Director of Coaching
Coach Cheryl grew up in North St Paul, MN and currently lives in Woodbury, MN with her husband and two girls. Sports have always played a large role in her life from childhood through college. Cheryl has previously coached pole vaulting, and swimming, and joins us after spending the last few years as the director of a local swim school. She loves working with small children and finds joy in their imagination and creativity. When she isn’t at Soccer Shots, she loves to travel as much as possible, and spends a lot of time driving her girls to their various activities
Director of Development
Coach Sean was born and raised in East Sussex, United Kingdom. He started playing soccer from a very young age and it rapidly became his bread and butter. He played for club teams and attended a couple of academies throughout his academic years. Sean’s real journey and passion for coaching came when he captained a club for 5 years then moved into player/ coaching mode. He moved to the United States in 2014 and got hooked on coaching youth soccer. Sean is currently a licensed coach who is still eager to learn more. Coaching America’s future soccer players is the best job in the world and he feels as though he has so much to give back to the sport!
Director Of Operations & Executive Director , Rochester
Coach Cassie grew up in Oakdale, MN and currently resides in Woodbury, MN with her family (husband, two daughters & dog). She started playing soccer at the young age and continued to play all the way through college. She played collegiate soccer at Minnesota State University, Mankato and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. She then moved out to Michigan and earned her Master’s in Sports Administration and was the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach for the Central Michigan University Women’s Soccer Team for four seasons. Cassie has a real passion for working with youth and loves being able to positively impact their growth and development and of course, having the opportunity to share her passion for soccer!
Coach Jenna was born and raised in Minnesota. She started playing soccer at 13 and has loved it ever since. She has experience working with youth in Minnesota, Japan, and the United Kingdom. During her time at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, she designed a research project on football being used to battle social exclusion in the UK. She worked with organizations for that project that used football to reduce homelessness and youth crime. Soccer and development quickly became a passion which lead her to become a coach for Soccer Shots. She hopes to use soccer to inspire future generations.
Sales and Recruiting Coordinator
Coach Anna was raised Reedsburg, Wisconsin and currently lives in Golden Valley, MN. Sports have always been a significant part of her life as she grew up playing soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball and running cross country. She played basketball at Messiah University before transferring to Bethel her junior year where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Physical Education. Since graduating Anna has continued pursuing her passion of teaching and coaching youth. She loves to spend time with her family, travel, exercise, and be outside as much possible.
Coach Heder has played soccer since he was 8 years old. He has been playing soccer in his dad’s soccer team where they have won countless league championships. Coach Heder has also played High School Varsity for the Richfield Spartans. He is eager to keep learning and moving up in coaching to eventually reach college or professional coaching. In his free time you can find him, camping, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, playing soccer, or at a lot of restaurants checking out their special dish.
Bridget graduated from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Minor in Early Childhood Education. She was a 4K teacher in Hudson, WI, and was a part-time Soccer Shots coach for 5 years before becoming a Training Coordinator with Soccer Shots. Bridget played soccer throughout her childhood and into college and is thrilled to be sharing her knowledge of the game with children today (and with her son as he grows)! She has been playing soccer since she could walk and hasn’t stopped since.
Josh grew up in the Twin Cities area and enjoyed sports, primarily basketball and distance running. He began coaching basketball through the Minneapolis parks in 2008, and then coached basketball, ultimate frisbee, and cross country at the International School of Minnesota for 11 years while working as an aide and administrator. He has played rec league soccer for the past six years, and plays pickup basketball whenever possible! Josh has a B.A. in geography from the University of Minnesota and is interested in gardening, food systems, and sustainable agriculture
Ian grew up in Lakeville, Minnesota and played all kinds of sports throughout his childhood – namely tennis and soccer to name a couple. Fantasy football, the NFL Draft, and playing board games are just a few of his main hobbies. Ian went to North Central University in Minneapolis for Youth Development and has worked in various youth programming, including a few different non-profit organizations. He also has coached many different sports, but primarily tennis and soccer. Ian is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Recreation, Parks, and Sport Management online at Frostburg State University, looking to continue his career with youth and sports!
