About Mike Saif
Mike Saif is the owner and President of WORLD CLASS COACHING and the editor of the WORLD CLASS COACHING magazine.
Born and raised in Sheffield, England, Mike played competitive soccer (not professional) in his native country from a young age until the age of 29.
from a strong soccer family; his
three brothers all played competitive soccer.
Like Mike, one brother graduated into the coaching ranks and coaches at the youth academy of a professional club in England.
says the bulk of his
knowledge comes from his
father who has played and coached professionally for over 30 years.
Eight of those years were spent as the First Team Coach at Leeds United
including the year they won the English Premier League Championship in 1992.
says "the many and sometimes heated debates/discussions our family had while watching soccer games over the years were as valuable to me as any coaching or licensing course I have ever attended."
came to Kansas City in 1991 to coach and direct soccer camps for Challenger Sports' British Soccer Camps.
At that time Mike started coaching youth teams and a few years later he formed the KC Dynamos Soccer Club.
In 2001, Mike coached the 87G Dynamos to the U14 USYSA National Championship becoming the first and only coach to guide a team from Kansas to a National Championship.
Over the years Dynamos teams have won numerous state championships and many of their players went on to play soccer at D1 college programs like Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Creighton, Marquette, Notre Dame
, etc. Over the years, as WORLD CLASS COACHING
demanded more time, Mike
scaled down his
coaching commitments to just one team.
first coaching school in England in 1981.
In 1994 he
attained the USSF "B" License and in 1995 attained the USSF "A" License.