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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 learning 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 and younger son who is an elite soccer athlete with an MLS Next Academy. 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.


Youth Ambassador


• WABA Youth Ambassador 2011-2019

• Sockers 2006 DA Starter - 2020-2021

• FC United DA Starter - 2017-2019

• Chicago Fire 2005 DA Starter - 2014-2017

• USSF BNT 2006 IMG Academy Camp -  2020

• USSF BNT 2005 ID Camp -  2018/2019

• USSF BNT 2005 ID Camp -  2017/2018

• ICC IMG Tournament Player - 2019

• US National Futsal Team 2018

• ODP 2004 Puma Cup Summer Champion - 2017

• Atermon Greece Tournament - MVP - 2017

• Alianza Summer Champion 2005 - 2019

• Alianza Summer Champion 2005 - 2017

• Kicks Cup Summer Champion 2005 - 2017

• Nickelodeon Crossbar Challenge 2nd Place