Coach Patrick is our Executive Director and has been watching and playing soccer since he was a mini! He starting out as a Soccer Shots coach in 2017 and then stepped into the role of Director of Coaching in early 2018. Coach Patrick has served as our Executive Director since October of 2018. He played soccer through high school and has not stopped watching the game. Coach Patrick graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management. He has coached others since the age of fourteen in various sports, but soccer has always been his favorite.
Director of Operations
Coach Amanda is our Director of Operations and she grew up in Iowa, where she graduated from the University of Iowa with an Elementary Education degree. Coach Amanda taught preschool in the Denver area prior to joining the Soccer Shots team. In June 2018 Coach Amanda started coaching for Soccer Shots, and stepped into the Director of Operations role in October 2019. She loves working with students, and getting to be a fun and exciting part of their day! When she isn’t coaching soccer, she is outside climbing, hiking, or running!
Director of Development
Coach Kevin is our Director of Development and he grew up in New York and has been playing soccer since he was 2 years old. Coach Kevin started with us as a full-time coach in January 2019 and then stepped into the Director of Development role in December 2019. He played throughout High School and played D1 with the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he majored in Hotel Management and minored in marketing. When Coach Kevin isn’t teaching or playing soccer, you can find him hiking most trails in Colorado, cheering on his favorite futbol team, Arsenal, cooking a great meal, camping, exploring and spending quality time with family and friends.
Coach Cody was born in Colorado and has lived here for his entire life. He started playing soccer when he was 5 and played all the way through high school. When he’s not on Soccer Island, he loves doing stuff outdoors like hiking 14-ers or going skiing. Coach Cody is super excited to help his new friends get better at soccer!
Coach Alison was born and raised in Maryland where she grew up playing
soccer and enjoying several other sports. She has an AA in Political
Science from Harford Community College and a BA in Education Policy from
Hampshire College. Alison became a licensed early childhood educator via
Mount Holyoke College in 2021. When she is not on soccer island, Coach Alison enjoys exploring the city of Denver (her new home) and hiking in sunny Colorado. Coach Alison believes that political activism is important to creating a better environment for youth and enjoys co-creating memorable
experiences for young people.
Coach Isis grew up in Lakewood, CO. She is so excited to be able to give back to our young Soccer Friends, helping them to experience the fun and joy that she got playing soccer as a little girl. Besides soccer, Coach Isis spends her time with her dog, Remi, going on hikes and visiting dog parks. Coach Isis is looking forward to meeting all her new Soccer Friends!
Coach Kale’a grew up shredding waves in California; and played soccer all throughout middle school. She moved to Colorado with a culinary arts degree in 2018 to pursue her dreams in becoming a chef. Becoming a mother of 2 taught Kale’a that working with children is priceless and so much fun! When coach Kale’a is not on soccer island she is dancing with her kids, playing video games and gardening. She is most excited to help our future generations learn about their passions and meet new friends along the way.
Coach Karissa was born in Colorado and has lived here for her entire life. She started playing soccer when she was 2 years old and played it all the way through high school. She is currently attending Colorado Christian University. When she is not on Soccer Island you can find her going on adventures with roommates, spending time with family and 2 dogs, watching sports games, or exploring more of Colorado. She loves to hike, fish, play soccer, and be outdoors. She is super excited to help her soccer friends learn more and grow their skills in soccer while having fun!
Coach Kendra was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She started playing sports at a young age, but found soccer was her true passion! She went on to join Chicago Fire Juniors soccer team and played throughout high school. After that, she began her journey in getting a degree for Early Childhood Education. She moved to Colorado in 2019 to become a preschool teacher & nanny. When not on the soccer field, you can find Coach Kendra hiking, going to the gym, or spending time with friends and family!
Coach Kristyn grew up in Connecticut and played soccer, as well as a variety of other sports, throughout her life. She graduated from James Madison University in Virginia with a Masters in Elementary Education. She taught fifth grade for three years in Las Vegas before moving to Colorado! When Coach Kristyn is not on soccer island, she likes to exercise, hike, and explore the city with friends! She is excited to support her soccer friends as they grow and develop important skills both on and off the field!
If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.