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developing kids thru soccer

Jim Linaburg

Coach Jim is the Owner/Director of Mighty Kicks NEO.  He is always excited to use his experience and passion for soccer to impact the youth of Northeast Ohio. With the assistance of the Proven Mighty Kicks Programs and Curriculum, Jim (along with other high-energy instructors) will help your children develop physically, mentally, and socially through the world’s greatest game! 

Coach Jim has been involved in soccer since his youth; playing rec and club ball in the Akron area, Varsity HS (Akron North) and still playing in NOASAL.  Jim holds multiple US Soccer Coaching Licenses and also serves as the President of Cuyahoga Falls Soccer  Club. Although he’s the President, you’ll still find him from time to time out on the pitch working with CFSC teams. 

Jim is married to Stephanie and they have two sons who also play the “Beautiful Game!”

Jeremy Butler

Coach Jeremy has been with Mighty Kicks NEO since the beginning, working with Coach Jim to develop curriculum and philosophies so kids can grow both as players and individuals. He truly enjoys mapping out strategies that best suit a player’s personal soccer style through individual ball work and interests then blending that into an overall team concept in a fun and positive environment.

Jeremy has been playing or coaching the game of soccer for over 30 years at various levels including recreational/high school and premier. He has multiple US Soccer Coaching Licenses.

He and his wife Mehgan live in Stow with their children Evan and Elise.

Molly Loar

Coach Molly is an instructor with Mighty Kicks. As a former high school and collegiate soccer player, she is always happy to share her love and knowledge of the game with young children. She looks forward to helping them develop skills and techniques to nurture their passion for lifelong physical fitness.

Currently she attends Kent State University majoring in sociology. She is grateful to the game of soccer for helping to foster important life lessons like perseverance, confidence, and resilience. Her goal in working with Mighty Kicks players is to pass these life skills to the players she works with.


Coach Jeremy

Coach Molly