Name: Adam Ballou
Sport: Soccer
Discipline(s): 7 A Side Soccer
Position: Midfielder
Classification: FT7
Height: 5-8
Weight: 155
DOB: 5/29/1992
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Va.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Norfolk Christian High School (Virginia Beach, Va.) ‘11
College: James Madison University ’15, International Affairs, Spanish
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 7th
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, group stage
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 6th
  • Years of Participation: 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2017
Personal: Son of John and Melissa…Has three sisters, Alysse, Haley and Courtney… Developed cerebral palsy as a result of a pediatric stroke when he was six months old…Started playing soccer when he was three years old, and played on his high school varsity team…Began playing seven-a-side in 2007 after getting invited to train with the national team…Interned for the U.S. State Department at the Embassy in Madrid, Spain in 2014...Spent a semester abroad, studying in Salamanca, Spain…Enjoys hanging out at the beach with friends, hiking, skiing, camping, reading and traveling the world.