Coach Amy has been with Soccer Shots since 2014, and the Program Director since 2017. She lives in West Chester with her husband Cory and 3 children, Sydney (20), Caleigh (18) and Brady (15). 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 of teaching young children is seeing their faces light up when they get a move right on their own or score a goal. She believes “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!”
Coach Jenny has been in the fitness world for her entire life. 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 in college for Ohio State University. 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 her two kids. Coaching children is truly her passion.
Coach Steve is from the Cincinnati area and attended Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology. He’s been playing soccer since the age of 5 and all the way up through High School. He is excited to join Soccer Shots and have an impact on children’s lives and see the joy on children’s faces when the Coaches enter the room.
Ashley has been playing soccer since she was 6 and has enjoyed every second from learning the basics to being a team captain. She chooses to coach to build character and a slight toughness that can’t be taught or shown in a classroom. She believes Soccer is not only about coordination and skill, but also it’s about learning how to lose and miss a goal and continually wanting to learn and get better. She hopes that all kids can take away how to win, how to lose, and how to be a team player by the end of every season they play.
Coach Caleigh was born in Fairfield, Ohio. She moved to West Chester, Ohio when she was 4 and has lived there since. She graduated from Lakota East High School and is attending UC Blue Ash. She has been playing soccer for 13 years and was Captain of the high school bowling team. She loves playing soccer and coaching. Caleigh is so excited to be able to teach the sport she loves!
Coach Rachel is a full-time school counselor at an elementary school and has always had a love for soccer. She has played soccer since she was a kid, starting at recreation, and going into club and high school. Coach Rachel also was a certified USSF referee for 6 years. She knows the game well and loves working with children. Coach Rachel is excited to meet her new “Soccer Friends” and instill in them some core character development skills, as well as a love for soccer. When she isn’t coaching, she is playing with her dog, Eevee (like the pokemon), doing yoga and barre classes, or playing Mario Kart on her Nintendo.
Coach Gina was born and raised in the Cincinnati area, has played soccer since the age of 5 and has been a coach with Soccer Shots since 2017. Her favorite part of coaching for Soccer Shots is the excitement that the children have when they know it’s time for soccer, along with watching them learn the concepts and character words and continue to grow and improve. She aspires to have a positive impact on each child she meets and is inspired to continue to learn and grow herself as a coach.
If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.