WELCOME FROM THE METRO NEW YORK AMPUTEE SOCCER TEAM

 

MEET THE TEAM

Carlos Ayala

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Carlos has played soccer for 23 years and joined the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team in 2018. He lost part of his leg in the 2011  Salvadorean earthquake.

Favorite thing about soccer:  ""I love the passion of the sport and the chance to represent the country like a warrior."."

 Favorite pump-up song: Grito 

Jiovany "Geo" Santibanez

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Geo joined to the team recently, He is still  learning about soccer.  He has a Hemipelvectomy on his left side. and it is passionate about going to the gym in his free time. Geo likes to work go to the gym and rock climb. He also loves hanging with friends and family

Jovan 
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Jovan has been playing soccer for 20 years and joined the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team in 2018. Jovan was born with fibular hemimelia and had part of his leg amputated when he was 10 months old. In addition to soccer, Jovan plays stand-up amputee basketball

Favorite thing about soccer:  "The rewarding feeling of coming together as a team to achieve a common goal."

 Favorite pump-up song:  SICKO MODE by Travis Scott ft. Drake

Robert "Chino" Rodriguez

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Robert had been playing soccer for about a year before joining the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team in 2017. Robert was born with fibula hemimelia. In addition to soccer, Robert plays competitive sled hockey, sit-down volleyball, stand-up amputee basketball and adaptive CrossFit.

Favorite thing about soccer:   "The level of skill, the challenge and the love that the world has for one sport. It brings so many countries and communities together."

 Favorite pump-up song:  Believer by Imagine Dragons

 

COACHES & STAFF

NY Metro Amputee Soccer Team

Jim Franks

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Head Coach, Metro New York Amputee Soccer Team

Jim started playing soccer at the age of 9 Graduated from C.W. Post Long Island University where he captained his senior year 
Jim went on to instill his love for the game into his daughters. To this day Jim continues to play soccer with the Commack Cougars O30 team. Soccer has always been Jim’s passion and he is excited to continue to do what he loves.

Favorite song:

" Tubthumping "" I Get Knocked Down ", by Chumbawamba 

Joan Bolanos

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Assistant Coach, Metro New York Amputee Soccer Team

Social Media Director, American Amputee Soccer Association

Eric M. Lamberg, PT, EdD

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Staff, Metro New York Amputee Soccer Team

Head Coach US National Amputee Soccer Team 

President, American Amputee Soccer Association

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Staff, Metro New York Amputee Soccer Team

Physical Therapist, US National Amputee Soccer Team

Secretary, American Amputee Soccer Association, 

James Pierre-Glaude,  PT, DPT, ATC 

 

2021 Calendar of Events

January 16th

 New York Training & Recruiting Event

This is an open to all  adults and children interested to join the Metro NY Amputee soccer team

Location:

SPORTIME Kings Park, 275 Old Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754

8:00 - 9:00 AM EST

February 20th

New York Training & Recruiting Event

This is an open to all  adults and children interested to join the Metro NY Amputee soccer team

Location:

SPORTIME Kings Park, 275 Old Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754

8:00 - 9:00 AM EST

March 20th 

1st Scrimmage of 2021 Featuring Metro New York & New England

This is an open to all  adults and children interested to join the Metro NY Amputee soccer team

Grab a ball and come down! For more information contact the coach here 

Location:

SPORTIME Kings Park, 275 Old Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754

7:30 - 9:00 AM EST

April 10th & 24th 

New York Training & Recruiting Event

These events are open to all  adults and children interested to join the Metro NY Amputee soccer team

Grab a ball and come down! For more information contact the coach here 

Location:

SPORTIME Kings Park, 275 Old Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754

10:00 - 11:30 AM EST

May 15th & 22nd

New York Training & Recruiting Event

These events are open to all  adults and children interested to join the Metro NY Amputee soccer team

Grab a ball and come down! For more information contact the coach here 

Location:

SPORTIME Kings Park, 275 Old Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754

10:00 - 11:30 AM EST

June 12th & 26th 

New York Training & Recruiting Event

 

These events are an open to all  adults and children interested to join the Metro NY Amputee soccer team

Grab a ball and come down! For more information contact the coach here 

Location:

SPORTIME Kings Park, 275 Old Indian Head Road, Kings Park, NY 11754

10:00 - 11:30 AM EST

PLAYERS IN THE NEWS

 
Robert @John Glen High School

Robert @John Glen High School

Tuesday Talks with Jovan & Amp1 Basketba

Tuesday Talks with Jovan & Amp1 Basketba

Robert @Challenge Daytona

Robert @Challenge Daytona

 

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