About Us

As the premier Children’s Soccer Experience, our mission is clear – we aim to positively impact children’s lives.

Local Information

Brett Barker, Owner/Director
Brett grew up in the D/FW area where he has played soccer since the age of 4, and has played on the competitive level since the age of 10. He attended Centenary College of Louisiana and played for their NCAA Div. 1 team. He is currently the Boys Varsity Head Coach at Captain Shreve High School, and was the assistant coach for the Shreveport Rafters of the NPSL. He has also worked with several D/FW select clubs as a skills coach, and privately with individual players developing skills. He is an active member of the NSCAA and holds a National “C” coaching license and several United Soccer Coaches (USC) coaching diplomas. Brett is also an active member of the Childcare Association of Louisiana (CCAL), as well as a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
He resides in Shreveport, LA, with wife Casey, daughters Audrey, Arden, and son Hudson. He looks forward to both continuing his passion for the game and influencing the lives of children through Soccer Shots.

 

Alex Curry, Director of Public Service

Alex grew up in the Shreveport/Bossier area playing soccer for CABOSA at the age of 4, and began playing competitively at the age of 10. He honorably served 10 years in the Navy Reserves and was deployed to multiple areas including Iraq, Cuba, and Afghanistan during his enlistment. He is currently the Girls Varsity Assistant Coach at Caddo Parish Magnet High School. He has also worked with select clubs in central Arkansas and is currently a coach with the local club, Shreveport United. He holds a National “D” coaching license. He resides in Shreveport, LA, with his fiancée Kelly. He has an ever-growing passion for the beautiful game of soccer and the opportunity to work with children through Soccer Shots.

Employment

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The “Three C's” – Coaching, Communication and Curriculum

The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.

The best coaches in the business

  1. Every Soccer Shots coach must complete our comprehensive training program to receive certification.
  2. All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques.
  3. Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
  4. Our coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but also the ability to engage and inspire children.

An exceptional customer experience with ongoing communication

  1. You will receive a weekly summary of what your child is learning at Soccer Shots.
  2. We proactively communicate cancellations due to weather or other circumstances.
  3. Our staff understands the importance of timely, responsive communication.

Expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards

  1. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum places an emphasis on character development and skill building.
  2. Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.
  3. We constantly re-evaluate and update our curriculum to stay current with childhood education standards.

 

The History of Soccer Shots

Our founding partners, Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb, were soccer teammates both in college and professionally. They formed Soccer Shots® in 1998 after recognizing a lack of quality soccer programs for children under age 8. They shared an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep love of soccer, and a passion to inspire children to live fit and healthy lives.

The success of Soccer Shots in Charlotte, NC and Harrisburg, PA, where Sorzano and Webb first launched their businesses, led to several of their friends and former teammates wanting to get involved. In 2005, Soccer Shots began franchising and opened its first four franchises in OH, DE, FL, and PA. The business opportunity began to attract more soccer entrepreneurs, and Soccer Shots has enjoyed growing around the country and into Canada.

In May of 2009, Justin Bredeman, another former college soccer teammate, became the third Soccer Shots partner. Justin brought with him eight years of experience from Auntie Anne’s, Inc., a pretzel franchising company, where he led a team that supported nearly 800 franchise units. His deep understanding of the franchise business model also comes from the knowledge gained from his five years of owning and running a Soccer Shots business of his own.

In August of 2009, the Soccer Shots partners founded the Soccer Shots Foundation, the non-profit arm of Soccer Shots. The Soccer Shots Foundation provides opportunities to economically challenged children within the U.S. and around the world through the game of soccer.

From its humble beginnings, Soccer Shots has grown beyond Jeremy and Jason’s biggest dreams, with over 180 territories across 37 states and Canada. In 2016, more than 335,000 children participated in Soccer Shots.

The business is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S. And today, Soccer Shots is positioned as the best-in-class children’s soccer program with a focus on character development.

And while the accolades are appreciated, our mission remains focused – positively impacting children’s lives.

Soccer Shots Franchising, LLC is based in central Pennsylvania, just east of Harrisburg.

Stronger Youth. Beyond the Game.

We believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we aim to impact children who live in underserved communities throughout the U.S. through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.