Coach Alex is from Lanham, Maryland. He likes to power down by watching his favorite show Dragon Ball Z and power up with chicken and PBJ. (Not at the same time but they are both great!) Alex is currently studying Kinesiology and Human Development at University of Maryland College Park. The smiles on all the kids faces pushes him to inspire, motivate, encourage and be a supportive voice for them.
Coach Jairo is native of Germantown, Maryland. He is currently studying Graphic Design and enjoys playing Soccer and Art. In Jairo’s spare time he loves watching Premier League Soccer, comedy films and eating Pizza and chips. This is Coach Jairo’s first year with Soccer Shots and he is excited to get started. His favorite part about coaching is EVERYTHING! He loves that he get’s to teach children about the sport that he loves.
Coach Jonathan is from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He lives with his Mom, Dad, and siblings. Jonathan attended University of Baltimore College and majored in Biology. His favorite food is fried chicken and his favorite color is black. If Jonathan could choose any place to go on vacation, it would be Japan. What Jonathan is most looking forward to with coaching for Soccer Shots is being able to motivate the kids to have fun while playing soccer.
Coach Megan was born in D.C. but now resides in Silver Spring, MD. She has been playing soccer since she was six years old and has played on a club team and her high school soccer team. Aside from Soccer Shots, she has worked as a summer camp counselor and has volunteered as a Girls on the Run coach and a teacher’s assistant at a bilingual preschool. In addition to soccer, she loves running, reading, and playing the flute. She cannot wait to work with all of our future soccer players!
Coach Angie joined the soccer shots team in Spring 2019. She was born in Brooklyn, and is a huge fan of basketball, specifically the New York Knicks. On soccer island, Angie loves providing a positive atmosphere and watching the children’s skills develop. Outside of soccer shots, Angie enjoys eating sushi, watching scrubs (her favorite tv show), and exploring the great outdoors. If she could have any superpower, she would want the ability to immediately self heal!
Coach Joao or John is from Portugal and speaks Portuguese and English. He loves to play soccer and has been playing since he was 7 years old. He currently attends the University of Maryland and is majoring in Kinesiology. He plans to be a physical therapist and some hobbies of his are playing FIFA, and teaching kids how to play soccer.
Coach Mark is graduate from the University of Maryland with a degree in Biology. He is currently pursing his masters in Anesthesia at Case Western Reserve. He enjoys watching sports, going to events, running and cooking. He thought Soccer Shots would be a great opportunity to work with kids and get them excited for soccer. He also believes coaching is his stress reliever.
Coach Kyle first started with Soccer Shots in Fall of 2019. He was born and raised in Maryland. Kyle is a graduate from UMBC with a degree in Mathematics. His passion for soccer started at the age of 4 years old and he has played all the way till Division 1 soccer at UMBC. Kyle’s favorite soccer team is Manchester United. When Kyle isn’t coaching, he loves to play video games, play various sports, or relax by watching his favorite show, Friends. If Kyle could have any superpower, he would love to have super speed! Kyle’s favorite thing about being a Soccer Shots coach is watching the children learn the new skills and having fun playing the games.
Coach Carmelo started with Soccer Shots in the summer of 2019. He was born and raised in Barquisimeto, Venezuela and is a father to a 6-month old baby girl. Carmelo’s favorite sport is soccer and his favorite team is Inter Milan. His favorite food is pizza or gelato. Outside of Soccer Shots, Carmelo enjoys traveling with his family or watching his favorite movie, The Terminator. If Carmelo could have any super power, he would want the ability to time travel! Carmelo’s favorite thing about being a coach is being able to share his passion for soccer with children.
Coach Roger joined the soccer shots team in Summer 2019. He was born and raised in Maryland where he currently lives with his two dogs, Rollo and Rena. On soccer island, Roger loves seeing the kids break out of their shell and try new skills! While he loves all sports, coach Roger is a big fan of Borussia Dortmund and the Washington Wizards. He loves going to the gym, doing martial arts, and working on his car. If Roger could have any superpower it would be super strength and regeneration like Wolverine!
Coach Chris joined the soccer shots team in Summer 2019. He was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in PG county. Chris is currently working on his bachelors degree. On soccer Island, Chris loves having fun with the children and parents! Outside of soccer shots, he likes watching the Dallas Cowboys and eating his favorite food – Baliedas. Chris loves discovering nature and doing volunteer work. If he could have any super power it would be the ability to make any wish!
Coach Jade joined the Soccer Shots team this winter as a coach and our intern!
Coach Jasmin joined the soccer shots team in Summer 2019. She grew up in Maryland where she still resides today. On soccer island, Jasmin loves having fun with the children and teaching them new skills. Outside of soccer shots, she loves watching movies and going out to eat. If Jasmin could have any superpower, it would be the ability to become invisible!
Coach Andrew started working with Soccer Shots in Fall of 2019! He currently goes to school at University of Maryland. Go Terps!
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