Front Office Staff

Adam Small

Director of Operations

The Menace’s director of operations since 2007, Adam Small has more than 15 years' experience in the sports industry.

The Muscatine native spent five years with Minor League Baseball's Burlington Bees. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where he majored in marketing management, minored in studio art, and met his wife, Alaina.

The Smalls live in Urbandale with their sons Noah (born Sept. 2008) and Landon (born Oct. 2011). In 2011, Adam received the Premier Development League's Betsy McAdams Key Grip Award, an annual honor that recognizes the league's top behind-the-scenes contributor. He has also been part of the Menace's 2009 PDL Organization of the Year recognition and 2014 PDL Communications Award.

What I do for the Menace:
I oversee the organization’s tournaments, game-day operations, internship program, and media relations. Responsible for the team’s Premier Development League and Women's Premier Soccer League operations and registrations, I take care of the details to get our men's and women's players settled into Des Moines and playing for the Menace. Like everyone else on our staff, I help with the planning and execution of our sales and marketing initiatives.

The best thing(s) about my job:
Getting to work with great people and working for a great company – Kum & Go Corporation. Our staff is united by common goals, passionately trying to grow the sport of soccer and get more people excited about the game. My favorite part of this job is leading the Menace's internship program, providing opportunities for college students to grow in a professional environment.

Soccer background:
Before my time with the Menace, my wife was my biggest soccer connection. Alaina loves soccer, and she’s definitely a more accomplished athlete than I am. Alaina co-captained the UNI Panthers during their first seasons of D-I soccer. I have an eternal debt to the game of soccer; without it, I never would have met my wife and best friend.


Other jobs I’ve had:
Assistant GM of sales & marketing for the Burlington Bees (affiliate of the Kansas City Royals); sales rep for Cintas and <i>The Des Moines Register</i>; sports editor and writer for <i>The Northern Iowan</i> student newspaper; intern for the Burlington Bees 


Favorite sports teams besides the Menace:
UNI, Iowa, Drake, Kansas City Royals and Sporting Kansas City

Favorite soccer players: 
Menace alumni in the pros, including Danny Cruz, Lamar Neagle, Deshorn Brown and Andy Gruenebaum

Being a husband and father, reading, drawing, collecting random t-shirts, starting a new church community (thrive UMC) and working with friends to organize the Food Truck 5K for Iowa Homeless Youth Centers.


6400 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 226-9890
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on game days)
Valley Stadium
4440 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Stadium ticket window opens 90 minutes before kick-off.
Thank you for visiting our website. We're here to answer your questions!
TICKETS    Contact: Adam Small (515) 457-6365   Adam.Small@MenaceSoccer.com
SPONSORSHIPS   Contact: Tiley Nunnink (515) 457-6366   Tiley.Nunnink@MenaceSoccer.com
TRYOUTS (Academy, Ages 9-18)   Contact: Lyle Hunt   (515) 457-6034   Lyle.Hunt@MenaceSoccer.com
TRYOUTS (Men's and Women's Teams)   Contact: Adam Small (515) 457-6365   Adam.Small@MenaceSoccer.com
INTERNSHIPS & EMPLOYMENT   Contact: Adam Small (515) 457-6365   Adam.Small@MenaceSoccer.com
DONATIONS & APPEARANCES   Contact: Lyle Hunt   (515) 457-6034   Lyle.Hunt@MenaceSoccer.com
FUNDRAISING   Contact: Lyle Hunt   (515) 457-6034   Lyle.Hunt@MenaceSoccer.com
NATIONAL ANTHEM  Contact: Adam Small   (515) 457-6365   Adam.Small@MenaceSoccer.com
MEDIA REQUESTS   Contact: Adam Small (515) 457-6365   Adam.Small@MenaceSoccer.com
Learn more about youth-soccer programs...
MENACE ACADEMY (Select)   Contact: Lyle Hunt   (515) 457-6034   Lyle.Hunt@MenaceSoccer.com
JUNIOR MENACE (Ages 3-9)  Contact: Lyle Hunt   (515) 457-6034   Lyle.Hunt@MenaceSoccer.com
SUMMER CAMPS (Ages 3-14)  Contact: Lyle Hunt   (515) 457-6034   Lyle.Hunt@MenaceSoccer.com
TOURNAMENTS (Ages 10-18)  Contact: Adam Small (515) 457-6365   Adam.Small@MenaceSoccer.com