"Hard work always overcomes natural talent, when natural talent does't work hard" - Sir Alex Ferguson
WABA is an innovative soccer training & development facility focusing on nurturing the love of the game through skills mastery, creative problem solving, quick decision making, elite athleticism & character development, all in an immersion environment that is fun & welcoming to the entire family.
Elite Soccer & Futsal Training
News & Advancements
PRIVATES & SMALL GROUPS
Waba will move to a private & small group session format until it is safe to have full contact sessions.
20 different modular training sessions that you learn at WABA. These sessions are the base skills of most of WABA Learning.
ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
All members receive a 20-minute monthly review that dovetails into their personalized annual development plan.
TOURNY 41 & TOURNEY 42
These are small sided 1v1 & 2v2 90-Minute tournaments. We will start with no contact soccer tennis and shooting tournaments and move to full contact when allowed.
LEAGUE 41 & LEAGUE 42
These are small sided 1v1 & 2v2 90-Minute leagues run once a week for 6 weeks. We will start with no contact soccer tennis leagues. and move to full contact 1v1 & 2v2 WABA games when allowed.
JULY SUMMER CAMPS ARE ON!
WABA Summer Camps will consist of 6 players per coach indoors & outdoors.
Choose from 9:00-3:00 or 3:15-6:15
Visitors & Influencers
The Chicago Fire Senior Staff visited WABA on four separate occasions.
We were pleased to welcome Nelson Rodriguez - President & GM, Marko Mitrovic - First Team Assistant Coach, Cedric Cattenoy - Academy Director & Ross Brady - Academy Coach. Fantastic food, drinks and great soccer conversation were flowing all night at WABA Development's Lake Zurich test facility.
USSF NATIONAL TEAM CAMPS & ID
Congratulations to the following WABA members for being called into the US National Team ID camps this spring, Mimi Van Zanten, Mya Nugent & Cole Mrowka. Total number of National Players that WABA has trained rises to 15. WABAON!
Parents' Talk & Text
Top-It™ Skills Introduction
See the tools & principles behind learning, practicing, assessing &setting goals with 2500 technical skills from WABA.
Top-It™ Skills Practice at Home
This is an example of a Top-It™ Skills training video that players can use to learn and practice skills at home. WABA members enjoy a library of professionally produced video education plus laminated skills cards detailing how to execute each skill like a pro.
Top-It™ Leaderboard Records
Athletes set personal & worldwide skills records & are awarded bands, badges, plaques & trophies.
Leaderboard Top Records Video
Full length Top-It™ Skills records video channel by birth year.
Leaderboard Awards Video
Full length bell ringing awards ceremony video channel by birth year
Juggling - Alternating Foot Laces guidelines detailed with FASTTT™ Practice Standards, 12 achievement levels & Beat the Pro.