ACF Fiorentina Seattle Academy SPDP (Supplemental Player Development Program) is hosting an evening with ACF Fiorentina’s CEO and Manager of the Youth Development Department.
(Press release) ACF Fiorentina’s Youth Development Department has teamed up with AC Seattle / OSA Soccer Academy to put its professional youth development methodology into practice to develop and maximize youth soccer in Washington state. The local technical and tactical level of play can be maximized through ACF’s scientifically studied methodology. Learn how your players and coaches can become involved and take their game to a professional level.
ACF Fiorentina is currently the 4th ranked Italian Serie A team, in the finals of the Europa League, and is headed to this year’s Coppa Italia! The team’s top ranked player development program is renowned for its successes in developing 1st team players.
OSA Soccer Group offers a complete array of services to soccer players, coaches and clubs. From brokering deals with Marco DiVaio, to organizing international friendly matches between MLS and Serie A soccer teams, to club team tours in Italy, soccer coaching courses with ACF Fiorentina coaches, to the creation of the WPSL team AC Seattle. OSA is a bridge between European and American soccer on all levels.
Together ACF and OSA created ACF FIORENTINA SEATTLE ACADEMY SPDP to increase opportunities and advance the game by connecting players, coaches, clubs and communities to its professional network. By offering supplemental development, play and exposure opportunities, players will experience another level of training which will enhance their club experience and further their career. ACF SEATTLE’S SPDP is the first program of its kind to offer training free of charge to a select group of players, identified and chosen by ACF Fiorentina’s Youth Development Department. Also, four local coaches will be chosen to take part in an expense paid trip to Italy to complete the ACF Fiorentina coaching course and learn how to identify and train using ACF’s methodology. Coach training and player development will be constantly monitored as Fiorentina certified coaches and staff from Italy will attend most training sessions.
The event will be attended by
- ACF Fiorentina’s CEO Sandro Mencucci
- ACF Fiorentina’s Manager of the Youth Development Department Vincenzo Vergine
- AC Seattle / OSA Soccer Academy CEO and President Giuseppe Pezzano
- ACF Seattle Program Director Paolo Mottola.
From 5-6:30pm at the Starfire Stadium, preselected U14 girls and boys will play two 20 minute showcase games and will be viewed together with ACF Fiorentina’s management.
From 6:30-8pm in the Starfire Meeting Room a classroom session will be held with ACF Fiorentina’s management. Detailed information about the ACF FIORENTINA SEATTLE ACADEMY SPDP project, the free and fee supplemental training and the extensive benefits to players, coaches and clubs will be explained. Discussion about the showcase games and a question and answer period with ACF Fiorentina’s management will follow.
This will be an extraordinary opportunity to interact with and learn first hand from soccer professionals of the highest level.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15.
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