Adam Stephan

Boys Director of Coaching

Adam Stephan

Coaching  Experience:

Before joining Elite Soccer in summer of 2015, Adam began his coaching career at Cary Soccer Association (CSA). As the lead staff coach of CSA's competitive arm, Cary Defenders, Adam was responsible in developing youth players ages U8-U18. He was also involved in the clubs Pre-K program, U8 Youth Academy, and was the School of Excellence program coordinator which provided recreational players the opportunity to receive professional coaching. Adam finished his time at CSA as the Interim Assistant Director of Coaching where he assisted the clubs newly appointed Director of Coaching in leading the coaching staff and overseeing the clubs day to day operations.  Adam currently holds a USSF National “B” License, is a PCA Double Goal Coach & Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports certified coach, and in 2014 was honored as the Illinois Youth Soccer Boys "Coach of the Year". Adam is a firm believer in developing the player and the person. "I seek not only to coach young athletes the technical and tactical aspects of the game, but teach important life skills along the way. I wish to create an environment in which hard work and discipline help players improve and develop into confident problem solvers. In addition, I hope to instill a true love for the game and a desire to not only play soccer, but enjoy it to the fullest."

Playing Experience: 

Adam grew up playing soccer in Crystal Lake, playing for youth clubs Crystal Lake Force & Cary Defenders. He attended Prairie Ridge High School where he was a 2 year varsity starter leading the team in goals on their way to a Fox Valley Conference championship. Adam went on to play soccer at McHenry County College, and the Cary Defenders U23 Men's team before starting his coaching career.

Personal: Adam lives in Crystal Lake and when not coaching, enjoys golfing, being outdoors, and supporting the Cubs, Bulls, and Hawks.