Coach Adam spent almost 10 years playing the great sport of soccer. Before hanging up his soccer cleats due to an injury, Adam played mostly center-back. Along with playing pick up games, he now enjoys basketball and racquetball. Coach Adam grew up in Albuquerque, NM but loves life here in Austin. As a recent graduate of Southwestern University, Adam loves the music scene. His favorite part about coaching children’s soccer is the unpredictability and excitement!
Fun Fact: When he’s not coaching, Coach Adam is pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a Pokemon Master.
As a true Austinite, Coach Adriana loves all of the great people and the great food that Austin has to offer. She used to coach gymnastics and has been nannying and helping children thrive for nearly 5 years. Whether she’s coaching gymnastics or soccer, Adriana loves to see children light up when they master a new skill for the first time. She began playing indoor soccer over 5 years ago and loves to play defense. When she’s not out there defending her goal, she is practicing her American Sign Language mastery skills.
Fun Fact: Coach Adriana ate jellyfish when living in Malaysia!
Coach Alette, a Houston, TX native, started playing soccer at the age of four and continues to play today on multiple co-ed and indoor leagues in Austin. When she’s not zooming up and down the field as a left winger/forward you might find her pursuing another one of her favorite hobbies – bouldering or paddle boarding. Coach Alette shares that her favorite part about coaching children is watching them develop their skills and their passion for the great game of soccer.
Fun Facts: Coach Alette scored the first soccer goal ever for her college team (it was their inaugural season) using her “dominant” playing foot…yep, she’s a lefty!
Originally from Las Vegas, Coach Alyson has been playing soccer since she was just 5 years old! She enjoyed playing fullback because she liked preventing the other team from scoring more than she enjoyed scoring herself. She continues to play soccer recreationally for fitness and also enjoys hiking, running, swimming, and playing tennis. Coach Alyson has many years working with children, both as a nanny and as a montessori preschool teacher. She especially enjoys seeing how innately energetic and curious they can be while learning!
Fun Fact: Coach Alyson used to work at a museum and once accidentally got locked in a cage with a bunch of dinosaur bones!
Coach Alyssa C.
Coach Alyssa grew up playing soccer in Round Rock, TX and now plays the “Holding Mid” position on the Concordia University Women’s team. She shares that when she’s not busy studying, practicing soccer, or coaching, she enjoys being out and about in the Austin area meeting new people. Coach Alyssa shares that one of her favorite things about coaching is seeing how each child approaches learning this game: their different learning styles keep things exciting and fun!
Fun Fact: Coach Alyssa played soccer in Europe!
Coach Alyssa S.
Coach Alyssa started playing soccer at the age of 3 in an area slightly cooler than Austin: Wisconsin. She played soccer throughout her childhood and once in college co-founded and co-captained the club team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She continues to play soccer in Austin on indoor and outdoor leagues. Coach Alyssa has coached JV high school soccer for multiple years and also coaches youth futsal classes. She shares that she loves watching how much each child improves their skills throughout the season. When she is not playing or coaching, you can find Alyssa running, hiking, walking her two dogs, learning how to speak Russian or just enjoying a sweet treat at Sweet Caroline’s.
Fun Facts: Coach Alyssa’s hometown, (Monroe, WI) is the only place in the US that makes the stinkiest cheese around – Limburger. She shares that it smells like dirty socks but tastes delicious. Yum?
Coach Amanda, born and raised in Austin, started playing soccer at the age of 3 and continues to play on a variety of clubs, indoor leagues and any pick up game she can join. She also plays Ultimate, basketball and loves exploring Austin’s creeks, caves and river. Coach Amanda is an environmental educator for the City of Austin, teaching youth education and adult programs. She also taught swim sessions for multiple years and shares that she loves seeing children develop their confidence and comfort being around water.
Fun Facts: Coach Amanda loves Tex-Mex! Chips & homemade salsa are her favorite snack!
