Coach Alex is from Lanham, Maryland. He likes to power down by watching his favorite show Dragon Ball Z and power up with chicken and PBJ. (Not at the same time but they are both great!) Alex is currently studying Kinesiology and Human Development at University of Maryland College Park. The smiles on all the kids faces pushes him to inspire, motivate, encourage and be a supportive voice for them.
Coach Carmelo started with Soccer Shots in the summer of 2019. He was born and raised in Barquisimeto, Venezuela and is a father to a 6-month old baby girl. Carmelo’s favorite sport is soccer and his favorite team is Inter Milan. His favorite food is pizza or gelato. Outside of Soccer Shots, Carmelo enjoys traveling with his family or watching his favorite movie, The Terminator. If Carmelo could have any super power, he would want the ability to time travel! Carmelo’s favorite thing about being a coach is being able to share his passion for soccer with children.
Coach Megan was born in D.C. but now resides in Silver Spring, MD. She has been playing soccer since she was six years old and has played on a club team and her high school soccer team. Aside from Soccer Shots, she has worked as a summer camp counselor and has volunteered as a Girls on the Run coach and a teacher’s assistant at a bilingual preschool. In addition to soccer, she loves running, reading, and playing the flute. She cannot wait to work with all of our future soccer players!
Coach Mark is graduate from the University of Maryland with a degree in Biology. He is currently pursing his masters in Anesthesia at Case Western Reserve. He enjoys watching sports, going to events, running and cooking. He thought Soccer Shots would be a great opportunity to work with kids and get them excited for soccer. He also believes coaching is his stress reliever.
Coach Roger joined the soccer shots team in Summer 2019. He was born and raised in Maryland where he currently lives with his two dogs, Rollo and Rena. On soccer island, Roger loves seeing the kids break out of their shell and try new skills! While he loves all sports, coach Roger is a big fan of Borussia Dortmund and the Washington Wizards. He loves going to the gym, doing martial arts, and working on his car. If Roger could have any superpower it would be super strength and regeneration like Wolverine!
Coach Chris joined the soccer shots team in Summer 2019. He was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in PG county. Chris is currently working on his bachelors degree. On soccer Island, Chris loves having fun with the children and parents! Outside of soccer shots, he likes watching the Dallas Cowboys and eating his favorite food – Baliedas. Chris loves discovering nature and doing volunteer work. If he could have any super power it would be the ability to make any wish!
Coach Jasmin joined the soccer shots team in Summer 2019. She grew up in Maryland where she still resides today. On soccer island, Jasmin loves having fun with the children and teaching them new skills. Outside of soccer shots, she loves watching movies and going out to eat. If Jasmin could have any superpower, it would be the ability to become invisible!
Coach Justin joined the soccer shots team in Summer 2019. He was born in North Carolina and grew up in Savannah, Georgia. Currently, Justin resides in Waldorf with his two sons, Gabriel and Grayson. On soccer island, Justin loves using soccer to teach the children positive character traits. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in sports management and his favorite teams are Manchester United and the Atlanta Braves. Outside of soccer island, Justin spends his time watching The Big Bang Theory, hanging out with family, and playing sports. If he could have any super power, it would be telekinesis!
Coach James joined the team the winter season of 2020! He resides in the Waldorf area!
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