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Mike rees
2008G & 2007G Program Director

Cell: (512) 969-8327
Email: mrees@westlakesoccer.com
Qualifications: 

  • USSF "D" License

  • NSCAA National Diploma

  • FA Level 1

Teams: 08G Blue, 07G Blue, 06G Chelsea, 05G Red

"I am proud to be part of this club and look forward to meeting all the players and parents and helping them on their journey to fulfill their potential."

 

Coaching experience:

  • 2017-Present: FC Westlake (Austin, TX) Staff Coach

  • 2012-2015: Challenge Sports Academy Trainer (Midwest)

Mike is originally from Swansea, Wales.
 
He played soccer in Wales for various clubs from U7-U16 and then joined an adult men's team until he moved away from home to go to University. He studied at Liverpool John Moores University and received a BA Hons in Physical Education & Education Studies.  In 2012 Mike came to the US to work on Soccer Camps in the Midwest Region for Challenger Sports, this took Mike to be contracted to work for soccer clubs in various states across the US including North Dakota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Mike also coached preschool soccer for 2-5 year olds for 4 years whilst in his position with Challenger Sports. Mike was then hired as an Executive Account Manager for Challenger Sports out of their Austin office. Managing over 100 soccer camps and ensuring that nearly 3000 kids a year take part in soccer classes and programs. Mike left this role in September 2019 to move into a Full Time position with FC Westlake.

In his spare time, Mike is an avid Swansea City fan, he shares a home with his wife Alexis and 2 Labradors Lucy & Wilson.