Border Bandits Soccer Club: Training Staff

              Border Bandits Professional Training Staff
 The Border Bandits Soccer Club works very hard to provide an excellent Training staff to fulfill the Club Mission Statement and Goals and provide commitment to each player and family. The professional Trainers have the primary responsibility for player development. The Club believes that our Training Staff provides an opportunity for players to be developed by some of the most highly regarded Trainers in Texas.

MFC 1983-1992
Gary Hamilton: Club Director

     Gary was born in Glasgow, Scotland.  At the early age of 17, he played his first game for the English First Division team Middlesbourgh Football Club.  He played in 270 first team games, and scoring 27 goals.  Injury forced him to retire in 1992.  The Middlesbourgh Football Club voted  him one of the top 50 players to play for the club in the past 100 years.
     He has also earned 9 caps for Scotland, while playing with the Scottish National Youth team in Russia(1984).
     Gary started his youth coaching career in the Fall of 1992.  He came to the Border Bandits when there were only 2 teams.  Now there are 17 boys and girls teams, an academy, and a number of state championships.  He now hold a number of USSF Licenses:
                                             "A" License
                                              National Youth License
He has been one of the longest serving South Texas Youth Soccer Association(STYSA) State Team coach, serving since 1996.  Gary also serves as a STYSA senior instructor.  For the past two years he has also been on the Region III coaching staff.     


Alberto Flores: Girls Director of Training

Alberto has been training youth teams since 1995.  He joined the BBSC in 1999 and became the Girls Director of Training.  He is also the BBSC GoalKeeper Trainer, in the past 3 years we have had 3 Lady Bandits Goalkeepers make their respective STYSA State team .  He holds a "USSF B" License and is on STYSA State Team Staff.
     Graduated from Mary Carroll High School, Corpus Christi, 1992.
     Played at the University of Texas-Pan American Division I soccer, Sunbelt Conference as a Goalkeeper 1992-1995.  Started all fours years.  Graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American, Majored in Kinesiology and Minored in History.
     Played Semi-Professional soccer with the EXCEL soccer club.  Team went to National Open Cup Final in Florida.

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