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About Us

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

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Trey Alexander, Owner

Trey has always loved soccer and has been involved in the game since he was 4. After high school, Trey played for Western Kentucky University, where he was voted all-conference and team MVP his senior year. After graduating, Trey began his professional soccer career playing for multiple teams including the Richmond Kickers and the Wilmington Hammerheads. Trey is also a Registered Nurse with additional degrees in psychology and history. Trey is looking forward to encouraging and helping children grow to be successful and passionate individuals through Soccer Shots and the game of soccer.
Chris Curfman, Executive Director

Chris has been playing soccer almost as long as he’s been walking! He has competed in soccer tournaments all over the world, and has managed to score goals in four different countries. After an injury during his freshman year at NC State ended his playing career, Chris turned to coaching to continue his love for the game. He has been a youth soccer coach for over 8 years, spending time as a regional director and program coordinator for North Carolina FC Youth, prior to coming to Soccer Shots. Chris loves the opportunity to spend his time on Soccer Island, sharing his passion for soccer with all of his Friends!


Orlando Aguilar, Director of Coaching

Coach Orlando grew up in Florida. He began playing when he was 12 and has been playing ever since. He began sharing his passion for soccer when he started coaching for the Orlando City youth development program. The reason he is most excited about living in North Carolina is that he will get to learn how to sled! So share any pointers you have with him.

 

 


Kyle Lavender, Coaching Coordinator

Coach Kyle was born and raised in Apex, North Carolina.  He started playing soccer at the age of 5 and never stopped. He attended Panther Creek High School and played soccer in college at the University of Mount Olive. When he’s not involved with soccer Kyle enjoys other sports like hockey, basketball, and football or playing with one of his three dogs.

 

 

 


Matthew Campbell, Partner Service Coordinator

Coach Matthew was born and raised in Troutman, NC. He started playing soccer at the age of 5 and played intramural soccer at NCSU. Coach Matthew graduated from NC State (The Best College) with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a minor in Coaching Education. In his spare time, he can be found hanging out with friends or spending time outdoors with his dog Johnny Cash.

 

 


Keith Wagner, Brand Ambassador

Coach Keith holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, and played soccer for Campbell University.  He is married to Lisa, and has three children, a grandson and a brand new granddaughter.  Just ask him to see pictures!  Having come from a background of teaching and pastoral ministry, Coach Keith loves meeting new people and helping them become the best they can be!


Alex Rhodes, Administrative Director

Alex is a North Carolina native who joined Soccer Shots after spending two years teaching English, Math, & Science in Thailand.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science.  He is the primary contact for our families and looks forward to speaking with them every day and helping them with any questions they may have. He is always just a phone call or email away! In his spare time, Alex loves kicking around the ball and enjoying concerts.

 


James Henry, Administrative Coordinator

James has played soccer all of his life and has never been able to get enough. He has played all kinds of soccer from indoor to beach soccer. James comes from the West Coast and loves the outdoors as well as his new home in North Carolina. When he isn’t in the office he can be found wandering around the state, finding new and exciting things to love about his new home.

 


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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.

Our Vision: To provide a beloved growth experience for every child; a remarkable experience for every family.

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.

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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.

From its humble beginnings, Soccer Shots has grown beyond Jeremy and Jason’s biggest dreams, with over 200 territories across 37 states and Canada. There were over 440,000 enrollments into Soccer Shots programming in 2018.

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. Learn more about franchising with Soccer Shots at soccershotsfranchising.com.

Stronger Youth. Beyond the Game.

We believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we aim to impact children who live in underserved communities through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.