ACYS is excited to introduce Gustavo Caraballo as the new Technical Director for the Spirit United Program.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela on June 21, 1972, Gustavo has a long and very accomplished resume that began in 1989 where he debuted as a Professional Player in Caracas for Club Sport Maritimo. During his time there, he played at a number of Elite Clubs and was instrumental in securing a National Championship Title for his team in 1990, 1992 and 1994 with Club Sport Maritimo, and in 1999 with team Deportivo Itaichacao in Caracas. His Venezuelan National career participation began as a U20 player in 1990 playing in the South American Youth Tournament, 1990 at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mexico with the U23s, and in 1994 at America's Cup in Colombia against National Groups from Uruguay, Argentina and Costa Rica. Internationally, his player resume includes having participated in the Toyota Libertadores Cup for Sport Maritimo in 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1995, in the Commebol Cup in 1993 with Club Maritimo, 1997 with Estudiantes of Merida, 1999 with Deportivo Itaichacao and 2001 with Trujillanos Futbol Club from Caracas. His final International appearance as a player was in 2003 at the Nissan South American Cup with Deportivo Italchacao.
Gustavo has worked closely with esteemed Technical Coaches Raul Cavalieri and Carlos Maldonado. His impressive coaching experience includes positions as the Assistant Technical Coach for a number of elite teams in South America some of which ended their seasons with National Championships. These positions were held at the following Clubs: 2004 Deportivo Italchacao; 2004-2006 Union Athletico Maracaibo achieving the Championship of the opening and closing Tournaments, National Champions 2004-2005 and opening Tournament Champions 2006; 2007-2010 with Deportivo Tachira winning the closing tournament and National Championship in 2007-2008 and the opening Tournament Championship 2009-2010; 2010-2012 with ACC Mineros of Guayana winning the 2011 Venezuelan Cup and participation in the South American Cup against Columbia and Paraguay. His most recent position in 2013 was as Assistant Technical Coach with Aragua F.C.
Gustavo currently holds a Pro A License and a Venezuelan National License. His coaching education includes an internship in San Lorenzo of Almagro in Argentina with Technical Coach Ramon Diaz. In June of 2007, he was given the distinct honor of being credited as a Technical Director of Professional Soccer in the X111 National Coaching Course category dictated by the Venezuelan Soccer Federation and the National Association of Coaches.
ACYS Spirit United is honored and very excited to welcome Gustavo to our Club. Gustavo has the background and knowledge to help drive the Spirit United Program further along its path of achieving its goal of being able to offer the best development option for Youth Soccer Players in Central Florida. In his role as Technical Director, he will be instrumental in developing a program of consistent and result driven technical and tactical training, strength training, and speed and agility training across all ages and genders within the Spirit United Program. He aims to develop long term plans to help create pathways for both the Players who are striving to play at the highest levels and the Spirit United Coaches willing to learn his methods. In his short time with the club he has already been able to scout and place a very talented Central Florida U15 player Luis Mora in the U15 player pool for the Venezuelan National Team. Welcome Gustavo. We can't wait to see what comes next!
ACYS Spirit United is pleased to announce the tryout dates for our 2015-2016 season. All players interested in trying out for ACYS Spirit United can register via the Tryout Registration link. More information about our competitive program will be published at a later date.