Coach Eryck has many years of coaching experience. He has been a Lonestar Soccer Club Staff Trainer and the Director of Training for the Town and Country Optimists. He coached a blind and visually impaired soccer team in Buenos Aires, coached High School JV Girls at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy, and coached Men’s Soccer at Huston-Tillotson College. Read Eryck’s article Deconstructing Youth Sports for insight into his coaching philosophy.
Eryck played in four World Cup Qualifiers for the Puerto Rican National Soccer Team in 1994. (Click here to read about his experience.) He has played for professional teams in London, Liverpool and Buenos Aires. Eryck holds a Masters in Sport Management degree from the United States Sports Academy, Sport Coaching, a B.A. in Political Science from SUNY Stony Brook, EMT-Paramedic certification from Scott & White Hospital, and is working towards a Doctor of Sports Management degree.
Eryck is a self proclaimed nutmeg artist and the clients are his canvas!
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
I’m not surprised that young Edwardo eventually became an Avila Soccer trainer, and one of our best talents! He literally found us on the internet from his home in Mexico and convinced his family to bring him to Austin. I love that story and he still has the same infectious smile, not to mention he can speak English now! -Coach Eryck
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Talk about the poster child for a perfect trainer and role model. Coach really cares about children, he is super organized, focused and energetic. Possesses what can only be described as Mad skills!!! Most of all, is constantly helping kids search for better, all while evolving himself, and that is the true spirit of Avila Creative Soccer!