Anton joins us as the companies Executive Director with a wealth of knowledge in the soccer world. Having coached for Orlando City SC right here, Chelsea FC, Southampton FC and Salisbury City in England and Cherbourg FC in France.
Over the last 14 years he has built a strong reputation on the field coaching players of all ages and off the field building soccer programs and managing staff, budgets and deadlines.
“I look forward to working with Matt and the team in making Soccer Shots Orlando the #1 provider of soccer in Florida, I cant wait to add to an already great program and company”.
My name is Larry Jorash. I am currently enrolled at Nichols College for a pursuit in Child Psychology. I have been working with children for the better part of the last decade and have been playing soccer since I was 7 years old. Personal pursuits in soccer began for me in the off season of ice hockey for conditioning purposes, and the game has always been a part of my life. I moved to Orlando in August of 2015 and shortly after found Soccer Shots completely by accident while looking for a place to play the game. After stumbling across this franchise I soon fell in love with the concept and haven’t looked back since. I love my job and the passion it brings not only to me, but from my students as well. Soccer is sometimes known as the beautiful game and my efforts to teach the sport reflect that.
I’ve played soccer competitively since I was 8 years old. I played for the Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club, where we were ranked number one in the state of Florida. I also won a State Championship with my soccer team at Fleming Island High School. Since then I have moved to Orlando where I currently attend Valencia College and am working towards my Associate Degree in business. I’ve been with soccer shot’s for a little bit over two years now. Passing on my love and knowledge of soccer to kids is something I take a lot of pride in.
My name is Chris Cooper and I have been playing soccer since I was four years old. Growing up, I played for the Plant City Lancers and then in high school I moved to Pensacola and played soccer for FC Santa Rosa and I haven’t stopped playing since coming here for college. I have been on all sides of the game, playing, coaching and even refereeing. I have a love and passion for soccer like no other. I recently graduated from UCF with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science with an Education minor. I am extremely passionate about what I do and I throughly enjoy passing my love, passion and knowledge into the younger generation.
My name is Cole Dalton. I grew up in Central Florida and have been playing soccer ever since i started walking. I grew up playing in the area for many different organizations and teams. I attended high school at Forest Lake Academy and captained the soccer team for 2 years. I am currently pursuing a bachelors degree in marketing. Soccer is my passion and i have always loved the coaching side of the game. Working for Soccer Shots has been one of the most rewarding and fun experiences of my entire life. I am so excited to continue coaching and helping kids learn how much fun the beautiful game is!
I was born and raised in Vietnam with the love and passion for soccer for as long as I could remember. Currently, I am enrolled at Valencia College and is expecting to graduate next year. Being here in the United State is a privilege I do not take for granted. I finally got a chance to do what I love the most, which is contributing to soccer. Being a professional soccer coach has been a goal I’ve set for myself since I first come to USA bringing full of energy with a desire to learn and improve. When I am not coaching, I am the Centre-Back for Orange County S.C in Central Florida League as well as Centre-Back for Viet Orlando F.C, which represents the Vietnamese-Asian community in Orlando. I only hope to share my passion for soccer to others and make it as fun as I possibly can. To be a soccer player, you have to have a burning fire in you and a passion so big that it becomes more than a hobby. It’s my life, which is why I enjoy every second that I am here. I believe soccer is one of the best sports for kids to be a part of because it allows them to enjoy the outdoors and shapes them into who they want to be. I am looking forward to be a part of all the upcoming season. Go Soccer Shot!
My name is Tristan Harris. I am currently a student at the University of Central Florida, majoring in Health Science and minoring in psychology. I have played soccer since I was 3 and I’ve loved it ever since. It was more than just a source of exercise. It is outlet for people to be able to make friends and forget able any and all worries. I played soccer competitively and have had the opportunity to play with many amazing players and coaches. I have been with SoccerShots for approximately a year now and I am looking forward to being able to continue share my knowledge and experience with others.
My name is Haidar Hayek. Soccer has always been a part of my life and my dream. I have played soccer since I was 6 years old with my hometown team overseas in Lebanon. After years of practice and hard work I played for the first team as a professional soccer player. I then moved to England and trained with Middlesbrough team B. Now I am studying soccer coaching and I have F and E license. I hope to ger more license and experience. I am willing to give my best for the kids to know more about this beautiful game.
If you have a passion for positively impacting children through youth sports, we’d love to talk to you.