Meet The Coaches

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

Coach Marty

Coach Marty

Coaching Site: Central IA

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 9th year with Soccer Shots. He started coaching 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 Brian

Coach Brian

Coaching Site: Northeast IA

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: To The Garage

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Step-Over

Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Barbecue

Farthest Place Traveled To: Florida

Background: Brian has experience in soccer from watching and playing with his daughters for years. He has three lovely teenage girls and also has an Associate’s Degree in Art. When he’s not coaching, Brian also works as a manager at Chili’s in Coalville, IA!

Coach Sydney

Coach Sydney

Coaching Site: Central IA

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Catch The Coach

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Popcorn

Favorite Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking

Farthest Place Traveled To: Italy

Background: Sydney has worked with kids as a previous youth soccer coach for Cedar Falls Recreation and also in La Paz, Mexico during her college internship. She worked as a Kids Academy team member at Lifetime Fitness and was a care coordinator at Montessori Children’s Home!

Coach Caitlyn

Coach Caitlyn

Coaching Site: Northeast IA

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Volcanoes

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Pull-Back

Favorite Ice Cream: Mint

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking

Farthest Place Traveled To: Spain

Background: Caitlyn grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and started playing soccer when she was in elementary school.  She loves working with kids and currently attends the University of Iowa. You’ll see her coaching all across Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Coralville!

Coach Matt

Coach Matt

Coaching Site: Central IA

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Animal Farm

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Shooting

Favorite Ice Cream: Birthday Cake

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Officiating Soccer

Farthest Place Traveled To: Texas

Background: Matt is currently as student at Drake University in Des Moines. He is majoring in Actuarial Science and minoring in Data Analytics. During the fall and spring, he enjoys being a referee for many different high school soccer teams across the state!

Coach Melina

Coach Melina

Coaching Site: Northeast IA

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Superheroes

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Pull-Back

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing

Farthest Place Traveled To: California

Background: Melina has been playing soccer since she was 5 years old and eventually joined the Cedar River Soccer Association for three years. She currently plays for Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids as a starting senior. She began coaching for Soccer Shots in 2018!

Coach Austin

Coach Austin

Coaching Site: Central IA

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Volcanoes

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Pull-Back

Favorite Ice Cream: Black Raspberry

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hunting

Farthest Place Traveled To: Turkey

Background: Austin was born and raised in Des Moines. His experience with soccer includes three years of varsity level play while in high school. Currently, he is the head football coach for Grand View Christian High School in Des Moines!

Coach Conner

Coach Conner

Coaching Site: Central IA

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Shooting Stars

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Shooting

Favorite Ice Cream: Cookie Dough

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Soccer

Farthest Place Traveled To: Hawaii

Background: Conner recently moved to Des Moines after finishing college at Waldorf University. He has lots of playing experience at the NAIA level, has coached various boys and girls club teams, and has also acted as the Youth Sports Coordinator for a local YMCA!

Coach Morgan

Coach Morgan

Coaching Site: Northeast IA

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Knights & Dragons

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Pull-Back

Favorite Ice Cream: Caramel

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Being On The Water

Farthest Place Traveled To: South Africa

Background: Morgan grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Washington High School in 2007. She is a UNI college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Leisure Youth and Human Services. A lover of family and music, Morgan also enjoys staying active outside!

Coach Kristi

Coach Kristi

Coaching Site: Central IA

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Elephants & Peanuts

Favorite Soccer Shots Skill: Step-Over

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Jogging

Farthest Place Traveled To: Hawaii

Background: Kristi was born and raised in Des Moines. She started playing soccer when she was just a toddler and continued up through 5th grade. Her favorite part about Soccer Shots is that she loves to help children learn and takes great pride in being a positive-minded coach!

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