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Boys  Academy  Program - Brescia Calcio Affiliation


In 2013, Italian professional club Brescia Calcio invited AC Cugini to form an affiliation with AC Cugini's boys academy to further enhance the Italian player development methodology that AC Cugini teaches.. The objective of the boys academy is to prepare athletes for high school play, college level play, or play at the professional level in the United States or Italy. AC  Cugini members have the opportunity to be reviewed by talent scouts from  Brescia Calcio as well as other professional Italian clubs, participate in summer training  camps in Virginia and in Italy with Brescia Calcio instructors and special tournaments in Italy sponsored by Brescia Calcio.

Brescia Calcio Press Releases and Programming 

Virginia Boys Academy Team Tryouts
AC Cugini holds tryouts for its Virginia Academy Program at Lake Fairfax, Field 4 on Wednesdays and Fridays yar round and on other days by request. AC Cugini also welcomes entire teams from outside AC Cugini to join the Virginia or Maryland Boys Academy program for league play in EDP, NCSL, ODSL

AC Cugini Virginia Academy Boys Teams:

  • Calciomania 2000 (NCSL Div 2)

    AC Cugini Roma Academy Boys Teams:
  • Roma 99 (EDP)
  • Roma 00 (EDP)
  • Roma 01 (EDP)
  • Roma 07 (CMMSL)
Contact Information
For tryout information for Virginia or Maryland Academy teams or to discuss bringing a team to AC Cugini, contact AC Cugini President & Boys Academy Technical Director Fabio Diletti:

    Tryout / Release Form

    Parents must complete the Tryout Release/Waiver Form and submit to Head Coach at first tryout.

    Tryout and Acceptance Process
    • Acceptance to an AC Cugini travel team is not automatic, it is by invitation only after a player has attended tryouts.
    • A player must attend a minimum of 2 tryouts to be reviewed.
    • Players must bring the completed and signed AC Cugini Travel Team Tryout Form and give to  Fabio Diletti at the 1st tryout. (No player will be permitted to try out without this completed form.)
    • After 2 tryouts, Fabio Diletti or AC Cugini's Executive Director will send an email to the parents of accepted players inviting the player to join the academy team along with the Academy Travel Program Registration packet and all fees detailed. (Parents must list on the tryout form a working email that the parent will check frequently.)
    • If a player is invited to join the team, parents must submit all registration forms along with first tuition payment and uniform payment by the deadline specified in the acceptance email from the AC Cugini representative.

      A player’s spot can only be confirmed if parents submit the registration forms and appropriate fees by deadline specified in the acceptance email. The 11-month academy program for the new program year (8/1/16 to 6/15/17) begins the first week of August.


    For more information on the registration process, contact: AC Cugini Executive Director Lisa Cherubini:

    Field Directions

    Lake Fairfax Park - 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive,  Reston, 20190

    • From Beltway: Take exit Route 7 West. Approximately 8 miles to Route 606 (Baron Cameron Ave.). Turn left. Go approximately 1/2 mile to Lake Fairfax Dr. Turn left and continue into park. You will pass the Watermine on your right. At first stop sign, turn left. At next stop sign, turn right and  go up the hill. At next stop sign, bear to left and follow signs to the fields. Field 1 and 4 are the only 2 lit turf fields.
    • From Dulles Toll Rd. (Route 267): Exit right at Hunter Mill Rd Follow road approximately 2 miles to traffic light (Baron Cameron Ave.). Turn left. Go to next intersection and turn left into Lake Fairfax Dr.  Turn left and continue into park.


    11-Month Boys Academy Program (Ages 8-13)
    7 month + Academy Program for High School Players (Ages 14-18)

    The annual academy program tuition for players age 8 to 13 enrolled in AC Cugini's 11-month academy program (August 1 to June 15)  includes AC Cugini Club membership, professional training in summer, fall, winter, and spring 2x week, goalkeeper training year round, travel league fees, insurance, referee fees, VYSA and US Youth Soccer membership, Fairfax County athletic use fees.  Note: The academy tuition fees DO NOT include tournament registration fees as tournament participation is decided on a team-by-team basis. Uniform fees are also extra.

    The annual standard tuition fee (the same fee since 2009) NEVER increases over the course of the 11-month program and is prorated for boys joining the academy mid year. Therefore, there are no surprise fees after a player joins a n AC Cugini academy team which allows parents to make an informed decision about affording the program fees BEFORE they register their child. There are also no extra "conditioning" or "cross- training" fees as the RES Roma USA Italian National Olympic Committee sanctioned training provides all the conditioning a player needs during their regular practice.s

    AC Cugini also offers its high school age academy teams a 7-month required program (August through February) with additional program options for Spring season (March-June). Each high school age team decides in December its programming  from March to June from a variety of  options.


