A.S. Roma Training Program and Italian Federation
Learn from one of the top ten academies in European soccer and its national team
The A.S. Roma Youth Academy is considered to be one of the top ten academies in European soccer, producing more soccer players playing in Europe’s five top leagues than any other club in Italy. The club focuses on nurturing young challenge with the hopes that they will make it to the first team. Many soccer greats have moved up through the rankings at AS Roma, like Daniele De Rossi, Alessandro Florenzi, and AS Roma’s all time leading goal scorer and Italy’s golden boy Francesco Totti.
A.S. Roma, or more commonly referred to as simply Roma was founded in 1927. The club has experienced great success in the Serie A, Italy’s premier soccer league and is a consistent competitor for league championships. The Giallorossi (yellow and reds) boast 3 Serie A titles, 9 Italian Cup titles, 2 Italian Supercup titiles, and 1 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.
Their first team stadium, Stadio Olimpico, is right in the heart of the city and has a capacity of over 72,000 and is the second largest stadium in all of Italy. The most notable player to don the AS Roma jersey was Francesco Totti, who not only came up through its Youth Academy but also went on to play a record breaking 25 seasons and score an incredible 619 goals in his career.
The FIGC, also known as the Italian Football Federation, was founded in 1898. It is the governing body of Italian soccer and organizes the professional divisions of Italian soccer as well as the Italian national soccer teams.
The primary training grounds are located at the FIGC headquarters in Coverciano in the hills of Florence, Italy. The state of the art facilities include five turf and grass training pitches, one futsal pitch, a sports hall, an ultra modern gym, lecture halls, hotels and restaurants for players and guests.
Gli Azzurri (the blues) as the Italian national team is known, referring to the blue color of their main uniform, is one of the most successful national teams in World Cup history garnering four World Cup titles. Some of the most legendary footballers of all time have come through the doors of the FIGC including arguably the best goalkeeper of all time, Gigi Buffon; free kick specialist Andrea Pirlo; and Italy’s most notorious strikers Francesco Totti and Alessandro del Piero.