About Us

As the premier Children’s Soccer Experience, our mission is clear – we aim to positively impact children’s lives.

Local Information

Ashley McDonnell, Regional Director
Ashley is a graduate of Misericordia University in Dallas, PA, where she played soccer and majored in elementary education/special education. As a member of the women’s soccer team, Ashley served as a team captain and was an All-Conference player and MVP. Prior to her position as Regional Director for Soccer Shots, Ashley served as a Program Director. She also taught first grade in Harrisburg, PA, and has experience in government relations. Additionally, she spent two years as an assistant coach at Bishop McDevitt High School and was an instructor for Soccer Shots Harrisburg.

Phone: 202-957-8252
Email Address: [email protected]


Elise Perez, Program Coordinator
Elise was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, where she began playing soccer at the age of 5. Her mentors and coaches left a long lasting positive impact on her life by teaching her the value of hard work and dedication. After the completion of her playing career, she was determined to give back to the sport through volunteering as a coach and referee with her local leagues. After moving to Maryland, she found the perfect fit for her passion to work with young children by coaching with Soccer Shots; and shortly after became a Program Coordinator.

Phone Number: 202-957-8252
Email Address: [email protected]


Danielle Entrot, Program Coordinator
Danielle is from Ellicott City and is a graduate of McDaniel College where she played lacrosse and majored in exercise science and sports management. She was a team captain and All-Region player while at McDaniel. Danielle played soccer throughout high school and now loves coaching the sport to young children. Prior to her position as Program Coordinator for Soccer Shots, Danielle served as an intern.

Phone Number: 202-957-8252
Email Address: [email protected]

 


Cheyenne Novreske, Assistant Coaching Program Coordinator

Cheyenne grew up in Hanover, Maryland, and started playing soccer at the age of 7. She continued to play soccer through out high school and for a year at Anne Arundel Community College. In high school, she volunteered as a coach with her club team which lead her to want to work with young children. She coached with Soccer Shots for one year prior to her position as Assistant Coaching Program Coordinator.

Phone Number: 202-957-8252
Email Address: [email protected] 

 

 

 

Camilo Beltran, Executive Director
Camilo is a former Maryland regional and state champion soccer player from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Camilo also grew up playing for the Bethesda Soccer Club where he won multiple championships and accolades. Camilo attended University of Maryland College Park where he majored in finance with a minor in marketing and Spanish business culture. Camilo has been coaching youth soccer in Northern Virginia for more than six years. His positions have included the Potomac School in Mclean, the Great Falls High Performance Academy, and NCSL and WAGS travel teams for the Reston Soccer Association. Camilo holds a USSF D License.

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The “Three C's” – Coaching, Communication and Curriculum

The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.

The best coaches in the business

  1. Every Soccer Shots coach must complete our comprehensive training program to receive certification.
  2. All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques.
  3. Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
  4. Our coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but also the ability to engage and inspire children.

An exceptional customer experience with ongoing communication

  1. You will receive a weekly summary of what your child is learning at Soccer Shots.
  2. We proactively communicate cancellations due to weather or other circumstances.
  3. Our staff understands the importance of timely, responsive communication.

Expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards

  1. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum places an emphasis on character development and skill building.
  2. Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.
  3. We constantly re-evaluate and update our curriculum to stay current with childhood education standards.

 

The History of Soccer Shots

Our founding partners, Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb, were soccer teammates both in college and professionally. They formed Soccer Shots® in 1998 after recognizing a lack of quality soccer programs for children under age 8. They shared an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep love of soccer, and a passion to inspire children to live fit and healthy lives.

The success of Soccer Shots in Charlotte, NC and Harrisburg, PA, where Sorzano and Webb first launched their businesses, led to several of their friends and former teammates wanting to get involved. In 2005, Soccer Shots began franchising and opened its first four franchises in OH, DE, FL, and PA. The business opportunity began to attract more soccer entrepreneurs, and Soccer Shots has enjoyed growing around the country and into Canada.

In May of 2009, Justin Bredeman, another former college soccer teammate, became the third Soccer Shots partner. Justin brought with him eight years of experience from Auntie Anne’s, Inc., a pretzel franchising company, where he led a team that supported nearly 800 franchise units. His deep understanding of the franchise business model also comes from the knowledge gained from his five years of owning and running a Soccer Shots business of his own.

In August of 2009, the Soccer Shots partners founded the Soccer Shots Foundation, the non-profit arm of Soccer Shots. The Soccer Shots Foundation provides opportunities to economically challenged children within the U.S. and around the world through the game of soccer.

From its humble beginnings, Soccer Shots has grown beyond Jeremy and Jason’s biggest dreams, with over 180 territories across 37 states and Canada. In 2016, more than 335,000 children participated in Soccer Shots.

The business is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S. And today, Soccer Shots is positioned as the best-in-class children’s soccer program with a focus on character development.

And while the accolades are appreciated, our mission remains focused – positively impacting children’s lives.

Soccer Shots Franchising, LLC is based in central Pennsylvania, just east of Harrisburg.

Stronger Youth. Beyond the Game.

We believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we aim to impact children who live in underserved communities throughout the U.S. through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.