Midwest Athletic Association

The Midwest Athletic Association was established to benefit the local community by involvement with special events such as concerts, festivals and sporting events. Recently the MAA has benefited local veterans and the JCC in Skokie. Pro Olympic 88 Soccer School is proud to be associated with the MAA.


About Me

My vast soccer background in Europe and the U.S. has allowed me to teach American youth this great sport. Over 29 years, I have been an amateur and professional player and a coach, exhibiting strong leadership skills and excellent relationship-building skills

  1. Over 500 professional soccer games played

  2. 85 goals scored

  3. Olympic Gold Medalist with USSR Olympic Team in Seoul, Korea

  4. Youth Development Director – Moscow Soccer Academy
    Dynamo Team, 2010-2011

  5. Sports Director – Russian Premier League, 2008-2010

  6. Team Soccer Coach – Lehigh University, ENCO Travelling Soccer Team, Northhampton Community College, and Bethlehem Soccer Club, Pennsylvania, 2003-2008. Current, ChicagoFC Drive, Premier youth coach (2012 – current).

    Professional Player

  7. New York/New Jersey MetroStars, 2001-2002

  8. Moscow Dynamo Team, Premier Division, 1987-1995

  9. USSR National Soccer Team, 1986-1996


  10. Bachelor of Science/Physical Education and Coaching
    University of Volgograd, 1995

  11. UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Pro License “A”,
    Nyon, Switzerland, 2011

Matt Algate
Coaching Staff

U14 and U15 Boys Elite

Email: Matt.Algate@gmail.com

With 13 years of coaching experience with youth soccer all levels:  Coach Algate served as the Age Group Director for ages U15-U18 after the merge between Brandon FC and West Florida Premier. His teams have won numerous tournaments including FL Disney Showcase, CASL, NPL league and local Florida leagues. Coach Algate has been the assistant coach at East Lake High School for the past 4 years advancing past district rounds each of the 4 years and advancing to State finals in 2014. He also played College soccer in his home country South Africa.

Coaching Qualifications include:

• NSCAA National Diploma

• NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

• USSF National E License

Coaching Career includes:

• 2012 Present West Florida Flames-
Age Group Director ages U15-18

• 2005 - 2012 - West Florida Premier Youth Coach U9 -
U18 Competative Program

  1. 2003 - 2005 - Countryside Premier Youth Coach U9 -
    U13 Competative Program

  2. 2013 USA League Vice President

Gordon Hill
Coaching Staff

Gordon was born in England where he began his professional career at a very early age. He is one of only two English players to have played for England at all levels from Youth to 1st team. He played for the famed Manchester United alongside some of the best players of his time, winning many accolades along the way. His record of over 450 professional games and more than 200 goals in his career which included playing in Holland and North America has made him one of England’s “Football Greats.” Gordon is a qualified UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) “A” licensed coach –  the highest coaching designation in Europe. He has been coaching soccer for over 17 years from Professional teams to Youth organizations. He is currently based in the U.S., and travels all over North America and Europe, both for coaching and consulting


Igor Sklyarov 
Camp Director
For additional information, please visit Igor’s Wikipedia page.


Contact Us

e-mail: proolympic1@gmail.com

Phone: (847) 580-6123