COVID-19 Update - March 30, 2020

Parent/Guardians/Families,

We understand that each and every person and family are grappling with the impacts of COVID-19 and extended social distancing. We know that this is not the first and will not be the last email you will get regarding different services you are a part of. We want to update everyone as to where we stand currently. We have been acting in accordance with the CDC, State and Federal Government guidelines in the “Stay at Home” order. 

In our last communication, we indicated that we’d paused programming until April 4th, possibly April 18th. Yesterday, President Trump announced that the measures would stay in place until at least April 30th. 

We thank you for your grace and understanding as we navigate together through these unprecedented times

 Our goal, as a small business, is to find a way to reduce the impact of social distancing on your child and family, and to deliver a beloved growth experience that is familiar, fun, and excellent! 

What we want is thousands of children getting access to positive role models every week, who facilitate their character, physical, and soccer development. 

We will be playing again soon! 

FLASH FORWARD:

A bright, sunny & beautiful San Diego Summer day and the worst is behind us. We have the green light to begin life again! The kids have been cooped up for weeks and weeks, apart from their peers, and are aching for some structured interaction and fun play…

Enroll for Summer (beginning July):            https://sdcc.soccershots.com/

Thank your patience and understanding in this unprecedented situation. 

The past 10+ years, Soccer Shots has been working to create an environment where all children can have a great experience being introduced and developed in the world of sports & it’s life lessons, through the platform of soccer in San Diego County.  

Be safe, enjoy time with family, and we will see you soon!

Jim Hill, CEO – Soccer Shots San Diego SDCC

Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Joe McCain

Joe McCain

President/Integrator

Coach Joe moved to San Diego from Arkansas to pursue Coastal
archaeology at San Diego State. He has played soccer his entire life. He’s
been coaching and working with kids for over ten years, and loves working
with Soccer Shots, making kids laugh, and talking with his students. He is
passionate about education, positive communication, and the importance
of sports and physical activity in children’s development.

 He is an archeologist and has an
archaeological project on the
Coronados Islands of Mexico.
 He used to have 30 chickens, 20
ducks and a goat!
 Favorite quote: “When you come
to a fork in the road, take it”
–Yogi Berra

Coach Papa

Coach Papa

Director of Coaching

Coach Papa was born and raised in Senegal, a small country in West Africa.
Soccer has been a big part of his life and has helped him in good times and
bad. He loves soccer, and believes that it’s the best sport in the world. Papa
loves working with kids, especially those who have lost a parent, because he
lost his father at a young age and his soccer coach had a huge, positive
impact on his life. His dream is to provide the same encouragement and
positive outlook to all the kids he interacts with.

 Speaks four different languages
 Loves bird watching and has a
few of his own at home
 He wants to someday write a
children’s book!

Coach Janelle

Coach Janelle

Program Coordinator

Coach Janelle feels blessed and privileged to be a part of Soccer Shots! She
has specialized in Early Childhood for the past 8 years, and loves being able
to use soccer as a platform to positively impact children’s lives!
She is grateful that Soccer Shots has given her the opportunity to work
closer with children and to develop her skills as a teacher and as an advisor
to parents.

 She has three daughters
 She is currently completing her
Early Childhood Education
courses to become a school
director
 Her favorite food is sushi!

Coach Jared

Coach Jared

Brand Ambassador / Mentor Coach

Coach Jared enjoys observing how children retain skills and seeing their pure
enthusiasm for life. He has played soccer since he was 4 years old and started
playing competitively at 12. Coach Jared is passionate about creating
opportunities for people to achieve their dreams.

 Favorite soccer team is Bayern
Munich
 Favorite player is Cristiano
Ronaldo
 Preferred position is goalkeeper
 Favorite quote: “Everything in life
is a learning experience”

Coach Phil

Coach Phil

Mentor Coach

Coach Phil has been in the Soccer Shots family for over three years. He
came for the soccer, but he stayed for the fun that comes with teaching
kids. He is a certified soccer coach, referee, and substitute teacher who has
taken courses in early childhood education.

 Originally from Huntington
Beach
 His dad was his coach when he
was the age of his current
students
 He makes a mean chowder!

Coach James

Coach James

Program Coordinator

Coach James has been coaching youth soccer for almost ten years, since he
first volunteered as an assistant for his younger sister’s rec team. He has
also coached at the High School level and played in College, and worked as
a summer camp counselor for 5 years. He loves helping kids fall in love
with the beautiful game and hopes to give them a foundation to develop
their skills if they want to pursue the game as they grow.

 He’s a published poet.
 In college, he played D3 soccer,
performed with an improv
comedy group, and hosted his
own radio show.
 Originally from New Jersey.
 His dream is to be a literature
professor and college soccer
coach.

Coach Anaiah

Coach Anaiah

Head Coach

Coach Anaiah wanted to coach for Soccer Shots because it combines two
things that she loves. For the longest time, she wanted to be a teacher and
she’s been playing soccer since she was four. And so, Soccer Shots put the
two together and she was hooked. She loves working with the children and
helping them discover the joy of soccer.

 Lived in several states as a child
because she’s from a military
family
 Played soccer almost all her life
 Going to school for early
childhood education
 Super outgoing and especially
loves coaching the minis!

Coach Maren

Coach Maren

Brand Coordinator

Coach Maren has been with Soccer Shots for almost a year now. She was
born and raised in the Midwest, and then made the move to sunny San
Diego not long after graduation. She joined this team because she has a
love for the sport and spending time with the kids brings her pure joy.
Being able to watch them grow, and improve their skills is so exciting every
season!

 She played soccer through High
School and for fun in college.
 She is in marketing by day, but a
clothing designer by night.
 She has a two-year-old pit bull
named Louie!

Coach Adrian

Coach Adrian

Mentor Coach

Coach Adrian has been coaching for 3 years, starting from Soccer Shots
Connecticut. He says Soccer Shots allows him to connect with the game he
loves so much and to pass it on to eager and excited young boys and girls.
Outside Soccer Shots, he works in ABA Therapy where he serves as a
Clinical Supervisor working with families and children on the autism
spectrum. His goal is to make this game fun for our participants and spark
a joy for being on the field that will last for years to come.

 Was born and raised in Jamaica,
moved to Connecticut when he
was 12
 Has a Masters’ degree in Social
Work.
 Played soccer in all his life, but
also did collegiate Track & Field

Coach Kerah

Coach Kerah

Head Coach

Coach Kerah has played soccer and worked with children her whole life.
She loves seeing children learn and grow, and says it is all the more
rewarding if she is the one teaching them. She’s thrilled to coach at Soccer
Shots because she knows how important a coach can be in a child’s life.

 Originally from Redlands, moved
to San Marcos to attend Cal State
San Marcos where she studies
Environmental Science.
 Wants to be an elementary
school teacher.
 Rescues stray animals with her
mom and sister to help them find
homes, but usually gets attached
and keeps them.

Coach Scott

Coach Scott

Head Coach

Soccer Shots appealed to Coach Scott because he likes working with
children and it seemed like a fun way to make extra money as well as make
an impact in the next generation’s life. He moved to San Diego this past
summer and is really excited to see how he is going to grow as a coach at
Soccer Shots.

 Originally from Houston, Texas
 Enjoys fishing and surfing
 Has a passion for restoring
vintage cars and motorcycles!

Employment Opportunities

If you have a passion for positively impacting youth through sports, visit our employment portal to view Soccer Shots job opportunities.