Josh is currently attending Douglas College, where he is studying Business. He has been playing soccer since the age of 5, playing and competing at select level. Although Josh is intrigued by business, his real goal is to become a Professional Soccer Coach. He believes that starting kids off at a young age and building confidence amongst the youth is the perfect way to get kids engaged in the sport, making them want to continue in the future. Josh loves Soccer Shots because it is a friendly and welcoming environment which is suited to any young child.
Nicole has loved playing soccer since the age of 6 and is a huge fan of the outdoors and hiking. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Communications and aspires to be a teacher in the future. She enjoys connecting with young children and strongly believes in Soccer Shots’ curriculum that focuses on character development and having fun! Nicole loves that Soccer Shots inspires a love for soccer and exercise through a warm and welcoming environment.
Karn is a 5th year physiology student at Simon Fraser University with aspirations of becoming a health professional in the near future. As a result of playing soccer throughout secondary school, Karn has grown to value extracurricular sport participation especially because of its role in character development at a young age. Personally through playing soccer, Karn has learned the importance of cooperation, perseverance, and determination. As a result of this, she is inspired to focus on helping children develop the mental, emotional, and behavioural attributes that drive performance in their daily lives. Not to forget, while doing this she is determined to create a fun and enjoyable environment for everyone to learn and participate.
Tyler is currently attending the University of British Columbia; studying kinesiology and looking forward to being an occupational therapist in the near future. Tyler is not only fluent in English, but fluent in sign language! Tyler spends a lot of time curling, running, and doing outdoor activities. Tylers favourite thing about Soccer Shots is working with our little soccer stars and knowing that he can influence their passion for the game and putting a smile on their face.
Alessia graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Communications and currently works in the field of Human Resources. Soccer is Alessia’s favourite sport and she has been playing since she was 4. She believes that soccer is a great way to have fun, stay active and build character. The Soccer Shots curriculum is a great way to introduce a child to soccer while teaching them lessons they can use on and off the field.
Niki has been involved in team sports since she can remember; playing soccer and field hockey until her late teens. Niki was most recently a varsity field hockey athlete at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Having recently finished her undergraduate education and tenure as a varsity athlete, Niki is now beginning the PDP program at UBC to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. Niki loves Soccer Shots due to its age-appropriate curriculum and positive environment. She believes this is the best environment for young children to gain confidence and have fun with their friends.
Having previously worked with the Soccer Shots Fraser Valley franchise, Brittney joins Soccer Shots Metro Vancouver with immense experience and passion for our program. A recent graduate of the University of Fraser Valley’s soccer team, Brittney loves the sport of soccer. Brittney spends much of her time dedicated to coaching youth soccer as she believes children sport is essential to child development. Brittney loves Soccer Shots as it provides further opportunity to communities she played and grew up in to learn and love the sport of soccer.
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Melissa is currently a full-time teacher with School District 43; specifically working with children diagnosed with various exceptionalities. In addition, before becoming an educator, Melissa accumulated years of experience as a Behaviour Interventionist. These experiences, coupled with her numerous coaching and playing accolades throughout her soccer career, has led Melissa to her most recent passion of providing all children the opportunity to learn and play soccer. Melissa looks forward to empowering children with the tools to gain confidence, build characters and love the sport of soccer.
Laura is currently attending Langara College; studying recreational management and Leadership in hopes of becoming a BC Park Ranger. Laura has been playing soccer since the age of 6 and coaching for many local youth soccer clubs. Laura has grown up loving soccer, and is very happy to share the joy of the sport with others. Laura believes that Soccer Shots is a great program to introduce kids to the sport and to other soccer friends!
Danae currently attends Simon Fraser University, studying business and playing on the SFU women’s varsity soccer team. She has been playing soccer for as long as she can remember. Danae believes soccer is one of the best ways to stay active, have fun and meet new friends! Danaes favourite thing about the Soccer shots program is the engaging curriculum and working with the young soccer players!
Jason is currently attending Douglas College. He is studying Computer Science and looking forward to becoming an IT specialist in the near future. Jason enjoys playing sports such as soccer, ultimate and volleyball. Jason loves the Soccer Shots program because it gives him the chance to help the young children find their passion in soccer. Jason looks forward to using the curriculum to help our young soccer stars gain confidence and build character.
Sierra currently attends Douglas College studying criminology where she aspires to become a police officer in the future. She believes that coaching is a great way to give back to the community and wants to pass on some valuable life skills she learnt while playing soccer. She loves the Soccer Shots program as it focuses on character building and development. Sierra thinks that the positive environment that Soccer shots provides allows for children to have fun while learning new skills!
Jade thinks that the best way to maintain a healthy body and mind is through exercise, and she also thinks that there has never been a better time to start than right now! Jade has tried many different sports throughout her life and soccer is one that she has truly enjoyed. Jade studies math at UBC but makes staying active one of her priorities. She loves working with kids of all ages, especially when she gets to play with them! Soccer Shots is the most fun job Jade could imagine. She thinks the focus on enjoyment helps kids forge a positive relationship with exercise that will last them a lifetime.
Brittany is currently attending the University of Fraser Valley studying kinesiology, hoping to become a physiotherapist one day. She has been playing soccer since she was 4 years old and currently plays for the University of Fraser Valley women’s team. Brittany enjoys being a coach at soccer shots because she loves the fact that she gets to impact children’s lives by not only teaching them her favourite sport, but also developing character.
If you have a passion for positively impacting children through youth sports, we’d love to talk to you.