About Us

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

Local Information

Todd Williams, Executive Director
Born in Mississauga, Todd has been a native of the Halton Region for nearly 14 years. A former CPGA Golf Professional, Todd was heavily involved in developing and teaching junior golfers at two different golf courses. Following a successful tenure as a golf instructor, Todd participated in the growth and development of two separate startup companies before joining forces with lifelong friends to open the first Soccer Shots franchise in Ontario. Todd’s love of coaching and teaching children has continued throughout his life and he has most recently been involved in coaching both minor hockey and minor baseball in Halton. Bringing Soccer Shots to Ontario has been an incredible opportunity for Todd to enrich the lives of children throughout the Halton Region. Introducing a youth soccer program that not only equips children with soccer skills but also builds confidence and character have been a truly rewarding experience for Todd and the rest of the Soccer Shots Halton Team.

Contact Todd by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416-312-4800

Dana Giamos, Assistant Director
Born and raised in Mississauga, Dana grew up playing competitive soccer, hockey and a variety of other sports. She played youth soccer for the Clarkson Soccer Club and was a Captain for both the Mississauga Girls Hockey League and Oakville Hornets. Upon graduating from Iona Catholic Secondary School, Dana won the Athletic Council Award for excellence in sport. Prior to putting on her coaching hat for Soccer Shots, Dana graduated from Conestoga College, where she successfully received her diploma in Police Foundations. During her post-graduate studies, Dana balanced her academic endeavors with her love for children by becoming a nanny. When she’s not enriching the lives of children through her love of soccer, Dana enjoys running, snowboarding, playing tennis, and football.

Contact Dana by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416-910-5741

Employment

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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.

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.

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.