Coach Ben was born in Connecticut and raised in Boulder, Colorado. He started playing soccer at the age of 5. Growing up he played for the Colorado Rapids MLS Development Academy team. He attended Saint Mary’s College of California on a soccer scholarship and is currently getting his MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship. Ben hopes that he can provide a positive experience for all kids so they can grow up enjoying soccer just as much as he did.
Coach Beverly was born and raised in the Bay Area and graduated from Mills College with a BA in Child Development. She has dabbled in soccer throughout her life, but her passion for working with preschoolers is what brought her to Soccer Shots. Beverly is currently working towards her Physical Education credential at St Mary’s College and aims to use it to introduce sports as a form of self care for kids.
Coach Dani was born and raised in Cupertino, Ca. She started playing soccer competitively at age 10 and continued on to play for her varsity high school team. She believes soccer has made a lasting positive influence on her life that helps shape who she is today. During the week, Coach Dani works as a teacher at a preschool, but on the weekends you can find her on Soccer Island! She hopes to pass on the love of the game to the next generation of children!
Coach Emma is a transfer from our friends over at Soccer Shots Charlotte. Being a soccer player herself, Emma has found her passion and continues her five years of experience with the company in the Bay Area. She continues to play on several teams through Bay Area Adult Soccer League. She is first aid and CPR certified and has been working with children for over ten years. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and taking her dog with her to as many places as possible.
Coach Ever was born in Pasadena, California. He started playing soccer as soon as he could walk. He grew up playing for LAFC and was lucky enough to play for U14s US National team and then went on to play for Chivas USA Academy team. He was able to attend Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga on a soccer scholarship and is now currently getting his MBA. Ever wants soccer to do for others what it did for him. He hopes his high energy and passion for the game will inspire kids in the Bay Area to pursue soccer the way he did.
Coach Gabe was born and raised in Los Angeles where he first developed his passion for soccer. He began playing competitively at a young age and now plays for the University of San Francisco’s Mens Soccer Club. He began coaching part-time in Los Angeles, but has since joined the Soccer Shots Team upon moving to the Bay Area. Gabe hopes to provide positive experiences on the soccer field as well as feed children’s interest in soccer, as he recalls his coaches did for him.
Jose was born in Texas but grew up in Portugal, having lived there most of his life. He played soccer in local academies at a competitive level and has not stopped ever since. As a globetrotter he also lived in Belgium and Denmark where he recently finished his M.A. in International Relations. He moved to the Bay Area in 2015 and his passion for soccer and working with children led him to Soccer Shots. Jose is fluent in English and Portuguese.
Born and raised in Mexico, Ken is fluent in Spanish and English. He played competitive soccer through high school, and continues to play recreationally. Ken discovered his passion for working with children during his first job at an after school center. Ever since, Ken has worked in after school programs, summer camps, and child care for many families. Currently, he studies early childhood education and enjoys being part of the Soccer Shots team.
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