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Blake first began playing soccer at the age of seven in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. She continued playing competitive soccer on the defensive line for 10 years. After graduating high school she went on to study psychology at Oakland Community College and Oklahoma State – OKC. She has many years of experience working in youth programs and has a passion for investing in her community. Her favorite part of working for Soccer Shots is getting to see the positive impact the coaches and the curriculum have on children and their families.
Coach Mak & Cheese
Mak first began soccer at 4 years old in Oklahoma City. She continued to play through middle and high school – beginning with recreational and progressed into a competitive level. She was captain for both her club and high school teams and loves being a team leader. After graduating from highschool, she moved to the big city of Philadelphia to attend Temple University to study Sociology, General Business and Spanish. While there she played on the Temple Club Soccer team and was a coach for the Philadelphia Soccer Shots location. She has decided to move back to her home of Oklahoma City for her last year in her undergraduate program to be a part of the Soccer Shots OKC team! Her favorite part about being a Soccer Shots coach is getting to explore the creative minds of the kids and use their fun ideas to expand the possibilities of fun on the field!
Coach Emily grew up in Edmond, OK, and began playing soccer at the age of three. She continued until she was in high school. Her favorite position was right forward, but she also liked to play a bit of defense. Emily is currently attending the University of Central Oklahoma and is majoring in Early Childhood Education. While going to school, Emily also enjoys volunteering. Her favorite hobbies include drinking coffee, reading, and relaxing.
Coach Ty is from Bartlesville, OK where he was a captain for the High School Varsity Squad. While in High School, he coached a U-4 coed team, a U-8 girls team, and ran various private trainings and camps. Additionally, he played club soccer for Northeast Oklahoma FC and even won a 3v3 National Championship with some of his teammates. Ty now studies Architectural Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, where he played on the Men’s Club Soccer Team. During his time at OU, he has given back to the local community by raising awareness and funds for Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation and Royal Family Kid’s Camp!
Coach Kilie is from Piedmont, OK and has played soccer for 12 years. Her hobbies are crafting and spending time with friends. She attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Coach Kilie loves being a Soccer Shots coach because each day she gets to be around so many amazing kids who put a smile on her face. She hopes to bring joy to each child she coaches.
Coach Shyann is from Midwest City, Oklahoma. Soccer has always been one of her passions in life. She played soccer for 15 years as a midfielder throughout her competitive years and high school years. Her favorite position, which was also her main position, was center mid. Shyann’s hobbies include painting and spending time with family. She became a Soccer Shots coach because she loves children and loves that Soccer Shots incorporates character building as well as the essential skills every soccer player needs. Her favorite part of being a Soccer Shots coach is seeing the positive impact the curriculum makes on the children every day. “I am so excited to teach young children how to play soccer!”
At age six, Sam began playing soccer and it has always been a huge part of his life. He played striker at the competitive level for OFC 94, where he was the only player to advance from the C team, to the B team, to the A team during his years of playing. Sam also made the Oklahoma Olympic Development (ODP) Team for four consecutive years. After graduating from Edmond North, he attended East Central University where he received his BFA in Graphic Design. Sam has always had a deep passion for working with children and truly enjoys the opportunity to share his love for the game with others.
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