Coach Amber started playing soccer at age 5 and from her first practice, she was hooked. “It was the first thing I was as good at as my big brother!” she says. Coach Amber played club soccer at Texas Tech and in several women’s leagues here in Austin after college. Nowadays, you can often catch her at the lake. (She’s the one with the big black pit-bull in a stroller). She has recently developed a love for trampolining, so keep an eye out for her at one of the local trampoline parks!
Favorite Soccer Position: Any position that she can score a goal!
Fun Fact: Coach Amber is terrified of snakes, sharks and the dark but is otherwise fearless!
Coach Andre started playing soccer at the age of 3 in Plano, TX. He played on club and academy teams and later in college at the Eastern Illinois University. Coach Andre also played in Italy for three years, is fluent in Italian and has a basic level of understanding of Spanish and Japanese. Coach Andre shares that he loves working with children and seeing them take on new challenges, develop, grow and increase their confidence.
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Coach Arianne has been playing soccer for over 17 years! Hailing from the DFW area, she started playing for FC Dallas Youth, then IM in college, and in Paris, France when she studied abroad. Her favorite position is forward because she loves the challenge of scoring GOALS! Arianne also loves tennis, paddle boarding, and volunteering! She has lots of experience with children, having worked as a camp counselor, childcare supervisor, and AmeriCorps literacy tutor for AISD. Her favorite part about working with kids is their unfailing ability to find fun and joy in anything!
Fun Fact: Coach Arianne checked off an item on her bucket list in 2015 by attending a European soccer match between PSG and St. Etienne. So intense!!
Coach Billy aka Coach Silly Billy started playing soccer when he was a wee little one living in the US Virgin Islands. He continued to play once he and his family moved to Austin and takes advantage of every opportunity to get outside and be active. He loves photography, hiking, camping and biking. Coach Billy shares that he loves making up games to help children learn something fun and new. The more laughter the better!
Fun Facts: Coach Billy grew up on a water island that had less than 100 people. He learned American Sign Language in high school.
Assistant Camp Coach
Coach Brendan has grown up in Austin and loves all the beautiful hill country scenery around. Coach Brendan has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old and has played competitively ever since. He loves soccer so much, he is also a certified referee. Coach Brendan has coached other soccer camps and has also helped coach a middle school’s team this past year.
Fun fact: Coach Brendan recently opened a vending machine business!
Coach Camilo was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to Houston (The Woodlands area) at the wee age of one month! At the age of 3, he started playing soccer, later playing competitively on his club, high school and intramural teams. He continues to play soccer today, in between running and lifting weights. Coach Camilo is fluent in Spanish and shares that one of his favorite things about coaching is seeing children get excited when they score a goal. He says it’s also pretty great to watch the excitement on the parent’s face too!
Fun Facts: Coach Camilo doesn’t play video games. He does admit that he falls asleep most evenings watching Friends or The Office.
Coach Christina F.
Originally from San Antonio, Coach Christina has been playing soccer since she was in elementary school. She has been captain of both her club and high school teams, and played Division II soccer at St. Edwards University here in Austin. Coach Christina loves to spend time outside and make attempts at gardening.
Fun Fact: Coach Christina has three young kids to wrangle when she isn’t wrangling Soccer Shots players!
Coach Christina (Coach T)
Coach Christina aka Coach T (her nickname all throughout her soccer career) grew up in San Antonio playing goal keeper for her club and high school teams. Coach T shares that while she LOVES San Antonio she really enjoys having so many opportunities for outdoor activities in Austin. In addition to running and biking she weightlifter and incorporates HIIT workouts into her schedule. Coach T says that she loves working with kids because you have the opportunity to make a positive impact in their lives everyday.
Fun Facts: Coach T lived in Costa Rica for a year when she was 18. Her favorite food is spaghetti.
Coach Conner grew up in Sugarland, TX and loves living in Austin. His favorite part about Austin is that not only is there always something to do, it usually involves music! Conner began playing soccer as a young kid and enjoyed the sport alongside his younger sister. When he isn’t thinking about soccer, Conner likes to play golf, ultimate frisbee and do yoga. Conner has been working with children for many years at his church childcare center. Coach Conner has a passion for the rewarding nature that is coaching young kiddos. His goal is always to make his soccer friends are having as much fun as possible out on Soccer Island. (He’s also one of our go-to birthday party coaches!)
