About Us

Our club is home to youth recreational soccer teams in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

We are a member region of the Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club, one of the largest youth soccer clubs in the country.

We currently field roughly nineteen teams from ages U6 to U15.

We are committed to following the WYSA, US Soccer, and USSF guidelines on the player development model.  This model helps to focus coaches and players on individual long-term skill development.  The goal is to develop players that are technically sound, creative, fluid, and self-driven. 

We are a community driven, non-profit, organization.  We depend on a dedicated group of parents, adult volunteers, and professionally licensed coaches, to lead our club and teams. 

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Please look below to read more about just a few of our great staff members and coaches.

Staff Bios

Ed Eastman, Club Co-Director

As former President of Menomonee Falls Soccer Club (MFSC), Ed teamed with Scott Stein (then Vice President of MFSC), to bring Milwaukee Kickers to the Falls in 2014. Ed and Scott are now Co-Directors of the Falls Kickers (MK Falls) organization.

Ed has enjoyed many years of involvement in organized soccer as: a parent, coach, club board member, and fan. In addition to leading MFSC for eight years as President, Ed also served on the Board of Directors for FC Milwaukee for three years — the largest and most successful soccer club in the state at that time. Ed also served as team manager to 10 Select teams at FC Milwaukee and Elm Grove Soccer Clubs, including three state champions. Ed has developed a passion for the game over the past 20 years and has been involved at all levels the sport has to offer. While never having had the opportunity to play organized soccer, Ed nonetheless earned his USSF “D” license, while successfully coaching both of his children’s teams at the Recreational and Developmental levels.

Moving to Menomonee Falls in 1999, Ed is a long time participant, and supporter, of the Falls many youth sports activities. Besides soccer, Ed coached youth baseball for over 10 years at Recreational and Select levels. He is a former Board Member of Menomonee Falls Little League and the Menomonee Falls Junior Indians. He has also coached youth basketball and volleyball. Even though his sons have moved past youth sports activities, Ed continues to enjoy being involved, and he remains committed to the successful growth of the MK Falls organization.

Ed has a degree in Industrial Management with a Statistics Minor from Purdue University, and he is currently Senior Vice President and Manager of Wholesale Credit Support at US Bank. Ed has 25+ years experience guiding people and processes. He currently ministers a nationwide support system, with a staff of over 120 employees.

Scott Stein, Club Co-Director

Scott Stein has been instrumental in promoting soccer in the Falls community for over twenty years.  Whether he is running “micro soccer” clinics for kindergartners, individual teams at the youth level, summer soccer camps,  or the MF High School Teams, Scott strives to instill excitement and a passion for learning into everything he does.  Scott’s soccer teams have enjoyed many successes, and he recognizes that those achievements have come not just from him, but from the many volunteers and professionals promoting the benefits of soccer in our community.

Scott is currently in his twentieth year of service as a third-grade teacher at Ben Franklin Elementary in the Falls. At his initial teaching interview, the former Superintendent saw that Scott had played 4 seasons at U.W. Oshkosh and asked if he would be interested in coaching the high school teams.  At first Scott was apprehensive: being a first-year teacher and coaching might be too much. But with the support and encouragement of the Superintendent, Dr. Shaw; former athletic director, Jim Hessler;  BF principal, Dr. Tackes; and most importantly, his wife Kristin; Scott decided to take on the challenge.

Scott’s High School teams have reached the State Finals in 2014 [Boys], and in 2015 [Girls].  In 2007, Scott was named NSCAA Coach of the Year and WSCA Coach of the Year.  The Journal Sentinel awarded Scott the Coach of the Year awards in 2007 (Boys), 2013 (Girls),  2014 (Boys) and 2011.   He was inducted into the Kenosha Tremper High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003, where he played soccer and tennis.  Scott continues to make good on the words of his college coach Toby Bares, quoted from the 1990 UWO Media Guide, “Scott will make a great coach some day!”

