SOCCER SHOTS SOUTHEAST PA - Summer Soccer Enrollment is open!

Summer Enrollment is open at select Locations. Click here to enroll in a Childcare/School Program, Public/Park Program, or Backyard Camp and reserve your child’s spot TODAY!

SUMMER LOCATIONS

Neighborhood Programs (Backyard Camps)

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Meet The Coaches

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

Kelly Carroll

Kelly Carroll

Program Coordinator

Coach Kelly is a recent graduate from West Chester University with a degree in marketing. While in college, she worked at a gym daycare and volunteered with multiple non-profits. Coach Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends down the shore in her free time. In addition to coaching, Kelly is our operations coordinator. She will assist our operations manager in overall administrative duties along with providing coaches the materials they need for a successful season.

James Gush

James Gush

Program Director

James Gush of Southend, England, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Program Director position. As Director of Business Development for both Delaware and Montgomery County, PA James is involved in various capacities of the business. James leads the sales marketing of Soccer Shots throughout both counties, as well as coaching and managing various Soccer Shots school based locations. James has previously worked as an area manager of Marketing and Promotions Soccer company and a Director of a soccer and sports based organization. James has worked with an array of age groups from 18-months to 18-years and has worked closely with youth soccer players from clubs on the east coast. James also oversaw the development of a soccer club as the Director of Coaching. James is also the former Varsity Boys Head Coach at a Private High School In Philadelphia. James has worked within the soccer industry for a number of years obtaining licenses by the English FA and NSCAA.

Rock Ward

Rock Ward

Program Director

Coach Rock is a recent graduate from Swarthmore College with degrees in Political Science and Education. While in college, he coached in Chester PA for Soccer for Success and Chester City United. He is a Coca-Cola National Scholar and Swarthmore Phillip Evan’s Scholar! Coach Rock enjoys traveling in his free time and has even lived in Brazil! In addition to coaching, Rock is our Director of Recruitment & Education, he recruits our coaches and helps train them. He also will be helping with administrative duties, including scheduling, setting up future seasons and much more!

Malissa Moore

Malissa Moore

Program Coordinator

Coach Missy is joining our Leadership Team as a Program Coordinator this spring season! Missy recently graduated from Duquesne University, where she earned degrees in Sports Information and Media & Communications, in addition to playing on the Varsity Women’s Soccer Team. She also played soccer for West-Mont United, FC Delco, Penn Fusion, & ODP for Eastern PA. Missy will be assisting our team with the overall coordination, management, & execution of a successful spring season. Welcome to the Team, Missy!

Coach Michele

Coach Michele

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Michele has been playing soccer since the age of four, and was a captain of Abington High School’s varsity team. Her favorite team is ACF Fiorentina, from Florence, Italy. She has a background in psychology, and is a big fan of sports as a way to build life skills! When she’s not coaching, Michele writes and performs stand up comedy around Philadelphia.

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Position: Right Midfield

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Volcanoes Game!

Fun Fact: Michele has played the viola at Carnegie Hall.

Coach Patricia

Coach Patricia

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Patricia is fondly known as “Coach P”. Her motto is “Kids MUST have fun”. When she is on the field with her soccer shots kids, one wonders who is having more fun- the kids or the coach! Coach P loves kids and loves soccer. “Coaching kids in soccer is the best of both worlds and the elixir of youth” she says. When Coach P is not on the field coaching soccer, she is at a soccer field somewhere cheering-on her children as they play soccer.

FUN FACT: Coach P loves music, dancing and good food!

Coach Liz

Coach Liz

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Liz started playing soccer at the age of 5 for Haverford Township. She also played field hockey, since field hockey and soccer are during the same season she picked to play field hockey competitively. From there, she played pick up soccer in college and then at YSC in the coed soccer league. When she is not busy playing soccer, softball, or field hockey, she is busy teaching in the classroom. Hopefully one day, she will be able to coach soccer as an after-school club at the elementary level.

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Position: Defense

Fun Fact: Coach Liz loves Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Coach Olivia

Coach Olivia

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Olivia is currently a student at West Chester University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in African American Studies and Youth Empowerment/Urban Studies. Olivia fell in love with soccer at a very young age and her favorite National Teams to watch are Colombia, Brazil and Mexico. She always worked multiple jobs throughout high school and college, but never enjoyed any work as much as when her work got to focus on child care. When childcare can be combined with sports, she finds it even more rewarding! She enjoys running, doing yoga, weight lifting and following professional basketball and football in her free time. Traveling is a big passion of Coach Olivia’s. She’s been to many different countries – some even on her own!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Position: Midfield

Fun Fact: Coach Olivia displaced the retina in her right eye on two separate occasions while playing soccer in high school! She also has a pit-bull named Lilo!

Coach Kayla

Coach Kayla

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Kayla who is originally from Allentown, has played soccer since she was 4 years old and has played in high school and in college. She was also invited to be on the D-3 USA Women’s team to play in Brazil! Coach Kayla studied criminal justice at Arcadia University and also spent a semester abroad in New Zealand.

FUN FACT:
Coach Kayla has bungee jumped from the highest place in the southern hemisphere!

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Ashley grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to PA when she was 10 years old. She is currently majoring in Early Childhood and Special Education at Bryn Athyn College. At the age of 7, Coach Ashley fell in love with soccer and continues to play for her college team. When she’s not coaching future soccer stars, she enjoys playing soccer and fishing!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: The Volcano Game

Favorite Position to Play: Midfield

Fun Fact: Coach Ashley has a YouTube channel and enjoys filming videos to make people smile and laugh!