Coach Megan grew up in Bloomington and played soccer since age 8. She played varsity soccer for Bloomington Kennedy and was named to the all conference and all state team as a senior. She also played for an U19 women’s traveling team while in Minnesota. She lived in Texas for 20 years where she raised 2 children who graduated from college and now have fulfilling careers. In Texas, Megan taught preschool, was a summer day camp instructor, volunteered as a youth soccer coach and was an assistant coach for an U14 club team. She also took a coaches training course and holds a D coaching license. She has played soccer through her adulthood. In her free time, she likes to watch youth soccer, lacrosse, and football as well as all college and professional sports. She is happy to be back “home” to be with her friends and family.
Coach Malte grew up in the Ruhr region of Germany, right between the big Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04, where soccer is life! He has been playing club soccer since he was 3 years old. After going to school and starting work as a social worker, soccer remained a huge part of his life: he has also coached teams and goalkeepers of various age groups in both Germany and the US. He moved to the Twin Cities in early 2020 and is excited to bring his passion for soccer to a new generation of kids through Soccer Shots, emphasizing both a love of the sport and of sportsmanship.
Coach Jess grew up playing a variety of sports, but soccer has always been her favorite. She started playing soccer at age 7, continuing to play in high school and for a club team. Coach Jess graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services. During her time at Iowa State, she spent her free time playing pickup soccer, ultimate frisbee, and a variety of intramural sports. Through her experiences volunteering at soccer camps, working at a residential treatment facility, working at a summer camp, and working for various after-school programs, Coach Jess has grown in her knowledge and passion for making a difference in the lives of children. As a coach for Soccer Shots, she is excited about teaching character/social skills, while sharing her love for soccer with the children. In her free time, Coach Jess loves to write poetry, watch Netflix/Hulu, and spend time in nature.
Coach Sydney was born in Stillwater, Minnesota and has been playing soccer since she was 14. She was the keeper for her team and enjoys the community and support that came with soccer. She studied psychology at Century College with a special interest in childhood development. She loves working with kids, and having five younger siblings showed just how much unlimited energy they have to play!
Coach Amanda grew up in McCall, Idaho before going to college in Madison, Wisconsin for kinesiology and then massage therapy school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She grew up playing soccer from the early age of 5 and also transitioned into other sports throughout her early childhood. Cross country running and cross country skiing were among her favorites! Coach Amanda also coaches Girls on the run along with volunteer coaching her children. Her family leads a very active lifestyle.
Coach Cassie grew up in Brodhead, Wisconsin and absolutely loved playing sports and staying active. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work, where she focused her education on youth development and child welfare. She has spent time working in daycare settings, elementary schools, and community centers throughout Wisconsin and Minneapolis and has a passion for working with kids. Coach Cassie now lives in River Falls with her dog, Ollie, and loves spending time outside hiking, skiing, and playing sports!
Coach Hannah was born and raised in Minnesota and played soccer from a child all through high school. She graduated from UW-River Falls with a Sport and Exercise Science degree.
Hannah loves being active and being around children! She is a full time preschool teacher as well and a Soccer Shots coach. Hannah is really looking forward to getting back to the game she loves so much and growing with all of the children as they learn soccer!
Coach Emily was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. She grew up playing soccer from age 6 and also transitioned into other sports like Track & Field and Cross Country. Coach Emily moved to Missouri for college and graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with her Masters in Accountancy in 2018. She missed Minnesota so much she decided to move back after she graduated! Coach Emily now lives in Crystal with her dog, Olive, and loves hiking, kayaking, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Emily is very excited to share her passion for learning with her new friends in Soccer Shots!
Born and raised in Edina, MN, Coach Anne grew up in a soccer-loving family. Having enjoyed the sport since she was five years old, Coach Anne has played for various associations around the world, including the competitive Edina High School soccer teams and Durham University women’s football club in northern England. Enthusiastic and compassionate, Coach Anne is excited to pair her love for early education and soccer as a Soccer Shots coach. During her off hours, you can find Coach Anne painting, reading, and enjoying the outdoors with her family and friends
Coach Morgan grew up on the east coast in Haverhill Massachusetts. She started playing soccer when she was 5 years old and continue to play all the way up to the collegiate level at Wingate University. Morgan received her Batchelor of Science in Exercise Science at Wingate University. Morgan has been coaching soccer for almost 10 years now and hopes to continue to grow as a coach with soccer shots.
