Michael Takyi is the founder of “Soccer with Mike”. He is a US Soccer Federation Licensed Coach. Michael grew up in Ghana, West Africa, where he started playing soccer at the age of 4. He played intermural soccer when he was at Boston University, running for the men’s track team. He also played on the Wharton School graduate men’s team at University of Pennsylvania.
Michael has coached with the South Bronx Soccer League and the West Side Soccer League.
When sharing our knowledge, love and passion for the game of football, we believe it is essential that it is delivered in a manner that encourages the kids to get better. Giving them the opportunity to have fun but also learn that it is okay to make a mistake. We feel it is a critical aspect of development in children because often, fear of failing is what holds them back.
What separates us from other camps is we provide direction in all aspects of football from fundamentals to physical tactics to developing their confidence by encouraging them 100% of the time. Kids need attention and we really take time to look at their moods and their emotions to give them the best experience in learning the game. So it is a lot of training. But also a lot of FUN!
Our hope for the future is, through our program, to see these kids develop the same passion we have for the game of soccer. If we see they are on the path to playing in high school or even the collegiate level, great! But more importantly, we want them to enjoy learning the game itself because often times that is what is missing from most programs such as ours.