Coach Lauren

Coach Lauren

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Lauren has been playing soccer since the age of 5 for Harleysville and Towamencin soccer leagues. She would still love to play today but education is very important to her. She is currently enrolled at West Chester University and is finishing her degree in early education with a minor is special needs as well. Coach Lauren loves to teach children and watch them grow as individuals.

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Position: Striker

Favorite Soccer Game: Treasure Hunt

Fun Fact: Coach Lauren enjoys baking and cooking in her spare time. She also enjoys going down to Wildwood NJ with her family.

Coach Caila

Coach Caila

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Caila grew up right outside the city, in Roxborough PA with a love for soccer! She is currently a student at Temple University studying Health Profession and Kinesiology. One day, she hopes to become a physical therapist for children! If she’s not on Soccer Island, you can catch her doing CrossFit or playing club soccer for her University!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Sleepy Lion

Favorite Position to Play: Forward

Fun Fact: Coach Caila is 100% Puerto Rican!

Coach Matt H.

Coach Matt H.

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Matt is a United States Marine Corps veteran who served 10 years in the service. A sports related injury took Matt out of the game he loved playing so Matt turned to coaching to ensure his passion for the game is passed on to other athletes. Matt recently completed his Master of Science degree in Recreation and Sports Science with a concentration in Soccer Coaching and has started his Doctoral of Education degree in Sports and Performance Psychology with a concentration Positive Leadership and Administration in January 2017. Matt has been coaching or teaching youth athletes for the past 6 years at many different ages. Matt always strives to put the person before the player and brings a scientific approach to player development. In addition to coaching, Matt will be helping evaluate current coaches to make sure we’re delivering the best as well as helping train new coaches!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Position: Right Fullback

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: “What Time is it Mr. Fox”

Fun Fact: Coach Matt sang in his high school choir!

Coach Ben

Coach Ben

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Ben is from Harleysville where he was born and raised. He started playing soccer there when he was 6 years old. He has tried out many different sports including: Karate, baseball, track and field, and fencing. Ben is currently a student at Montgomery County Community College where he is studying psychology. When Coach Ben isn’t at school or coaching Soccer Shots stars, he enjoys playing the ukulele and guitar and also fences!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Sleepy Animals

Fun Fact: Coach Ben played violin in his high schools ensemble!

Coach Noah

Coach Noah

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Noah grew up in Stockton, New Jersey and fell in love with soccer at 5 years old. He played in middle school through high school and continued on to play club at Ithaca College. Noah has played competitively for many years and you can still find him playing in many adult leagues in the area.

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Position: Midfield

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Dribble gates. It teaches honesty and improves their dribbling and change of direction skills.

Fun Fact: Noah has a twin sister!

Coach Emily D

Coach Emily D

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Emily grew up in Havertown and started playing sports when she was 5 years old.  She has played tennis, ran track & field, kickboxed, played softball and of course soccer! While studying Kinesiology and Spanish at Temple University, Coach Emily spent her free time playing softball for school and was also the president of the team! After graduating college, Emily lived in Spain for a year teaching English and had the chance to travel around Europe on her days off!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Soccer Position: Right Defender

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Racecars!

Fun Fact: Real Madrid is Coach Emily’s favorite soccer team!

Coach Reon

Coach Reon

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Reon grew up in Pottstown, PA and is currently a student at Temple University majoring in Film & Media Arts. He grew up with a love for sports and played basketball, football and soccer. While on the soccer field, Coach Reon often played goalie and sometimes even mid-field! In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing FIFA, watching sports and collecting sneakers! Coach Reon has one older brother, one younger sister and a French bulldog named Stella!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Position to Play: Goalie

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: The Lion’s Den

Fun Fact: Coach Reon’s favorite soccer team is the German National team!

Coach Marquise

Coach Marquise

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

Coach Marquise grew up with his sister and brother in a sports loving family. He is currently a 5th year Senior at Eastern University where he played basketball at for the previous 4 years!  Coach Marquise hopes to become an Athletic Trainer after graduation. He considers himself an easy going extrovert and a creative individual who likes making up games and keeping things fun. Coach Marquise is also CPR and first aid certified!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Any game where he gets to teach tiny kicks!

Fun Fact: He has seen all the Star Wars movies in theaters!

Coach Allison

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

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Coach Allison grew up in Iowa and played soccer from when she was 3 years old until 16. She is currently enrolled at Arcadia University and hopes to become a kindergarten teacher after she graduates in May. Allison spent her first semester abroad in London and has since traveled to over 10 countries, and hopes to visit many more! In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, reading and spending time with family!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Position: Defense

Favorite Team: Manchester United

Coach Zack

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

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Coach Zack grew up in Center Valley Pa playing soccer his entire life! He is currently a Sophomore at Cabrini University studying Marketing and Writing. Zack loves spending time with his family and friends making memories. He hopes to travel once he’s older and experience as much culture as he can! In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, fishing, camping and playing soccer!

FUN FACTS: 

Favorite Position: Left Wing

Favorite Team: Manchester United

 

Coach Andrew

Soccer Shots Staff Coach

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Coach Andrew grew up in Philadelphia and moved to Lansdale in the 6th grade where he went on to attend Valley Forge Military Academy. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, lacrosse and hanging with his friends. He likes that Soccer Shots allows him to broaden his coaching knowledge, meet knew people and teach the sport he loves to the next generation!

FUN FACTS:

Favorite Soccer Shots Game: Volcanoes

Favorite Position: Center-Mid

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