Fact Fact: Coach Conner is proficient in American Sign Language.
Coach Edgar U.
Coach Edgar has loved soccer his entire life! He played club for many years and later started his own team in the Austin Men’s League. An Austin native, he shares that he loves the culture, live music scene, easy access to nature and all of the friendly people. Coach Edgar recently returned after spending a year teaching in South Korea. He says that one of his favorite things about teaching/coaching is seeing children fall in love with being active.
Fun Facts: Coach Edgar has traveled to 15 countries. He is a musician and a music producer – he makes hip hop and plays drums.
Coach Erin grew up in Bartlesville, OK. She was a soccer lover/player as well as an accomplished gymnast growing up. She and her family enjoy living in Austin for multiple reasons – the top 2…the variety of activities and yes…the food! Coach Erin has coached for 20+ years and shares that she loves working with children because you can be silly, have fun and bring out your inner child!
Fun Facts: Coach Erin was a college gymnast, Big 12 Champion and NCAA All American! She also was in a movie called “Stick.”
Coach Gloria grew up playing soccer in Miami, Florida. She continues to play soccer today and has passed her love of the game onto her three sons. Coach Gloria is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer as well as NASM Certified Youth Exercise Specialist. She shares that her favorite part of working with children is the excitement they show when they learn new things.
Coach Gloria served in the US Army as a Military Police Officer. She is also an animal lover (3 dogs, 2 cats and 1 rabbit).
Director of Coaching
Greg has played soccer his whole life. He started playing Club soccer in South Africa for Moroka Swallows, he then moved to the US where he played college soccer at Texas a&m Int, he continued on to play professionally at Laredo Heat SC, Austin Aztex and Oklahoma City Energy FC. His favorite part about soccer is the teamwork it takes to succeed. Greg has coached kids at schools and camps since college. He loves watching a child grow in confidence and learn about teamwork while they enjoy playing the game.
Fun Fact: Coach Greg speaks French!
Coach Henry has been playing soccer since he was only 5 years old. Preferably on defense, Henry played varsity soccer in high school for club team, Minnesota Thunder Academy. When Henry wasn’t playing soccer, Henry was working towards his personal trainer certification. Needless to say, Coach Henry enjoys being active. Having coached a U11 girls soccer team in the past, Coach Henry loves to be out on the soccer field with kids and experience their great energy.
Fun Fact: Coach Henry went skydiving in San Diego!
Coach Ixchel was born and raised in Houston. She currently attends UT where in addition to earning a BS in Applied Learning and Development, she is working towards a Professional Concentration in Coaching. In addition to a love for soccer, Coach Ixchel enjoys swimming and weightlifting. She shares that she loves bringing positive energy and enthusiasm to share with the children to each of her teaching and coaching sessions.
Fun Facts: Coach Ixchel’s name is Mayan and means “rainbow”. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Coach Jacob grew up playing soccer, baseball, football, swimming and more in Texas City, Texas. He continues to stay active engaging in a variety of activities and loves that Austin always has a new adventure to take on. Coach Jacob has coached camps for several years and enjoys seeing each child’s excitement build as their confidence grows.
Coach Jacob played Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical his Senior year in High School. Coach Jacob shares that the best meal he ever had was home-cooked in a village by the Great Wall of China.
Coach Jamie grew up in Cedar Park, TX. She played left and center defender on her club, high school and college teams. Coach Jamie finds that it is easy to stay active in Austin as there is always so much to do. She plays volleyball, basketball and lifts weights when she’s not busy coaching camps. Coach Jamie says that she loves working with children because they have enthusiasm for everything!
Coach Jamie has played soccer in Sweden, Denmark and Canada. She also shares that she has a Labrador Retriever that shares the same birthday as her.
Coach Janet joins the Soccer Shots team with countless years of early childhood service. Janet coached her son’s team for 2 years and loves children’s ability to have fun and laugh. A child’s uncontrollable laughter is music to Janet’s ears. Growing up in Austin, Janet loves anything and everything associated with the outdoors: camping, biking, scuba diving, and so much more. When Coach Janet isn’t in the kitchen trying new recipes, she is out front playing soccer with her son on their turf front lawn!
