The Mule Story

The Mule Soccer System is comprised of the Mule used with the European Training Method developed by George Mihaljevic. George was trained by Dragon Filipovic, Developmental Youth Soccer Coach for the Yugoslav National Team as well as for Radnicki and Red Star Professional Soccer Clubs in Yugoslavia. In 1953 At age 16 George was made Captain of the Junior National Team of Yugoslavia. Hoping to better his life, he migrated to the U.S. passing thru Austria, Switzerland and Germany making his way to the U.S. in 1957.

He established the White Star Soccer Team in 1962-63 season. They became State Champions in the Open and Amateur Cups in 1965-66 season. He signed as Professional Coach of the St. Louis Stars of the National Professional Soccer League in 1966. He returned to Germany in the Fall of 1967 and studied under the tutelage of Hennes Weisweiler, renowned Coach and Professor at the Koln Sporthochschule in Cologne, Germany. In March of 1968 he opened the first official incorporated Soccer School in the United States, the Mihaljevic Soccer School which ran from March 1968 thru January 1979. Students were sought after by colleges and universities and many went on to be professional players and coaches.

The idea for The Mule sprang from George Mihaljevic’s deep understanding of what it takes for players to succeed in soccer. George’s son Shane Mihaljevic has worked for years on the design to create a machine that would do what players and coaches needed it to do. After exhaustive work with materials engineers and manufacturers, all the pieces have come together in what is now considered a revolutionary tool in the world of soccer. Shane is very proud and extremely passionate about this new soccer training tool and he clearly sees how The Mule can create better soccer players all over the world.