Coach Alexis has been playing soccer for over 20 years! She has played competitively for 9 years through club, high school and college. Her favorite position is sweeper! She still plays soccer recreationally, and also enjoys playing basketball as well. Coach Alexis has several years experience coaching small children, including raising two of her own! She loves seeing how children develop and grow!
Fun Fact: Coach Alexis loves to sing!
Coach Alyssa started playing soccer when she was 4 years old in Forney, Texas. She played recreationally as a child all the way to being the starting goalie for St. Mary’s all 4 years of college. When not playing soccer, she enjoys playing volleyball and basketball. Coach Alyssa has several years experience coaching youth soccer and also volunteering with the children’s groups at her church. She loves to watch how children build relationships through sports.
Fun Fact: Coach Alyssa played soccer in England and Scotland when she was in the 7th grade!
Coach Ashley started playing soccer at the age of four year’s old and has loved it ever since! She played for an independent club team where she won the Texas state tournament two years in a row. She started playing with the Classics Elite Soccer Academy until she was 18, along with Varsity Soccer at Churchhill High School where she also made state playoffs! Coach Ashley still plays pick up games and goes to the gym at least 6 times a week! Coach Ashley has tons of experience with kids. She has worked at kids R Kids Learning Academy for the past 3 years. Her favorite part about coaching little kids is to see the progress they make and the smiles on their faces when they achieve their goals!
Fun Fact: Coach Ashley always does a dance whenever she’s excited about anything!
Coach Cara’s love for children brought her into the Soccer Shots team. She brings so much confidence and originality to her sessions. Coach Cara started playing soccer when she was 5 years old and continued until college where she played on numerous Club teams. Her favorite positions are sweeper and mid field. She currently stays active by participating in obstacle runs. She not only coaches with Soccer Shots, but also other organizations around the San Antonio area. Her favorite part of coaching children is watching them master new skills every week.
Fun Fact: She loves trying new food and is the first woman in her family to graduate from college!
Chelsea grew up in Waverly, Iowa and started playing soccer at the age of 6. She played for the JUSC soccer club, Waverly-Shell Rock High school and Wartburg college: Her main position was forward. Coach Chelsea has 10 years of coaching experience, from youth camps in Salt Lake City to becoming an assistant coach at Trinity University. Chelsea also holds the NSCAA National Diploma Certification.
Besides Soccer, Coach Chelsea enjoys skiing in the winter and participating in crossfit in her free time.
Interesting fact: Chelsea spent the first month of her life in the NICU
Coach Chelsea grew up in Switzerland and California where she began playing soccer at age 8. She played for Arsenal FC and Barcelona club leagues. While enrolled at UTSA she also played on an intramural college team. Coach Chelsea loves to play tennis or run when she is not playing soccer. She has 5 years experience with children and loves finding creative and fun ways to teach.
Fun Fact: Coach Chelsea loves to sing!
Coach Chris grew up Eagle Pass TX and started playing Soccer at age 8. He currently plays recreational soccer several times during the week. When he is not playing soccer he stays active by going on trail runs. Coach Chris has a tremendous amount of experience teaching children. When he is not coaching with Soccer Shots he is an assistant teacher at Pineapple school. Coach Chris enjoys making an impact on children.
Fun Fact: An interesting fact is that he can juggle!
Coach Dana comes to Soccer Shots with three years experience coaching youth sports. He loves watching his players improve throughout the season and from year to year. He grew up in South Texas and is thrilled to be a part of the San Antonio community.
Fun Fact: Coach Dana speaks fluent Spanish and is an expert on coral fish tanks.
Coach David H.
Coach David fell in love with soccer when he started playing in high school. His love for the game turned into a love for coaching. He has now been a soccer coach for 24 years, for teams such as CYO, YMCA, Dragons Soccer Club, ACYSO and Alamo Soccer club. Coach David is one of Soccer Shots’ veteran coaches and is a member of NSCAA.
Fun Fact: Coach David holds a USSF E Certificate, and a Goal Keeper level 1 and level 2 certificate from STYSA.
Coach Dylan comes from a long line of soccer players- he was practically born kicking a soccer ball! Even sitting on the sidelines as a child, he knew that he wanted to become a part of the world’s most-loved sport. He lead his hometown soccer team to victory and became a leader to his peers. He embodies a true Soccer Shots coach with his dedication to excellence and perseverance to not only achieve his goals, but to help others achieve theirs. He loves the sense of fulfillment that he gets when he sees children overcome their fears and become a part of a team.
