INFLUENCERS

WABA's Influencers' are comprised of leading industry professionals that coach sessions, perform book reviews, guest speak, execute video reviews, direct cognitive & mentality programs, perform leadership workshops, discuss college pathway & advise on pro pathway.

Adam Mrowka - CEO WABA, Founder & Director

Patrick Ferguson - WABA Footskills Coach

Cole Mrowka - WABA Coach, Pro Footballer

Tony Kees - Author, Coach, Academy Director

Russell Payne - Presenter, NU Head Coach

Marcus DiBernardo - Author, 2X Coach of Year

Brian Roberts - Presenter, Mentality Coach

Tom Lillig - Author, Motivational Speaker

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ADAM JAY MROWKA
WABA CEO - Innovator - Founder

Our Founder, Adam Jay Mrowka, has a diverse educational and experiential 

background that makes him uniquely qualified to spearhead a paradigm shift in

youth soccer development. Adam's education and experiences teaching in unique cutting edge environments dates back to college where he studied psychology and biology while teaching at Montessori and Loyola's School for Dysfunctional Children. These experiences were the cornerstone of his ability to think outside the box to develop innovative teaching approaches. These methods were tailored to each learner in unique ways that uncovered their greatest growth potential.

 

For over 35 years he has applied his 

understanding of teaching, motivating, and innovating to the corporate world while rising to director of a multi-billion dollar sports and restaurant conglomerate. In the corporate world he developed the cutting edge management training programs "Nine Holes to Better Management" and "Yes, I Can."

• WABA, LLC - CEO & Founder

• Impact - President & Founder

• Chicago Direct - President

• Innovative Youth Coach - 25 Years

• US Soccer Federation Coaching License

• Business Innovation Executive - 35 Years

• University of Illinois - Masters in Business       

  Administration & Strategic Planning

• Loyola University - Biology & Psychology

Adam's passion for teaching led him to coach youth basketball, baseball, and soccer for 25 years. In these capacities he gained insights into the greatest challenges to youth athletic development. Since 2011, Adam has been combining his psychology and biology education, unique teaching insights, employee incentive models, and strategic planning skills with his diverse coaching experiences to create one of the most innovative soccer development programs available today - WABA development. 

Adam lives on Chicago's Northshore with his wife. His 16 year old son, Cole, is a pro soccer player who lives in Columbus and plays for the Crew. His passions are diverse but all point in the same direction: advancing soccer worldwide, helping others achieve their dreams, innovating and creating works of art, traveling the world, and spending time with his family.

PATRICK FERGUSON
WABA Footskills Coach

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COLE MROWKA
WABA Coach, Pro Footballer

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TONY KEES
Coach, Author

 

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RUSSELL PAYNE
Presenter
Northwestern Mens Head Coach

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MARCUS DIBERNARDO
Author, 
Presenter 
2X College Coach of the Year

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BRIAN ROBERTS
Mentality Coach, Consultant

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TOM LILLIG
Author, Motivational Speaker

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NELSON RODRIGUIZ
MLS Chief of Staff

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