About YDA



The Youth Development Academy (YDA) is a soccer program for young players between the ages of 2 and 8 years old. The philosophy behind the program is to teach kids how to love the game while learning necessary skills to develop young soccer players. The YDA is a pathway to club soccer.  

Each season the YDA provides young players experiences they will take with them as they grow as players. Using a training environment that is designed to allow kids to develop at their own pace, it helps provides a sense of confidence for each player.


Our YDA program is hosted in two locations. Each location is slightly different in its setup but the main goals and philosophies remain the same. Please select your desired location to learn more and to register for the upcoming season! 

Soccer Shots - Missouri Rush Partnership (ages 2-5)




We believe that soccer is a powerful vehicle for positively impacting youth. Through our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we aim to impact children who live in underserved communities through quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.

Missouri Rush is a proud Club Partner with Soccer Shots STL. 

Coach Jamie, Owner/Executive Director/Coach

Coach Nicole, Owner/Business Manager/Soccer Mom

Soccer Shots Greater St. Charles is owned and operated by Coach Jamie and his wife, Nicole. Working together, they strive to deliver exceptional programs that children, families and school staff value and enjoy.

Jamie started playing at age 5, and his passion for the sport is as strong now as it was as a child. Nicole knew nothing about soccer until she met Jamie, but has logged countless hours cheering her sons on at their games, as both play competitive club soccer in the St. Charles/St. Louis area. Jamie brings the soccer player and coach expertise, and Nicole is the expert soccer mom.

As parents of three, they understand and appreciate the needs, challenges and perspectives of families with young children. They firmly align and are passionate about Soccer Shots Core Values, and believe that every child and family that participates in Soccer Shots is a member of their own extended family.

They are committed to ensuring that lives are positively impacted through Soccer Shots – including the children and families they serve as well as the coaches they employ.


A Look Into a Day in the YDA

A Look Into The YDA

Program Contacts

Jamie Cody

Registration Link