The Impact - Soccer Shots Franchising
Coach talks with Soccer Shots children

The Impact

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

Our Brand Pillars

Coaching

We have the best-trained coaches in the business. We have developed and implemented a certification program that makes it easy for our franchisees to train their coaches and get them certified.

Communication

We provide the customer communication tools and content needed to ensure that parents have a positive experience with Soccer Shots.

Curriculum

We provide an expert-approved curriculum that aligns with state early childhood education standards. This proven curriculum is the protected “recipe” for Soccer Shots instruction.

The History of Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots FoundersOur founding partners, Jeremy Sorzano and Jason Webb, were soccer teammates both in college and professionally. They formed Soccer Shots® in 1998 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.

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 operating a Soccer Shots business of his own.

In August of 2009, the Soccer Shots partners founded Soccer Shots Global Goals®, the non-profit arm of Soccer Shots. Soccer Shots Global Goals provides opportunities to disadvantaged youth within the U.S. and around the world through the game of soccer. (Read more about Global Goals here.)

From its humble beginnings, Soccer Shots has grown beyond Jeremy and Jason’s biggest dreams, with over 170 territories across 34 states. In 2015, more than 320,000 children participated in Soccer Shots.

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.

Stories of Impact

Coach JorgeOur Soccer Shots families are a constant reminder of the opportunity we have to leave a lasting impact on those we serve nationwide. Our Stories of Impact represent stories heard across the country from parents, coaches, directors and children. Each story is different, but all reflect the mission of Soccer Shots – positively impacting children’s lives. Meet the Khatri Family from Los Angeles, CA and hear their Soccer Shots story. In many ways, they represent the average Soccer Shots family, and it’s rewarding to hear how Soccer Shots has become an important part of their lives.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to be an offer of a franchise. Offers and sales of franchises are made only after registration of the franchise offering and delivery of a franchise disclosure document (as applicable) in accordance with federal and state law.