Erin Brockman, Owner/Operator
Erin grew up in Northwest Ohio and northern New Jersey. Erin graduated from Rider University in New Jersey with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. After spending the majority of her career in various Recruiting and Human Resources roles, Erin is excited to combine her passion for sports with her career through Soccer Shots. Erin is passionate about impacting the lives of children in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia through sports based development, while having a great time! Erin currently resides in Dillsburg with her husband Jason and three children; Hailey, Evan, and Collin.
Jason Brockman, Owner/Operator
Jason is a central Pennsylvania native and has been playing soccer since the age of 4, including 4 years at Division 1 Rider University where he served as the captain his senior year. Jason holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance from Rider University and Masters of Business Administration from Shippensburg University. He has worked extensively with soccer players of all ages over the past 20 years. Jason and his wife Erin reside in Dillsburg with their three children; Hailey, Evan, and Collin.
Tom Birch, Program Director
Tom grew up in Cumberland County playing soccer for as long as he can remember. Tom played collegiate soccer and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing at Central Penn College. Tom holds a Director of Coaching License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) while also working as the Director of Boys Soccer at a local youth soccer club in Mechanicsburg. He has coached soccer from the youth level all the way through the collegiate level. Above all, Tom loves being able to positively impact kids through the game of soccer!
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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
- Every Soccer Shots coach must complete our comprehensive training program to receive certification.
- All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques.
- Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
- 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
- You will receive a weekly summary of what your child is learning at Soccer Shots.
- We proactively communicate cancellations due to weather or other circumstances.
- Our staff understands the importance of timely, responsive communication.
Expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards
- Our developmentally appropriate curriculum places an emphasis on character development and skill building.
- Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.
- 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 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.
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.
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.