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, Hanging Out With Her Son

Favorite Fruit: Kiwi

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Big Friendly Bear

Background: Carina came to Soccer Shots with a background playing soccer & other sports, she has worked with Soccer Shots for a little over a year as a Program Coordinator and then transitioned into a Director position. Working as a Director keeps Carina busy but still allows for some coaching, which she LOVES to do! She has a five 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 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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