MacRoc Athletic Development Center is an exclusive training center in Northeastern, WI that specializes in athletic development. We are the first and only facility in Wisconsin to house a Senaptec Sensory Station, Toca Touch Trainer, Elite Skills Arena: Fast Feet, Icon Version 2 & Precision Wall.
We are dedicated to providing specialty training to youth beginners and competitive athletes who exhibit the desire to excel technically, tactically, mechanically and mentally. Whether you are just learning the game, working towards collegiate play or semi-professional and professional play, we can assure you our resources will help you reach your goals!
Our motto is: You have to be willing to get uncomfortable, in order to get comfortable.
What we mean by this is, whether it be in sports, work, school, parenting etc., us as individuals need to be willing to get out of our comfort zone in order to get comfortable in new areas. Our staff help athletes understand that there will be times in training when things just do not feel right or something may be too difficult, but that that is expected & as we always say... its the beauty of training!
We need to accept all obstacles and tackle them and then weeks, months and years will go by and we will look back and say "remember when I couldn't _______ and now I can"!
You as the coach. The coach to a player. The player to themselves. Players respond more to a coach who believes in their own abilities; in turn, this is passed onto the player themself.
Understand your player. How do they respond to different techniques? Do they need to be pushed, or do they need a simple, quiet explanation. Commit to each of your players and they’ll commit to your session.
Real simple, encourage the player to be as creative as they can during sessions. Remind them not to be afraid of making a mistake.
Build a trusting relationship with your player. Tell them the exercise worked and they got better as a player. Create an atmosphere they want to return to each week. Want what the player wants and build from it.
Ask open questions that could have multiple answers. Get them to figure out one answer themselves and explain another answer. Soccer is constantly changing, controlling the brain to control the game.
Our staff consists of semi-professional soccer players, former professional soccer players and former collegiate and professional coaches who are driven in player development and have experienced the game at all levels from a coaching and playing perspective.
A Message from our Founder
Coach Mackenzie August
Founder & Owner
Hello! My name is Mackenzie August, founder and owner of MacRoc ADC. Thank you for visiting the site! Let me tell you a bit about myself.
I began playing soccer at the age of 6. The years went on and all the sudden I was playing varsity at Libertyville High School and then graduating high school and playing at the University of Arizona for the Division I Women's Soccer Team and the Women's Club Soccer Team. In 2013, I received the opportunity to study and play at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. After a life changing experience, I traveled home and decided I was not satisfied stopping my competitive soccer career after college graduation. Therefore, I dedicated my senior year of college to training for the USA National Women's Soccer League tryouts. In 2014, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology & Sports Management. After graduating, I played for the NWSL Chicago Red Star Reserve Team. In 2015, I played for the Colorado Storm USL W-League Women's Semi-Professional team. I currently play on the Green Bay Glory.
I have also been fortunate enough to carry out a career in sports management over the years and have made multiple connections all over the country with sports professionals, coaches and directors. In 2011, I successfully obtained my United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "E" coaching license in Tucson, AZ. In June of 2016 I received my USSF "D" coaching license in Milwaukee, WI.
I began training out of college while directing and operating summer camps and small clinics for the Chicago Red Stars. I began to network quite a bit and in time I had coaches requesting me to come out and train their teams. When I moved to Denver to play, I continued to train many young athletes.
MacRoc all started in the trunk of my car when I moved to Green Bay in 2015. I was eager to get involved in the soccer community and quickly found myself traveling all over with a bag of balls and cones in my car, personally training multiple athletes.
Winter hit and I realized there was not enough turf time in the area for me to rent to fit in all the athletes that wanted to train. In 2017, I rented out my first space, laid some turf and was able to welcome in even more athletes.
Since then, we have built a brand new 8,640 sq ft training facility (est. June 2021), grown to acquire equipment from all over the world, while our coaching staff has grown tremendously! Our trainers consist of semi-professional & professional soccer players, former semi-professional & professional soccer players, current and former collegiate players (DI, DII, DII), and former collegiate and professional coaches who are all driven in player development and have experienced the game at all levels from a coaching and playing perspective. We could not be more blessed!
In closing, soccer has shaped me into who I am today and it continues to do so as I start each new chapter of my life. I never would have thought the game would hold such great importance this far down the road, but it has continued to open so many doors that I have never hesitated walking through.
I am thrilled you have taken the time to check out MacRoc ADC and we hope to see you soon!