About Us

As the premier Children’s Soccer Experience, our mission is clear – at Soccer Shots Baltimore, we aim to positively impact children’s lives.

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Carly Mauch, Director of Talent Development and Culture

 

Carly grew up in Washington State and played soccer competitively throughout high school. She attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina on a Track and Field scholarship. Her undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education and she received her Master’s in Liberal Studies during her 5th year. After college, Carly began working in Massachusetts at a local Before and After school program for elementary-aged students.  She spent 10 years growing into her role before moving to Virginia in 2020. Carly began working for Soccer Shots in May of 2021 as the Director of Talent Development and Culture for the DMV and currently resides in Maryland. A fun fact about Carly is that she has raised three puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. 

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Bea Florentino, Coaching Manager

 

 

Bea has always had a passion for sports. She played soccer for 12 years as a goalie both in club and high school. She started coaching at the age of 16 after finding that is where her passion with sports was. She has coached ages 2-18 both at the rec and elite levels. Bea joined the Soccer Shots team in 2015 and is currently working as the Training Coordinator. 

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Alexis Orme, Coaching Manager

 

Coach Lexi started working with Soccer Shots as an intern in February 2021, then due to COVID it was ended. After she graduated from Towson University with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing she continued to part time coach for Soccer Shots. She was promoted to a Coaching Coordinator of Frederick, Carroll, Howard, and Montgomery Counties. In her free time she loves going to the beach, reading, laying in the sun, or eating crabs in the summer! Her favorite part about working with Soccer Shots is watching all of the coaches and kids grow and learn and watching the kids smile and learn to love soccer as much a she did growing up!

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Adam Doyle, Training Coordinator

Adam was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and has been playing Soccer since he was 4. He has been coaching soccer to all ages for the last 10 years, not only in the US, but also in Europe! He moved to the US in 2016 with the dream of turning his passion for the beautiful game into a career. Adam has coaching licenses from The American Youth Soccer Association, The Football Association of Ireland, and The Football Association of Wales. He also has certifications in First Aid, Exercise Science, and Sports Nutrition. Adam joined Soccer Shots in the summer of 2019 as an assistant coaching coordinator eventually moving his way into the coaching coordinator role. When not on Soccer Island Adam can be found in Arlington, VA with his wife, Alex, and his dog, Oliver. Adam is excited to continue making an impact in communities across the US by being a positive role model and encouraging children to chase their dreams!

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William Wise, Training Coordinator

Will was born and raised right here in Montgomery County. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in criminal justice in 2017. He has been heavily involved in sports starting with soccer and track at age 8. Will was led to Soccer Shots because he believes that children participating in sports at an early age can give them an immeasurable positive influence and contribute greatly to their development. He attributes much of his personal growth in life to participating in sports growing up. He wants to give as many children as possible the same experience and benefits he had from being physically active growing up. When he is not on Soccer Will enjoys running and hiking local trails with his dog Bella.

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Angelina Pruto, Recruiting Coordinator

Angelina grew up in small town in Virginia and played soccer as a child for a local youth league. She attended Anne Arundel Community College where she graduated with her Associates in Visual Arts and Graphic Design. After she attended University of Baltimore to pursue her Bachelors in Marketing which she hopes to complete by next year. She began working with Soccer Shots in 2019 as a part time coach quickly moving up to the administrative team at which time she took a brief break during COVID to focus on family. She rejoined the team in 2021 as a Recruiting Coordinator and currently resides outside of Baltimore. Her favorite part about working with Soccer Shots is watching the children progress each week and build their confidence.

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Chris Janush, VP of Operations

 Chris grew up with soccer [his father was the 1991 National High School Boys’ Soccer Coach of the Year] and has continued to stay involved with the beautiful game as a player, coach, parent, and Arsenal FC fan.  Chris brings extensive business and sports experience to his role as Vice President of Operations, having worked locally for the University of Maryland, Terrapin Sports Marketing, and The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille prior to joining Soccer Shots in 2019.  He holds a master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Connecticut.  Chris has lived in Laurel, MD since 2000 and is the father of four.  His children have played soccer locally for SAC, Thunder, and Laurel soccer clubs, in addition to Reservoir High School, University of Maryland women’s club team, and Howard Community College.

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Britney Kendall, Operations Coordinator

 

Britney is a native of Northern Virginia. She grew up playing soccer all her life and graduated from Radford University, where she had the pleasure of playing on the Women’s Soccer Team. In May of 2017, she joined the Soccer Shots team as an intern and currently serves as our Operations Coordinator. When Britney isn’t holding down the operations, she spends her time as an assistant coach for her high school alma mater’s girls soccer program, South County High school! You can also, catch her snowboarding down a mountain during the summer!