Coach Patrick has been playing soccer since he was a little kid, running around picking
dandelions and maybe kicking the ball every now and again. He kept playing soccer all
the way up through high school and has continued to follow the professional game,
particularly the local teams like the Loons, the Crows and the Aurora. Patrick is a
recent graduate of The University of Minnesota Twin Cities, graduating with a theatre
major and a biology minor (crazy combination I know). He is excited to continue his
soccer journey as a coach and to combine his love of the sport with his passion for acting and just being silly!
Coach Kari grew up in Savage MN and played soccer from ages 3 – 22. She played at Gustavus Adolphus College and graduated with a bio chemistry and molecular biology degree. Kari is currently working in a research lab at the University of Minnesota.
Along with working in the lab, she has worked with children for 3 years. She is very excited to share her excitement for soccer and introduce kids to the sport in a fun and positive way!
When Coach Meghanlee was 3 years old she experienced frustration for the very first
time because she missed out on preschool soccer. Her parents made sure to sign her up
for the next season of soccer. Ever since then she has been on the field protecting her
goalie. After high school she did some coaching for a variety of clubs all different ages.
Last year she had to take a short break for she had her 3rd child, but now she is back
and excited to coach the same age group she was when she first fell in love with the game.
Coach Becca grew up in Albertville, MN and currently resides in Eagan, MN. She started playing soccer at age 9 and she played until high school. In high school she realized her passion for children and teaching was in her future. So she made the choice to coach youth soccer for the St. Michael-Albertville United soccer club and ended up coaching all the way through college. She went to the University of St. Thomas and graduated with a double major in elementary education and psychology. In 2016 she received her first teaching position at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Brooklyn park, MN and has been the kindergarten teacher there for 4 years now. She realized she was missing her love for soccer and coaching these last few years so she is very excited to begin her next coaching adventure with soccer shots. Her and her husband love to go biking, frisbee golfing, and lifting weights at the gym. Her passion in life is to inspire kids to love to learn and encourage them to try new things and coaching soccer is another way to help make that happen.
Coach Julian was born in Madison WI, but grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia PA. He has been playing soccer since he was 6 years old, and it is still one of his big passions to this day, as well as working with kids! Julian got his bachelors of science in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota Twin cities, and will be attending St. Catherine university in the fall for his doctorate of physical therapy.
Coach Ben has been in the Twin Cities since January of 2021 and has loved the great state of Minnesota! In 2019, Coach Ben went on a mission trip to Chile and Argentina where he was able to share his faith and love for others while bonding over sports. Coach Ben enjoys working with kids and caring for them well, and was so excited when he heard about this opportunity! Using sports and fun games has always been an enjoyable way for Ben to pour into young children. While sports and games are fun, Ben’s biggest goal in working with Soccer Shots is to positively impact them, and be a caring and loving role model that they can look up to. Coach Ben enjoys serving others wherever he can, and has taken many classes to further his understanding of the development of children from every stage in life.
Coach Neal grew up in Southwest Louisiana and was always very active in sports including marital arts, tennis, basketball, and marching band. He moved to the Twin Cities in 2020 to pursue a degree in Biblical studies. He is excited to work with Soccer Shots to improve his skills in soccer while getting to be a role model to the kids he is coaching and make a positive impact on them.
Coach Phong grew up in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. In his spare time, coach Phong enjoys watching movies and playing video games. Fun fact about coach Phong, he was in a short film shown on the big screen
Coach Amanda grew up in Coon Rapids, Minnesota where she started playing soccer in elementary school and on the streets of Lebanon, then began playing for the Blaine soccer club as she got older. She also was a track athlete at Blaine high school! She now attends the University of Minnesota where she’s studying to be a nurse and be able to travel the globe to help those in need. Coach Amanda’s passion is to leave everyone happier than how she met them and soccer shots is the epitome of a positive attitude and growth. Her goal is to teach the youth of our nation that the sky is the limit and each and everyone matters, no matter what they look like
Coach Hailey grew up on the Central of California, but now resides in Bloomington. Although Hailey is new to soccer, she is not new to teaching. Having worked with children both in America and overseas, Hailey is passionate about helping children learn new skills and growing in their development. Hailey hopes to apply this passion to Soccer shots and her new students
Coach Krystal grew up in Farmington, MN. She loved playing just about any sport, but
ended up focusing solely on hockey in high school and college. Krystal says there is a
reason hockey players warm up by playing soccer, it’s actually more fun. All jokes
aside, taking any sport too serious can lead to burn out, which is why she’s thrilled to
be getting back to the game of soccer. Soccer is one of the best sports in the world,
especially in that it is so inclusive. It can be played anywhere at anytime by anyone or
skill level. While obtaining her health and physical education (k-12) teaching degree she
also coached hockey for former teams and training programs. She has worked with kids
for over ten years and is currently working towards her masters in clinical mental
health. She is excited to be given the opportunity to allow every child she works with to be seen, heard, and loved.
