Coach Ed was born and raised in Brazil, a place that lives and breathes soccer. He majored in Electrical Engineering and played soccer his whole life, including in high school and college. His passion for soccer and all the benefits that the sport has brought into his life are beyond words. He is looking forward to positively impacting children, parents, coaches and the community, pursuing excellence in every action and decision. He has 3 children which are his inspiration to pursue this career.
Coach Matt was born in Derby, England and moved over to Florida at 9 years old. Coaching has been his passion since he was 24 years old. It’s all he has been doing since then. He loves introducing this beautiful game to the children! Coach Matt holds a USSF D license. He attends Lakeside Church in Oakland and he hopes to make a lasting impact within your community.
Coach Sergio was born in Bogotá, Colombia and has been playing soccer both recreationally and competitively for as long as he can remember. Growing up in the bustling city, he would play anywhere he could find. He was overjoyed to discover the large, lush fields suburban Orlando had to offer when he moved to the U.S. at the age of seven. Sergio’s 5+ years of experience working as an entertainer and photographer has harnessed his joy of working alongside children. He cannot stress enough how rewarding it is every day not only to teach his favorite sport, but to also help kids grow and have an actively positive impact on the community.
Cheyenne grew up playing soccer in a small town in South Dakota. Throughout her years growing up she participated in many different activities, but soccer was her passion. She continued to play year-round and assist in coaching for 11 years. She even played on the University of Lincoln-Nebraska’s club team! Since graduating from college, she continues to play the occasional game of soccer here and there but truly just enjoys coaching with Soccer Shots and growing with the children each season.
Coach Justin, born and raised in Orlando, grew up in a large Puerto Rican family where soccer is everything. Some of his earliest memories involve large family gatherings and playing soccer all day long. Having spent almost a decade as an actor for Disney’s live entertainment he has traveled from Orlando to LA to Shanghai and everything in between performing for children and families of all kinds. Coach Justin is excited to bring his creative energy to every lesson so that every session on Soccer Island is fun and inspirational.
Coach Edwin was born in California and raised in NY. He has always been interested in staying active since a young age. His love for soccer began in his teens and has always been a part of his life ever since. He enlisted in the Air Force and after that his passion for health and fitness began. He has been a group trainer, kickboxing instructor and personal trainer and has always believed in the importance of children staying active for health and development. Soccer Shots has given him the opportunity to put that into practice.
Coach Jan was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and coming from a military family, has moved pretty much everywhere. He recently graduated from Clarks Summit University, where he was also a part of the men’s soccer team. Jan will be furthering his education at the University of South Florida to receive his doctorate in physical therapy. His desire to serve people translates directly onto the field, as he loves coaching kids and inspiring them to be better versions of themselves everyday.
Coach Angel was born and raised here in the “Sunshine State.” Growing up, Angel kept busy with a variety of activities, but soccer was always the best part of her day! She currently attends Southeastern University and works part-time as a substitute teacher for Polk County. She loves having the opportunity to work with children and positively impact their lives. She hopes to make a difference in her community and inspire all of our soccer friends along the way!
Coach Alexa is from outside Gulf Shores, Alabama. She moved to Lakeland, FL to attend Southeastern University to study Elementary Education. Coach Alexa loves teaching and loves to see children learn new skills on and off the field. She grew up with a dad that was born and raised in Mexico and they used to play soccer together. This sparked her passion for soccer! While in Alabama, she was a soccer referee for children 7 and under and enjoyed watching the little leagues grow throughout the season. Coach Alexa is excited to be apart of a program that not only instills soccer skills, but teaches children about how to be great players in the game of life by teaching children characteristics they can use off the field!
Coach Vic was born in Leicester England and moved to Florida 6 years ago. She grew up playing soccer over there and it became a strong passion of hers. She is now a freshman at Valencia College where she will be studying Business. She is excited to share this passion of hers with the kids and to help them grow.
Coach Alberto is from Queens New York and moved to Orlando in 2000. His passion for Soccer comes from his South American heritage as his family would always get together and have a game on. He played in various leagues growing up and always was down for a pick up game. His player is Kylian Mbappe because he has so much talent and his style and skill set is one of a kind. He has a 4 year old son and soon to have a baby girl. His favorite thing about soccer is the team work and importance of each player and their roles they play on the field.
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