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Robin O’Mara, Operations Coordinator

 

Robin is a Maryland native who is passionate about sports. She played soccer, basketball, and softball through high school, but soccer has always been her favorite. She competed at the collegiate level at Messiah University and graduated with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. In August 2017, she joined the Soccer Shots team as a part time coach and transitioned to the operations team in September 2020. She is honored to be part of a team that impacts the lives of children and helps them develop a love for the wonderful sport of soccer. In her spare time, you can find Robin watching a soccer game or cheering on one of her 3 children on the soccer field.

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Logann Braun, Operations Coordinator

 

Logann is from Hagerstown, Maryland. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 2019, where she played on the women’s soccer team, and received a degree in Recreation Leadership & Sports Studies with minors in Coaching and Psychology. After graduating from EMU, Logann received her Master’s in Sports Management from the University of New Haven in 2020. Logann grew up loving soccer and now that she’s finished playing, she’s glad to work for a place where kids can also learn to love the game. In her free time, Logann loves watching sports and hanging out with her dog.

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Stuart Coulson, Human Resources Manager

 

Stuart is a sports nut, and HR geek! After graduating college, he followed his passion of youth soccer development to Columbus, Ohio where he worked as an intern for the Columbus Crew (MLS). He joined Soccer Shots in 2017 and since then, he has developed a passion for human resources because he can positively impact those around him through his job. He currently serves as the Human Resources Manager which entails management of the human resources/accounting function in the DC/MD/VA and Nashville franchises. Stuart’s favorite hobbies are playing/watching soccer, running/working out/hiking/playing sports with his wife, and reading. 

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Kelsey Watson, Internal Operations Coordinator

 Kelsey Watson is a sports enthusiast and a recent college graduate. She has always had a love for sports. As a kid, she enjoyed playing t-ball, softball, basketball, tennis, and joined her first club soccer team when she was 8 years old. She continued playing soccer and other sports in High School and in College. While being a senior at James Madison University and playing on the JMU Women’s Club Soccer Team, Kelsey decided that she wanted to continue to share her love for soccer by applying to work at Soccer Shots. Immediately, following graduation Kelsey joined the DMV Soccer Shots team in June 2021 as an Internal Operations Coordinator. At JMU, Kelsey attained a BS with a major in Sports Management and minor in General Business. Kelsey has a passion for sports but also loves meeting new people, cooking, music, and going on spontaneous adventures! She hopes to share her love of sports to others and hopes she can make the world a better place.

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Ben Johnson, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator

 

 

Ben is a native of Frederick County, MD. He graduated from the University of Maryland in May of 2019 with a degree in Kinesiology. He then spent the next two years working as a Marketing Assistant for NC State Athletics in Raleigh, NC. Ben has always had a passion for soccer, having grown up playing youth soccer for 6 years. In June 2021 he joined the Soccer Shots team. Ben is looking forward to bringing his passion for soccer to working in youth sports!

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Noah Kudla, Graduate Assistant

 

Noah is a huge soccer fan, but an even bigger statistics nerd. With his passion for the two, he has developed an interest in data analytics and forecasting. It is that interest that brought him to Soccer Shots. Joining the company in 2018 as an intern, Noah is now a graduate assistant continuing his studies at the University of Baltimore in pursuit of a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in data analytics. In his free time, he has developed his own fantasy soccer league from the ground up that he and his friends participate in yearly. Other than sitting behind a desk, Noah is an avid runner and soccer player who loves coaching with Soccer Shots as much as he loves his spreadsheets!

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Kalen Bolden, Brand Ambassador

 

Kalen first started playing sports at 3 years old, and his very first sport was soccer. Football did become his primary sport as he played for 13 years and coached for 4 but he has brought that passion for sports and working with kids to Soccer Shots since summer 2020. The coaches that he had as a child inspired him to create the same kind of positive impact on the youth of today. With three kids of his own Kalen fully understands how vital programs like Soccer Shots can be to children. When Kalen isn’t out on soccer island he is often reading, writing, or gaming but he always has at least one of his kids joining in on the fun!

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Seth Stennett, Brand Ambassador

 

 

Seth currently plays semi-professional soccer with Fredericksburg City United in the EPSL. He attended Northern Kentucky University and majored in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Business Administration. Seth has been coaching with Soccer Shots since the Fall of 2020. Soccer has made a major impact in his life and he wants to share the joy of soccer with the next generations. When Seth is not on Soccer Island, you can find him exploring cities and hiking in the woods.

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Ryan Casto, Brand Ambassador

 

 

Ryan is originally from West Virginia and recently moved to the area to work with Soccer Shots. He graduated from American Public University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport & Health Sciences. Ryan has been coaching soccer for the past 11 years and has spent the last seven years as a high school soccer coach. Ryan is excited to work with Soccer Shots and help children fall in love with the game of soccer, just as he did as a child.  