Coach Zanna was born and raised in Rochester, New York (NOT Minnesota), and moved
to the Twin cities for law school. She started playing soccer at a young age and has
been devoted to the sport ever since. She has played competitively pretty much her
whole life and loves to play pickup whenever she can. Before law school, she studied
Russian language and literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has years of
experience coaching kids ages 8-16, which she enjoyed. She loves working with kids and is excited to instill a passion for soccer in the little ones
Coach Ashley was born and raised in Minnesota. She lived in Mexico for a while where her dad grew up. Ashley began playing soccer at a young age for a few youth leagues in her area and she played until her sophomore year of high school. Ashley then got the opportunity to student coach under the wing of the Rosemount Boys Varsity soccer coach. That’s where she developed a love for coaching and began to coach for soccer shots and a traveling team. Coach Ashley hopes to go to college and gain a degree in athletic training and sports management so that she can always be near the sport she loves.
Coach Kendra grew up in Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Shakopee MN. She has worked in the childcare industry since she was 15. Kendra likes anime, weightlifting, sushi, and playing the piano.
Coach Luci grew up playing soccer at her middle and high school in Portage, Pennsylvania, and has coached elementary soccer for 2 years. She is currently a student at Bethany Global University, working towards a degree in Transformational Entrepreneurship and Biblical Theory. Coach Luci is excited to build community with the kids, families, and other Soccer Shots coaches!!
Coach Amber grew up in North Central Wisconsin and currently resides in Hudson, WI. She started playing soccer at a young age and continued to play through high school. Amber is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a bachelors degree in Human Services Leadership. She has always been interested in working in the education industry, Elementary Education, and has extensive history of working in childcare’s, schools, autism centers, and mental health facilities with roles as assistant aides and registered behavioral technician. Amber has always had a passion for working with the youth and loves being able to positively impact their growth and development. In her downtime, she enjoys being with friends, hiking, being on the water especially in the summer, and staying active by exploring the Hudson/twin cities attractions.
Coach tolu grew up in Nigeria, playing soccer as often as humanly possible, hoping to enter a field that let him bring hope and healing to the world around him. After bouncing around a number of graduate programs, he is now studying to become a clinical mental health counselor at Bethel university.
His biggest asset(and some might say his only asset) on the field is speed.
Coach Jensen has played soccer since she was 5 and continued to play competitively through high school. She continues to play for fun in college. She is currently attending the U of M studying architecture. She loves the game of soccer and is excited to share and teach this passion to kids!
Coach Michelle is a recent graduate from UW-Madison and is currently applying to physical therapy schools! She was born and raised in Minnesota. From playing to now coaching, soccer has always played an important role in Michelle’s life. She loves being able to help kids stay active, grow as individuals, and develop their soccer skills.
Coach Jeff grew up in Fergus Falls, MN, but has lived in the Twin Cities for the past 5 years. He’s played soccer since the age of 4, competitively up until college. Aside from soccer, he also refs and plays hockey, does theater professionally, and enjoys hanging out with his dog Aspen.
Kat grew up in Chicago, but just moved to Minnesota from California. She is a 6th grade teacher who enjoys surfing, snowboarding, and cooking in her free time. Kat is excited to work with kiddos and institute the power of play and equitable teaching.
Coach Tiago grew up in Brazil playing soccer in a local soccer team in a small town during high school. In 2011 Tiago went to college and graduated with a B.S in Education with a major in Physical Education. After college, he worked as athletic trainer and coached soccer at a Flamengo’s Soccer Franchise.
Matt grew up in Stillwater, MN and currently lives in Saint Paul. He played soccer from age four, all the way until high school. He went to college at the University of Saint Thomas and graduated in 2022. Matt loves being involved in sports and is always excited and ready to engage with and teach the kids!
