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Adam grew up in Sarasota, FL and played club locally. He was apart of several very successful programs and played ODP during high school. He received a full athletic scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan in the toughest Division II conference at the time. His Leadership and abilities helped him to be selected as Captain during his junior and senior years. His accolades includes First Team All-Conference and All-Region. After college he chose to play in Italy for Acilia AS, then Chicago Fire U-23s. After Chicago ended, he came back to Sarasota and got into coaching, which included Assistant Coaching at Eckerd College, Director of Competitive Boys at FC Sarasota and Data and Analysis Coach with Sarasota Metropolis. He currently holds a C license, and in queue for his USSF B.
Adam’s vision of what a soccer player should be is very clearly outlined in the Next Generation Soccer Academy plan. He has worked with athletes over the years using unique methods that help with ball mastery, enhancing soccer IQs and leading them down the right pathway for college. His passion for the game has helped over 30 athletes become collegiate athletes. His organization, concepts and attitude will bring players forward, exposing them to Next Generation opportunities.
First and foremost, John is a die-hard La Liga fan, a passion he cultivated while living in Madrid, Spain with his family 2015-2016. With two children currently playing youth soccer, John is excited to be a part of a club strategically designed to develop and empower young athletes. For 25+ years, John has founded, funded, and consulted for multiple successful businesses within the service, financial, healthcare, and gaming Industries. His experience will help ensure Next Gen successfully advances its core mission to become the best player and ‘coach centric’ elite youth soccer club in Florida.
“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low, and we reach it.” – Michelangelo