Employees, Not Independent Contractors
Our directors and coaches are all employees of Soccer Shots. This means our entire team is covered under Workers Compensation and Disability and many receive health and other benefits. Many programs farm out services to independent contractors. However, due to the nature of our work with children and the quality we wish to uphold, we prefer the conservative path of fully trained and screened employees.
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Many of our coaches have completed or are working toward fulfilling at least 12 ECE credits. We seek individuals with backgrounds in education and child development first. Soccer skills and experience are second. Simply request a coach with ECE credits and we will provide you with a copy of their transcript.
Character Development + Soccer
Character development is the foundation of our program. Our professionally designed curriculum is structured around our 10 character building words. Each class utilizes our innovative curriculum which extends beyond physical activity to incorporate values like respect, honesty, teamwork, and encouragement.
Certified Mandated Reporters
Our entire team is aware that by law they are Mandated Reporters and are all certified by the California Department of Social Services. The safety and well being of the children are always top of mind.
Family Owned & Operated Since 2007
Soccer Shots is owned by Rian Heim and his wife Alyssa. Together with their team they make every effort to deliver a remarkable program that children, parents, and schools will benefit from and enjoy. As parents themselves of two young children (Charles and Amelia) they understand the many needs of families.
Our primary focus is and always has been to serve the needs of the schools that we partner with. We understand the unique challenges and are experienced in meeting and often exceeding the expectations.
Soccer Shots Scholarships & All-Play Policy: We have set up a scholarship fund specifically designed to fund opportunities for children in need so that any child who wishes to participate may do so. If you have a family in your center that would like their child to participate in Soccer Shots but do not have the financial means necessary to enroll them, please notify us and we’ll make sure their child gets to participate. We do not want any child to be left out from experiencing the fun of Soccer Shots!
Gift Certificate / Donation: A gift basket can be donated to your school to use in fundraising efforts for the school. This typically includes a certificate for a season of soccer and an official Soccer Shots soccer ball, water bottle, beanie, and t-shirt.
School Commission: As an incentive to include Soccer Shots in your extracurricular schedule and to increase child participation at your school we offer a school commission (typically 10% of all registrations) paid at the close of every season. We will mail a list of children including the amount we collected to your school along with a check.
Trained & Certified Coaches
All coaches have successfully completed extensive group and one-on-one training by Soccer Shots. This means up to a couple of months training alongside an experienced Soccer Shots Director/Lead Coach as well as ongoing professional development.
Maximum Levels of Insurance
Soccer Shots is fully insured with above required levels of coverage. We can add your school on as a certificate holder and provide proof of coverage upon request.
Squeaky Clean Records
Our entire team has successfully completed live scan fingerprint background checks through State of California certified FBI and Department of Justice agencies. Copies are provided upon request.