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Hiram Wainwright, Brand Ambassador

 

Born in El Paso, TX, Hiram has traveled around the world with his family due to his father being in the military. He has lived in Germany, Spain, London, Lawton, OK, and is now a Glen Burnie, MD resident. Throughout those times, Hiram spent the majority of it playing recreation/school/club soccer, basketball, t-ball, and football since age 2. He is a recent graduate from George Mason University studying Sports Management this past spring of 2021. In his free time, Hiram enjoys playing/watching soccer, listening to music, watching Netflix, and socializing with friends. His favorite things to watch are Marvel movies/shows, his favorite soccer club is Chelsea FC and his favorite type of music to listen to is R&B. The one thing Hiram is looking forward to when coaching on Soccer Island is seeing the different young personalities and having fun.

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Daniel Sayles, Brand Ambassador

 

Daniel grew up in Norfolk, VA, and has always been an avid lover of sports. Growing up he played soccer, basketball, and baseball. He has served as a coach for 4 years and is ready to bring that experience to the Soccer Shots family. A recent graduate of George Mason University’s Sport Management program, he is excited to be here serving as a Brand Ambassador. In his spare time, you can find Daniel making music or playing pickup games.

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Danyell Grant, Brand Ambassador

 

 

Danyell Grant has always had a passion for sports and is a sport enthusiast. She is currently studying Communications at Bowie State University. She is currently following her passion for working with children and helping them to succeed. Danyell joined the Soccer Shots team in 2021 and is currently working as a Brand Ambassador.

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Camilo Beltran, Executive Director

Camilo is a former Maryland regional and state champion soccer player from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. He attended University of Maryland College Park where he majored in finance with a minor in marketing. Growing up soccer coaches played an important role in his life. The lessons that he acquired on the soccer field shaped him both personally and professionally. It is that influence that brought him to Soccer Shots in 2012 to bring a program that provides children an opportunity to learn valuable life lessons through the beautiful game that he loves. He is grateful that the Soccer Shots DMV team has had the opportunity to serve over 50,000 players & families over the years. Camilo has coached youth soccer for over 15 years for a number of local clubs and holds a USSF National D License. When not on Soccer Island or in the office, you can find Camilo kicking the ball at a local park or watching soccer with his wife and kids.

Email: [email protected]

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The “Three Cs” – Coaching, Communication and Curriculum

The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.

The best coaches in the business

  1. Every Soccer Shots coach must complete our comprehensive training program to receive certification.
  2. All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques.
  3. Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
  4. Our coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but also the ability to engage and inspire children.

An exceptional customer experience with ongoing communication

  1. You will receive a weekly summary of what your child is learning at Soccer Shots.
  2. We proactively communicate cancellations due to weather or other circumstances.
  3. Our staff understands the importance of timely, responsive communication.

Expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards

  1. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum places an emphasis on character development and skill building.
  2. Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.
  3. We constantly re-evaluate and update our curriculum to stay current with childhood education standards.

Our Vision: To provide a beloved growth experience for every child; a remarkable experience for every family.

The History of Soccer Shots

Our founding partners, Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb, were soccer teammates both in college and professionally. They formed Soccer Shots® in 1997 after recognizing a lack of quality soccer programs for children under age 8. They shared an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep love of soccer, and a passion to inspire children to live fit and healthy lives.

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The success of Soccer Shots in Charlotte, NC and Harrisburg, PA, where Sorzano and Webb first launched their businesses, led to several of their friends and former teammates wanting to get involved. In 2005, Soccer Shots began franchising and opened its first four franchises in OH, DE, FL, and PA. The business opportunity began to attract more soccer entrepreneurs, and Soccer Shots has enjoyed growing around the country and into Canada.

In May of 2009, Justin Bredeman, another former college soccer teammate, became the third Soccer Shots partner. Justin brought with him eight years of experience from Auntie Anne’s, Inc., a pretzel franchising company, where he led a team that supported nearly 800 franchise units. His deep understanding of the franchise business model also comes from the knowledge gained from his five years of owning and running a Soccer Shots business of his own.

From its humble beginnings, Soccer Shots has grown beyond Jeremy and Jason’s biggest dreams, with over 200 territories across 37 states and Canada. There were over 440,000 enrollments into Soccer Shots programming in 2018.

The business is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S. And today, Soccer Shots is positioned as the best-in-class children’s soccer program with a focus on character development.

And while the accolades are appreciated, our mission remains focused – positively impacting children’s lives.

Soccer Shots Franchising, LLC is based in central Pennsylvania, just east of Harrisburg. Learn more about franchising with Soccer Shots at soccershotsfranchising.com.

Stronger Youth. Beyond the Game.

We believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we aim to impact children who live in underserved communities through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.