Meet the Staff
Infinity SC is a club built on the principles that make club soccer the best place to develop soccer players.
These principles are education and cooperation.
Education: The purpose of coaching soccer is to transfer knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next within the context of the game. We are to educate our players and teach them how to play by providing an environment that facilitates learning. We owe the players (and their parents who are paying for this service) an open mind and willingness to continue our own education in the game and of how to coach it. A coach who is no longer a student needs to no longer be a coach! An Infinity SC coach is eager to build upon their library of knowledge and experience so that they can better accomplish their task. They are expected to learn from anyone in almost any environment. The Infinity SC coach takes pride in their efforts and strives to coach and train the kids better every day.
Cooperation: The Club setting realizes a tremendous advantage when those involved engage in active cooperation towards the goals of the Club. Infinity SC is committed to player development, so each coach must take the best interests of each player into account with the decisions they make. A coach in one age group will actively embrace EVERY PLAYER in that age group. If there are 3 teams, then there are at least 3 coaches looking out for every player, helping to ensure that everyone has access to the full quality the club has to offer. Coaches are also aware of the players in their adjacent age groups and to have regular contact with those coaches also. This creates opportunity for the players and ultimately facilitates player movement so each player is in their best possible environment.
An Infinity SC coach understands that the “Team” in the youth ages is simply a vehicle by which we help organize and teach the game to all of the individuals involved. The team is not an entity unto itself that players or coaches must have deference to. The institution is the Club and the primary purpose is player development.
USSF Coaching License: National “D”
Mike Siler was born and raised in Logan, Utah. He attended and played Goalkeeper for Logan High School. While attending Logan High, Mike also played in multiple tournaments for Utah State University’s Men’s Club Soccer Team. Mike was also the ODP Goalkeeper for the ‘81 Utah ODP team and was with the Olympic Development Program for a period of three years. He played club soccer for Utah Football Club (UFC), a team that combined the top players of Firebirds, Sparta, and Cougars. He and his club team played at the highest level in the state going undefeated in all of state play and winning the Utah State Cup. While on his club team they consistently placed within the top four in major tournaments such as Nomads, Surf Cup, and various Blue-chip College Showcases.
Mike was selected to attend an invitation only training camp, Tony DiCicco’s SoccerPlus Advanced National Training Center for Goalkeepers held at Nike World Headquarters (Nike Campus Beaverton, OR). Here he had the benefit of being trained by US National Team Coaches: Tony DiCicco, Chris Ducar, Phil Wheddon and other professional coaches and players.
Mike has also been selected as a guest player for teams in Florida, Oklahoma, and Ohio and has attended invitational tournaments and trained with top level youth club teams in Germany, Prague, Denmark, and Iceland. Proceeding high school and club soccer Mike played collegiate soccer at St. Joseph’s College in Indiana on a soccer scholarship.
Mike began his coaching debut as an assistant coach with Mountain Crest High School Boys’ Soccer program from 2001-2002 and has been an assistant coach for the Mountain Crest High School Girls’ Soccer program from 2009-present. He has also privately trained many club and collegiate individuals as well as various youth teams. He is currently a goalkeeper coach for Soccer Plus Goalkeeper camps and currently holds a USSF national “D” coaching license.