Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Liz

Liz

Coach

This is coach Liz! A fun fact about coach Liz is that she has a twin sister and they’ve both played soccer since the 6th grade. She was born in Olney Maryland but lived in Silver Spring all her life. She is a Behavioral Therapist and enjoys working with kids. Fun Fact: She loves to Dance!

James

James

Coach

Coach James is currently working on a History Degree. His favorite sport is Soccer, as growing up in England helped him develop the love for the sport. He greatly enjoys teaching as it helps build character confidence and new outlooks on the game for the youth.

Joao

Joao

Coach

Hi my name is Joao, but I go by the name of John! I am from Portugal and speak Portuguese and English. I love to play soccer and have been playing since I was 7 years old. I currently attend the University of Maryland and am majoring in Kinesiology. I plan to be a physical therapist and some hobbies of mine are playing FIFA, and teaching kids how to play soccer.

Sebastian

Sebastian

Coach

Coach Sebastian is from Fort Meyer, Florida originally and now lives in Olney, Maryland. He is excited and looking forward to making a positive impact on the lives of the children he will coach.

NK

NK

Coach

Coach NK is currently located in Greenbelt, Maryland. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Financial Economics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Coach NK is looking forward to having some fun during the session with the kids!

Rachel

Rachel

Coach

Coach Rachel is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland and currently lives in Germantown, Maryland. She studied Astrophysics at Towson University, loves to snack on popcorn, and is looking forward to having an experience training kids in a sport that she loves!Coa

Jamie

Jamie

Coach

Coach Jamie is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and is currently living in Mount Rainer, Maryland. She has two older brothers and a four-year-old Beagle pup named Jackson. She was a double major in Anthropology and History at Appalachian State University and received her Masters of Arts degree in History with a concentration in Public History from New Mexico State University.

Kelly

Kelly

Coach

Coach Kelly hails from Bowie, Maryland! She now lives in Washington, D.C.! Coach Kelly loves to munch on trail mix, hang out with her family and friends, walk her dog, hike, and read! Coach Kelly studied Psychology at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland and then graduated with an MPH in Global Health from George Washington University.

Sammy

Sammy

Coach

Coach Sammy is from Columbia, Maryland. She loves to make friends laugh, and everybody feel included. Working with kids is her passion and she is here to lift spirits. She believes that it is very important to learn how to believe in yourself at a very young age. She loves instilling the values of confidence, determination, and never giving up, in her sessions because if she had a coach like any of us at Soccer Shots, she would have grown up being so much more confident in herself!

Laura L.

Laura L.

Coach

Hi my name is Laura Lucero and I am currently pursuing a degree in psychology and a minor in Business Administration at Trinity Washington University here in D.C! I’ve been playing soccer since I was 5! I absolutely love soccer and enjoy watching the games.

Laura A.

Laura A.

Coach

Hi! I’m Coach Laura! I am originally from Colombia. I really enjoy working with kids and teaching them life abilities. I am currently working on getting my psychologist degree and planning to help families and kids. I have a 5-year old boy, and I love to spend time with him

Uday

Uday

Coach

Coach Uday is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, and currently resides in Burtonsville. He has two sisters and a German Shephard named Rio. He is currently attending the University of Maryland College Park and majoring in Finance. He loves protein bars, playing soccer, and ‘Breaking Bad’. Coach Uday is so excited to be coaching this Spring!

Andres

Andres

Coach

Coach Andres is from Silver Spring, Maryland and currently lives in Burtonsville, Maryland. He is will be attending college and studying to be an occupational therapist. He has four siblings, loves sandwiches, and looking forward to teaching kids to be the most best and positive version of themselves.Coa

Daniel

Daniel

Coach

Coach Daniel is from Silver Spring, Maryland, and lives in Lanham, Maryland. His favorite snack is Takis. He has and son (6) and a daughter (10). He loves playing basketball and has a degree in Early Childhood Education.

James

James

Coach

Coach James is a senior Business Management Major from Houston Texas by way of Freetown Sierra Leone.  He started playing soccer at the age of 9 and is looking forward to sharing his experience with the leaders of tomorrow.

Josh

Josh

Coach

Josh is originally from the sunny state of Florida! He now lives in Bowie, Maryland, and is looking forward to impacting children’s lives with Soccer Shots. A few of his favorite things are candy, cooking, and Game of Thrones.

Kyle

Kyle

Coach

Coach Kyle is from Silver Spring, Maryland and now lives in North Laurel. His favorite snack is chobani flip yogurts and he has a dog names Kingston. He is looking forward to working with the kids and making sure they have a great time playing soccer. He loves vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, playing soccer, and the Harry Potter series.

Laura

Laura

Coach

Coach Laura is from Cheverly, Maryland and currently lives in Lanham. Her favorite snack is Hot Cheetos and she is a part of a family of five. She also has a pet chihuahua. She is looking forward to engaging with kids and watching them learn new soccer skills!

Lisseth

Lisseth

Coach

Coach Lisseth is from Ecuador and lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. She loves to snack on Chips Ahoy cookies and has a pet named Simba. She goes to Montgomery College and is studying Criminal Justice.

Marlee

Marlee

Coach

Coach Marlee is from Olney, MD and is a junior at Bucknell University studying education. In her free time she enjoys running, reading and spending time with her friends and family. She is most looking forward to making a positive impact on her soccer players and growing their love for soccer.

Matthew

Matthew

Coach

Coach Matthew is from Laurel, Maryland. He now lives in Lanham, Maryland. One of his favorite things to snack on are Welch’s Fruit Snacks. He has fours siblings and is looking forward to inspiring kids to grow their love for the game of soccer.

Osmin

Osmin

Coach

Coach Osmin lives in Hyattsville, Maryland. He loves fruit snacks, playing soccer, riding his motorcycle, and adventures. He is finishing up his senior year at the University of Maryland Global Campus, studying Criminal Justice. He is most excited to teach a sport that he has an immense passion for.

Paige

Paige

Coach

Coach Paige is originally from Long Beach, California. She moved to the DMV area from Houston, Texas and now lives in Washington, D.C. She loves the fact that she gets to put a smile on children’s faces while helping them learn and grow. Coach Paige is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.

Sebastian

Sebastian

Coach

Coach Sebastian is now a Level 2 coach and in his fifth season coaching with Soccer Shots. He has won the Soccer Shots Supersub award four times for the MPDA/East region. He also is a recipient of the perfect attendance award from the Fall 2021 season and Winter 2022 season. He has more than two years of youth coaching experience, and has been playing soccer for over two decades. He graduated in May 2020 from Saint Vincent College with a degree in Sports Management and minor in Operational Excellence. At Saint Vincent he played four years of college soccer and competed in three years of both indoor and outdoor track. Some of his favorite activities when not coaching are working out and walking his dogs. He is most looking forward to making a positive impact on your kids’ lives!

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