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rose

Rose Cutrer

Trainer

Things I love most are my family, friends, God and SPICY, LIP-NUMBING foods. I love the arts and enjoy writing poetry and spoken word, painting, sketching and enjoy listening to all genres of music. Soccer has been a part of my life since I was born. I started training with Eryck Avila twenty years ago before he opened Avila and went on to play as a starting center-back at Concordia University. In 2013, after graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, I gave my life to Christ which radically changed me. Shortly after, I moved to Xai-Xai Mozambique, Africa for two years to serve as a homeschool teacher, coach and small group leader at Celebration Church. I started and coached the church’s very first youth soccer program which included a competitive youth soccer team of 22 boys ages 11 to 18 and soccer small groups of at least 45 kids. I plan to return to Africa after attaining my masters in social work and start orphanages. Currently, when I’m not a skills trainer at Avila, I am mentoring youth at my church and in an organization called Reset mentoring that give hope and a second chance to incarcerated teens. My passion is to empower, equip and encourage the next generation (our youth and our children) to reach their full potential of becoming influential leaders around the world.

Top 3 teams I support:

I am definitely a supporter of the USA women’s soccer team, for their incredible victory over this past world cup and the amount of blood, sweat and tears that has been put into developing the team. I believe the USA women’s team who developed legacy-making legends like Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain and Michelle Akers. I believe to make the best soccer teams and the best players it takes determination and meticulous dedication to development of skills, and even character. These legends, like Michelle Akers, laid the foundation for the growing popularity and support for women’s sports in this country and around the world. Stories like Michelle Akers, who overcame debilitating illness to becoming one of the greatest women soccer players of all time inspire players to push through and never give up no matter the challenges we face. It’s the history of women’s soccer and the individual victories that inspire me as a coach to empower my players to let nothing, not even themselves, stop them from reaching their dreams.

FC Barcelona because, well, Lionel Messi is one of the most skilled and successful players of all time. I don’t care what people have to say, his success and ability speaks for itself. I’m a Lionel Messi supporter not just because of his out of this world technical skills but he is also a great example of overcoming challenges. Messi was born with growth hormone deficiency yet he is the only player to have won five FIFA Ballons d’or, first player to win three European golden shoes, won 8 La liga titles in and four UEFA Champions league. Although growth hormone deficiency has many negative effects such as diminished lean body mass, social withdrawal, loss of strength, and stamina, he has overcome by becoming one of the most skilled and strongest players in the history of professional soccer. His story is inspiring and shows that God created us to be overcomers and he gives us the strength to do so even when we don’t realize or recognize it’s Him.

Manchester United because my brother is die hard and he knows the world of professional soccer better than I do. Family is important to me, plus my brother and I are extremely close, so I blame him for getting me into supporting Manchester United. Plus, Rooney and Pogba are pretty dope players too. 

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FAVORITE SONGS/ARTISTS

I Lived by OneRepublic
Made Alive by Citizens and Saints
I know by Kings Kaleidoscope
The Solution by Jack Hill Perry
Grindin’ by NF

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FAVORITE QUOTE

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
-Philippians 4:13
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FAVORITE SOCCER TEAMS

US Women's Soccer Team
FC Barcelona
Manchester United
 
jorge

Ricardo Avelar

Trainer

I was born in Mexico City, lived there up until my seventh birthday and then moved to Austin, TX. I joined my first soccer team when I was nine years old and kept playing until I got to high school and joined the team there. I love soccer and play it every day. I also like watching movies and listening to music.

