Born and raised in Burlington, Coach Mikayla started playing soccer at the age of 3 with the Burlington Youth Soccer Club. Falling in love with sports, she was a member of many teams, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, field hockey, and ultimate frisbee. Her ultimate passion was soccer and she played for the Burlington Bayhawks for over 4 years. It was here that she developed her skills and learned the importance of playing as a team. With an interest in human movement she attended Windsor University where she received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. In her spare time, she coaches children’s soccer programs with local clubs and loves sharing her passion for the sport with junior players who are so excited to learn. She is now continuing her education at Sheridan College, enrolled in the Athletic Therapy program. Coach Mikayla is so excited to work with the young stars of Soccer Shots!
Born and raised in Mississauga, Zen has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. He was able to win the Ontario Cup with Oakville Soccer Club and currently plays with Sigma FC in League 1. Zen has always participated in athletics with his school teams such as: swimming, basketball, volleyball, and football. He loves working with children and enjoys seeing them have fun, grow and develop through the game of soccer. Zen currently studies Business Administration at the university of Guelph-Humber.
Kinga moved to Canada at the age of 10 and instantly her family enrolled her into soccer. She played soccer throughout her youth in Guelph and grew to love the game. She was on the Athletic Council in university and played many different intramural sports. Kinga has organized soccer tournaments for ALS the past 5 years to raise awareness and funds for research. She is a proud mother of two and loves teaching children. She loves soccer and doing anything outdoors!
Yasmine was born and raised in Edmundston, New Brunswick. She started playing soccer at the age of three and played every summer until high school. Throughout her childhood she also did figure skating, basketball, and swimming. She studied kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick and coached children soccer at the local YMCA. Yasmine is currently studying Athletic Therapy at Sheridan College and spends her free time coaching young children who are eager to learn and have fun!
Coach Kathryn was born and raised in Mississauga and started playing soccer at the age of three. She played for the Oakville Soccer Club from U10-U18 and also played hockey, lacrosse, and track and field over the years. She attended Wilfred Laurier University, studying Biology and Chemistry, and will be attending U of T’s Masters of Teaching program in the fall. Kathryn loves to help others, find their passions in life, and she is looking forward to guiding young soccer players while delivering the Soccer Shots experience!
Coach Sahar was raised in Mississauga and started playing soccer at the age of 12 with Erin Mills Soccer Club. Sahar loves working with children and aspires to become a teacher. Currently, Sahar is enrolled at Sheridan College studying Early Childhood Education. During her free time, she loves to snowboard and volunteer in the community. Sahar is very excited to share her love of soccer with all of our future Soccer Shots stars!
Born and raised in Brampton, Coach Josh is a self-proclaimed female version of Pascal Siakam; a basketball player with a passion for playing and coaching soccer. Josh started working with kids when she was in high school and volunteered as a tutor at Kumon. She continues to inspire youth as a basketball coach and high-school mentor. Josh is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology at McMaster University and hopes to attend medical school in the future. When she’s not studying, you’ll find her playing basketball, cheering on the Toronto Raptors and convincing her dad that she’s the best soccer player in the family. Josh is looking forward to sharing her passion for soccer with our Soccer Shots stars on Soccer Island!
Coach Ola was born in Mississauga and raised in Cambridge. Ola began playing soccer at the age of 4 and continued to play all the way through to high school, where she was a member of her high school varsity team. She is currently attending the University of Guelph and is studying Child Studies with the goal of one day becoming a kindergarten teacher. Ola is excited to be working with the wonderful team at Soccer Shots and looks forward to making a positive impact on her soccer friends by helping them develop both on and off the field. Coach Ola cannot wait to meet everyone on Soccer Island!
Born in Mississauga, Aubteen has been playing soccer since the age of 4. He has been a member of multiple club teams including the Erin Mills Soccer Club and the Oakville Soccer Club. Coach Aubteen enjoys watching children have fun, smile and grow while playing soccer. He is looking forward to bringing his experience and his love for the game to Soccer Island with the goal to teach the new Soccer Shot Stars and positively impact their development.
Born in Etobicoke and raised in Brampton, Coach Komal started playing soccer at the age of 6 and continued to play in school and part of different clubs all the way through high school along with a number of different sports such as softball, badminton, and hockey. Having finished school at the University of Waterloo, Komal works as a Product Designer to create innovative solutions to make people’s lives easier and happier with a focus on creating a sustainable future for the next generation. One way she believes she can create a sustainable future is by helping the next generation grow through soccer and develop healthy habits. Komal has worked with young children through PLASP and babysitting her little cousins and enjoys seeing them learn, have fun and grow. During her free time you can find Komal at the gym, starting another DIY project, or learning something completely new. With a passion for playing and coaching soccer, Komal aspires to inspire youth and help them develop and make a positive impact both on and off the field.
Coach Jane was born in Oakville and grew up in Burlington. While growing up Jane played many years of soccer and field hockey. Jane has studied kinesiology at Wilfred Laurier University and earned her bachelor’s degree of Kinesiology in 2019. Coach Jane has worked with children in the classroom and taught and coached youth sports at various summer camps. Coach Jane is excited to work with all of the children and coaches at Soccer Shots to create a fun and safe environment to promote a lifelong involvement in soccer and physical activity!
Born and raised in Etobicoke, Coach Julia has had a passion for sports since a very young age. She started playing soccer at the age of 4 and played competitively for the Etobicoke Youth Soccer Club from U10 to U16. She also grew up playing hockey, volleyball, track and field, and softball. She attended Western University, studying business at the Ivey Business School. Julia is excited to share her passion for soccer with the young players here at Soccer Shots and pass on the many valuable lessons she took away from sports growing up!
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