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About Us

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

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Kashif Ali, Owner & Executive Director
Kashif, owner and executive director of Soccer Shots Central Texas, was born and raised in Houston, TX. During his youth, Kashif spent countless hours playing sports, which showed him the value of teamwork and strengthened his leadership and problem-solving skills.
Throughout the years, he applied those skills to coaching children’s soccer and basketball. Kashif is an avid sports fan and enjoys traveling and doing outdoor activities in his spare time.


Sameera Ali, Owner & Executive Director
Sameera, owner and executive director of Soccer Shots Central Texas and wife to Kashif, is originally from Atlanta, GA. Sameera has a passion for educating youth. She volunteered in early childhood development for over a decade, and worked to strengthen social, cognitive and behavioral skills in children. Professionally, Sameera is a successful journalist who specializes in digital and broadcast media. She owns a nonprofit that works to shape journalism in the developing world. In her spare time, Sameera also enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.

Kashif and Sameera are thrilled to combine their passion for sports and children by bringing fun and friendship through Soccer Shots in Central Texas, serving the Waco, Killeen and Temple areas.

Employment

If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.

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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.