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Carl Gardner - Owner  / Soccer Performance and Programs Coach 

Track & Field

  • 40 years experience as a Track & Field Coach [WIAA, USATF]

  • Member of Wisconsin Interscholastic Track & Field Coaches Association

  • USATF Level 1 Certification 

  • 7 years experience as Head Sprint and Hurdle Coach at the collegiate level

  • Coached more than 42 athletes to USATF Nationals

  • Coached numerous Conference, Sectional and WIAA State Track and Field Champions over the past 40 years 


  • 43 years of experience as a Soccer Coach at the High school, College, Club, Amateur and National and International youth level.

  • United Soccer Coaches National & Advanced National Diploma (formerly NSCAA) 

  • Founder of the Wisconsin Women’s Premier League (2000) 

  • Institute for International Sports “World Youth Games” (2002 – 2010)

  • Institute for International Sports “World Youth Peace Summit” Facilitator (2010)

  • Coached numerous youth teams to various titles, including State Premier, San Diego Surf Cup

  • Olympic Development Program East Central Region U15 and U16 Division Coach 

  • Coached numerous student athletes who went on to play at collegiate divisions (I, II, III)

  • 11 years coaching experience at the collegiate level 

  • Trained numerous professional and semi-professional players


  • FVCC Coach of the year (1989 & 1991)

  • Wisconsin Masonic High School Boys All-Star Coach (1998 & 1999) 

  • FVA Co-Coach of the year(2012), and FVA Coach of the year (2014) 

  • Neenah Soccer Club Hall of Fame

Carl founded Wisconsin Academy of Sports in 1996. Carl brings over 43 years of coaching experience to W.A.S. This includes 42 years at the club and high school levels, as well as 11 years at the collegiate level. 

Sam Adams - Programs Coach / Private Sessions Coach

  • Graduate from University of Chester with a degree in Sports Coaching.

  • 8 years work experience for a US based Soccer company. Coaching camps and admin work.

  • Coached over 70 soccer camps in 12 different states.

  • 3 seasons experience working with a local park and rec, developing and growing their soccer program.

  • Kimberly High School Varsity Assistant Boys Coach

  • FA Level 1 & U.S Soccer E License

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