Fun Fact: Coach Janet loves all animals and volunteers at Austin Pets Alive every week!
Coach Jeff grew up in the great mid-west aka Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. Early on he developed a love for soccer and the great outdoors. He enjoys rock climbing, bicycling, sailing, roller skating and when he needs to relax…a bit of yoga. Coach Jeff shares that he loves working with children and has a great time coming up with unique ways to capture and maintain their attention.
Coach Jenny, a San Antonio native, grew up with a love for the game of soccer courtesy of her father who is an avid Mexican National Team supporter. She shares that he helped her and her siblings become passionate about the game. Coach Jenny is currently working on earning her teaching certificate for theatre at UT Austin and shares that she has been tap dancing since the age of 4 – fast feet make it super easy to do step-overs and pull backs! Coach Jenny shares that she enjoys working with kids because they bring such joy and fun and make you feel so happy.
Fun Facts: Coach Jenny has 10 siblings (8 younger brothers and 2 older sisters. She also has two HUGE puppies.
Coach Joaquin has been playing soccer since he was 5 years old! Growing up in Alice, Texas he played on various teams learning skills to be an amazing goal keeper. He played on his high school team as the goalie, and now is the goal keeper for his intramural team as well. When he is not playing soccer competitively or recreationally, he likes to play basketball and flag-football. As the oldest of 7, Coach Joaquin has a lot of experience working with children, and enjoys watching the excitement of a child when they master a new skill.
Fun Fact: Coach Joaquin can ride a unicycle!
Kait brings to our team years of childcare experience, humor, and enthusiasm! She grew up playing a variety of sports including soccer, softball, and running track. Originally from Abilene, TX, Kait has nannied for several families, coached little kiddos, and enjoys positively impacting everyone around her! In addition to her passion for teaching children, she also loves music, film, and food!
Fun Fact: Coach Kait loves to laugh and is an aspiring drummer!
Coach Kelsey grew up playing soccer as a goal-scoring forward in Friendswood, TX. She shares that moving to Austin has stoked her love for hills – there are so many great hills in Austin! Coach Kelsey spent several summers coaching soccer camps and says that she loves seeing the BIG smiles on each child’s face and seeing their confidence grow from the beginning to the end of camp.
Fun Facts: Coach Kelsey is a Political Communications major at the University of Texas. She is also obsessed with all things Disney (even her credit cards are Disney themed).
Coach Kip, a native Texan, grew up playing soccer and currently plays forward/right mid on Southwestern University’s men’s soccer team. In addition to soccer, he is an active basketball player and is hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon once he completes college. Coach Kip shares that he loves watching the little ones smile when they score a goal in soccer or make a shot in basketball (yes, Coach Kip loves to coach basketball, too).
Fun Facts: Coach Kip is a roller coaster “junkie.” Seek him out if you need to know any roller coaster related facts i.e., highest, fastest ride. Coach Kip also shares that when he was 13 he won an air hockey tournament and received free pizza and free air hockey play time for a week.
Coach Lainie was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She studied social work and ballroom dance at the University of Texas. Her experience with children comes from being a pre-kindergarten teacher, camp counselor, orphanage volunteer, and nannying.
Coach Lainie always dreamed of coaching soccer. She started playing at the age of 6, then played for a Division 1 select team as a sweeper and forward. She was named MVP and captain for three years and led her team to the state championships many times. Unfortunately, a debilitating back injury forced her out of soccer for two years. Although she never regained her full strength, this did not stop her from returning to the field. She created her own intramural team at UT and is thrilled to be coaching the newest generation of young soccer players!
Fun Fact: Coach Lainie is an accomplished ballroom dancer and was a Teacher Assistant to the Professor of Social Dance at UT for many years. Her favorite dances are cross-step waltz, two-step, foxtrot and Argentine tango.
