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Get To Know Coach Erin
Coach Erin's Why

I have been playing soccer since I was four.

Besides SoccerGemz, I have been a camp counselor and coached little kickers.

Favorite TV show: Jimmy Neutron

Favorite quote: "There's no 'I' in team but there’s an 'I' in pride, victory and the will to win!"

What do I want to be when I grow up? Health Informatics Specialist

If I was a super hero my power would be Shape Shifting

If I won the lottery my first purchase would be a new car.

If I was stranded on an island the one item I must have is sunscreen!

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Coach Jonathan's Why

I’ve coached soccer in churches prior to SoccerGemz.

I’ve lived in Cuba, Miami and Tampa. A place I would like to visit is Italy.

Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob

Favorite quote: Success is no accident. It’s hard work.

What do I want to be when I grow up? Soccer Coach/Doctor

If I was a super hero my power would be flying!

If I won the lottery my first purchase would be a house.

If I could learn an additional language it would be Italian.

If I was stranded on an island the one item I must have is a soccer ball!

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Get To Know Coach Eric
Coach Eric's Why

I have played soccer since the age of 5. Graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in education.

Taught Reading and Language Arts to 6th- 9th graders in Hillsborough County from 2011-2015. Been with SoccerGemz for 3 years.

Favorite show: The Simpsons

Favorite quote: Decide. Commit. Succeed

What do I want to be when I grow up? Teacher

If I was a super hero my power would Jedi.

If I won the lottery, I would pay off debts and buy a house.

If I was stranded on an island the one item I must have is fresh water!

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Get To Know Coach Izzi
Coach Izzi's Why

I’ve played soccer my entire life! Currently play intramural soccer at the University of Tampa just for fun!

When home usually babysit my best friend Jack who still thinks he has a better left kick than me.

The place I would most like to visit is Maldives and Bali!

Favorite quote: Everything happens for a reason!

Favorite song: Sunflower

If I was a super hero my power would be to have transportation.

If I won the lottery my first purchase would be food!

If I was stranded on an island the one item I must have is food!

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Get To Know Coach Kensie
Coach Kensie's Why

I have coached little league softball and ran the program in Iowa! Also have coached basketball and taught sports at daycares.

A place I would like to visit is New Zealand.

Favorite TV show: Prison Break

Favorite quote: Not all those who wander are lost

What do I want to be when I grow up? Health Coach!

If I was a super hero my power would be the ability to fly!

If I won the lottery my first purchase would be a vacation package!!!

The last book I’ve read was “No Excuses” and last movie I’ve watched is The Greatest Showman.

If I was stranded on an island the one item I must have is a boat!

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Get To Know Coach Sam
Coach Sam's Why

I have coached youth league hoops and been an assistant football coach. Have a lot of experience with babysitting children both at church and homes in the neighborhood.

I’ve lived in Chicago, Cape Coral and Tampa. A place I would like to visit is Greece.

Favorite cartoon: SpongeBob

What do I want to be when I grow up? Someone that the kids can aspire to be, my kids or any kids!

If I was a super hero my power would be to time travel!

If I won the lottery my first purchase would be a house or vintage muscle car!!!

If I could learn an additional language it would be Spanish.

If I was stranded on an island the one item I must have is a cooler full of water!

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Coach Vanessa's Why

I have played soccer for 12 years up until college. I run a weekly kickball league with friends. I have been with SoccerGemz for 6 years.

I’ve lived in Miami and Tampa. A place I would like to visit is Scotland.

Favorite TV show: Law & Order: SVU

Favorite quote: Imerse your soul in love

What do I want to be when I grow up? Travel agent

If I was a super hero my power would be to apparate.

If I won the lottery I would give to charitable causes and research.

If I could learn an additional language it would be French.

If I was stranded on an island the one item I must have is….. Does this island have coffee?

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Get To Know Coach Jerome
Coach Jerome's Why

I have coached with SoccerGemz since 2012 and have worked with every age group.

Originally from Philadelphia and moved to Tampa 13 years ago. A place I would like to visit is Egypt.

Favorite TV show: The Profit or Shark Tank (anything on MSNBC)

Favorite quote: Stay hungry or Starve

What do I want to be when I grow up? Mentor

If I was a super hero my power would be Mind reading.

If I won the lottery I would take a trip around the world.

If I was stranded on an island the one item I must have is an unlimited supply of books

Image of Heart and word Reviews for SoccerGemz Testimonials

~ Matt ~

"The coaches were great at keeping the kids engaged in the games. Soccer Gemz is a awesome program my son was learning without knowing it."

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~ Darcie ~

"All of our boys were enrolled this session and they loved it! They have learned so much about the game and they've made new friends. Coach Vanessa, Coach Sam, and Coach Eric are so encouraging! Thank you for an awesome experience!"

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~ Desyree ~

"SoccerGemz has been a great experience for my child. He really enjoys going to practice every week. The coaches do an amazing job of keeping the kids attention and teaching the basic skills in fun ways. I enjoyed seeing his progress in a non-competitive environment. This is a very organized top quality program for kids and parents."

Click Here for Info About Becoming a SoccerGemz Coach

Dear our next AWESOME coach,

Are you a fun energetic individual who loves working with kids? We want you to help grow our program (must be available Saturday morning hours 9 am-12:00 and at least one day during the week) for our Lutz, South Tampa, New Tampa and School locations! 3 to 4+ hours a week.

Joining our team you must be reliable, committed to your fellow team members, love working with children, able to instruct/describe games to children and be comfortable talking with parents. Our focus is FUN and we want our Coaches to have as much fun as our players do. While a background in soccer can be helpful, it is not necessary, but did we mention you MUST love working with children and we can teach you the rest! Our program is based on having fun on the field while learning basic soccer skills!

SoccerGemz coaches enjoy:

Salary bonuses

Interacting with Awesome- co-workers and families

Fun teaching environment Growth advancement opportunities

Freedom of instructional creativity

Qualifications:

Must be comfortable leading a group of 12 kids!

Must be comfortable marketing program in community

Be able to talk with both parents & children – before, during & after class!

Requirements:

Must participate in initial observation day

Reliable Transportation

Pass a background check

Available to coach minimum of 1 school class a week

Participate in weekly new hire traininings

Watch video to see why you will love working with us.

Job Type: Part-time Salary: $15.00 to $20.00 /hr.

If you have a strong passion and fun personality, we would love to have you as a SoccerGemz coach. Fill out application below to get started. Join the SoccerGemz team as a coach and Play More!. Download the following application, complete it and send to us.

Download Coach Application Form