Fun Fact: Coach Dylan leads a weekend soccer program for children in his neighborhood.
Coach Elias grew up playing soccer in Texas. Although he is not currently on a soccer team, he competes with the UTSA Quidditch team. The excitement and energy of young players motivates him in daily activities and he is thrilled to be coaching in the Soccer Shots community.
Fun Fact: Although Coach Elias plays Quidditch, he has never read the Harry Potter books.
As a long-time Soccer Shots coach, Coach Emily comes to us with over 11 years of soccer playing experience! She grew up playing club soccer on various teams in Kansas, Virginia and Germany! She played all four years of high school starting on varsity, and played one year of college as a starter as well. Coach Emily loves being around kids, and loves seeing how excited they are to learn new things!
Fun Fact: Coach Emily comes from a military family, and lived in Germany most of her life!
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Coach Jorge has been playing all over the world since he was 9 years old! Growing up in Montigo, Panama, he has traveled the world playing in international soccer clubs and even played professional soccer for 3 years! He still plays soccer recreationally every Sunday and plans to continue being a soccer rock-star for the rest of his life! Coach Jorge has extensive childcare experience; he has worked at various kids soccer programs and soccer camps. He’s also provided soccer clinics at multiple academies in Panama. Coach Jorge’s favorite part about coaching soccer?
“Some kids dream about becoming a soccer player, and I can help them reach their goal,” he says.
Fun Fact: Coach Jorge was cut from The Panamanian National Team just days before the international Concacaf tournament. Although he thought about quitting soccer entirely, Coach Jorge kept playing soccer despite his disappointment. He’s a fantastic example of playing for the love of the game despite downfalls!
Coach Jose has been playing soccer since he was just six years old! He began playing goalie during middle school and continued on to play competitively throughout high school. In addition to playing soccer, he occasionally enjoys playing flag football to stay active! Coach Jose also has over four years of experience coaching a variety of sports with the special olympics, including soccer, flag football, and track and field.
Fun Fact: Coach Jose has a dog named Jack that knows how to play soccer!
With kids of his own, Coach Justin understands the benefits of youth sports. Currently finding fitness through Camp Gladiator and basketball, he can’t wait to coach with the Soccer Shots. His joy in coaching comes from teaching the children something new and making a positive impact in kids’ lives.
Fun Fact: Coach Justin has been privileged to live by both the mountains and the beach, but definitely likes the beach more!
Coach Karen started playing soccer at age 5 in sunny San Diego. She played soccer recreationally through high school, and also enjoys playing other sports like tennis, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and biking. She has years of experience working with kids as a PE teacher, Camp Counselor, Recreation Director, and coach. She loves playing with children and seeing their enthusiasm while playing sports!
Fun Fact: Coach Karen has competed in triathlons for over 20 years!
Coach Katy P.
Coach Katy has been playing soccer for over 17 years! She started playing recreationally whens she was just 4 years old, then continued on to play club soccer through high school. During high school she was recruited by St. Mary’s University, where she now plays as a junior in college. Coach Katy has several years of soccer refereeing experience at a youth level, and even ran soccer camps through St. Mary’s last summer. Although she is a Texas native, she is glad to be in San Antonio for the many fun things to do and great food!
Fun Fact: Coach Katy went to Wrigley Field last summer to watch the Cubs play before they won the world series!
Originally from San Antonio, Coach Kimberly, aka Coach Kimmie, played little league soccer for 3 years when she decided to take a break and focus on dancing! She has been taking ballet lessons ever sense, including competitive dance competitions at both a local and national level. Coach Kimmie also has almost 4 years of experience working with children, and her favorite part is their energy and being able to positive impact their lives!
Fun Fact: Coach Kimmie is one of 11 children!
Coach Martha R. "Lily"
Coach Martha developed her soccer skills through middle school and high school, beginning as a defender and then moving to midfielder. She holds multiple fitness instructor certifications and has led both youth and adult classes. Coach Martha finds energy in the children’s energy and loves being a part of their motivation and skill development.
Fun Fact: Coach Martha smiles so much, that sometimes her cheeks hurt!
Coach Martha T.
Originally from El Paso, Texas, Coach Martha started playing soccer when she was 3 years old! She started playing club soccer at the ripe age of 5 years old and has been playing ever since. She knows plays college for UTSA and enjoys playing midfield. Coach Martha has been coaching children for over a year, and loves how funny and creative they can be!
