Director of Coaching
Coaching Sites: Higher Ground Christian Preschool, Quest Kids, Kid’s Village Preschool
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. 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 is passionate about 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.
Coaching Sites: St. Luke’s OKC, Primrose of NW OKC, Chesapeake CDC and First Christian Church CCC
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.
Coaching Sites: Primrose of SW OKC, Bits of Stardust, Earlywine Park and Kinderberry Academy
Hannah is a graduate student at the University of Central Oklahoma and has been playing soccer since the age of four. She played soccer at Southwestern Oklahoma State University while obtaining her B.S. degree in Psychology and Child Development. Her soccer coaching experience includes personal training and working at various soccer camps. Hannah has a heart for working with children and loves to share her passion for soccer!
Coaching Sites: Westminster, Cherokee Hills Church, OKC Sports Center, Primrose of NW OKC, First Presbyterian School, Messiah Lutheran School and Goddard School
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.
Coaching Sites: First Kids Learning Center, Trinity CDC, Happy Times CDC, Primrose of Edmond and St. Luke’s Learning Center of Edmond
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.
Coaching Sites: Putnam City Church CDC, Messiah Lutheran School, Primrose of SW OKC (Thursdays), Town and Country Christian Church and Cherokee Hills Christian Church
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.
Coaching Sites: St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Mitch Park, First Christian Church CCC, Francis Tuttle, Coffee Creek Christian Church and OKC Sports Center
Coach Kristin is a full time student at UCO, working on her pre-requisites for veterinary school. She is also an Air Force veteran. In her free time, she fosters animals and serves in LifeKids at her church. Kristin played soccer as a child in her hometown—Palm Springs, CA. When she’s not at school or coaching, you can usually find Kristin at the gym, working towards her goals of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Her favorite part about being a soccer coach is getting to be a part of so many children’s lives, and teaching them life skills while leaving them with a smile on their face each and every week.
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