Meet Our Leadership Team
Andy Abreo, President
Andy was born and raised in Fort Langley and has a strong passion for family, community, sport and health. Andy has over 10 years of business experience and has been playing soccer for over 20 years, making Soccer Shots the perfect fit for him. Having a young family, Andy understands the importance of sports on young children and loves how Soccer Shots positively impacts children’s physical and personal development.
Kathrin Arcari, Executive Director
Born and raised in Langley, Kathrin began playing soccer at a young age and continued to play for over 15 years. In addition to soccer, she participated in numerous team sports throughout her life. She attended university, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and Counselling. Although she loved that, her passions are in athletics and children and therefore, she decided to pursue a career that combines the two – leading her to Soccer Shots. Kathrin is also passionate about travelling, she has been to over 30 countries!
Lex Schlossarek, Director of Coaching
Lex has always had a passion for soccer. She started her soccer career at the age of 4 and continued playing into college. Lex received an NCAA Division 1 soccer scholarship to the University of Idaho. During her time there, she led her team to back to back Big Sky Regular Season Champions in 2015 and 2016. She graduated with a business degree focused in Finance and Operations Management. Lex joined Soccer Shots to inspire young children to fall in love with soccer the way she did.
Hannah Lindsay, Coaching Coordinator
Hannah’s love for soccer has only continued to grow over the years. Soccer and sports have always played such an important role in Hannah’s life, from little league all the way to university intermurals. Hannah has recently graduated from Trinity Western University with a degree in Education, specializing in Physical and Health Education. Hannah joined Soccer Shots because it encompasses her passions of working with children, teaching, being active and seeing kids grow and flourish into their fullest potential.
Mikaela Gratton, Coaching Coordinator
Mikaela’s passion for physical activity has been ever present in her life since she was very young. She grew up participating in a multitude of sports, the most prominent being gymnastics, track and field and soccer. While she no longer participates in organized sports, her drive and passion for physical activity has continued to blossom. Mikaela is graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of the Fraser Valley. She joined Soccer Shots in the hopes to inspire younger children to gain confidence in soccer through teamwork and having fun.
Every day at Soccer Shots involves living out our Core Values. We pursue excellence through high expectations and high-quality service. We care about impacting lives positively, prioritizing people and treating them with respect. As team players, we know we are stronger together than we are apart. Promoting a spirit of independence and initiative, we own our roles and responsibilities. But we also leave room to grow, allowing for experimentation and continuous learning. In everything, we are candid, providing constructive criticism and inviting the perspectives of others.
If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.
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.