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About Us

As the premier Children’s Soccer Experience, our mission is clear – we aim to positively impact children’s lives.

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Rockstar Franchise Award Winners

We are excited to announce that we were selected as the ROCKSTAR FRANCHISEE AWARD WINNERS out of more than 30,000 franchise locations!


nancy 1Nancy Orozco, President / Fractional – Integrator

Nancy is the glue that holds our operations together. In 2015 she joined our staff having gained extensive experience running her own successful business for almost a decade. When she decided to start looking for an opportunity to join a team environment, we were very fortunate that she chose us. Her ability to organize and run a team while delivering exceptional customer service has made her one of the most important hires we have ever made.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Nancy supports our leadership team, from prioritizing and executing of daily task to implementing 1 on 1 Leadership Deveopment strategies for each member of our Leadership Team. Nancy is a strong advocate for the educational component of our Soccer Classes, having completed her ECE training. We are so grateful that her commitment to the children translates into such an amazing experience for each family we serve.

“I enjoy working at Soccer Shots because of the high impact we are having on children. With our dual focus on soccer Education and Character Development, we get to hear from parents and teachers every day about how much the kids are learning and developing socially. Its really fulfilling to be a part of something that serves the community in such a big way.” 

Amanda Barkey, Owner
As the mother of four young children, Amanda is certainly no stranger to using Social Media to keep grandparents in the loop with all her kids’ activities. As a Canadian, she really appreciates the warm California sun during the winter!

RESPONSIBILITIES: Amanda is on the ownership team at Soccer Shots Orange County. She is instrumental in guiding the direction of the business, while at the same time running her own Business Coaching company as a Professional EOS Implementer.


Jo-Ben Barkey, Owner & CEO / Visionary
Jo-Ben grew up in Perú, playing soccer through high school. He continued playing collegiately at Trinity Western University, a nationally ranked program in Canada. Jo-Ben has coached at the collegiate level, serving as an assistant head coach and as a goalie coach. He also has extensive experience organizing children’s programs. He spent time running activity based youth programs for at risk kids in Canada with a program called Youth Xtreme, and also ran youth programs for Royal Caribbean. Jo-Ben spent several months living in Nepal, working with an Orphanage outside of Kathmandu. His purpose there was to install a sports program as well as an English language training program that he developed. Jo-Ben believes that soccer is a great platform for introducing young kids to character development lessons such as teamwork, positive attitudes, listening skills and sportsmanship. He also is the a Founding Partner of Petrichor Football Association, sponsoring 14 soccer academies in Cameroon (West Africa) through the revenue generated by soccer classes here in Orange County.



If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.

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The “Three Cs” – Coaching, Communication and Curriculum

The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.

The best coaches in the business

  1. Every Soccer Shots coach must complete our comprehensive training program to receive certification.
  2. All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques.
  3. Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
  4. Our coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but also the ability to engage and inspire children.

An exceptional customer experience with ongoing communication

  1. You will receive a weekly summary of what your child is learning at Soccer Shots.
  2. We proactively communicate cancellations due to weather or other circumstances.
  3. Our staff understands the importance of timely, responsive communication.

Expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards

  1. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum places an emphasis on character development and skill building.
  2. Our program is created under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches.
  3. We constantly re-evaluate and update our curriculum to stay current with childhood education standards.

Our Vision: To provide a beloved growth experience for every child; a remarkable experience for every family.

The History of Soccer Shots

Our founding partners, Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb, were soccer teammates both in college and professionally. They formed Soccer Shots® in 1997 after recognizing a lack of quality soccer programs for children under age 8. They shared an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep love of soccer, and a passion to inspire children to live fit and healthy lives.

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The success of Soccer Shots in Charlotte, NC and Harrisburg, PA, where Sorzano and Webb first launched their businesses, led to several of their friends and former teammates wanting to get involved. In 2005, Soccer Shots began franchising and opened its first four franchises in OH, DE, FL, and PA. The business opportunity began to attract more soccer entrepreneurs, and Soccer Shots has enjoyed growing around the country and into Canada.

In May of 2009, Justin Bredeman, another former college soccer teammate, became the third Soccer Shots partner. Justin brought with him eight years of experience from Auntie Anne’s, Inc., a pretzel franchising company, where he led a team that supported nearly 800 franchise units. His deep understanding of the franchise business model also comes from the knowledge gained from his five years of owning and running a Soccer Shots business of his own.

From its humble beginnings, Soccer Shots has grown beyond Jeremy and Jason’s biggest dreams, with over 200 territories across 37 states and Canada. There were over 440,000 enrollments into Soccer Shots programming in 2018.

The business is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S. And today, Soccer Shots is positioned as the best-in-class children’s soccer program with a focus on character development.

And while the accolades are appreciated, our mission remains focused – positively impacting children’s lives.

Soccer Shots Franchising, LLC is based in central Pennsylvania, just east of Harrisburg. Learn more about franchising with Soccer Shots at

Stronger Youth. Beyond the Game.

We believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we aim to impact children who live in underserved communities through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.