Soccer Shots Greater St. Charles is owned and operated by Jamie Cody and his wife, Nicole. Working together as “Team Cody,” they strive to deliver exceptional programs that children, families and school staff value and enjoy. As parents of three — Micah, Ava Grace and James — they understand and appreciate the needs, challenges and perspectives of families with young children.
Coach Jamie is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Soccer Shots. Soccer has been his passion since he started playing the game at the age of 5. He played competitive soccer through high school, and went on to play four years at the collegiate level at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating with a bachelor’s in biology, Coach Jamie continued to stay connected to the sport through coaching. He started coaching youth soccer in 2006, and currently holds the USSF-D coaching license. He is also a USSF-certified referee and can generally be found somewhere on a soccer field at some point during the weekends in soccer season, either on the sidelines as a coach, or on the field as a referee.
Coach Jamie and Nicole opened Soccer Shots in April 2010 and have served more than 3,000 children and thousands of families in St. Charles County and surrounding areas. In 2013, Team Cody expanded Soccer Shots to include North St. Louis County, as well as the Columbia/Jefferson City area in Mid Missouri.
Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Coach Oscar graduated from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri, with a Masters degree in Sports Management. Coach Oscar brings extensive experience and knowledge of the game to Soccer Shots, as he has played high level soccer since the age of 8. Not only is he currently a coach with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and a Grad Coach at Missouri Baptist University, he has previously coached teams with J.B. Marine Soccer Club, Real STL Soccer Club, and Lou Fusz Soccer Club.
Coach Oscar joined Soccer Shots in 2015, and has been instrumental in impacting the lives of Soccer Shots players across the greater St. Charles county area.
Coach Ross is originally from England and played in two professional youth academies as a child; Leeds United and York City. Ross came to the United States at 19 and studied at Lindenwood University- earning an undergrad in Finance and an MBA in Management and Finance. He currently has three years of professional soccer experience; playing for the St. Louis Ambush since 2014. He is excited to impact kids in the Greater St. Charles area!
Axel is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He began playing for professional soccer club Caracas F.C. (the youth academy) at the age of 14. Axel came to the US when he was 17 to continue his soccer career and education at Lindenwood University. He made 64 game appearances in 4 years and was named captain his junior and senior years. In 2014, Axel graduated from Lindenwood with an undergraduate degree in marketing.
Since finishing his degree, he has played soccer at the professional level in Sweden, Venezuela and the United States. He has also spent a lot of time coaching in the St. Louis area, mostly for the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club.
Coach Jerjer (JJ) came to United States in 2007 from Liberia. JJ started playing soccer at the age of 14 and began coaching in 2010.
JJ signed his first professional contract in 2013 after two years at Wilmington University in Delaware. JJ moved to St. Louis in 2017 to play with the St. Louis Ambush. JJ is very passionate about coaching and the development of all players as he himself knows
the important of player development after starting at a late age.
Coach Brittany was born in Davenport, Iowa and moved to Genoa, Illinois when she was 11. She’s started playing soccer when she was 3 for Dad’s club and continued to play throughout middle school and high school. Coach Brittany received a soccer scholarship and played all 4 years of collegiate soccer for the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and Business. She has coached soccer throughout high school and college. Coach Brittany moved to St. Charles, MO in May of 2013. She’s is excited to be apart of the of the Soccer Shots team!
Coach Ben is originally from England where he fostered a passion for soccer as a young child. Ben came to the USA as an 18 year old to earn an undergrad in Physical Education at Lindenwood University. He continues playing recreational soccer through the form of pick up, indoor & outdoor. Aside from Soccer Shots, Ben enjoys coaching club soccer and high school soccer in the St. Louis area. Ben currently holds the USSF-D license and is looking to continue his education through the form of a graduate degree & further coaches’ education courses in the near future.
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