Mighty Kicks Phoenix
Coordination. Confidence. Character.
Mighty Kicks offers Premier Introductory and Mobile Soccer Programs for kids. Our enthusiastic and experienced instructors teach basic soccer skills by using age-appropriate games, drills, and exercises. The sessions are healthy, educational and FUN! The team atmosphere builds socialization and Life Skills at an important developmental age. Our Programs introduce the positive character strengths that are proven to have a direct impact on achievement and success in sports, school and life.
History of Mighty Kicks
About the Head Coach, Wayne Pirmann
Coach Wayne Pirmann is committed to having an impact on the youth in Arizona by developing the youngest players to understand and LOVE soccer! With 45 years of introducing kids in Michigan to “Pirmann’s Moves to be Mastered” and solid technical training for all age groups, Coach Wayne and Mighty Kicks East Valley combine to bring the highest level of technique training along with a passion for the game that is sure to keep kids in the game, not drive them away. With the assistance of the proven Mighty Kicks Programs and Curriculum, Wayne and his staff will help your children develop physically, mentally and socially through the game of soccer.
Licenses and Credentials: Although having top credentials is not a requirement to be a great coach for our youngest players, having been through the licensing programs – and actually implementing and TEACHING them in the state of Michigan – has helped develop Wayne into the top coach for children that he is:
USSF “A” License, the nation’s top Coaching Credential
NSCAA Premier Diploma – the NSCAA’s top Credential and difficult to earn
USSF National Youth License, with an emphasis on age-appropriate coaching
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
Coaching Experiences: U6 through U18, boys and girls, Select, ODP, and recreational; University Mens and Womens programs; Professional and NPSL (top Men’s Amateur). Currently “Special Guest Coach” for MSU Soccer Camps every July.
Advisory Staff: In addition to fellow franchise owners all around the country, who help each other weekly with educational forums and teachings, Wayne has his own advisory board that include his own adult children who have the following credentials (cumulatively): MBA, Masters in Early Childhood Education, Masters in Kinesiology, two adult children with USSF “B” Licenses, one adult child currently coaching NCAA Division I Soccer.
About President and Founder of Mighty Kicks, Luke Vercollone
After graduating from Seton Hall University with a degree in sports management, Luke was drafted into the MLS and has been playing professional soccer since 2004. Vercollone is an NSCAA certified coach with his USSF National B License and 20+ years of coaching experience; though, as the 2nd oldest of 11 children, he has been coaching all his life.
Inspired by coaching youngsters in other programs around the country, Luke began Mighty Kicks (then doing business as Little Kicks) in 2008 in Richmond VA. He has further developed the program with the goal of bringing this successful formula to other parts of the country. He credits his successful curriculum and coaching methods to lots of research, years of experience, the quality instruction he has received and chasing around his four young children (Augustine, Gemma, Estella and Zaylee).