkeley, California, Fidel has worked with various children’s programs in the East Bay. He enjoys working with children and has found that Soccer Shots lets his goofy side shine while playing his favorite sport. He also coaches the Alameda High School Men’s soccer team. Fidel is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Born and raised in Mexico, Ken is fluent in Spanish and English. He played competitive soccer through high school, and continues to play recreationally. Ken discovered his passion for working with children during his first job at an after school center. Ever since, Ken has worked in after school programs, summer camps, and child care for many families. Currently, he studies early childhood education and enjoys being part of the Soccer Shots team.
Jose was born in Texas but grew up in Portugal, having lived there most of his life. He played soccer in local academies at a competitive level and has not stopped ever since. As a globetrotter he also lived in Belgium and Denmark where he recently finished his M.A. in International Relations. He moved to the Bay Area in 2015 and his passion for soccer and working with children led him to Soccer Shots. Jose is fluent in English and Portuguese.
If you have a passion for positively impacting children through youth sports, we’d love to talk to you.