Kalli grew up in Shakopee, MN, playing soccer, golf, and hockey all the way through high school. She attended the University of St. Thomas and graduated with B.S. in Exercise science. Sports has always been a passion of hers. She is excited to teach kids the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and friendship that soccer has to offer.
Coach Michael is currently a student at the University of Northwestern in Saint Paul. He has played soccer since he was three! Michael has always loved soccer and teaching others about it as well. He also enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife and dog. “I am excited to be teaching kids soccer skills and the value they hold in modern day social settings.”
Coach Hayden grew up in St. Michael, Minnesota where he played soccer for 10 years. Hayden’s nickname throughout the season was Coach Hayden! Hayden used to coach recreational soccer for his local area. He is excited to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer and build meaningful relationships with the kids he coaches!!
Coach Jonathon grew up in Maple Grove, Minnesota. He played soccer all throughout his childhood up until age 18. He played for many different clubs such as Maplebrook, Wings, Bangoo, and MN Thunder Academy! Jonathon has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Metropolitan State University, and now teaches elementary age kids during the school day. He is excited to implement his skills and abilities within Soccer Shots to help each child grow, not only within the soccer aspect, but also their character!
I grew up in Morocco and Spain which is where my love for the game began. I started playing soccer in Elementary school, played for my club team in Spain, and played soccer in college. I have been coaching club and high school soccer for the last 5 years and was a Pre-K teacher before joining soccer shots. I have a bachelor’s in Exercise Science, a minor in Coaching, and hold the USSF D Coaching License. I love soccer, Real Madrid, my wife, basketball, and seeing kids grow and develop as people and athletes.
Coach Drew grew up in Dakota County where he played soccer at Lakeville North High School and the Burnsville Valley United club. A current student at Bethel University, he’s pursuing a B.A. in Mathematics and played for the Men’s Varsity Soccer team for 2 years!
Coach Nicole grew up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities. She played soccer and softball and enjoys being active. She has two children of her own and understands the importance of being a good role model. Nicole has a BA degree from the University of Saint Thomas and is a Recruiter off the field. She enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and traveling.
Coach Leo grew up in the Twin Cities area playing rec soccer for much of his childhood. He played soccer in high school for Hiawatha Collegiate and very much enjoys soccer and any sport in general. Leo is very excited to teach soccer and the values that come with the sport!
Coach Nathaniel has played soccer his entire life. Saying he has a lot of passion and love for the game is an understatement. He has a 4 year old who likes to play soccer but does not enjoy it much when it comes to watching it on the TV. He has always wanted to coach soccer and he is incredibly excited to inspire the same love and passion for the beautiful game in the kids he will be coaching!
Coach Victor grew up in Edina and played soccer for 13 years, before joining Soccer Shots. He played primarily regional and national soccer. He is looking forward to teaching children all about what soccer has to offer.
Coach Carin is from Anchorage, Alaska where she grew up playing soccer since she was four years old. Carin currently plays college soccer at Hamline University and will be graduating in May 2023 with her degree in Business Management!
Coach Jordyn grew up in Rochester, MN playing soccer from ages 2 to 18. She is student at the University of Minnesota studying Kinesiology and she is planning on studying Physical Education after graduation. She is looking forward to creating a fun and positive learning environment in the sport she has grown up loving!
Coach Zach grew up in Stillwater and enjoyed participating in many different sports. Senior year of high school at St. Croix Preparatory, he was a member of both varsity soccer as well as basketball. He is currently on the basketball team at Bethel University.
Coach Selina is originally from Cape Girardeau, MO and moved to Minneapolis, MN in elementary school. She was a multi-sport athlete growing up and played soccer for 12 yrs. She has coached other sports besides just soccer. She went to school to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach and loves working with kids!
Coach Gabe is originally from Superior Wisconsin, where he was a member of the Superior Spartan Soccer Program, and Gitchi Gummi Soccer Club. Gabe is currently enrolled at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, working towards an associates in economics. Some hobbies include, playing soccer, fishing, being outside and time with family and friends.
Coach Cormac grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota and currently plays soccer for Vlora FC. He graduated from Jefferson in 2021 and currently attends Normandale Community College. Cormac has a deep-rooted passion for personal development, which is why he is excited to be a coach for Soccer Shots.
