Owner/ Coach John LEAL
Pley sports began long before I started coaching organized sports or leading camps. For me, Pley sports started when I would gather my friends to play football and soccer at the local elementary school or when I would play wiffle ball in the backyard with my brothers. I just loved running around outside with my friends. It didn't matter what we were doing, as long as we were being active, a bit competitive, and having fun. Through the years, I have learned to love all sports. I have played and coached at every level. I played baseball at California Lutheran University for four years, coached baseball and soccer for three years, and coordinated and led youth sports programs at the YMCA for one year. I have now been leading youth sports programs for Pley Sports since 2016. My experience with children drives me to create engaging sports programs. Through sports, I have gained lifelong friends and have learned a lifetime of lessons about leadership, teamwork, attitude, and effort.
FAVORITE SPORTS: BASEBALL & FOOTBALL
TEAM COORDINATOR/ Coach ANGELICA
I am currently a student at Mira Costa College studying kinesiology and sports medicine. I played sports my whole life and have attempted many things from gymnastics to boxing, however, soccer was my preference and I continued playing throughout high school and college. Growing up, teamwork and competition taught me many things that aid in all aspects of my life. I am very grateful for my childhood coaches who made sports enjoyable for me. I want to do the same for kids now that I have the opportunity to coach. Since I can remember, I have wanted to be an educator. Pley sports has allowed me to combine my liking for teaching and sports. I love being a part of a team that can spark a passion of sports at a young age.
FAVORITE SPORTS: SOCCER
My name is Logan Papazis and this will be my third year doing summer camps for Pley Sports. I have played sports all my life. I have played competitively in multiple sports including high school sports. I have always had a passion of working with kids and just trying to be a positive influence in their life while also teaching them about sports. I am also currently majoring in Child Development at Cal State San Marcos. I am looking forward to another great year of summer camps!
FAVORITE SPORTS: BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, SOCCER & BASEBALL
My name is Jordan Shelley, I am a student at Cal State Northridge and a former college basketball player. I’m a coach because I love the opportunity to show kids everything great about playing sports and playing with a team!
FAVORITE SPORTS: BASKETBALL
There is so much fulfillment in guiding others toward success, especially in youth sports. I particularly enjoy sharing the life lessons I’ve learned through sport, like: togetherness, resilience, patience, and more. If I’m also able to help our kids learn and improve in their given sport, then I’ve done my job.
FAVORITE SPORTS: BASKETBALL, GOLF & FOOTBALL
Hi! My name is Lane and I am a current college student-athlete. I have been playing sports since I was 3 years old but fell in love with beach volleyball! Working with kids, I have the privilege of bringing the joy of sports to the upcoming generation just like my previous coaches did for me!
FAVORITE SPORTS: BEACH VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL & TENNIS
Hi, my name is Ravi! I have loved playing sports since I was a kid and always enjoyed being outdoors. The best part about working with kids is being able to see the passion they have in doing what they love.
FAVORITE SPORTS: BASKETBALL & FOOTBALL
I am a 2023 high school graduate and will be attending UC Berkeley in the fall. I have played volleyball since I was 11 years old and it has been my favorite sport ever since. I think sports are a great way to connect with others and build a community. Kids are the future of our world, and I think by sharing my experiences on being a team player and captain, I can help teach them how to be successful players. Working within the Pley Sports summer camp has showed me that with guidance and motivation, coaches can help kids discover what their favorite sport is and help them find their niche.
FAVORITE SPORTS: VOLLEYBALL & BASKETBALL
Hi, my name is Julianne and I recently graduated Mission Hills High School. I have been a dancer for most of my life and I also enjoy many other sports. I have loved working with kids for as long as I can remember and I am so excited to be coaching and sharing my love for sports with children this summer!
FAVORITE SPORTS: DANCE, DIVE, SWIM & SOCCER
Hi! I'm Terralynn. I love basketball. I enjoy working and having fun with children. Children encourage me to use my imagination and find new creative ways to do things.
FAVORITE SPORTS: BASKETBALL, SOCCER & VOLLEYBALL
My name is Alondra and I was a three year volleyball varsity athlete. I love playing sports and experiencing the friendships and memories created and I would love to help kids gain the same experience and skills to be successful and have fun!
FAVORITE SPORTS: VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL & BASEBALL