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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.
Full-Time Coach/Admin Assistant
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.
Helen is a 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.
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 Roger is originally from London, England and his favorite team is Arsenal! He came to the U.S. to play college soccer and continue his education. He played two years in California before moving to Oklahoma City. Roger joined the Soccer Shots team because he firmly believes having fun is the key aspect of youth soccer.
Coach Keith is originally from Oklahoma City where he has participated in athletics his whole life including 14 years of coaching. In his 14 years of coaching he has developed not only a keen love for the game but also for the incredible character building and learning opportunity it presents. He is looking forward to another great year of successful coaching and is excited to share his passion with all Soccer Shots families.
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