Coach Bella grew up in Brooklyn Center MN and has played soccer for the past 16 years. She currently plays at North Central University and is studying Social Work. Over the summer she is a summer camp counselor. And her favorite candy is gummy bears. She is super excited for the opportunity to coach soccer!
Coach Lilliana grew up in a small country town in Wisconsin where she played soccer for over 14 years. She played for an Olympic development team as well as club and premier teams in her youth. It has been her dream to coach her own kids team someday! She studied industrial engineering for several years at UW-Platteville and is continuing her education currently. She is also a poet and is writing two books that she is hoping to publish.
Coach Caroline grew up in Minneapolis and played soccer from the time she could walk until she was 18 years old. Caroline has lived and played soccer all over, in places such as China, Thailand and Singapore! Caroline worked as an executive chef in Southern California but has changed paths and works with kids and plants! She spends her time skiing or swimming her with dog depending on the season, playing her bass, going bowling, and tending to her indoor and outdoor gardens.
Coach Maddie grew up in Highland Park, IL playing soccer and team sports for 12 years. She studied Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota and currently lives near downtown Minneapolis. Maddie has previously enjoyed working with infants through kindergarten in early childcare centers for 6 years.
Maddie’s favorite things outside of coaching are dancing, watching movies, reading books, and doing puzzles!
Coach Emma grew up in Mounds View, Minnesota as the youngest of 4. Growing up she enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, and following her 3 older siblings wherever they went. Now as an aunt of 3, she loves spending time with her niece and nephews. They enjoy jumping on the trampoline, playing at the park, and cooking together. Her favorite color is black, favorite animals are horses, and favorite food is spaghetti!
Coach Cass grew up in DeForest Wisconsin and played soccer from age 5-22. She played at Edgewood College in Madison WI and graduated with a sociology degree. Cass is currently working as a nanny. Coach Cass loves playing soccer and basketball and being outside and exploring.
Coach Zoey was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she played competitive soccer when she was 8 years old. She played Division 1 soccer at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in business advertising and after got her MBA in finance and management at the University of Kansas. Zoey currently works at Be The Match helping facilitate blood stem cell transplants to patients battling blood diseases. Zoey lives in the Twin Cities area with her husband and 3 cats. Zoey is excited to share her love with soccer and have the most fun possible!
Hailing from the corn fields of southern Minnesota, Coach Rob grew up loving sports. His Dad coached almost every sport that was offered, and from watching him, Coach Rob saw firsthand the important impact that coaches can have on young people. Now, a father of three living in Robbinsdale, Coach Rob wants to share all the fun, positivity, and growth that he shared with his own children when they were younger. He is very excited to be a part of Soccer Shots!
Coach Ley grew up in Minneapolis and the surrounding metro area. He enjoys playing all kinds of sports including basketball, volleyball and ultimate frisbee. He’ll also be graduating from Concordia in May with a degree in Information Systems. Ley’s first experience coaching kids was during MN Thunder summer camp as an intern back in 2008.
Coach Shea is originally from Minnesota, and has also lived around North Dakota and Arizona as well. He has been playing soccer for over 20 years, and his favorite hobby is snowboarding. Shea runs his own company called Dead Era where he designs clothing and art, and his favorite color is purple. In his free time, you can find Shea swimming at the lake, listening to music, or playing with his big Great Pyrenees named Desza.
Coach Roberto is a very positive, easy-going person that loves soccer. He also enjoys walks and animals- specifically dogs and cats. You can often find Coach Roberto jogging or exercising, or watching a good movie.
Trystin grew up in Norwalk, Iowa and has loved playing soccer for fun since she was a kid. She moved to Minneapolis for college, and is studying Theology and Global Studies at Bethlehem College & Seminary. Trystin loves to have fun with kids and teach them new things while helping them grow as strong and confident individuals. She enjoys making coffee and visiting different shops with her friends in the Twin Cities, as well as hiking any trail she can find.
Coach Emily H.
Coach Emily grew up in Eau Claire Wisconsin and played soccer from ages 4-19. She worked for a soccer program at Parks and Recreation in Eau claire as a soccer instructor. A year later Coach Emily became the soccer program planner and ran the program through the summer.
Emily is currently attending the University of Wisconsin River Falls and studying Health and Physical education.
Her favorite color is blue and she loves to be outside. She is super excited to share the love and passion she has with soccer with the kids enrolled in our programs!
If you have a passion for positively impacting children, we’d love to talk to you.