Lyle is excited to use his experience and passion for soccer to impact the youth of the San Joaquin Valley. With the assistance of the Proven Mighty Kicks Programs and Curriculum, Lyle (along with the other high-energy instructors) will help your children develop physically, mentally and socially through the world’s greatest game.
Lyle was a collegiate standout at California State University, Bakersfield (majoring in Kinesiology) where he earned the goal-scoring title for his conference and most goals in a single season for his school. This paved the way for a successful 7 year professional soccer career playing for Chivas USA, Vancouver Whitecaps, and the San Antonio Scorpions. Lyle played professionally in Asia as well and was the first American player to play in the Chinese Super League before coming back to Major League Soccer (MLS) to finish his pro career.
Lyle is an experienced soccer coach receiving valuable time assisting his high school and college soccer teams. He has been coaching youth in leagues and camps since 2004 and has coached throughout his pro career. His wife Katie (married in 2011) played college soccer and is a fitness competitor and personal trainer. She is thrilled to use her passion for kids and fitness to assist Lyle with their Mighty Kicks business. They are blessed to be the parents of Lyla Faith (Born 2013).
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