We love everything that comes with coaching: sharing our knowledge, experience, and love of the game; working with driven and dedicated footballers; building meaningful and lasting relationships; and ultimately watching the growth and improvement that results from all the hard work our players put in.
Unfortunately, our demanding lives as professional footballers means we can only commit a limited amount of time coaching young footballers. During our professional seasons, the mental and physical toll from our training, matches, and travelling means that rest and recovery has to be our priority. For each of us it was disheartening realizing that although we truly wanted to spend more time on the pitch with more players, our schedules and commitments that come with our professional careers interfered.
But we were once - and in many ways still are - that young, determined, and excited footballer who would much rather be perfecting his or her craft than be doing just about anything else.
This passion for coaching and desire to share our love of the game gave us all the motivation we needed to find a solution. And out of that motivation, with our values and vision aligned, our why was established.
And with it Contrll was born.
"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe." - Simon Sinek, Start With Why
This is our why, our commitment to you:
To give every aspiring footballer the platform and opportunity to reach their full potential.
Everything we do and every decision we make has that sentence at the forefront. It's our guiding principle and the foundation for everything we want to achieve with Contrll.
We are ready to share our love for the game and our extensive experience with every footballer who is committed to take the next step. Are you one of those players?
Good. We're glad you are here.
"When a why is clear, those who share that belief will be drawn to it and maybe want to take part in bringing it to life." - Simon Sinek, Start With Why
Our why is clear and we are ready to bring our vision to life.
We are so excited to have every single one of you joining us and becoming a member of the Contrll community.
Elijah Adekugbe, Carlos Patino, and Marco Carducci,