Soccer Shots Northern Alameda County is owned by Raul Diaz and his wife, Khanh.
Raul’s passion for soccer developed at an early age in his hometown of Barcelona, Spain. As a junior, he played professionally with both Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona affiliated clubs. His dedication to the game led him to continue his soccer career in the Spanish league. He loves sharing his enthusiasm for the sport with children and believes it is essential to instill a sense of fun when teaching children soccer skills.
Khanh grew up in Sacramento, California and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend the University of California at Berkeley. After graduation, she continued her education and earned her California teaching credential and M.A. in Elementary Education. Khanh taught elementary school for 7 years before joining the Soccer Shots team.
Their collective background in soccer and education has allowed Raul and Khanh to shape a solid team and deliver a strong program to families, child care centers, preschools and after school enrichment programs in the area.
Together with their two daughters, Clara and Elena, in Alameda, California. They feel fortunate to have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children throughout the Bay Area.
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Preschools and child care centers throughout Berkeley/Oakland/Alameda/San Francisco, Marin County
Hours between M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm (and Sat/Sun 9am-1pm)
Responsible & Professional | communicate professionally, timeliness, clean appearance, self-assured, dependable
Experienced & Enthusiastic | proven experience engaging and leading young children
Fun & Creative | comfortable being goofy and imaginative with young children
Patient & Empathic | must be a patient person, willing to work through behavior and learning challenges
Soccer & Athletic Know-How | Soccer skill as a player or coach is preferred, but not required
Transportation & Cell Phone | must have reliable transportation (driving to different locations) and mobile phone with data
Clear Background | must pass a Livescan (with clear record) and health screening
Education | 12+ accredited ECE units in Early Childhood Development are preferred, but not necessary
2 TO 3 YEAR OLDS
Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game.
Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.
3 TO 5 YEAR OLDS (PRE-K)
Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting.
We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.
5 TO 8 YEAR OLDS (K-2ND)
Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction.
Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.