    The AC Cugini Club Membership Fee

    The club membership fee included in the annual tuition covers the work of club staff and office expenses including, but not limited to the following:

    • Working with Board members in the USA and Italy on all programming
    • Managing the day- to-day business operations, including developing budgets and handling al accounting and accounts receivable/payable

      • Developing and conducting international programs in the USA and Italy, including all communication with the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI Servizi) and the  Italian Soccer Federation  (FIGC) and professional Italian clubs with which AC Cugini is affiliated (RES Roma Calcio Femminile, Brescia Calcio)
      • Scouting and selecting U.S. and Canadian players for overseas opportunities, including directing negotiations and translation services (English-Italian/Italian English) with Italian professional clubs
      • Ordering uniforms and equipment (including training equipment, nets, goals, field lining paint)
      • Developing uniform and spirit wear catalog
      • Developing, managing, processing all registration forms (hard copy and online)
      • Notifying players of acceptance to an academy program team along with providing all  necessary documents to complete registration
      • Collection/followup on member payments
      • Working with families on a one- to-one basis on alternate payment arrangements
      • All Marketing - including paid advertising on team tryouts; writing and managing the AC Cugini website, Facebook page, and twitter account; writing and publishing the Club’s digital newsletter - Calcio Connection
      • Developing fundraising guidelines and resources and communicating this to to all AC Cugini members; Publicizing team fundraising events on AC Cugini social media
      • Developing scholarship program and reviewing and approving  all scholarships, including notifying all scholarship applicants
      • Communicating with AC Cugini team officials and members as well as with all travel league officials (EDP, NCSL, WAGS, ODSL), state associations (VYSA, MSYSA), and state and local government officials (Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community services, Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax County Public Schools, etc.)
      • Submitting field usage applications
      • Lining home fields
      • Submitting team applications and field permit times to travel leagues
      • Scheduling field usage with teams
      • Working with referee assignors, including arranging for alternate fields for home games
      • Reviewing and approving all team rosters
      • Communicating with and guiding team managers and coaches on the roster process and travel league rules and procedures (EDP, NCSL, WAGS, ODSL)
      • Representing the Club at travel league meetings and on all US Club Soccer, US Youth Soccer, VYSA, MSYSA-related matters
      • Followup with AC Cugini members, team officials, and Board of Directors on disciplinary matters
      • Office expenses (utilities, telephone, hotline number, internet service, website hosting, Constant Contact marketing service, office equipment, office  supplies, postage, etc.). 

    Benefits of Joining an AC Cugini Academy Team


    • An identifiable and world renowned player development program - one sanctioned by the Italian National Olympic Committee and the Italian National Soccer Federation. 
    • Reasonable tuition fees at lower rates compared to many other clubs plus FREE Goalkeeper training year round.
    • Summer Camp discounts for siblings.
    • Automatic acceptance on AC Cugini’s tournament teams traveling to Italy each summer (extra fee to participate).
    • Training in Italy each summer and the opportunity to stay at the Italian Olympic Athletes Training Center in Rome. (extra fee to participate).
    • Review by talent scouts from Italian professional womens' club RES Roma Calcio Femminile.
    • Academy players age 17 and older have the opportunity to play professional or high-levelsoccer in Italy and attend the University of Roma, at ½ the cost of U.S. colleges and universities.
    • Tryout arrangements in Italy with professional Italian clubs for select players, including all translation services, and negotiation services in Italy.

    NCSL Travel League Seasons:
    • 8-9 games per season; 50% played on Cugini fields in Reston or Chantilly, 50% at other clubs in VA and MD
    • Fall Season: September - November
    • Spring Season: April - June
    • Most games are on Sundays but occasionally on Saturdays

    Practice Sessions:
    • 2-3 x per week in Reston or Herndon (exact days and times emailed to parents approximately 1 month before start of new practice “season”)
    • Summer practices: August
    • Fall practices: September - November
    • Winter practices: December - February
    • Spring practices: March - June

    Scholarships, Financial Assistance, Payment Arrangements


    • Reduced tuition scholarships are limited and available only to residents of Fairfax County with illustrated financial need who attend a Fairfax County Pubic School and who have complied with the AC Cugini Code of Conduct. Scholarship are at the discretion of AC Cugini Board of Directors as well as the coach and trainer who waive their training/coaching fee for a scholarship player.
    • Those paying the standard tuition fee may make one annual payment when they join the team or pay in 4 or more installments.
    • Assistance is also available to all players who do not qualify for a scholarship but require additional alternate payment arrangements.
    • Parents may contact AC Cugini's Executive Director anytime to discuss financial issues:; 703.477.6590.


    To discuss AC Cugini's Boys Academy Program or the AC Cugini - Brescia Calcio affiliation, contact Boys Academy Technical Director Fabio Diletti: