Soccer Shots offers three core programs to meet the developmental needs of children ages 2 to 8. It’s way more than just learning the game of soccer. We aim to build character, skills and confidence while also having a whole lot of FUN. We’re committed to providing safe, positive experiences through the game of soccer. It’s the reason parents trust Soccer Shots. Each of our three core programs teaches the right skills at the right age. Explore our programs to find the perfect fit.EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS
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Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program taught by fully-trained coaches. Join us on Soccer Island for soccer skills, character building curriculum designed specifically for kids and a whole lot of FUN!FIND A LOCATION!
Soccer Shots is the most trusted and engaging children’s soccer program for ages 2 to 8. Join the best coaches in the business, on Soccer Island for age-appropriate soccer skills, character-building, and FUN!
We’re committed to providing safe, positive experiences through the game of soccer. It’s the reason parents trust Soccer Shots. Each of our three core programs teaches the right skills at the right age. Explore our programs to find the perfect fit. Each Soccer Shots franchise is individually owned and operated.
Laura Bowers has been in collegiate coaching and youth development for over the past decade. Her last collegiate coaching experience was at Trinity University as assistant women’s soccer coach in San Antonio, TX. Prior to coaching at Trinity University, Laura was an assistant coach at Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach VA for two seasons. She graduated and played for powerhouse Wheaton College (Ill.) from 2003 to 2006. Wheaton captured the NCAA Division III National Championship twice during her playing days, in 2004 and 2006. She was a two time All-American in 2005 and 2006 and was honored as the NSCAA National Player of the Year in 2006, as well as being named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Player of the Year. For over the past 12 years, she’s worked to build and develop the local Soccer Shots program in Hampton Roads into one of the top premier intro to soccer programs in the area. She is passionate about the game of soccer and being able to use the sport to teach and develop kids of all ages. She looks forward to bringing an energetic and fun environment to the development of the game. Laura resides in Virginia Beach with her husband, Jeff Bowers (the current Virginia Wesleyan University head women’s soccer coach) and her 3 children, Levi, Wyatt and Harper.
Jeff Bowers has been the co-owner of Soccer Shots Hampton Roads for over 12 years with his wife, Laura Bowers. He’s currently the head women’s soccer coach at Virginia Wesleyan University and the associate Athletic Director. He is one of the winningest coaches in Division III ranks sitting tied for 19th with 325 career wins. He has received numerous accolades, including 2005 & 2021 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors as well as State Coach of the Year honors in 2003 and 2006 and 2022. He guided the Marlins to 14 NCAA appearances, 3 Elite 8’s and 2 NCAA Final Fours with their most recent in 2022. He also coached the semi-professional Hampton Road Piranhas, in 2004 and 2005. Bowers holds a Premier License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a “B” license from the United States Soccer Federation.
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“and super instructors!“
“and Coach Leo is the best coach. He always tries to re-engage kids when their attention may be on something else or if they run off the field. He takes the time to make them feel welcome and comfortable.“
“So patient and sweet! They take the time to include every kid, work with their strengths and work on their weaknesses!“
“We’ve had three different coaches since we started Soccer Shots, and all of them have been great instructors, remembered the kids’ names, and did an excellent job getting all of the kids to participate. We’ve already recommended to several friends“