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Clavado En Un Bar by Mana
La Camisa Negra by Juanes
Light It Up by Major Laser
Latch by Disclosure
Otra Vez by Zion y Lenox

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FAVORITE QUOTE

"A man is not defeated when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits"
-Richard Nixon
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FC Barcelona
Juventus
Manchester United
 
bello

Erick Bello

Trainer

He grew up playing soccer in Seattle, Washington until the age of 11. He later moved to Austin, TX where he started playing for Lonestar in 2004. Passionate about soccer, he decided to up his game by attending Avila Soccer. He steadily moved up the ranks of Lonestar to end up on the Premier Team, where they were #1 in Texas and nationally ranked for over a year. While playing at Lonestar, he also played at Leander High School where he and a great class of Seniors led his school to its first playoff appearance in over 16 years. The success he had through Avila, Lonestar and high school helped him get several opportunities to play in College. He chose a small school in Kerrville, TX where he studied History and minored in Spanish. He had a good career where he ended up being the leading goal scorer as a freshman. After his college career, he came back to Austin, TX where he has been working at Avila Soccer since he was 20. Now 23, he continues to help develop youth soccer at Avila Soccer Lakeway, plays in several indoor and outdoor leagues to keep his skills sharp, and loves to watch the kids he trains in action on the soccer field every weekend.

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FAVORITE SONGS/ARTISTS

I'm Coming Over by Chris Young
Sellout Song by Kevin Fowler
Ay Dios by Pitbull
Trumpets by Jason Derulo
La Mejor de Todas by Banda De Rocodo

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FAVORITE QUOTE

"Fear not for the future, Weep not for the past"
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
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FAVORITE SOCCER TEAMS

Juventus
USA
Italy
 
fletcha

Fletcha Garcia

Trainer

I was born in Peru and moved to the United States with my family when I was 11 years old. For as long as I can remember, soccer has always played a big part in my life. I was captain of my soccer team in high school and even played for a team in a Professional Soccer Tour in Turkey. In my free time, I like to stay active by playing soccer, running, or going to the gym.

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Rebelión by Joe Arroyo
Dame un beso así by Jerry Rivera
Amor de madre by Aventura

quotes

FAVORITE QUOTE

"If it's meant to be, it's up to me"
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FAVORITE SOCCER TEAMS

Real Madrid
Peru National Team
Corinthians
 
marco

Marco Rebollar

Trainer

I have been playing soccer since the age of 10. I played varsity soccer all four years and played for the Red Wings one season where we won state champions. When I'm not coaching at Avila Soccer, I like to go running and practice new moves to show the kids.

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Apiadate de mi by Victor Manuelle
Bailando by Enrique Iglesias 
Panquelero by Oscar D Leon 
Cuenta Conmigo by Jerry Rivera
Enanoradito by Oscar D Leon 
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FAVORITE QUOTE

"You play the way you train"
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FAVORITE SOCCER TEAMS

Real Madrid
Arsenal
Club America
 
ricardo

Jorge Maldonado

Trainer

Born in Puerto Rico to Colombian parents, I moved to Austin when I was three years old. Since then, my true passion has always been soccer. I started playing when I was four years old, and haven't put the ball down since. I played for various clubs throughout my youth and four years at Pflugerville High School. My favorite teams are definitely Barcelona and Liverpool. I have always really liked Barcelona's free-flowing passing nature and Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi are my favorite players of all time. I really started liking Liverpool when they had Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard. They were a powerful yet elegant trio. Their Champions League victory in 2005 coming back from a 3-0 deficit at half-time was truly something special. I have a strong love for music and I also enjoy nature. I'm a huge fan of FIFA 17 and Super Smash Bros and I like spending time playing with friends.

music

FAVORITE SONGS/ARTISTS

Luxury Child by Strange Names 
I Can Change by LCD Sound System
Bloom by Gypsy and the Cat
Heavenly Father by Isaiah Rashad 

quotes

FAVORITE QUOTE

"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball"
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Barcelona
Liverpool
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lincoln

Lincoln Cabrera

Trainer

Lincoln began playing soccer at the age of 5 alongside Coach Eryck and they continued to play together in college.

He has many years of experience working with children in a variety of capacities. He holds a B.A. in Theatre and taught theatre arts/acting for many years in the U.S. Job Corps program. He was licensed in child care with the Round Rock YMCA and oversaw the YMCA after-school program at the Wells Branch Elementary School in Round Rock.

Lincoln has the greatest reverence for the capacity of a child to learn, and his patient, down in the trenches approach to teaching has helped him to fit in quite nicely at Avila Soccer.

