Director of Coaching
Mel graduated from Mid-America University with a BS in psychology where she played soccer and collected many conference, regional and national accolades. She has many years of experience coaching competitive and academy soccer and holds several national coaching licenses. Mel loves that Soccer Shots curriculum is aligned with early childhood guidelines and the impact the Soccer Shots coaching staff is able to make in the community!
Director of Operations
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.
Admin Assistant/Training Coach
Coach MaKayla joins Soccer Shots from Houston, TX where she attended Texas Southern University. At TSU she played soccer while earning a Bachelors in Health Studies and a Masters in Kinesiology. MaKayla was the team captain, earned many awards in the SWAC conference, and coached as the graduate assistant. She has coached many soccer camps and enjoys being able to give back and impact the youth through soccer.
Originally from Senegal, Africa. Coach Mouhamadou “Mo” attended State University New York Canton, where he played soccer for two years, receiving multiple accolades such as player of the week, player’s choice of the year, coaches player of the year, and all American first team. He transferred to Mid-America Christian University to play two more years of soccer. He also received national accolades and conference title. He has four years of experience working with children in youth camps. A passion of his is working with youth of all ages, he loves bringing positive energy to the littles having fun! He loves that Soccer Shots not only teaches skills to youth but also strong values they can use in the future such as respect and sportsmanship.
Coach Brooke has been playing soccer since she was the age of four in Oklahoma and in Wisconsin. She is currently a student studying criminal justice at the University of Central Oklahoma. Brooke loves coaching because she’s able to make children smile just as much as she did as a kid playing soccer.
Jacqui was born in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. She first learned how to play soccer or “football” in kindergarten. Jacqui is passionate about sports and that’s why the Soccer Shots curriculum impresses her with its goal of teaching young players. Jacqui has also been a swim coach for over 15 years both in Kenya and Oklahoma and holds a level 5 certification from the American swimming coaches association.
Helen is a junior Biology major at Southern Nazarene University. She is studying to become a Physician Assistant that works in pediatrics. Soccer Shots combines two of Helen’s greatest passions, soccer and working with children. Her passion for soccer started when she played high school varsity soccer for two years. Since then she has played intramural soccer and regularly plays soccer to relax. She has experience volunteering with children by teaching Sunday School and volunteering as a tutor.
Christine currently attends the University of Oklahoma in Norman as a Sports Marketing major. Her love for soccer began when she was only 4 years old and has not stopped loving it since then. She played throughout high school and competed in four state championships and won two of those with her team. She has really enjoyed sharing her love of soccer with the kids and loves Soccer Shots positive encouragement.
Kaylee has participated in athletics, including soccer, since she was four years old. After graduating high school, she went on to study Kinesiology and Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. She has experience in personal training, sports medicine and coaching at youth camps. Her favorite part about Soccer Shots is seeing the children grow through each session.
Coach Nicolas “Nico” is originally from Argentina. He has played soccer since the age of three. He enjoyed playing competitively for many years until he finished high school when he decided to focus on his education. He came to America to pursue his degree in business and experience a new culture. He is currently a junior at Mid-America Christian University located in Oklahoma City. He loves working with children and soccer is always so fun. He loves being a positive impact on children and help them grow through Soccer Shots.
Coach Victor “Vic” has three years of experience coaching youth soccer and six years of experience as a player. He holds an associates degree in general studies with a concentration in kinesiology. He loves being part of the Soccer Shots team that shares the same passion for sportsmanship and health and wellness.
Kayla was born in Cape Coral Florida and raised in Enid Oklahoma. She moved to Edmond to pursue her degree in kinesiology and coach soccer. She is a former collegiate soccer player but retired last year due to four knee surgeries. She loves that Soccer Shots has helped her find her passion and love for sport all over again. Now she is excited to share her passion with the children in her sessions!
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