About Us

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

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SSBayArea_director_jonesTyrone Jones, Director

A native of California, Tyrone earned a BS in Child Development from Fresno State (as a student-athlete). As an early educator, he has served for 12+ years in leadership, including a center director role in early education. For 10 years, Tyrone directed a non-profit soccer program for typical and special needs children called E-soccer. Off the field, Tyrone enjoys fitness and coaching (Certified Personal Trainer), and spending time with his beautiful wife and two incredible boys.

 


Miguel Velazquez, Director of Coaching

A native of the Bay Area, Miguel earned a BS in kinesiology from SJ State, and is ECE certified. Miguel played soccer through high school, and is an avid youth coach (CYSA licensed and Positive Coaching Alliance trained). He has worked for 6 years with after school programs, and brings a savvy and fun presence to the field. Off the field, he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his community and family.

 

 

 


Amanda Willett, Administrative Assistant

A native of the Bay Area, Amanda earned her AA in Photography. Amanda is an experienced childcare provider and loves seeing the huge smiles on kids’ faces when they are playing and having fun. Amanda is a well-rounded Admin Assistant and is dedicated to providing a positive customer experience to all of our partners and families. In her free time, Amanda enjoys board-gaming and playing with her two pet bunnies.

 

 

 


Dominic De La Torre, Administrative Coordinator

Coming soon!

 


SSBayArea_evansJames Evans, Executive Director

A native of California, James earned a BS with honors from Biola University. His joy for working with youth (US and abroad) in the non-profit community led him to found Soccer Shots in the Bay Area. James is a CYSA coach, working with U5-U10 recreation and competitive teams. As an educator, he is ECE certified and an elected public school district board member. James and his wife (an ex-collegiate soccer player) enjoy the faith community, soccer and spending time with their children.

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The “Three Cs” – 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.

Our Vision: To provide a beloved growth experience for every child; a remarkable experience for every family.

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 1997 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.

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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.

From its humble beginnings, Soccer Shots has grown beyond Jeremy and Jason’s biggest dreams, with over 200 territories across 37 states and Canada. There were over 440,000 enrollments into Soccer Shots programming in 2018.

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. Learn more about franchising with Soccer Shots at soccershotsfranchising.com.

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 through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.