Having grown up in Ecuador, Uruguay and Peru, Coach Maia has lived in some amazing places! During her travels throughout South America, Maia began her coaching career with a varsity girls soccer team at a private school in Indonesia. Now with 2 years of coaching and 10 years of childhood experience under her belt, Coach Maia is psyched to be out on Soccer Island with her soccer friends. Maia loves the contagious enthusiasm children bring to each and every session. Having recently moved to Austin, Coach Maia loves the diversity and of course the yummy food!
Fun Facts: Coach Maia once found herself face to face with a spider that was the same size as her face! Yikes! She’s also fluent in Spanish and one of our go-to bilingual coaches.
Coach Marcello grew up in New Braunfels, TX. His love for soccer started at an early age and his playing career includes recreational, club, high school and college soccer (currently plays at Southwestern University). When he’s not playing soccer or taking part in an intramural activity at school he is no doubt out and about in the Austin area enjoying any one of the variety of activities that make Austin so much fun. Coach Marcello shares that through coaching and reffing he really appreciates how much “joy” kids express playing soccer – their smiling, laughter and overall energy is incredible.
Fun Facts: Coach Marcello is going to be remembered for the fact that he dislikes chocolate?!! And his favorite animal is a turtle.
Coach Margie has been living in Austin since 2004 and loves to tear up the soccer field! When she isn’t spending time with her 12 year old son and her husband, she is outdoors enjoying Austin’s greenbelt. Beginning her soccer career at age 6, Margie has played high school, club, indoor and league soccer. Her defensive skills are as asset to any team she joins! As she a coach, she has helped kids of all ages to better their soccer skills. Her favorite thing is to see her players succeed with big smiles on their faces.
Fun Fact: Her mother’s day tradition is tubing down the Comal River in New Braunfels!
Coach Mariana grew up in Austin, TX. In addition to a love for soccer she stays active playing basketball, sand volleyball, swimming and hiking around the Austin, TX area. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and shares that her favorite part about working with children is the variety of personalities – they make coaching and teaching fun!
Fun Facts: Coach Mariana can juggle and she also taught herself how to snowboard.
Coach Meredith grew up in DFW but has since lived in every major Texas city except El Paso. She started playing soccer on a co-ed team at the age of 4, played throughout high school and continues to play recreational soccer today. In addition to soccer, Coach Meredith enjoys the great artistic and creative culture of Austin and of course – tacos. She shares that her favorite part of about coaching is seeing how enthusiastic and excited kids get when they learn a new skill and develop confidence in themselves.
Fun Facts: Coach Meredith spent the summer in Kenya hanging out with giraffes and elephants (and of course watching the World Cup). She shares that she can also count to 100 in Mandarin.
Program Specialist & Elite Coach
From Dallas, Texas, Coach Michel has been playing soccer the majority of her life with over 20 years of experience! She started playing club soccer at age 10, and her favorite position is forward. Coach Michel loves little kids and is excited to not only teach children the greatest game in the world, but also to learn from them as well!
Fun Fact: Coach Michel LOVES watching cartoons, specifically Arthur being her favorite.
Coach Mitz is a native Austinite. He grew up enjoying Austin’s great music, culture, and of course playing soccer. He started a paintball league when he was in high school and later helped coach the team. Coach Mitz shares that one of his favorite things about coaching is bringing smiles to children’s faces.
Fun Facts: Coach Mitz enjoys bouldering and sailing. He also is an avid concert goer – trying to attend at least one a month (mainly Indie or Latino).
Assistant Camp Coach
Coach Nic started playing soccer at age 3 in Colombia. He moved to Austin, TX and continued playing soccer (running swiftly up and down the wings) in high school and college. In addition to playing, Coach Nic enjoys basketball with friends and family and all of the outdoor activities the city has to offer. Coach Nic shares that he loves how children are so open and receptive to learning new things – it makes each coaching experience incredible!
Coach Nino started playing soccer at the age of 6 in his hometown of Clute, TX. He played midfield and goal keeper for multiple club teams, earning a state championship with one and also played on his high school varsity team. While Coach Nino no longer plays on a formal team, he loves playing pick up soccer and basketball games in between his college studies. Coach Nino shares that his favorite part about coaching is being around kids – they are so happy and enthusiastic!
