Kim Reynolds, Director of Soccer Shots of Central Florida
Coach Kim is a native of Orlando, FL, and played multiple sports growing up. Kim first began playing football, both Flag and Tackle. At first, she wanted a career in Football, but was later introduced to Soccer and found that she really enjoyed it. Fortunately for her, she was able to play collegiate soccer at Polk Community College and University of Central Florida (UCF), gaining National recognition as a 2 time All- American and Female Athlete of the Year at Polk Community College along with All Conference Team at the University of Central Florida. Professionally, she played for 7 years in the US, as well as traveling around the world to play in places like; China, Turkey, and Haiti. Kim has worked with the Youth of Central Florida both as a Coach, Private Trainer and Technical Director over the Girl’s Elite Program. Kim Holds her F and D1 Coaching License for US Soccer and FYSA. In 2009, Kim earned her Associate of Science Degree in Elementary Education, as well as an A.A in Liberal Arts Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida. In 2011, Kim graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Education and Communication and a Minor in Health Sciences to later study, Nursing. With that degree under her belt, she received a job offer at One School of the Arts, a private Christian school as an Athletic Director for 2 years, then later became the schools’ Academic Guidance Counselor, with a focus on College and a career Readiness for 4 years. Kim enjoys being an Educator and feel as though it’s a position of honor. Kim values family time and allows for her schedule to slow down enough to spend quality time with her husband, Jim and their three children, Micah, Zachary and Haley.
Matt Tanzini, Owner
A native of upstate NY, Matt played collegiate soccer at Herkimer Community College and West Virginia University, winning two national championships at Herkimer. Professionally, he played for eight years, winning a championship for the Harrisburg City Islanders USL 2 team in 2007. Matt was also a member of the US National Futsal team during his professional career playing in Brazil and Belgium. He has worked extensively with youth soccer players over the past 20 years, coaching for one of the top clubs in the country. Matt was inducted to the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2009 and was also recognized with being a part of the All Decade team for Junior College Players. He is an active member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Ryan Murphy, Owner
Ryan grew up in a sports family. His father was a baseball and basketball player and his younger brothers played football, basketball and hockey. So naturally, he chose to play soccer. He has been involved with soccer in some form or fashion — either as a player, coach, official or parent — for the last 38 years. After attending high school at St. Joseph Academy in St. Augustine, Ryan attended Texas A&M University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. Ryan graduated with a B.S in Chemistry and then subsequently received his master’s in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. After graduating college Ryan was commissioned in the Navy, and served 10 years on Active duty in the Navy as a Submarine Officer. He has three great children, Connor, Mackenzie and Saoirse. Ryan decided a change of pace was in order and in 2009 started a Soccer Shots franchise in North East Florida. And in 2021, he expanded with the Soccer Shots Orlando team, and opened Soccer Shots Central Florida. Ryan is also a current Naval Reservist. Ryan keeps active by playing adult soccer and powerlifting. Ryan holds a Level VI Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, and an “F” License from U.S. Soccer.
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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
- Every Soccer Shots coach must complete our comprehensive training program to receive certification.
- All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques.
- Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
- 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
- You will receive a weekly summary of what your child is learning at Soccer Shots.
- We proactively communicate cancellations due to weather or other circumstances.
- Our staff understands the importance of timely, responsive communication.
Expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards
- Our developmentally appropriate curriculum places an emphasis on character development and skill building.
- Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.
- 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.
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.