Coach Matt was born in Derby, England and moved over to Florida at 9 years old, he played Club soccer in Lady Lake and St.Petersburg, went to Admiral Farragut Academy High School played all 4 years of high school soccer. He got into coaching at 23 years and has several coaching certificates and are as follows: USSF (US Soccer Federation) D license; TOPsoccer certificate; IOC (International Olympic Committee) certified coach. He is experienced in 5 years of developmental/competitive/academy coaching at Clermont FC. He also attends Real Life Church every weekend. He enjoys coaching and teaching children the many benefits this sport has to offer and hopes to make a lasting impact in the community.
Coach Elise was born and raised in Buffalo, New York where her passion for the game of soccer began. At the age of 5 years old, her mother enrolled her in a youth soccer program and little Elise fell in LOVE with being on a “team” with all her new friends and an awesome coach to help teach her what soccer was really all about, having FUN! But, just 10 years later, at age 15, she got her first job coaching soccer for that very same recreation center. Throughout the years of her coaching career, Coach Elise has had the amazing opportunity to share her passion for how the game of soccer can positively impact the lives of children and their communities. She hopes to inspire kids to pursue the sport that has taught her so much throughout her own life.
Coach Nicole was born and raised in Sanford, Fl and moved to Polk county a year ago. She began playing soccer in middle school and continued to play through high school. Nicole has coached children ages 7-14 in recreational soccer programs in Polk county. She is very excited to be a part of soccer Shots and open up children to the love of the sport while teaching important life skills!
Coach Luis is originally from New York, and now calls Orlando his home. His soccer experience includes playing for Brentwood high school and the Central Florida Soccer League. Coach Luis has trained kids 4-16 for different youth programs in Florida! Coach Luis first fell in love with soccer when he was 7 years old, and he is most looking forward to spreading his love for soccer and having a positive impact on kids.
“Can everyone say HI coach Jude!!!” in your best jersey accent?? Coach Jude is originally from just about EVERYWHERE in New Jersey that you can think of! About 7 years ago, she and her family decided to make their way down to Florida! She’s been involved in sports and activities in her life such as basketball, and soccer. Theater, volunteer work and being an assistant coach for several years has also been a big passion. As child, it was difficult moving around so much. It was scary trying to go fit in, but sports gave her that extra boost of confidence she needed! Coach Jude found soccer shots in search of something positive! This program helps children, and even her as a coach to build confidence, a healthy relationship with yourself, and meet new goals! “The word of the day is INTEGRITY!” Because after all, this is what it’s all about!
Coach Sergio was born in Bogotá, Colombia and has been playing soccer both recreationally and competitively for as long as he can remember. Growing up in the bustling city, he would play anywhere he could find. He was overjoyed to discover the large, lush fields suburban Orlando had to offer when he moved to the U.S. at the age of seven. Sergio’s 5+ years of experience working as an entertainer and photographer has harnessed his joy of working alongside children. He cannot stress enough how rewarding it is every day not only to teach his favorite sport, but to also help kids grow and have an actively positive impact on the community.
Coach Zoe is originally from Puerto Rico, and moved over to Florida a year ago. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and minor certification in Physical Education from University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo. She’s currently a first-grade teacher in OCPS and loves been surrounded by kids. She’s been involved in sports and activities such as softball, volleyball, dance and soccer. Coach Zoe got her first job as a soccer coach as part of an after-school program and fell in love with it. She truly believes that throughout sport we can teach many principles and values and impact kid’s lives in a positive way. She feels grateful for being part of Soccer Shots and to have the opportunity to motivate and inspire kids in each lesson.
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