Director of Coaching
Coaching Sites: St. Luke’s – Edmond, Trinity CDC, First Presbyterian Preschool, First Kids Learning Center, and Francis Tuttle.
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
Coaching Sites: Higher Ground Christian Preschool, First Presbyterian Preschool, Town and Country Christian Church – Yukon, and Trinity School.
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: Westminster CDC, First Christian CCC, Goddard School, Messiah Lutheran School, Coffee Creek Church, and Cherokee Hills Church.
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: Primrose School of SW OKC, Childcare Network #201, and Oklahoma City Sports Center.
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: Higher Ground Christian Preschool, Primrose of NW OKC, First Kids Learning Center and St. Luke’s 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: St. Luke’s OKC, Primrose of NW OKC, Chesapeake CDC, and OKC Sports Center.
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.
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