Co-Founder & COO
Elijah is currently a professional footballer with Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League. Elijah has playing experience with Vancouver Whitecaps residency, Calgary Foothills U23 (PDL) as well as Trinity Western University. Elijah has 7 years of coaching experience with Calgary Foothills Soccer Club. As well as 5 years as a private trainer.
Co-Founder & CPO
Carlos is currently a professional footballer with Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League. Carlos has playing experience with Vancouver Whitecaps residency, Seattle Sounders 2 (USL), Calgary Foothills U23 (PDL) & internationally in Sweden. Carlos has 6 years of coaching experience with Xtreme, Eagleclaw Academy, Kitsap Alliance & Foothills Soccer Club. He has 5 years experience as a private trainer.
Co-Founder & CFO
Marco is currently a professional footballer with Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League. Marco has playing experience with Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS), Rio Grande Valley Toros (USL), Calgary Foothills (PDL), and national team experience with the Canadian National Team at the u17, u20, u23, and senior level. Marco has 2 years of coaching and private training experience with various clubs in Calgary.
In September 2019, professional footballers Elijah Adekugbe and Carlos Patino brainstormed the idea of an online soccer training business. As private trainers Carlos & Elijah struggled to keep up with the demand of young footballers seeking personal coaching due to their careers as professional footballers. After discussing ideas of different ways to reach a larger number of aspiring footballers seeking expert guidance, Contrll was born. In December 2019, while Contrll was still in the beta stage, the company added Marco Carducci as CFO & goalkeeper lead.
Contrll aims to provide personalized individual technical programs for any aspiring footballer. As a business we have three core beliefs. Our first belief is that technical mastery is the foundation of all footballing success. Our second belief is that any player with the combination of drive, dedication, and consistency can make significant improvements. Our third belief is that development is a long-term game which should be founded on fundamental principles.
Contrll aims to be the premier platform for players who aspire to improve by giving them the tools and information for them to act upon.
My daughter has been training one-on-one with Elijah for about a year. When she first started training with Elijah she had just moved up from tier two to tier one. She was feeling as if she wasn't adequate enough for her new team and was lacking some of her confidence in the game. Elijah basically trained her from the ground up and instantly she started showing major improvements, not only in her technical game and foundational skills but also, most importantly, in her confidence. Other parents and coaches constantly tell me how much she has grown in the past year and I would say a huge portion of that is a result of her sessions with Elijah. He has such a positive and encouraging approach that I feel that he could connect with any player and greatly improve their skills and gameplay. I would highly recommend Elijah as a coach to any player at any skill level or age.