About Us

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

Local Information

shane johnstonShane Johnston, Owner/Executive Director

Shane grew up in the D/FW area, and from the early age of 5 was playing sports. Shane has a true passion and appreciation for sports, for the game. Over the past 30+ years he has been coaching, training, and playing the game, which led him to pursue a career where he now continues his passion full time.

Shane believes that soccer builds confidence and progresses one both physically and technically, whether it is to introduce the game to the newest of players, or develop players beyond the basics. The game teaches sportsmanship and team-building, and develops active lifestyle habits. One of Shane’s favorite moments while coaching are the “a-ha” moments, that exciting moment when the kids really “get it” — those influential moments and watching each child progress and develop in stages, while they become passionate and more confident in their sport. Shane encourages kids to have fun while learning and being active.

Shane lives in Roanoke with his wife, Stacy, and their three children Trevor, Haylee Jo, and Jayden Brooke. They live an active lifestyle and enjoy sports, fitness, and outdoor activities.

 

Beau Breckenridge, Assistant Director

Beau grew up in the Fort Worth area and began playing soccer at the age of four. He quickly fell in love with the game and believes firmly in how soccer can help mold young people into outstanding leaders. Beau has always enjoyed working with kids and coached his younger brother’s soccer team before leaving for Oklahoma State University to pursue degrees in Sports Management and Marketing. Beau intends to use his degrees as well as his passion and love for soccer to bring Soccer Shots into the lives of as many kids as possible.

 

 

 

Johan Camacho, Director of Coaching

Johan was born in Colombia. Born and raised in a sports-oriented family, he developed a special love for the game of soccer at an early age. When his family made the decision to move to the United States, learning a different language was a barrier he had to overcome, but he quickly found out that on the field everyone spoke a common language and through this he has made lifelong friends. Johan played for several clubs at different levels such as Andromeda, he was part of Mexico’s Atlas Fútbol Club developmental soccer school in Dallas and played on his high school varsity soccer team. Most recently, Johan has had the privilege of coaching the boys varsity soccer team at Carrollton Christian Academy (CCA) where in his first year as head coach, they were able to go to the TAPPS state playoffs. Johan continues to stay active playing indoor soccer in a couple of different leagues as well as helping develop soccer players individually locally. He is married to the love of his life and together they have two young children.

 

 

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The “Three C's” – 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.

 

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 1998 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.

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.

In August of 2009, the Soccer Shots partners founded the Soccer Shots Foundation, the non-profit arm of Soccer Shots. The Soccer Shots Foundation provides opportunities to economically challenged children within the U.S. and around the world through the game of soccer. (Read more about the Soccer Shots Foundation here).

From its humble beginnings, Soccer Shots has grown beyond Jeremy and Jason’s biggest dreams, with over 180 territories across 37 states and Canada. In 2016, more than 335,000 children participated in Soccer Shots.

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.

Soccer Shots Foundation

We believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. The Soccer Shots Foundation, our non-profit entity, allows us to impact more children who may not typically have the same opportunities.

Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we aim to impact children who live in underserved communities throughout the U.S. through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.

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