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brad

Bradlee Manas

Trainer

Bradlee began playing at the age of 13. He started training at Avila Soccer only a few months later where he progressed from a rarely utilized player on junior varsity to starting varsity in only one season. He became Captain of his varisty team in his senior year, leading into playoffs for the first time in 14 years. He attended University of Nort Texas and started for their club team as a walk-on. Volunteering and coaching in the 9-11 age group in Denton for two years was an enjoyable moment for him.

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Gravity by John Mayer
Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
Vanilla Twilight by Owl City

quotes

FAVORITE QUOTE

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."-Galileo Galilei
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FAVORITE SOCCER TEAMS

Manchester United
Bracelona FC
US Men's National Team
 
jc

JC Cantu

Trainer

I grew up in South Texas; Edinburg to be exact. I am an only child and a pastor’s son. My foundation is my God, who I believe in and love. I am an active member at Oasis Church where my wife and I serve in worship and media.

I've been playing soccer since I was six years old. In middle school, 7th and 8th grade, we were district champs. In high school, I played for Edinburg North High School, where we would make the playoffs every year. I played varsity for a year and then in several leagues, which mainly focused on 7 vs 7. I played center midfielder and goalkeeper.

Outside of soccer, art Is a big part of my life. I enjoy painting, photography, singing, and filmmaking, and I LOVE WATCHING MOVIES. I studied 3 years In UTRGVI, when I was majoring in English Literature with a minor in art and music.

I moved to Austin with my wife and son this year. I've been married for almost three years and my son, Luka, is one and a half. We relocated to Austin in search or better opportunities which we both already found.

On my spare time I train and study soccer to become a better trainer. I enjoy teaching something I spent hours and hours doing when I was kid. I get this realty good feeling when I see the kids improve in their skills. It feels good being part of a person’s soccer development. I feel like all those hours I spent with the ball rather than video games are really paying off now. Soccer taught me many things and it is a great in influence on who I am today. Some of the best friendships were made through soccer. I learned how far dedication can take you, and the value of practice and persistence. I truly enjoy what I do and everyday I take it as an opportunity, privilege, and challenge to train anyone I have chance to.

Top 3 teams I support:

I am a huge Real Madrid fan and supporter ever since the Galacticos where Zidane led the group of guys that made history. Sometimes I go back to watching their games because they have so much skill and things to learn from. I support them because I love the style of playing: they don't rely on one person to carry the team and they have a very tactical attack. They develop a play and go, which is what I love, not just in soccer but in life as well. So I can relate to them. Also, my ultimate soccer hero, Zidane, is their head coach. So, that brings the touch of genius to the team and you can see it in the field. Ronaldo is, to be honest, my favorite player. I understand that him being best player of the world is many debatable but I have been a supporter since his first seasons with Manchester United, where he was a gem! I am loyal and I will always remember those years and all of what he's done for Real Madrid.

I love Juventus because of their ethic and hard work on the field. I strongly support leaving everything in the field no matter what. That is a characteristic that Juventus has: they fight for every ball and push 'till the last second. Sometimes skill is good, but without commitment or fight, it is quite useless and, in the end, the harder worker will prevail. They have great talent and what I love is that they can loose their best player and still give any team a run for their money. Also Paul Dybala plays tot Juventus and I believe he is the future of soccer.

I love Spain because of how creative they are with the ball. They think before they even receive the ball. They ate very smart in every position, and they have tremendous control. Every single one of the players has very good ball handling skills. That makes the game very easy for them since they can disarm any big team with tiny short passes or very accurate long passes. They probably have the best center midfielders in the world which is their main attribute.

music

FAVORITE SONGS/ARTISTS

Between the Bars by Elliot Smith
Heartbreak Warfare by John Mayer
Love will tear us apart by Joy Division
God by Bon Iver
My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

quotes

FAVORITE QUOTE

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today"-James Dean
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FAVORITE SOCCER TEAMS

Real Madrid
Juventus
Roma
 
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Manny

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