When Scott took over as the MFHS head coach, he quickly realized the Falls needed a grassroots approach to building local soccer talent.  Crashing a Menomonee Falls Soccer Club [MFSC] meeting in 2001, Scott was quickly named MFSC’s Vice President. After several years with MFSC, Scott again teamed with Ed Eastman in 2014, launching the Falls region of the Milwaukee Kickers

Scott believes in a process of continuous improvement as he relentlessly refines the craft of coaching and teaching young people.  Scott is a USSF “D” licensed coach and a NSCAA member. Scott is devoted to the game of soccer, in addition to all his coaching, teaching, and administrative duties, he still enjoys competitive play with many of his former UWO teammates.

Fred Hostetler, Director of Coaching

Fred joined the Falls Kickers in 2016 as the Director of Coaching.  A 30-year veteran of elite recreational and amateur soccer, Fred understands the stunning role that a lifetime commitment to competitive sport can offer.  Important soccer derived lessons that Fred utilizes in his daily life include: resiliency, determination, creativity, positive communication, mental agility, cooperation, and teamwork. Fred has coached young athletes since he was seventeen years old.  

Fred has experience running youth clinics, and has frequently guided teams through seasons.  He has coached for Beloit College, Brown Deer HS, York HS, and various youth clubs around the country.

Fred was a four year letter winner for the Beloit College Men's Soccer Team.  Post college Fred has played for men's club soccer teams in; Australia, California, Alaska, North Carolina, and for the past eleven years here in Milwaukee for Brewers FC.  In Fred's words, "one of the best things about soccer is that anywhere you go in the world you can find teams looking for good players, and kids looking for good coaching, and these teams quickly become family."

Fred earned the National (1996), and Premiere (2006), diplomas through the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), now called United Soccer Coaches.  Fred began his Wisconsin required US.Soccer licensing in 2016, earning the “F” and “E” licenses, and completed the National “D” license in 2018.   Fred also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a J. D. from Marquette Law School.  Fred believes in continuous improvement in coaching. As the game continues to evolve, coaches must push themselves to keep learning more.

Brandy Millen,  Coach

Soccer has been an important part of Brandy’s life for over 30-years, whether a player herself, or giving back to youth players through coaching. She believes in building players up from the solid foundations in technical and tactical skills. Her coaching philosophy creates fun environments where players can learn to problem-solve while exploring their skills. Brandy enjoys building the types of relationships with her players, and teams, that allow her to freely communicate on how best to improve. Brandy has been coaching young athletes since she was twenty years old, at the youth and select levels, and has been coaching with the Falls Kickers since its inception in 2014.

Brandy earned an athletic scholarship from NSCAA Division I Centenary College for soccer where she was a four year starter and a Co-Captain. Brandy’s latest soccer achievement is the USSF “D” license. Brandy holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Centenary College of Louisiana and is a Member of the Academy of Actuaries.

Leila Wright,  Coach

Leila returned to coaching in Menomonee Falls in 2015 after taking 5 years away to focus on her family. Leila has been involved in soccer since a young age and has played at many different levels: She played high school soccer for East Troy High School where she was a 4 year varsity starter, holding school scoring and assisting records. She played club soccer through Mequon United FC (1995-1997). She earned a Division I soccer scholarship to Western Illinois University (1997-2000) where she was one of the founding members of the women’s soccer program. Leila earned the USSF “E” coaching license in 2007 and hopes to start her “D” license soon.

Leila began coaching at age fifteen as a volunteer in her local community. Developing a passion for volunteerism at this early age lead Leila to coaching at the local YMCA and helping to start a local soccer club while attending Western Illinois University. Leila has coached at numerous clinics and camps for young soccer players. She has guided a variety of age group through complete seasons, she is currently coaching the Falls U10 Academy Team, and her daughter's U6 team, "Juggernaut."

Leila believes in teaching the skills necessary for her athletes to think for themselves on the field. She uses a guided discovery approach to coaching and teaching and believes that if you’re not having fun playing the game, then you probably aren’t doing it right. As a life-long athlete, Leila believes the skills we teach off the field are just as important as the ones we teach on the field. It is Leila’s goal to help guide her athletes to becoming good people as well as good soccer players.

Leila is the Product Director of Sports and Recreation for the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. She lives in Menomonee Falls with her husband and two children.