Fun Facts: Coach Nino listens mainly to Spanish music. He shares that he has broken every finger except his left thumb from goal keeping.
Coach Nyssa grew up playing soccer in McAllen, TX. She played on her club and high school teams, anchoring each teams’ defense as the center back. Coach Nyssa continues to stay active through Crossfit and coaching soccer. She shares that she loves watching how each child’s unique personality develops/comes out as they play!
Fun Facts: Coach Nyssa LOVES pizza. She shares she could eat pizza everyday and never tire of it (she loves that there are so many unique pizza places in Austin).
Coach Paige grew up playing soccer in Beaumont, TX and just completed her collegiate career – playing center back for UT Women’s Soccer Team. Coach Paige continues to play soccer, indoor/outdoor and is also an avid Spikeball player. Her coaching experience includes the Kristine Lilly soccer camp at UT. She shares that she loves seeing the excitement on each child’s face when they score a goal – time to celebrate!
Fun Facts: Coach Paige LOVES ice cream! Loves – in fact this is one of her favorite things about Austin – all the great places for ice cream!
Coach Pamela grew up playing soccer in Lebanon. She carried this love of soccer with her to Austin, TX and still enjoys playing pick up games with her friends. Coach Pamela has volunteered as a Sunday School pre-school teacher for multiple years and loves to help little ones develop a life-long love for soccer. She recently took up the sport of tennis and when she is not out on the court or helping kids learn to play soccer you can find her exploring Austin and meeting new people.
Fun Facts: Coach Pamela loves to draw. She is also fluent in Arabic and French.
Coach Ryan B.
Coach Ryan was born and raised and Austin, TX. She has played soccer for 15+ years and currently plays intramural soccer in between studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Coach Ryan shares that her favorite part about coaching little kids is seeing how full of excitement and passion they are and watching them grow and develop their skills.
Fun Fact: Coach Ryan wants to be a surgeon!
Coach Ryan H.
Coach Ryan grew up in Indiana and admits he is happily enjoying Austin’s much milder winters! He played soccer in multiple leagues (including playing for his high school) as a midfielder and goalkeeper. He continues to stay active, playing sports with his 4 yr old and 8 yr old – swimming, football and they are also doing their part to be the next family of ninja warriors. His coaching experience includes baseball and t-ball and he loves seeing the confidence in kids grow as they learn new skills.
Fun Facts: Coach Ryan is writing his first fiction novel – he hopes it will be published soon!
Coach Sabrina grew up playing Soccer in San Antonio, TX. She is currently studying to be an elementary school teacher at The University of Texas at Austin. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, running and enjoying the Austin parks, food and community. Coach Sabrina shares that she loves seeing how much fun a child can have learning something new.
Fun Fact: Coach Sabrina has traveled to Thailand.
Coach Sabur aka “Coach Big Beard” recently moved to Austin from the NY area. He is loving the warm weather and the friendly people and is prepared for the summer heat (as much as one can prepare). Coach Big Beard has extensive coaching experience including soccer, wrestling and teaching martial arts. He earned his first black belt at age 13 and continues to study martial arts.
Fun Fact: Coach Sabur is a two-time high school wrestling champion!
Coach Sal grew up playing soccer in Port Arthur, TX. He played forward on his club and high school teams. Coach Sal currently swims for Southwestern University Men’s Swimming and Diving team. When he’s not swimming, studying or coaching soccer he is out and about enjoying the many activities that Austin has to offer. He shares that his favorite part of coaching is watching each child have fun and grow as a person.
Fun Facts: Coach Nino was born in New York and grew up playing Pokemon.
Coach Sam grew up playing soccer in Milwaukee, WI and shares that the weather is one of his favorite things about Austin. He has extensive experience coaching youth soccer and youth basketball.
Fun Fact: Coach Sam is a musician.
