2021 - 2022 School Year
Austin is one of our Culver City coaches who also grew up locally! He was a high school athlete playing soccer and running track, and he just recently graduated from college with a degree in Kinesiology and is starting to further explore the world of sports.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with kids. As a sports coach, you’re able to teach kids about teamwork, staying active, and most importantly, having fun!” -Coach Austin
Hailey has been a soccer coach for the past two years. She finds passion in the sport and hopes of working in the soccer arena with her future career. Working with kids has been something that she has always stuck with. She has even been a counselor for multiple camps since she was thirteen.
"Combining working with kids and coaching soccer has been nothing less than a dream for me. My favorite part about working as a soccer coach is the amount of joy and passion kids have to learn to be the BEST soccer player ever. Even better than me! :)" -Coach Hailey
Jacqueline was a student athlete and is aware of the importance of balancing education and sports. Her profession as a community health educator and passion for soccer lead her to be part of the Fit Kids America as a soccer coach.
“I enjoy teaching children to be physically active in a fun and safe environment along with healthy eating to create life long healthy habits!" -Coach Jacqueline
For several years, Jonathan taught Drama/Musical Theatre to children K-6 while pursuing a career in music and media studies. His goal with FKA of Los Angeles County is to keep the next generation moving through soccer and more fun outdoor activities.
"I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to share my love of fitness and art through fitkidsAmerica. Go FKA!" -Coach Jonathan
Ever since she was 4 years old, soccer has always been a big part of her life. Neyda received a full ride scholarship at a D1 program while getting her degree in Psychology. She is currently working on playing professionally, and at the same time wants to continue expanding her horizons in coaching and giving back to her community. This is one of the many reasons she is so happy to be a part of FitKids America.
“Being involved in sports has taught me so many life lessons along with creating the best memories I still carry through this day. I hope to create fun and memorable experiences for my students while teaching them how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.” -Coach Neyda
Preston, known as Coach Presto by his students, has years of experience teaching theater and dance to middle schoolers and highschoolers in the LA area. He now hopes to teach the younger generation the benefits of recreational activities through fun and engaging games and drills. His positive attitude inspires both the kids and coaches alike!
"Hey this is Preston! My goal is to not only educate, but foster an environment of fun and memorable activities!" -Coach Presto
Sabrina has been working with kids since 2017 at UCLA UniCamp, Think Together, & ARC Education. She enjoys teaching dance, paint, & poetry to help better children's mental health while allowing a space for kids may express themselves freely. She is a Certified Nurse Assistant with passion in nonprofit based work and currently co-works at The California Reinvestment Coalition advocating for more funding to low-income communities of color.
"My long term goal is to create my own nonprofit to support kids within the arts. Art, in general, helps better a child's mental health. Growing up, I benefited from the Arts through dance, painting, and poetry so I would love to share the same benefits with other children." -Coach Sabrina
Simon has played soccer at all levels throughout his life and has an undying passion for the sport. He has also worked with kids at all different age levels, from preschool to high school, for many years. Additionally, he is currently the Parliamentarian of his YMCA Youth and Government chapter.
“I hope that I will be able to have sports and exercise become the same thing to my students as it is to me, something healthy to do but more importantly something fun that brings joy, happiness, and community.” -Coach Simon
Travis is a former camp counselor and has two years of coaching experience. Travis' favorite classes are basketball, dodgeball, kickball, soccer, volleyball, and yoga!
"My name is Travis Torres. I enjoy working with kids and seeing them grow. Being a coach is more than teaching the kids skills but also being a role model for them. I enjoy spreading acts of love, peace, and joy to heal the world and make the world a better place." -Coach Travis
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