Meet The Coaches

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

Abner Casanova

Abner Casanova

Head Coach

  1. Favorite Color: Blue
  2. Favorite Soccer Skill: Scissors
  3. Hometown: Newark, Delaware
  4. Experience with kids/coaching: 7 Years Coaching
  5. Favorite Super Hero: Captain Underpants only because all the kids say I look like him.
  6. Favorite part about Soccer Shots:  Inspiring Kids to Believe in Themselves and being better individuals.  Also I love showing children the love I have for Soccer!

Leeza Hartzog

Leeza Hartzog

Head Coach

  1. Favorite Color: Red
  2. Favorite Soccer Skill: Roll Over and Shielding
  3. Hometown: Jacksonville, Fl
  4. Experience with kids/coaching: Coached for Soccer Shots of North Florida for 6 years
  5. Favorite Super Hero: Captain America because he is Red, White and Blue.  Plus his shield is awesome!
  6. Favorite part about Soccer Shots:  Getting to interact with children and showing them how fun soccer is!

Omar Tahirovic

Omar Tahirovic

Head Coach

  1. Favorite Color: green
  2. Favorite Soccer Skill: the Scissors
  3. Hometown: New York/ Manhattan
  4. Experience with kids/coaching: 3 years coached competitive club and coached kids ages 3-8 years old recreational
  5. Favorite Super Hero: The Flash
  6. Favorite part about Soccer Shots: seeing the little athletes smile and enjoy there time kicking a soccer ball!

Carolyn Hickman

Carolyn Hickman

Head Coach

  1. Favorite Color: Blue
  2. Favorite Soccer Skill: The Rainbow
  3. Hometown: Salem, NH
  4. Experience with kids/ coaching: Not only do I have kids of my own that I coach in soccer now, but I have also been coaching younger kids here in FL for the past 2 years along with coaching throughout my life at soccer camps, tournaments, etc. and I LOVE it!
  5. Favorite Super Hero: Wonder Woman
  6. Favorite Part about Soccer Shots: I love being part of an organization that is truly bringing back kids’ PASSION and LOVE for soccer in a relaxed, yet fun and creative atmosphere

Spencer Groves

Spencer Groves

Head Coach

  1. Favorite Color: Blue
  2. Favorite Soccer Skill: Step Over
  3. Hometown: Chattanooga, Tn
  4. Experience with kids/coaching: Fernandina Beach High School Assistant Coach,  5 time Tennessee D1 State Champion.  Future University of North Florida Collegiate Player.
  5. Favorite Super Hero: Flash because he is the latest superhero there is
  6. Favorite part about Soccer Shots: I am able to teach children the best sport in the world, while implementing good character traits in their lives.

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