Director of Operations
Blake first began playing soccer at the age of seven in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. She continued playing competitive soccer on the defensive line for 10 years. After graduating high school she went on to study psychology at Oakland Community College and Oklahoma State – OKC. She has many years of experience working in youth programs and has a passion for investing in her community. Her favorite part of working for Soccer Shots is getting to see the positive impact the coaches and the curriculum have on children and their families.
“Our daughter has been very engaged and she absolutely loves Coach Blake! It has been a wonderful experience and we’ve already recommended it to several people.” – Soccer Shots Family
Coach Mak & Cheese
Director of Coaching
Mak first began soccer at 4 years old in Oklahoma City. She continued to play through high school and college, and was captain for both her club and high school teams. Mak continues to love being a team leader as our Director of Coaching. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is bilingual in English and Spanish and hopes to apply these skills every day to create an inclusive environment for the children and staff alike. While she started her Soccer Shots career as a coach for the Philadelphia location, she is happy to be a part of her home state’s youth soccer experience. Her favorite part about being a Soccer Shots coach is getting to explore the creative minds of the children and use their fun ideas to expand the possibilities of fun on the field!
“Coach Mak is an absolute gem! She is so patient and gentle with the kids and takes the time to ensure they’re learning real skills. We find Soccer Shots to be a more valuable resource than other programs in the area, in terms of actually teaching the technical aspects of the sport.” – Soccer Shots Family
Fulltime Coach / Admin
Coach Ty is from Bartlesville, OK where he was a captain for the High School Varsity Squad. In High School, he coached a U-4 coed team, a U-8 girls team, and ran various private trainings and camps. Additionally, he played club soccer for Northeast Oklahoma FC. Ty studied at the University of Oklahoma, where he played on the Men’s Club Soccer Team. During his time at OU, he gave back to the local community by raising awareness and funds for Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation and Royal Family Kid’s Camp! Coach Ty is now a full-time coach and administrative assistant for Soccer Shots OKC and loving it. His favorite part about being a Soccer Shots coach is having the opportunity to allow kids to learn soccer fundamentals in a fun and safe environment!
“Our son had Coach Ty as an instructor and he absolutely adored him. We are so thankful for all the lessons that he taught our son not only about soccer but leadership, kindness, patience, etc. We will always be enrolling in Soccer Shots when we have the opportunity.” – Soccer Shots Family
Coach Charon is from Oklahoma City Oklahoma, and has worked with children for the last 5 years from being a summer camp counselor, to coaching basketball clinics. She has a bachelors degree in physical performance and sports studies that she uses to implement in her coaching skills. Charon loves being apart of the Soccer Shots family and taking on new experiences each day because she gets to enjoy exploring her imagination on soccer island with amazing kids who always bring her joy.
Coach Charon is also our team headshot photographer!
With over twenty years of recreational and competitive soccer experience and nine years of coaching youth athletes, Coach Trevor makes an excellent addition to the Soccer Shots OKC team! Trevor graduated from his hometown of Mustang, Oklahoma and later attended the University of Oklahoma to study business administration as well as earned two Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist certificates from nationally accredited programs. Coach Trevor is excited to share the imagination of children as they explore soccer island learning about life values, developing key motor skills, and having fun in a comfortable rewarding environment.
“Coach Trevor has been absolutely incredible to work with this season. The patience and grace they show the kids is so moving to watch as a parent; It certainly does not go unnoticed. We’ve been so impressed with this entire organization.” – Soccer Shots Family
Coach Daniel has had a passion for soccer since he started playing- which is as early as he can remember! He continued up until his freshman year of high school. He also has experience as a soccer referee starting at the age of 13 in Yukon, Mustang, and Oklahoma City from U5 all the way to U16. Soccer Shots has given Coach Daniel an opportunity to use his experience as a player and referee to help kids discover their own love for soccer while also teaching and developing new skills to further their education of the game. He loves watching the kids have all sorts of fun on soccer island and enjoys seeing the friendships that are made while doing it.
