Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Julie

Julie

Coach

Coach Julie has been a Soccer Shots coach since 2013 and absolutely loves coaching soccer.  She is thankful to call coaching her “job.”  Julie has been playing soccer since the age of 8 and played for Kettering Alter in high school and then went on to play at the College of Mt. St. Joseph which she refers to as her glory days. Coach Julie has a passion for coaching and plans to continue to coach for years to come. Julie loves boating, watching high school and college football and soccer, FC Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds, and enjoys her adventurous vacations!  Julie also has a great career as a realtor and flips houses in her spare time.

Coach Julie has been married to her wonderful husband for 23 years, has two awesome boys, Jesse (19) and Joey (17) and her chocolate lab, Buckeye.

Julie is looking forward to meeting your child and teaching them the  skills that they will need to play the amazing game of soccer.

Amy Clapsaddle

Amy Clapsaddle

Program Coordinator

Coach Amy has been coaching soccer for 20 years and with Soccer Shots since 2014.  She lives in Westchester with her husband Cory and 3 children, Sydney (18), Caleigh (16) and Brady (12).  Prior to joining Soccer Shots, Coach Amy was a stay at home mom and provided child care in her home for 13 years. She enjoys camping, boating, fishing and watching her kids play sports.   Her favorite part in teaching young children is seeing their faces light up when they get a move right on their own or score a goal.  We don’t just teach kids how to play soccer, we teach them patience, discipline, sharing, balance, gross motor skills, sportsmanship, etc…. but most importantly how to have fun!

Janice

Janice

Coach

Coach Janice has been involved in soccer for over 20 years, watching her children play and coaching. She has been teaching at Soccer Shots since it started in 2007. Prior to joining Soccer Shots, Coach Janice taught for Cincinnati Public Schools for 30 years. She enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family. Janice participates in several 5k’s during the year.

Danielle

Danielle

Coach

Coach Danielle grew up in Columbus and played soccer for three years before switching to lacrosse, which she has played for 13 years. She moved to Cincinnati to attend the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a bachelors in geology in 2016. She decided to stay in Cincinnati after receiving a great opportunity in the environmental science field. She is now the head JV lacrosse coach at Indian Hill high school and absolutely loves being a coach for younger kids and high schoolers! Besides coaching, Danielle is a part-time nanny, has a passion for photography, traveling, and loves to go on adventures with her two dogs, Junior and Mowgli.

Lisa

Lisa

Coach

Coach Lisa has been with Soccer Shots for 8 years. Soccer is a big part of her life.  Lisa has 2 teenage girls who play Club and High School Soccer.  Lisa’s husband coaches their daughters and Lisa helps with the administrative support outside of her job with Soccer Shots.  Lisa loves working with children and also works at the YMCA hosting birthday parties on the weekend.  When Lisa is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, going to soccer games, and cheering on her favorite English Premier League Soccer team, Chelsea.  Lisa is from England and moved to the states when she was 10 years old.  If your children say she talks funny, that is why.  Lisa can’t wait to teach the game of soccer to your child!

Heidy

Heidy

Coach

Heidy is from the eastern part of Cincinnati. She started playing soccer at 4 years old. She played for Warren County United, and for her high school team. She attends Northern Kentucky University in pursuit of a degree in Elementary Education. She became a soccer shots coach in the fall of 2017 and enjoys teaching your little ones the fundamentals of the game and how to have fun too! Seeing the look of pure excitement on their faces when they accomplish a new skill or score a goal is so rewarding! In her spare time, she loves to go four-wheeling, be outdoors, play with her nieces and nephews and have a good time with her friends. She is so excited to meet your little ones and teach them!

Mariah

Mariah

Coach

Mariah has been playing soccer since she was 7 years old. Mariah played high school soccer at Clinton-Massie and played collegiate at Mount Saint Joseph University where she obtained her degree in Early Childhood Education.  Mariah has been coaching soccer since she graduated from college in 2015 and joined Soccer Shots in May of 2018. She is the head coach for the girls Kings Junior High team and the assistant coach for Kings Say Soccer.  Mariah taught in early childhood education for 3 years and now works as an early childhood mental health consultant. She loves being around children, coaching soccer, and playing competitively. Mariah’s other hobbies include hiking, traveling, listening to music, watching/playing sports, and spending time with family and her dog, Piper.

Megan

Megan

Coach

Coach Megan is from the northeastern part of Cincinnati. She has been playing soccer for over 13 years. She values all she’s learned from her soccer career and enjoys watching children’s faces light up as they learn new skills as she once did. Outside of coaching, Megan is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Cincinnati where she also works as an Academic Coach. She enjoys hiking, coffee, warm weather, and a good book.

Brieh

Brieh

Coach

Brieh grew up in Cincinnati and has been playing soccer since she was a little girl. She has played for Warren County United and in college for Northern Kentucky University. She became a Soccer Shots coach in 2017 and has had a blast coaching children how to play soccer and seeing them have fun with their friends! In her spare time, she loves to travel, read books, and play with her baby cousins. She can’t wait to meet and coach your child!

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith

Director of Coaching

Coach “Squid” Sydney grew up in a soccer-obsessed family in Louisville Kentucky, where both of her parents currently play on intramural teams, and both younger sisters are in club soccer. Coach Sydney played soccer from the time she was 6 until her junior year of high school. Her coaching nickname “Squid” came from her high school soccer team, and it has stuck ever since. She loves having the opportunity to introduce new “Soccer Friends” to the game and enjoys the character development and imagination that get incorporated into every session. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations with a focus in environmental studies, and through that grew her passion for nature and trying her best to live as environmentally friendly as she can. When she isn’t coaching, she is hanging out with her dog Piper, listening to (or going to see) music, cooking yummy vegan food, doing yoga, or hiking.

Jenny

Jenny

Coach

Coach Jenny has been in the fitness world for her entire She was involved in gymnastics, track and field, swimming, and soccer from a young age.  She excelled at them all but ended up focusing on soccer. She played club, high school, and was on Ohio’s State Team for soccer. Through soccer, she was able to travel all over the United States and have many amazing experiences. She eventually went to college on a soccer scholarship and even discussed going pro but decided to continue with her passion for personal training which she has done for the past 22 years.  Jenny spent 15 years in LA and trained clients of every age. She taught several different children soccer and swimming through private one and one sessions in LA. When she heard about Soccer Shots she just had to do it.  Jenny continues to train her LA clients and others all over the US, while also raising my two kids. Coaching children is truly her passion.

Autumn

Autumn

Coach

Coach Autumn is currently a student at the University of Cincinnati studying biology. Autumn has played soccer all her life along with her parents and two younger sisters. She played soccer in college at Cincinnati State and at UC.  Autumn has always wanted to coach and is thrilled to have the opportunity to coach with Soccer Shots.  She can’t wait to meet your child and have fun on the field playing soccer!

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