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Mike rees
staff coach

Cell: (763) 447-1406
Email: mrees@westlakesoccer.com
Teams: 06G Black, 07G Blue
Qualifications: 

  • USSF "E" License
  • FA Level 1
  • NSCAA National Diploma

"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 (Austin, TX) Staff Coach

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 Fargo, N.D, Glenwood, I.A & Kansas City, KS whilst also directing summer camps in the other midwest states.
Mike also coached preschool soccer for 2-5 year olds for 3 years whilst in his position with Challenger Sports.

Mike is currently the Executive Account Manager for Challenger Sports in Austin, managing over 100 programs and ensuring that nearly 3000 kids a year take part in soccer classes and programs.

In his spare time, Mike is a avid Swansea City fan and has been a season ticket holder for nearly 20 years (and still is), he shares a home with his fiancé Alexis and 2 Labradors Lucy & Wilson.