Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Coach Marty

Coach Marty

Franchise Director

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Big Friendly Bear

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Pass & Trap

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Slowpitch Softball

Farthest Place Traveled To: California

Background: Marty is currently in his 6th year with Soccer Shots. He started as a coach in 2010 while attending classes at UNI. In 2012, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications: Electronic Media and has been the Franchise Director of Soccer Shots Iowa since June of 2016.

Coach Carina

Coach Carina

Director Of Operations

Coaching Sites: Northeast Iowa

Hometown: Cedar Rapids

Passion: Being Outdoors, DIY Projects, Family & Friends, Playing With Her Son

Favorite Fruit: Kiwi

Background: Carina came to Soccer Shots with a background playing soccer & other sports. She has a four year old son that is involved in many sports & keeps her life busy at home. She enjoys living on a farm with an array of different animals!

Coach Kenan

Coach Kenan

Director Of Coaching

Coaching Sites: Northeast Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Pirate Ship

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Zig-Zag

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies & Cream

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Soccer

Farthest Place Traveled To: Turkey

Background: Kenan has been a coach to many children since 2005 at both club and university levels. He has also run lots of different soccer camps at those same levels. He loves seeing kids grow into better soccer players & also better people!

Coach Malory

Coach Malory

Coaching Sites: Northeast Iowa

Hometown: Marion

Passion: Sports, Outdoor Activities, CrossFit, Spending Time W/ Family

Favorite Fruit: Strawberries

Background: Malory arrived at Soccer Shots with 18 years of experience playing soccer. She is currently enrolled at UNI & is studying to be a physical education teacher, health education teacher, & a strength & conditioning coach.

Coach Spencer

Coach Spencer

Coaching Sites: Northeast Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Sleeping Giant

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Scissors

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skateboarding

Farthest Place Traveled To: Jamaica

Background: Spencer has coached Soccer Shots for two full seasons and has had a blast so far! He is currently studying Physical Education at the University of Northern Iowa.

Coach Bri

Coach Bri

Coaching Sites: Northeast Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Pull-Back Move

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookies N Cream

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing

Farthest Place Traveled To: Australia

Background: Coach Bri has been involved with athletics and working with children for most of her life, she has been playing soccer since she was 8 and also coached gymnastics for 6 years. She has spent the last 10 years working as a caregiver with children, she really loves being able to see the smiles on each child’s face when she works one on one with them!

Coach Rodrigo

Coach Rodrigo

Coaching Sites: Northeast Iowa

Hometown: Puebla, Mexico

Passion: Coding, Playing Violin, Soccer

Favorite Fruit: Mango

Background: Rodrigo is an international student from Puebla, Mexico. He is a junior at Mount Mercy University & hopes to graduate with a Computer Science major & a Math minor. He plays soccer as a winger for MMU & is the head coach of the F/S team at Xavier high school.

Coach Amy

Coach Amy

Coaching Sites: Northeast Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Big Friendly Bear

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: Popcorn

Favorite Ice Cream: Frozen Thin Mints

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Surfing

Farthest Place Traveled To: China

Background: Amy has come to coach at soccer shots after 16 years of playing experience, including 4 years in college. Amy was an international student from Australia who graduated from Mount Mercy University. With a love for soccer and passion for working with children, Amy also works as a Children’s Behavioral Analyst Specialist at The Homestead. 

Coach Ezra

Coach Ezra

Coaching Sites: Northeast Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Big Friendly Bear

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Pull-Back

Favorite Fruit: Pineapple

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking

Farthest Place Traveled To: Italy

Coach Brian

Coach Brian

Coaching Sites: Northeast Iowa

Home Town: West Burlington

Favorite Fruit: Grapes

Background: Brian has come to us with experience in soccer from watching & playing with his daughters. He has three lovely teenage girls & also has an Associate’s Degree in Art. Briane works full time as a manager at Chili’s in Coralville!

Coach Sydney

Coach Sydney

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Catch The Coach

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Popcorn

Favorite Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, Pick-Up Games Of Football, Tanning On A Beach

Farthest Place Traveled To: Italy

Background: Sydney has worked with kids as a previous youth soccer coach for Cedar Falls Recreation & in La Paz, Mexico during her college internship. She worked as a Kids Academy Team Member at Lifetime Fitness & was a Care Coordinator at Montessori Children’s Home. She has played soccer since she was 5 years old & still plays today.

Coach Kayla

Coach Kayla

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Coach Cheetah

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Pull-Back

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking

Farthest Place Traveled To: Rio De Janiero, Brazil

Coach Sergio

Coach Sergio

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Any Game That Involves Scoring A Goal!

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Pull-Back

Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Soccer

Farthest Place Traveled To: Argentina

Coach Aly

Coach Aly

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Volcanoes

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: Step-Over

Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking

Farthest Place Traveled To: Rwanda

Background: Aly started playing soccer when she was 4 & played for the Drake club team her first two years of college. She coached soccer when she was in high school & used to coach for Soccer Shots up in Minnesota! She enjoys working with kids as a nanny & wants to become a pediatric physical therapist in the future.

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