Fun Fact: Coach Martha loves to paint!
Coach Daniel "Matt"
Coach Daniel, aka Coach Matt, started playing soccer at age 8 and has been playing ever since. He started out playing recreational then moved on to play club soccer at the age of 12. In high school, he was named 1st team all-district and continued on to play 4 years for the Austin Aztec’s! Coach Matt still enjoys playing recreational soccer and can often be found riding bike trails for fun. His favorite part about working with children is how much energy they can bring to any activity!
Fun Fact: Coach Matt LOVES to be silly!
Coach Mikaela has played soccer for over 10 years. Currently on a break from soccer, Coach Mikaela is active on the UTSA Club Quidditch team. She can’t wait to pass on her love of sports and make a positive impact on her players.
Fun Fact: Coach Mikaela was born in Singapore and owns two dogs and a cat!
|Originally from Pharr, TX, Coach Omar has been playing soccer for over 17 years! In middle school he enjoyed playing defender, and continued on to play both defense and right forward through high school. Now he enjoys playing recreational soccer with friends and plays tennis 3-4 times a week! Coach Omar comes to Soccer Shots with over 6 years of coaching experience for both soccer and tennis. His favorite part of working with children is seeing them have fun as they learn new skills!|
Fun Fact: Coach Omar has taken many of his students to competitive tennis tournament across Texas and has qualified several of them to the national level!
From San Antonio, Coach Richard has been playing and loving soccer since he was 4 years old! It’s safe to say that he has a ton of soccer experience under his belt! Until high school, he played club soccer, then All State at San Antonio Christian High School. He currently plays for the UTSA club team and is currently the San Antonio Christian High School Men’s Head Coach! He has coached both track and soccer and many elementary aged children in soccer camps. He brings so much high-energy to his sessions and never slows down (he runs cross country!).
Fun Fact: He runs Half Marathons and loves the color blue!
Coach Roberto grew up in Brownsville and played soccer for several years in high school. While in college he also played on a intramural team. Coach Roberto graduated from Texas State as a degree in kinesiology Currently, coach Roberto plays for the San Antonio social league. He enjoys living in San Antonio because of the diversity of cultures. His goal as a coach is connect with children in order to make a positive impact.
Fun Fact: Coach Roberto is a comedian
Coach Saul started playing soccer at age 5 and continued through college. After college he played for the Independiente’ Futbol club in San Francisco, California. Coach Saul has experience playing every position except for goalie! Coach Saul has four years of coaching experience. He enjoys coaching because he loves when children enjoy the beautiful game of soccer. He is a certified personal trainer and also holds a F license through the US Soccer Association. When he is not playing soccer Saul enjoys calisthenic training and learning about injury prevention.
Interesting Fact: He grew up in San Francisco California
Coach Terrance has played Soccer for 30 years. He started playing when he was 5 years old in North East Pennsylvania. He played soccer during High School, College, and for the North Texas Premier Soccer Association. Coach T’s passion for Soccer brought him to become a coach with Soccer Shots. His goal to instill his love of soccer to each child he coaches.
Fun fact: Coach T use to live in England!
A San Antonio native, Coach Tony has been coaching soccer for over 7 years. He has not only coached soccer, but also basketball, golf and flag football. In his spare time, he enjoys playing recreational soccer, basketball, or playing a round of golf. His favorite part about coaching children is helping them become better people through sports!
Fun Fact: Coach Tony is a HUGE Spurs fan!
A San Antonio native, Coach Tori has played soccer for over 15 years! She played competitively growing up, through high school and now plays for college. She even scored the game winning goal to win district in high school! Coach Tori has worked with children in various settings including mission trips and youth sports. She loves seeing how eager they are to learn new things!
Fun Fact: Coach Tori has been to 24 countries!
Coach Yadira grew up in Amarillo, Texas and she started playing Soccer at the age of 4. She also played high school soccer for Warren H.S. She was an attacking player, playing as a forward or midfielder when it was needed. Coach Yadira has 2 years of coaching experience with the FC Broncos. She received her coaching certification through NSCAA at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She loves coaching little ones because it allows her to watch their skills improve over time. When she is not playing soccer or coaching Yadira enjoys painting and playing Piano and Guitar.
Interesting Fact: Coach Yadira has traveled to 5 continents.
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