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.
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!
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