Meet The Coaches

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

Gaby Candera

Gaby Candera

Marketing Sales Intern

Gaby was raised in Palo Alto, California and is currently a freshman at Seattle University pursuing an Accounting and Business Management double major. She has goals to start a nonprofit organization that helps to build stronger foundation homes in her birth country of Indonesia.

In her free time, she enjoys playing competitive badminton, hiking, and trying new foods around Seattle! One fun fact about Gaby is that her favourite animal is guinea pigs. At Soccer Shots, Gaby is excited to pursue her business goals and to be part of a team that is passionate about soccer, growth, and development.

Gaby will be leading our marketing and sales efforts across the Seattle north area learning valuable skills and experience that she can transition to her college degree. We are excited to have her!

Neil Oyston

Neil Oyston

Director/Coach

Originally from England, Neil moved to the USA in 2014 to pursue his American Dream of Coaching Soccer. During this time Neil has been a prevalent figure in the club world, previously working at San Clemente Surf in CA and as a Director of Coaching for Wenatchee FC in WA state.

Neil was also recognized as a member of the NSCAA 30 under 30 program in 2018 which recognizes 30 of the best upcoming coaches in the country. Neil now turns his attention to the 2-8 age group hoping to inspire the next generation of soccer players.

Neil has his NSCAA national and advanced diploma along with the Premier Diploma with Distinction. Neil also his USSF C license and his FA (uk) Level 2 soccer qualification. Neil also has his BA in Sports Marketing and PR degree from Leeds University in England.

Soccer shots allows coach Neil to pursue his business goals and ambitions but also allows him to carry on coaching the game he loves. Neil’s favourite quote is “He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right” showing that anything in this world is possible.

Employment Opportunities

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