Erin Mikula is a native of Cincinnati and a graduate of New Richmond HS. She grew up playing soccer with friends, working her way up through local recreational leagues, representing her HS and eventually playing select soccer.
After graduating HS in 2007, Erin spent the next 5 years at the University of North Carolina, winning 2 National Championships, working with one of the most successful female coaches in modern history, Anson Dorrance. In her final year at UNC Erin suffered a career ending knee injury and was fortunate enough to become the under-graduate assistant coach for the 2011-12 season.
Erin returned to Cincinnati with a passion for teaching and spent the next several years coaching youth soccer and working at New Richmond HS as a math and gym teacher.
Between 2012 and 2014 Erin had the opportunity to work with, study and observe players, teams and clubs throughout Cincinnati and noticed the lack of individual attention being given to each athlete. Coaches where being overworked and there were simply not enough hours in the day to dedicate to individual development. Players were missing out on their true potential.
In 2014 Erin made the decision to walk away from teaching and follow her passion for player development and X-Factor Futbol was created! A 1500sqft indoor training facility located in Milford OH.
By 2017 Erin had doubled the size of her facility to incorporate a more advanced training technique and strategy geared towards optimal performance.
As the business continued to grow, so did client demand, and it became very apparent that today’s athlete wanted to manage their time more efficiently. A one stop shop that catered to their every need, providing Erin with another opportunity to enhance player experience even further.
Therefore, in 2020 X-Factor Futbol added an additional 1500sft indoor training space with the introduction of their Speed and Agility suite. A dedicated space, allocated to improving a player’s athletic performance, along with providing injury prevention, recovery training and yoga.
Most recently Erin made the decision to expand her facility even further by adding a 36,000sqft lighted outdoor grass area, Mikula Field. A state-of-the-art complex that advances the individual experience by creating a much larger platform, both physically and mentally.
Over the last 6 years Erin Mikula and X-Factor Futbol have established themselves as one of the leading player development platforms within the city. Situated on 8 acres of land and with more development scheduled shortly X-Factor Futbol has become the go to destination!
Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and passion with over 15 years of coaching experience. Originally from Chicago, Michael attended Ohio Wesleyan College and played professionally in Italy. He also played Professional Indoor for the Chicago Storm. While in Chicago, Michael coached girls and boys at Eclipse and the Chicago Magic.
Michael moved to Cincinnati 6 years ago and was brought in to coach at a top club. He holds a USSF B license and US National Youth License.
No matter what level of player: recreational, the club player, the elite club player, the DA player, the college player, and the professional, Michael has the capacity to motivate players to exhibit their best performance. He loves the time on the field with the players, challenging them to push outside of their comfort zone while enjoying the process.
A husband, father of 3: Cooper(10), Harper(7), Emerson (5), a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt, Michael is passionate about the helping kids achieve their goals and elevate their game.