“Coach Daniel has been so lovely! It’s because of his kindness and patience my daughters has confidence grown.” – Soccer Shots Family
Coach Brooklyn is originally from Temple, Texas where she started playing soccer at 7 years old. She was a four-year varsity starter for Temple High School and played on a couple of club teams throughout her 11 years of competitive soccer. She also coached soccer camps for the youth in her town as well as children with special needs. Brooklyn now studies Forensic Science and Biomedical Science at the University of Central Oklahoma. Coach Brooklyn enjoys being a Soccer Shots coach because she can share her joy and passion for the game with the children as well as watching them grow and learn from these incredible experiences that is beyond the limits of the game.
Coach Rachel began playing soccer at the age of four and played through high school. While getting a bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma, she was a competitive rower and played soccer as a way to build friendships. Rachel was drawn to Soccer Shots for their efforts to develop positive character traits at a young age. She has a wealth of soccer knowledge she is excited to share with the next generation of soccer players!
Coach Liv began playing soccer at age 5 in her hometown, Enid, OK, and continued on through high school for a total of 13 years. She was a goalie in her younger years and then moved up to the defensive line as she started playing competitively. Currently Liv is a student at the University of Central Oklahoma where they are pursuing a Bachelors degree in Management and Human Resource Management. Liv has lots of experience working with children of all ages, including serving as a student leader at her church, children’s summer camps, a family nanny, and also spending time with her many nieces and nephews. Coach Liv is truly passionate about working with kids and helping build up the next generation. “I am so thankful for the opportunity to be part of the Soccer Shots team, and I hope to encourage and positively influence all of the kiddos that I have the privilege of coaching!”
Coach Heidi kicked her first soccer ball at the age of 4 and she fell in the love with the game. After graduating high school, she began her studies at OSU/OKC to achieve her associates degree. Heidi began working as a kindergarten assistant and director/coordinator of the summer program at Villa Teresa. During those years is when she began coaching soccer and T-ball. The last few years she has added referring into her love for the games. She found out about Soccer Shots though the eyes of a parent. After seeing the positive impact this program made in the lives of her own children she knew she had to be part of it. “I love being a coach for Soccer Shots and helping children develop character, learn and grow their skills, and have fun playing the game of soccer.”
Coach Cate’s first experience with soccer began in early elementary school when she played for a local league with North OKC Soccer Club. She went on to manage her high school soccer team for three years during which time she gained important skills in communication, group management, and teamwork. Coach Cate began working with children after earning her certifications to teach preschool at a mother’s-day-out in Yukon, Oklahoma. This sparked her passion for early childhood education. She spent years working as a live-in special needs nanny to children of varying ages where she gained important insight on the significance of nurturing every child’s individual mind to ensure equal opportunities for growth.
Coach Cate believes in the power of shaping young minds through teaching kindness, self empowerment, and the importance of caring for others and she arrives each day to soccer island with that goal in mind.
Coach Cayla is originally from Farmington, New Mexico and has always had a passion for sports. She grew up playing soccer, lacrosse, basketball, gymnastics, dance, running cross-country, and doing martial arts. She played varsity soccer all four years of high school in Edmond, Oklahoma and currently plays collegiate soccer at Randall University. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management and in sports marketing. Coach Cayla has coached soccer camps, individual soccer training, and currently coaches youth soccer both indoor and outdoor. She is grateful that she has the many opportunities she does to positively impact youth and help guide them. Coach Cayla is extremely excited to be a part of the Soccer Shots team and help kids develop skills that help them on and off the field.
Coach Cara is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado where she started playing soccer at 3 years old. She continued on in club teams and for The Classical Academy High School. She was a goalie until 6th grade and then moved to mid-field until she discontinued soccer her junior year. Cara has worked with children of all ages throughout the years as a student leader in church camps and Awana. She is now working towards her bachelor’s degree in Social Work through Fort Hays State University. Cara began working at Soccer Shots because of how much soccer has really helped to build her character and made her the person she is today. She looks forward to pass that love down to the youth that are just now starting their soccer journey!
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