Italian Scuola Calcio (Soccer School) Program
The Scuola Calcio (soccer school) program was started in 1996 by Antonio Saviano with the idea of
developing and improving the soccer game within the National and International youth soccer system. It
offers the children, the opportunity to get closer to what Mr. Saviano calls, "the sportive
discipline", as well as the opportunity to work with some of the best instructors in the world.
The Scuola Calcio (soccer school) program represents a unique opportunity for the young soccer student
to grow in an environment filled with talent. The main goal is to always improve the technical and
tactical aspects of the game of soccer but with an emphasis on developing players that will be better
people on and off the field. The program is administered by some of the most qualified instructors in
the world, with the objective of being one of the best systems in the world, the Scuola Calcio has
opened affiliates in many different parts of the world.
The Italian Scuola Calcio (Soccer School) has consolidated the experience developed from its own
technical staff and the experience acquired within the last few years from the A. C. Perugia Soccer
School and A.C. Parma Soccer School program's technical staff. The Italian Scuola Calcio has
included in the search, its own formation and exploitation of the youth soccer players, the mission is
characterized to adopt an innovative politics and dynamics in the development of the actual activity.
The Italian Scuola Calcio has built a network of 130 affiliated soccer schools, some of which in Italy
and other abroad (North America) and other foreign countries such as Ghana, and an organization of 80
professional scouts-observers, 20 regional coordinators and 5 International coordinators. These are
people in charge of different areas, all of them coming from an extensive carrier in the professional
youth soccer sectors. Each sportive season the Italian Scuola Calcio technical staff conducts over 400
technical visits to the affiliated soccer schools and organizes over 50 yearly selections (try-outs)
for young soccer players between the age of 12 to 16, monitoring over 13000 players. The result of this
complex and organized activity allows to individualize the better players from each affiliated soccer
schools therefore introduce them to the professional clubs of Serie A and B (Italian Premier and First
Division). At the conclusion of each sportive season, young soccer players chosen from the Italian
Scuola Calcio are introduced in the professional youth sector areas of the professional soccer clubs.
ITALIAN SCUOLA CALCIO (SOCCER SCHOOL) - Italian Scuola Calcio (Soccer School in
Italian) is a consortium of football organizations located on National and International territory that
proposes to put its network and experience of scouting and its skills in making the most of young
players at the availability of those professional clubs which request this service. Italian Scuola
Calcio's technical structure specializes in scouting, supporting the 'Youth Sector', and
teaching basic activities, paying particular attention to youth soccer players between the ages of 6 to
16. Italian Scuola Calcio's structure represents all the non-professional organizations that
develop new talent. Its activities are aimed to promote the technical growth of soccer schools, as well
as increasing the value for their 'youth sector'. Italian Scuola Calcio's activities
maintain a permanent focus on scouting and monitoring the National and International territory. The
network of affiliated soccer schools guarantees that the both territories are fully monitored.
PROFESSIONAL CLUB'S CHALLENGES - In recent years, the soccer world has been rocked
by many problems, amongst one of which is the youth player development. Subsequently, many professional
clubs have been forced to concentrate on their main teams and have neglected to invest in the youth
player development. One of the strongest efforts to heal part of the current crisis is to work attempt
to by innovate and develop the youth players sector. A consequence of this innovation is the return to
nurture young players directly out of the 'breeding ground system'. Each club finds the
improvement and development of its youth players to be fundamental in creating a competitive advantage
on rival clubs in the acquisition of talented young players, and this is also a way of keeping costs
ADVANTAGES FOR A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION -
- Teach young players away from home
ground in order to reduce or eliminate any costs incurred during the training period.
and scouting are carried out through a network of instructors in charge of areas and cover the whole
youth sector area with particular attention to players between 12-16 years of age.
- Having the
free option of young players chosen by the Italian Scuola Calcio, as well as a free yearly contracts.
Since the Italian Scuola Calcio organizations is financed by its sponsors, free technical services are
ADVANTAGES OF AFFILIATED SOCCER SCHOOLS -
- Participating in many training
courses aimed at improving instructors.
- Use of technical Development Program that is
annually compiled by the Italian Scuola Calcio's technical staff.
- The Study Centre
provides consultancy and information for upgrading and introducing new players development
- Personnel will carry out periodic visits to verify affiliated organizations
team sporting activities.
- Participation in sports demonstrations and National and
- Professional organizations will have the chance to evaluate
athletes through the Italian Scuola Calcio
ITALIAN SCUOLA CALCIO OVERVIEW -
- 85 National and International
Affiliated clubs (Europe - USA - Canada - West Africa)
- 15 Technical Area Manager
80 Technical Observers
- 400 Technical Stages for Players of Affiliated Clubs
Formation/Development Stages for Instructors of Affiliated Clubs
- 50 Yearly meeting to
scout new talent
- 13000 Athletes involved in the organization
ITALIAN SCUOLA CALCIO OFFICES -
- Italian Scuola Calcio's centres are
> ITALY: Reggio Emlia, (RE)
> North America: Wilmington, USA
West Africa: Accra, Ghana
- Each centres is directed under the technical and organization
by the Italian Scuola Calcio management.
ITALIAN SCUOLA CALCIO CENTERS -
- Each Italian Scuola Calcio centre has
extensive sports facilities at its availability.
- Through these centres, the Italian
Scuola Calcio (Soccer School) manages over 500 youth players between 6 and 16 years of age.
In each centre, different teams are formed in the following categories:
Amici" (6-8 years of age)
> "Pulcini" (8-10 years of age)
"Esordienti" (10-12 years of age),
> "Giovanissimi" (12-14 years of
> "Allievi" (14-16 years of age).
- Teams from different categories
participate in local, provincial, regional, National and International competitions.
Coaches are all qualified and are kept up-to-date on developments in training techniques.
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