Premier Children’s Soccer Franchise Coming to the Northern Seattle Area; Local Entrepreneur Commits to Making a Positive Impact on the Children of the Community
SEATTLE – Soccer Shots, the engaging children’s soccer program best known for its focus on character development, announced today it is joining the northern Seattle community.
“The past couple of years I have spent time as the director of coaching for a soccer club in Washington. Coaching soccer is one of my many passions and owning a Soccer Shots gives me the opportunity to continue pursuing it everyday,” said Neil Oyston, owner of the Soccer Shots Seattle North. “I’m excited to be a part of a program that allows me to impact the next generation of children on and off the field by providing them with the tools they need to reach their full potential through the game of soccer.”
Aimed at positively impacting children’s lives, Soccer Shots strives to be the best part of a child’s week through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Serving children ages two through eight, the program features professional coaches in the community, an exceptional customer experience including ongoing communication and an expert-approved curriculum that aligns with early childhood education standards. The weekly programs, customized for three different age groups, teach children soccer fundamentals and character-building skills. Soccer Shots hosts private sessions through local schools and childcare centers as well as public programs, which are typically hosted through park districts.
“My love for soccer was one of the reasons why I wanted to bring Soccer Shots to the northern Seattle region. What really motivated me was hearing about the success the program has had on positively impacting children’s lives across the country,” added Oyston. “It is a testament to the proven business model and curriculum the Soccer Shots team has worked hard to develop and shows that participation in sports can provide several benefits beyond simply learning the sport itself.”
Looking to fill an opening in the marketplace for quality soccer programs, professional soccer teammates Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb launched Soccer Shots in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999 under the name Soccer Pals. Jeremy and Jason strived to close the gap in the existing programs that did not have the resources or skills to effectively teach children soccer fundamentals. In 2009, Justin Bredeman, another former college soccer teammate of Jeremy and Jason, became the third Soccer Shots partner. Soccer Shots now serves over 440,000 children annually and continues to grow its programming throughout North America.
“Neil shares our passion for creating positive experiences through sports with the goal to make a lasting impact on children’s lives,” said Justin Bredeman, CEO of Soccer Shots. “He is committed to helping the next generation of children gain the skills they need to be successful in soccer and in forming positive relationships on any field or arena. We’re excited Neil can provide a fun, growth experience for the boys and girls in Seattle.
About Soccer Shots
Based outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Soccer Shots is an international franchise program that provides children ages two through eight with a developmentally appropriate soccer and character development experience under the guidance of childhood education specialists, professional soccer players and experienced and licensed soccer coaches. The brand’s curriculum-based program is offered in more than 200 territories across nearly 40 states and Canada, serving over 440,000 children each year. Soccer Shots was founded by two professional soccer players who identified a need for quality and engaging soccer programs for children under age eight. To find a Soccer Shots program near you, visit www.soccershots.org.
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