Coach Orlando grew up in Florida. He began playing soccer when he was 12 and rapidly gained the love for the sport and all of its teachings. After High School, he went off to college in Orlando, FL and obtained a Criminal Justice degree. There, he began sharing his passion for the sport coaching for the Orlando City Youth Academy, a local High School, Club teams and development programs. In 2015 he moved to North Carolina and started to pursue what he is most passionate about within Soccer Shots, developing character in young minds through soccer, just as someone did for him as a young 7-year-old boy. Coach Orlando and our Soccer Shots North Salt Lake City team are grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community and contribute to shaping young minds in the beautiful area of Salt Lake.
Coach Edwin grew up in Mexico. He has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old. Edwin has had the opportunity to play with the professional team: Pachuca Futbol Club in Hidalgo, Mexico since he was 8 years old until he was 16 years old. Coach Edwin moved to Salt Lake City in 2020 and graduated from Hunter High School the following year in 2021. He enjoys playing soccer, running, outdoor activities, and anything that makes his body move and is challenging. Coach Edwin knows the important role of coach on a young mind, which is one of the many reasons why he is looking to make an impact in our little one’s lives, by showing them how much we can learn and have fun in and off soccer island.
Coach Cameron has lived in Salt Lake City his whole life. He started playing soccer when he was 4 years of age and gained the love for it right away. He loves soccer so much, that he thinks about it during every part of his daily life routine. Coach Cameron currently plays soccer and graduated from West Jordan High School in 2018, where he also played. He also enjoys working on cars, while dribbling a soccer ball.
Coach Kennin was born in Salt Lake City, he has played soccer recreationally for as long as he can remember. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, biking, and recently started a custom engraving side business. Coach Kennin is excited by the idea of helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow. He loves soccer and all its teachings. He hopes to help and pass that on to all his new friends. If you see him around, ask him about his new sofa sled.
Coach Spencer grew up in Detroit, Michigan. There, he he developed a love for all sports. He played soccer, basketball and baseball through High School and after graduating, moved to Chile to pursue his athletic career. After some time abroad, Coach Spencer decided to return home. He moved to Utah where he started a family and gets to continue in his passion for the sport of soccer as a Soccer Shots coach! Did you know Coach Spencer also speaks Spanish?
Coach Lalo was born and raised in Utah. He graduated from Cyprus High School where he played soccer as a defensive midfielder. Coach Lalo has been playing soccer since he was 3 years old and has been close to the game ever since. He loves attending all the Real Salt Lake games he can. He also enjoys on working on cars and attending car shows. Coach Lalo now coaches high school soccer and is exciting to coach all his friends in hopes of having them as a high school player in the future!
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