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meet the team

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Aleks Mihailovic

Founder of Soccer Made In America 
  • USSFA and International Coaching License

  • United States Adult Soccer Association Hall of Fame

  • Illinois State Soccer Association Hall of Fame

  • United States Adult Soccer Association National Coach of the Year

  • Illinois State Soccer Association (ISSA) Director of Coaching

  • Author of the US Youth Soccer Association Coaching Manual

  • Former Professional Soccer Player - Washington Diplomats and Jacksonville Tea Men

  • Jacksonville University Sports Hall of Fame

  • All-time leading scorer at Jacksonville University

  • One of NCAA's all time leading scorers for Division 1 soccer  (41 goals, 54 assists)

A former professional soccer player of the North American Soccer League (NASL)  - Washington Diplomats, Jacksonville Tea Men, and San Diego Sockers. He was a teammate of world-class player and Dutch legend Johan Cruyff. Mihailovic was a four-year starter at Jacksonville University where he led the nation in scoring.  He is recognized as one of the finest teachers of the game in the United States, specializing in technical and tactical elevation. Mihailovic has written some of the most effective methodologies for player development in the United States, writing the M&M Mars U.S. Soccer Youth coaching manual for the World Cup. In addition, Aleks has served US Soccer as the Adult Soccer Association National Coaching Director in charge of coaching education and as a scout for United States National Teams ages 12 - 18. During his coaching career, Aleks feels that one of his greatest assets is his ability to break down playing deficiencies and provide players with proper technical and tactical awareness providing greater playing confidence.

Milos Mamula

Milos Mamula excelled in soccer at Jacksonville University (Division 1) and then went on to play professionally with the Jacksonville Cyclones. He has served as a licensed coach and trainer with Soccer Made In America since 1998.  With his extensive playing experience and understanding of the game of soccer, he teaches technical skills and helps players apply them to real game situations.

  • Licensed U.S. Amateur Coach – adult and youth

  • Former professional player, Jacksonville Cyclones

  • Former Division 1 Player, Jacksonville University

  • Sun Belt All-Conference Team member

Todd Burrows


Todd graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.S. in Human Health Development. Todd’s knowledge and passion for soccer help him train his players to reach their maximum potential.

  • B.S. Human Health Development 

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • US Soccer Federation Coach

  • Certified F.I.G.H.T. Instructor

  • John Clarke Combat Wrestling Instructor System Certification

  • Haganah 1st Degree Black Belt

  • Certified Speed and Agility Trainer

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