Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Marty

Coach Marty

Director

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Big Friendly Bear

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: Pull-Back Move

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Softball

Farthest Place Traveled To: California

Background: Coach Marty is currently in his 5th year with Soccer Shots. He started as a coach in 2010 while attending classes at UNI. In 2012, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communications: Electronic Media and has been the Director of Central Iowa Soccer Shots since June of 2016.

Coach Carina

Coach Carina

Director

Coaching Sites: Cedar Rapids

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Passion: Being outdoors, DIY Projects, hanging out with my family and friends, and playing with my son!

Favorite fruit: Kiwi

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

Coach Malory

Coach Malory

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Cedar Falls/Waterloo

Hometown: Marion, IA

Passion: Sports, outdoor activities, CrossFit, & spending time with family

Favorite fruit: Strawberries

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

Coach Spencer

Coach Spencer

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Cedar Falls

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: The Sleeping Giant

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: Scissors Move

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate (OF COURSE!)

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skateboarding

Farthest Place Traveled To: Jamaica

Experience with kids: Coach Spencer has coached Soccer Shots for two full seasons and has had a blast every time! He is currently studying Physical Education at the University of Northern Iowa,

Favorite part about coaching: “Having a blast with the kids and going through the fun games to incorporate their skills. I also enjoy watching the progress from week one to week eight!”

Coach Haley

Coach Haley

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Cedar Falls/Waterloo

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Spaceship Game!

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: Popcorn

Favorite Ice Cream: Cake Batter

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Walking my roommate’s puppy!

Farthest Place Traveled To: California

Experience with kids: Coach Haley has grown up with a large family so working with kiddos feels natural to her! She has played soccer for as long as she can remember and absolutely LOVES working in groups and teams!

Favorite part about coaching: “Teaching little ones new skills and getting to watch them learn and improve.”

Coach Rodrigo

Coach Rodrigo

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Cedar Rapids, IA

Hometown: Puebla, Mexico

Passion: Coding, playing the violin, and playing soccer

Favorite fruit: Mango

Background: Coach Rodrigo is an international student from Puebla, Mexico, currently he is a junior at Mount Mercy University. He hopes to graduate with a Computer Science major and a Math minor in May of 2018. He plays soccer as a winger for MMU and is the head coach of the F/S team at Xavier High School.

Coach Brian

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Iowa City/North Liberty

Home Town: West Burlington

Favorite fruit: Grapes

Background: Coach Brian has come to us with experience in soccer from watching and playing with his daughters. He has 3 lovely teenage girls, he did get a small taste of coaching one of his daughter’s team. Coach Brian has an Associate’s Degree in Art and he works full time as a manager at Chili’s in Coralville!

Coach Ezra

Coach Ezra

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Iowa City

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: “It has to be the Hungry Bear and the Beehive”

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: The Pull-Back Move

Favorite Popsicle: Pineapple

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking

Farthest Place Traveled To: Italy

Favorite part about coaching: “I love seeing kids show their parents the moves they learned.”

Coach Sydney

Coach Sydney

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Catch the Coach

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: Popcorn

Favorite Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, a pick up footy game, or tanning on a beach

Farthest Place Traveled To: Italy

Experience with kids: Coach Sydney has worked with kids as a previous youth soccer coach for Cedar Falls Recreation and in La Paz, Mexico on her college internship. She worked as a Kids Academy Team Member at Lifetime Fitness and was a Care Coordinator at Montessori Children’s Home. She has played soccer since she was 5 years old and continued up to now actively playing, she also played various other sports throughout high school and college.

Favorite part about coaching: “I love coaching because it is so rewarding to be able to be a positive role model for kids and to help them grow fundamentally and emotionally.” 

Coach Kayla

Coach Kayla

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Catch Cheetah

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: Pull-Back Move

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking

Farthest Place Traveled To: Rio De Janiero, Brazil

Coach Sergio

Coach Sergio

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Score a Goal

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: Pull-Back Move

Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Soccer

Farthest Place Traveled To: Argentina

Favorite part about coaching: “My first day of training!”

Coach Ezra

Coach Ezra

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Iowa City

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: “It has to be the Hungry Bear and the Beehive”

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: Pull-Back Move

Favorite Ice Cream: Pineapple

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Backpacking

Farthest Place Traveled To: Italy

Favorite part about coaching: “Seeing kids show their parents the moves they learned!”

Coach Austin

Coach Austin

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: The Playful Puppy

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: The Step-Over Move

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Football

Farthest Place Traveled To: Istanbul, Turkey

Experience with kids: Coach Austin has coached youth sports for many years, and worked with the Kids Academy at Lifetime Fitness and for Youth Enrichment League in Minnesota.”

Favorite part about coaching: “I love coming into a class and getting hugs from all the kids after I missed a week.”

Coach Aly

Coach Aly

Soccer Shots Coach

Coaching Sites: Central Iowa

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Volcanoes

Favorite Soccer Shots Move: The Step-Over Move

Favorite Ice Cream: Strawberry

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking

Farthest Place Traveled To: Rwanda

Experience with kids: Coach Aly started playing soccer when she was 4 and played for the Drake club team her first two years of college. She coached soccer when she was in high-school and was a Soccer Shots coach for the Minnesota Franchise last summer. She enjoys working with kids as a nanny and wants to become a pediatric physical therapist in the future.

Favorite part about coaching: “Seeing kids grow in their soccer skills and their personalities throughout a season.”

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