Meet the Team

Chad Swieca

Founder. Executive Director. 

A former academy, collegiate, and professional soccer player who played abroad in three different countries on three different continents. He played for Redlands United in Australia, IFK in Às Sweden, and Freeport FC in Liberia. He has a high level of experience private and team coaching. He has coached in every country he has played in. He started Soccer Speed and began coaching players with high aspirations for their soccer careers.

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Reid Strain

Head Trainer.

A former DII collegiate athlete, who played for the University of Indianapolis. He played professional soccer with Saprissa and Asser in Costa Rica and then played with Stöde, Örebro Syrianska, and Friska viljor in Sweden.

He has been coaching private sessions for the past four years. He has experience coaching teams at several levels and age groups being a head coach at FCX.

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Ena Sabanagic

Operations Director. Group Trainer. 

A former D1 collegiate athlete at Purdue University. After she finished her impressive college career, she was invited to the Chicago Red Stars training camp. Soon after she took an opportunity to play professionally in Iceland with HK. She made her first start with the Bosnian National Team in 2022!

She coached at Kics FC, an inner city soccer program based out of Chicago, IL. She has coached several summer soccer programs at Purdue University as well as Chicago Red Stars. She is experienced with all ages and levels of play.

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Quavas Kirk

Skill Development. Technical Director.

At the age of 17, Kirk was a third round draft pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by the L.A. Galaxy. He played in the MLS for about nine years with a couple of teams including the L.A. Galaxy, D.C. United, Seattle Sounders, Minnesota Thunder, and Portland Timbers. He was a standout in the U.S. U-17 National team. He was the Director of Extra Programming at FC United Soccer Club for eight years. Kirk has a wide range of expertise in private training for all levels and ages alike. He has been doing personal training since 2011.

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Kayla Strain

Private Trainer.

A former D1 collegiate athlete for South Dakota State University. She played professional soccer in the top division in Sweden for Umea IK FF.

She currently holds a U.S. Soccer D License. She has over five years of experience coaching at the club and varsity level as well as one year at the collegiate level. Being a part of a professional team for several years gave her a high level of experience in leadership, organization, and time management.

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Payton Williams

Marketing & Media Director. Trainer. 

A former D2 and D3 collegiate athlete for Lindenwood University and Webster University. She most recently played semi-pro for a club in Peoria, IL in 2021 and will play for Chicago City SC in the summer of 2022. She has coached several summer and winter camps and worked with SPENSA in St. Louis, MO, helping kids with special needs in their soccer development. 

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