Coach Serafina grew up playing soccer in Dallas, TX. She played left wing throughout high school and while on the club team at Texas State. She says that she loved playing on the wing because it gave her “full field involvement.” Coach Serafina is an active runner and plays pick up soccer games when possible. Her coaching experience includes working with middle school athletics. She shares that her favorite parts about coaching are providing a fun learning atmosphere and being a positive influence.
Fun Facts: Coach Serafina’s favorite team is FC Dallas! She also loves Adidas – the cleat and gear of choice for her – she is committed to the “three stripes” brand.
An Austin native, Coach Shayne has been playing a variety of sports throughout her entire life. In particular, she has participated in track and field events and on a variety of recreational soccer teams. She loves the intensity of friendly competition! When she is not playing soccer, Shayne also loves to participate in local 5Ks around town. Although she is newer to coaching, Coach Shayne has a great background teaching pre-school aged children, and especially loves their ability to dream without limits.
Fun Fact: Coach Shayne backpacked through Europe for 4 months, visiting a total of 11 different countries!
A Texas native, Coach Skylar started playing soccer when she was just 4 years old! Growing up she played competitive soccer for a variety of clubs and is a recent graduate of Concordia University where she also played on the school team. In addition to playing soccer, Coach Skylar also likes to stay active by playing other sports like basketball and volleyball. She has many years of experience both with childcare and youth coaching, and loves to see the way children progress while learning a new sport!
Fun Fact: Coach Skylar has lived in 4 other states!
Coach Sydney was born in Arlington, TX but grew up in Columbia, SC. She admits she started playing soccer at the age of 5 strictly for the snacks but ended up loving the game; playing. center mid and right back on her school, club and college teams. Coach Sydney is a certified personal trainer and shares that when she is not playing soccer with friends and family she loves to run, hike and take her dog to enjoy all the great outdoor options in Austin. Coach Sydney shares that she enjoys the fun, excitement and energy that children bring to each session.
Coach Sydney’s dog is named after Batman…that’s right Bruce Wayne! She also shares that a major item on her bucket list is to list every National Park. She’s got 5 down!
Coach Tracy grew up in Pennsylvania and is currently in Austin to pursuing her Speech-Language Pathology degree. A lifelong soccer player, Tracy is excited to be in a climate where she will not have to wear multiple layers while playing soccer. She shares that she is really looking forward to not shoveling a driveway full of snow this winter. Coach Tracy’s favorite part of coaching is seeing each child’s confidence grow throughout the season.
Fun Facts: Coach Tracy has two Soccer Shots-loving/playing nephews. She also had the opportunity to cuddle a Koala in Australia. Pictures please!
Coach Victoria, a Dallas, TX native, starting playing soccer at the age of six and continues to play today on her University’s Intramural League. She also plays intramural flag football and spends as much time outdoors as possible in Austin, hiking and enjoying Barton Creek. Coach Victoria shares that she loves coaching kids because they bring energy and enthusiasm to each session – they love learning something new!
Fun Facts: Coach Victoria was a pole vaulter in high school. She also shares that she got to go parasailing int he Philippines (she speaks Tagalog) and there is an amazing video that proves she soared up high.
Coach Wesley grew up in Southern Alabama and has been playing soccer since he was five years old. He has played club, high school and recreational soccer for twenty years now! He loves working with kids and loves being able to help build a child’s confidence when they learn a new skill. His favorite position is mid-field and has worked as a referee for several years. If he isn’t outdoors running or hiking, you can catch him playing in pickup games all around Austin.
Coach Wesley LOVES to travel and has been to more than ten countries. Most recently, he has been to Italy and Mexico.
Coach Yara grew up playing soccer in Lebanon and moved to Austin, TX in 2013. She doesn’t get to play as much as she likes due to her studies but enjoys playing pick up games with friends and family whenever possible. Coach Yara says that she loves living in Austin, the diversity, the food, the music – it’s incredible! She is excited to work with kids and loves to see their confidence and smiles grow when they learn something new.
Fun Facts: Coach Yara has 40+ first cousins with ages ranging from 2 years to 26 years old. She is fluent in Arabic and French (just like her sister…Coach Pamela).
If you have a passion for positively impacting children through youth sports, we’d love to talk to you.