Spirit United strives to develop soccer players capable of competing at the highest levels of competitive youth soccer in Central Florida. This past year has been one of tremendous growth for the ACYS Spirit United Competitive Soccer.

Home
 
 
My my My my
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SPIRIT UNITED DEVELOPMENTAL SOCCER

 

 

Director of Coaching

 
 

Claude Davis

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Claude Davis was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica.  He fell in love with the game at the age of 8. Coming up through the ranks playing in high school soccer leagues he was selected for the Jamaican National program and was a key figure for the under 20’s and under 23’s.  As a result of hard work, he was drafted to play on the senior national team at the age of 22 while serving as captain for his club team Portmore United. Davis has made 68 international appearances for Jamaica, scoring goals and captained the team on several occasions.  At the age of 24 he signed a professional contract to play in England and over the course of 13 years he had the opportunity to play for various clubs in the English Premier league as well as Championship and League 1.  Over the course of his career he was blessed to have played against and alongside some of the best players in the world to have ever played the game including Ronaldo and Ronaldinho (Brazil), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Thierry Henry (France), David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Rooney (England), Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan (USA) just to name a few. 

One of his most memorable history making moments was beating Arsenal FC while playing for Sheffield United.  It was SUFC's first time in history beating Arsenal in a Premier League match.

Some of his accolades include:
*Player and Fan player of the season (MVP) while at Preston North End
*Club record signing for Premiership side Sheffield United 
*Automatic Promotion with Crawley Town FC and Rotherham United, from league 2 to league 1 to the Championship respectively.
 
During, the summers he would return home to Jamaica and assist in coaching his former club, but it was while at Crawley Town FC that he had the chance to be an ambassador for the Junior Reds Program and work with children.  Along with playing and coaching, Claude has served as an analyst for Jamaican station CVM during the World Cup 2010 as well as World Cup 2014.

 

Certification(s):

United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National 'B' Coaching License

Technical Training Coach

Amalo Alce

ACYS is extremely excited to announce the addition of Amalo Alce to our developmental soccer training staff. Educated at Belhaven University where he obtained a Masters of Education, Amalo has a long history of being involved in the youth soccer community. While in New York, Amalo coached at Mohawk Valley Community College and at the SUNY Institute of technology. Locally, Amalo began his soccer coaching career in 2004 coaching a U12 boys team at what use to be known as East Orange Soccer Club. Following this he coached at the Florida Soccer Alliance, Maitland Soccer Club and at numerous High Schools including Winter Springs High School, Deltona High School and Jones High School. Coach Alce will be joining the Director of Coaching for Spirit United, Coach Claude Davis, this spring in running the new and improved youth academy for the ACYS Developmental Program.