About Us

As the premier Children’s Soccer Experience, our mission is clear – we aim to positively impact children’s lives.

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Jeff Homens, Program Director
Ever since scoring his first goal at age five, soccer has played a major part in Jeff’s life. Jeff joins the Soccer Shots team after an exciting past shaped, and perpetually influenced, by that little round ball. After graduating from Towson University with a degree in Sport Management, Jeff joined the world of sport sales, first working with a company based out of the Maryland Soccer Plex and then with local professional side, D.C. United. Along the way came opportunities to travel, attend numerous matches, and learn, again with that little round ball. Still active and playing, Jeff understands the impact one can have on a child’s life, not just in a soccer capacity, but as a human-being for the future.


camilo beltran-1Camilo Beltran, Executive Director
Camilo is a former Maryland regional and state champion soccer player from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Camilo also grew up playing for the Bethesda Soccer Club where he won multiple championships and accolades. Camilo attended University of Maryland College Park where he majored in finance with a minor in marketing and Spanish business culture. Camilo has been coaching youth soccer in Northern Virginia for more than six years. His positions have included the Potomac School in Mclean, the Great Falls High Performance Academy, and NCSL and WAGS travel teams for the Reston Soccer Association. Camilo holds a USSF D License.


Natalee Rombough, Program Coordinator

Growing up a military child and moving often, Natalee finds difficulty in claiming a hometown but considers Northern Virginia to be her longest standing stomping ground. Natalee joins the Soccer Shots team after graduating from Longwood University with a degree in Communication Studies and a brief work as the Director/Producer of the Big South broadcasting team. Natalee’s experience with soccer, and sports in general, has started and since continued being a family experience; her first soccer coach was her dad, her first softball coach was her mom, and her first cheerleading coach was her aunt. Natalee loves that sports promote a family friendly environment and that’s one of her favorite things about working with Soccer Shots.

Chris Isaacs, Assistant Program Coordinator

Chris has been a part of the sport of soccer since the age of three. Chris is from Prince George’s County in Maryland and graduated from St. Vincent Pallotti High School. He studied at Towson University and UMUC and has continued playing soccer throughout the years. In 2009 he went to Nationals with his Howard Community College soccer team. Chris also has a background in as a physical therapist tech after suffering an unfortunate knee injury. Chris really believes in the way that Soccer Shots strives to teach children character development skills while having fun and playing soccer. Anything involved with soccer makes Chris very happy!

 

 

 

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The “Three C's” – Coaching, Communication and Curriculum

The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.

The best coaches in the business

  1. Every Soccer Shots coach must complete our comprehensive training program to receive certification.
  2. All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques.
  3. Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
  4. Our coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but also the ability to engage and inspire children.

An exceptional customer experience with ongoing communication

  1. You will receive a weekly summary of what your child is learning at Soccer Shots.
  2. We proactively communicate cancellations due to weather or other circumstances.
  3. Our staff understands the importance of timely, responsive communication.

Expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards

  1. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum places an emphasis on character development and skill building.
  2. Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.
  3. We constantly re-evaluate and update our curriculum to stay current with childhood education standards.

 

The History of Soccer Shots

Our founding partners, Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb, were soccer teammates both in college and professionally. They formed Soccer Shots® in 1998 after recognizing a lack of quality soccer programs for children under age 8. They shared an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep love of soccer, and a passion to inspire children to live fit and healthy lives.

The success of Soccer Shots in Charlotte, NC and Harrisburg, PA, where Sorzano and Webb first launched their businesses, led to several of their friends and former teammates wanting to get involved. In 2005, Soccer Shots began franchising and opened its first four franchises in OH, DE, FL, and PA. The business opportunity began to attract more soccer entrepreneurs, and Soccer Shots has enjoyed growing around the country and into Canada.

In May of 2009, Justin Bredeman, another former college soccer teammate, became the third Soccer Shots partner. Justin brought with him eight years of experience from Auntie Anne’s, Inc., a pretzel franchising company, where he led a team that supported nearly 800 franchise units. His deep understanding of the franchise business model also comes from the knowledge gained from his five years of owning and running a Soccer Shots business of his own.

In August of 2009, the Soccer Shots partners founded the Soccer Shots Foundation, the non-profit arm of Soccer Shots. The Soccer Shots Foundation provides opportunities to economically challenged children within the U.S. and around the world through the game of soccer. (Read more about the Soccer Shots Foundation here).

From its humble beginnings, Soccer Shots has grown beyond Jeremy and Jason’s biggest dreams, with over 170 territories across 34 states. In 2015, more than 275,000 children participated in Soccer Shots.

The business is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S. And today, Soccer Shots is positioned as the best-in-class children’s soccer program with a focus on character development.

And while the accolades are appreciated, our mission remains focused – positively impacting children’s lives.

Soccer Shots Franchising, LLC is based in central Pennsylvania, just east of Harrisburg.

Soccer Shots Foundation

We believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. The Soccer Shots Foundation, our non-profit entity, allows us to impact more children who may not typically have the same opportunities.

Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we aim to impact children who live in underserved communities throughout the U.S. through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.

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