Soccer Coach (Former Employee) – Manassas, VA – November 13, 2017
Soccer Shots is a great place to work for those who love kids and being a mentor to youths. Given a leadership role, you are looked up to as a coach and advisor while teaching kids responsibility and fine motor skills.
Professional Soccer Trainer (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – August 7, 2018
I worked there for almost a year. I started working in February became pregnant after April. I worked throughout my pregnancy including the entire summer (Florida) and they fired me 7 months into my pregnancy with no valid reason.
Soccer shots is a fun place to work at sometimes, but it can also be one of the more stressful jobs (in terms of working with kids). Sometimes establishing a line of communication between the coach and the child being taught can be hard if the child is very young. The parents might also be irritating at times because of that particular reason. Also there is a lot of driving for the job without compensation for the mileage.
Great work hours
Lots of driving, stressful situations with children
SOCCER COACH AND ADMINISTATOR (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – July 1, 2018
I have been working at soccer shots for a little over 2 years and I have nothing but great things to say about the company! After nearly every season the staff has a friendly get together and bonding sessions. The pay is generous for the time put in and classes and curriculum change on a daily basis. I would greatly suggest working at soccer shots to anyone who enjoys soccer and kids!
Fair pay, staff bonding opportunities, fun and fast paced classes!
They will work with your schedule whenever they need to. They have meetings often to make sure that everyone is on the same page. They are very understanding if you have to travel far but they do not offer and compensation for that.
Intern (Former Employee) – Laurel, MD – June 18, 2018
I swear to you do literally anything else as an intern all I did was cut paper I knew more than the people who worked full time. They were childish and basically use you as cheap labor so they don't have to pay their part-time coaches as much during the summer. All I did was drive around my state and babysit kids. I learned absolutely nothing it was a complete waste of time.
Incompetent lying franchise owner without a plan as his business fails
Director (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 15, 2018
After taking a pay cut to move to Soccer Shots NYC as a director, I quickly realized I had made a massive mistake. The Job Description which was presented was completely bogus. I was promised weekends off, work life balance, and a competitive bonus (to compensate for the pay cut I took).
After a few months, I found myself working 10 -12 hours a day, including weekends. At my first chance for my bi-annually bonus I received less than 10% of what was promised.
After a discussion I was promised a raise. 6 months after our initial discussion it never came. Come to realize, the NYC franchise is in deep water with very little straw left. Financially, and soon to be left without a team. Their most senior leadership member has a mere 6 months in his/her belt, and it makes sense. It's simply not an appealing place to work.
The worst of leaders, don't make the same mistake.
Coach (Former Employee) – Allegheny County, PA – April 23, 2018
I enjoyed working with the youth at soccer shots. I felt like I wasn't making any money because I was driving an 45min to and hour outside the city for 3 hours, just to put gas in my car.
Some things I think should be changed for the betterment of the company are... -making sure people are placed in their areas of work or where they reside -more people are hired to fill the gaps if people are taking off work -Timesheet system
Other than that the youth and staff were good to work with and are passionate about the work that they do. Even before I left, I saw that they made strides in a good direction based on the surveys that they did. :)
company listens to employees, kids and parents are wonderful
breaks in between sessions should be a little longer
This job allowed us to work with kids 2 to 8 years old. It was rewarding to see that the kids had a great time. Also, it required us to be very organized and detail oriented as we had several paperwork to fill out daily.
COACH (Current Employee) – Arlington and Dallas, Texas – March 16, 2018
Soccer Shots is a great company to work for if you are a person with integrity and passion to impact the lives of youth. Soccer coaches are the sole representative of Soccer Shots at their soccer sessions, whether it be at a park or a preschool/daycare. The soccer coach and the soccer shots director must communicate with each other by phone frequently with things that go on during the week. The soccer coach also has to manage their time in soccer sessions because they have to make sure they arrive to the next session on time. The most difficult part of the job is that there is no everyday face-to-face interaction with co-workers or my supervisor. The most enjoyable part of the job are the people I have the opportunity to invest in every week, which are the children in my soccer sessions and the teachers at the preschools.