Hi, my name is Alyssa Heim and I’m co-owner, with my husband Rian, of Soccer Shots in LA. We are 4 years strong and getting stronger! We are in over 65 preschools in the Los Angeles area! Someone recently asked us why we decided to make Soccer Shots our family business. We both wanted to run a business together that impacted youth in our local community. I come from a background in teaching youth at risk and constantly am reminded of the importance of providing a strong emotional and physical foundation for kids. We both hold a strong belief that socialization skills and group activity are a vital part of the development of our youth as they learn and grow. And Voila! Soccer Shots LA was born!
And now that we have a child of our own, it’s not just a business…it’s an adventure! Ha ha, ok it sounds corny but it really has become a way of life for us. And we try to maintain that consistency in our work and our home life. Ever since becoming a mom, (just over a year ago) I have tried my hardest to provide all things healthy for Charlie, such as breastfeeding, making all of his pureed baby foods out of organic fruits and vegetables and continuing to feed him all of the top quality foods with variety and different tastes and textures. This philosophy will then continue into his physical activity. But for now it’s play dates, toddler classes and a lot of trips to the park. In the future I look forward to signing him up for Soccer Shots classes, trips to museums and chasing him around the zoo!
And that future is coming quickly now that Charlie is starting to walk (with a hand or a walker…or anything that moves!) It is so much fun for me to watch his excitement in accomplishing such a minor task as walking up and down our walkway. It’s obvious that he looks at us for approval and a clap or cheer. He’s not able to kick a ball yet, but it’s coming soon! The size 3 soccer ball is constantly being tossed and rolled across our living room though. We want to duplicate that same positive experience, that sense of achievement in our students! So we train our coaches on role modeling positive energy and feedback and how to play non-competitive soccer games created to make the children feel excited and accomplished. We really strive to create a healthy, happy environment for your children and ours!