Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Erica

Coach Erica

Director of Partner Relations

Coach Erica is our Director of Partner Relations and she grew up in Ohio, where she graduated from Youngstown State University with an Early Childhood Education degree. She has been teaching since 2006, and even coached for Soccer Shots (Columbus) before moving to Colorado in 2012. Coach Erica used to live and play in the snowy mountains of Summit County and has recently moved to Denver. She enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking with her fiancé and dog, Teddy. When she’s not carrying around her bag of soccer gear, you can find Coach Erica on her bike or practicing yoga.

Coach Jake

Coach Jake

Director of Operations

Coach Jake is our Director of Operations and has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember. He came to Denver in 2013 to attend the University of Denver, from which he graduated with degrees in Biology and Film Studies and Production. When he’s not teaching his friends new skills on the field, you can find Coach Jake pursuing his hobbies of filmmaking, ice hockey, skiing, and go-karting, or working on Bandoleros and Micro Sprint cars in the pits of the Colorado National and I-76 Speedways.

Coach Patrick

Coach Patrick

Director of Coaching

Coach Patrick is our Director of Coaching and has been watching and playing soccer since he was a mini! He played all the way up until high school and has not stopped watching. Coach Patrick graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management. He has coached others since the age of fourteen in various sports, but soccer is his favorite.

Coach Amanda

Coach Amanda

Coach Amanda grew up in Iowa, where she graduated from the University of Iowa with an Elementary Education degree. She has been teaching preschool in the Denver area since moving to Colorado in July. She loves working with students, and getting to be a fun and exciting part of their day! When she isn’t coaching soccer, she is outside climbing, hiking, or running!

Coach Ben

Coach Ben

Coach Ben has been back and forth between Kansas and Colorado for most of his life. Ben has a passion for music, and is currently studying Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is very excited to use soccer to help kids develop into well rounded individuals. When Ben not studying, or coaching soccer, he can usually be found practicing his guitar, playing flag football, or spending as much time outside as possible.

Coach Cody

Coach Cody

Coach Cody was born in Colorado and  has lived here for his entire life. He started playing soccer when he was 5 and played all the way through high school. When he’s not on Soccer Island, he loves doing stuff outdoors like hiking 14ers or going skiing and he’s super excited to help his new friends get better at soccer!

Coach Emily

Coach Emily

Coach Emily grew up in Vermont and has been playing soccer for as long as she can remember. She recently graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Public Health and is new to the Denver area. When Coach Emily isn’t coaching soccer or working in public health, she loves to hike, ski, and bike in the mountains.

Coach Hannah

Coach Hannah

Coach Hannah grew up in Pennsylvania where she coached Soccer Shots for three seasons! She has been playing soccer since the age of six, and played at the collegiate level at Penn State Harrisburg. She loves teaching her soccer friends the most important rule of soccer shot, which is to have FUN! Coach Hannah has a master’s degree in sport management, and loves kayaking and hiking when she’s not coaching.

Coach Justin

Coach Justin

Coach Justin has played soccer since he was four years old.  He has played on various club teams up through high school, as well as for three years at Missouri Valley College.  Coach Justin received his Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Communications from the University of Missouri St. Louis, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Education.  Coach Justin moved to Denver with his wife Mecayla from NYC.  When he is not coaching or playing soccer, Coach Justin enjoys fly fishing, hiking, camping, and watching his favorite sports teams: Chelsea and the St. Louis Cardinals! Coach Justin is very excited to teach the game of soccer to all of his friends!

Coach Katie

Coach Katie

Coach Katie has been playing soccer since she was six years old. She played all throughout junior high and high school, and has been coaching youth soccer since 2013. When she’s not coaching on Soccer Island, you might find her listening to her collection of old records. She also loves being outdoors, whether it’s playing in the snow or going for a hike. Coach Katie has a degree in baking and pastry arts from Johnson & Wales University- for your next soiree be sure to give Coach Katie a call!

Coach Kelly

Coach Kelly

Coach Kelly started playing soccer when she was seven years old. She played competitively through college at The College of Idaho, and she still plays today in adult leagues. Coach Kelly has a master’s degree in kinesiology and she has been coaching youth athletics since 2012. Coach Kelly looks forward to seeing her friends every week on Soccer Island, and she loves getting to teach them new character traits in addition to soccer skills.

Coach Quinn

Coach Quinn

Coach Quinn has lived in Colorado her whole life and loves kids! Although she is new to Soccer Shots, she has done many different things working with children. She worked at a day care and was also a swim coach! When Coach Quinn isn’t working with kids, she can be found hiking with her dog, Maisy.

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