Mike Rees

U10-U12 Junior Elite Director

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Coaching Info

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

  • USSF C License

  • USC Premier Diploma

  • FA Level 1

  • BA (Hons) Physical Education & Education Studies


Originally from Swansea in Wales, Mike studied at Liverpool John Moores University.

In 2012 Mike came to the USA to work on British Soccer Camps working out of the Midwest Office 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 then moved on to be an Executive Account Manager for Challenger Sports moving to work in their Austin office. During this time, Mike managed over 100 soccer camps a summer, including managing more than 50 camp coaches ensuring that over 2500 kids a year take part in soccer camps.

Mike left Challenger in September 2019 to move into a Full Time position with FC Westlake as one of the Girls Program Directors. Since then, Mike has been the Competitive III Directors at FC Westlake, and is currently the Junior Elite Director. Mike also runs the Social Media and Website for the club.

In his spare time, Mike’s favorite soccer team is Swansea City and is also a Kansas City Chiefs fan, his favorite hobbies include Golf, spending time with friends and watching various sports.