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Roma Boys/Girls Academy - Maryland


AC Cugini Roma Academy Maryland

                      Exceptional World Renowned Player Development Available to All!


AC Cugini, founded in 2000, is pleased to announce the opening of the Roma Academy Maryland program for elite male and female players in the Frederick, MD area. The expansion to Maryland builds on AC Cugini's successful and unique academy program in Virginia sanctioned by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI Servizi) and the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) and affiliated with professional clubs RES Roma (women's side of AS Roma) and Brescia (men's). The Roma Academy Maryland program is managed by AC Cugini President and Technical Director Fabio Diletti and AC Cugini Executive Director Lisa Cherubini.

AC Cugini's Roma Academy, in collaboration with the teaching staff from FIGC and CONI Servizi, has created a new project for Maryland youth, “Sports Culture“, which aims to promote Italian player development, language, and culture. Providing a friendly environment for all, our focus is on developing young players to reach their highest potential and goals, whether at the professional or college level (in the United  States or in Italy), or just for fun. The project also provides unique international cross-cultural opportunities, training with and playing against with the best clubs in Italy, and exposure to a new language.

If you been looking for an exceptional player development program with true professionals teaching your child that is also affordable, AC Cugini's Roma Academy program has the solution! Not only do we work with every family to easily afford this unique opportunity, we also offer a limited number of reduced tuition scholarships to talented players on our younger teams in the 2007 and 2008 age group. Our commitment to making the highest quality soccer training available to all players was one reason U.S.Youth Soccer granted AC Cugini rare "Soccer Across America" status in 2013 and  why the Italian National Olympic Committee awarded AC Cugini special recognition in 2004.
Don't miss this opportunity to join a world renowned player development program and have your child be seen by college recruiters as well as talent scouts from professional Italian men's and women's clubs. 

AC Cugini's Roma Academy program creates boys and girls teams to play at the elite academy level. Therefore, we are looking for players with the passion for the game who will ensure the success of this project. The Roma Academy provides the Frederick, MD, area community with professional, high-quality international programming affordable for all. Passion and commitment are the answers to success. -
Buon Lavoro -  Good Luck!



Roma Academy Maryland Contacts

Fabio Diletti

AC Cugini President & Roma Academy USA Technical Director

Lisa Cherubini
AC Cugini Executive Director

AC Cugini Coaching Staff

Fabio Diletti
Jim Oman
Lawrence Afable
Matthew Walsh
Jaime Beezel
James Rawlins
Cristian Diletti (Guest Instructor from Italy)

Conditioning Consultant
Bruce Minthorne

Tryout Information

AC Cugini is conducting ongoing tryouts in Ijamsville, MD, beginning in November, to add to the following established elite Academy teams playing in the Elite Development Program League (EDP)


  • Roma 2005 Girls
  • Roma 2004 Girls
  • Roma 2001 Boys
  • Roma 2000 Boys


We are looking for strong and committed players who wish to play at the highest level -  Italian style - a highly successful developmental program.

Tryout Schedules

Outdoors: Friends Meeting School Field
3232 Green Valley Road, Ijamsville, MD

11/14; 11/21; 11/28; 11/30
  • 5:00-6:30pm (Roma 01 Boys) 
  • 6:30-8:00pm (Roma 00 Boys)   

  • 12:00-1:30pm (Roma 01 Boys)
  • 1:30-3:00pm (Roma 00 Boys)

December 4, 2017 - February 28, 2018
Indoors: Monacacy Valley Church Gym
9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville, MD 21754

(No sessions December 21-January 6)

  • 5:30-7:00pm (Roma 04 Girls)
    7:00-8:30pm (Roma 05 Girls)

  • 5:30-7:00pm (Roma 00 Boys)
  • 7:00-8:30pm (Roma 01 Boys)

Non Academy players who wish to train with AC Cugini Academy teams above in Winter
should contact Fabio Diletti to confirm open spots and
to request a non-member registration form and fees: 703.477.5957;


Tryout Registration Process

The player's parent must download, complete and email the  before the first tryout to AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti: along with dates of requested tryouts. Coach Diletti will reply with confirmation of tryout dates and times.


Important Tryout Reminders:
  • Wear soccer cleats and shinguards for outdoor tryouts
  • Wear indoor soccer shoes and shinguards for indoor tryouts
  • Bring a ball and water
  • Check in with Fabio Diletti upon arrival

For additional tryout information, details on AC Cugini's Roma Academy program, or to discuss bringing an established team to AC Cugini, please contact: Fabio Diletti, AC Cugini President: president@cuginisoccer.com703.477.5967.

Acceptance Process


  • Acceptance to an AC Cugini Roma Academy Maryland elite team is not automatic, not even for current team members, it is by invitation only after a player has attended 2 tryouts.


  • After 2 tryouts, AC Cugini's Executive Director will send an email to the parents of accepted players inviting the player to join the travel team along with AC Cugini's Academy program registration packet and fee details to review before they make a decision to join an AC Cugini team. (Parents must list a working email that the parent will check frequently on the tryout online registration or hard copy registration form.)


  • Once a player receives an invitation 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. Note: A player’s spot can only be confirmed if parents submit the registration forms and appropriate fees by specified deadline in the acceptance email.


  • All parents must read the parental release and refund policy stated on the registration form and on the refund policy page on the AC Cugini website BEFORE committing their child to the 10-month Academy program.



Program Fees


  • The annual AC Cugini Roma Academy Maryland program tuition differs by age group but includes AC Cugini club membership, year-round professional training 2-3 x week (August - June), travel league fees, referee fees, US Club or US Youth Soccer membership, insurance coverage, field and gym rental fees, paid office staff, office expenses, and administrative fees.

  • Fees for "extra curricular" activities outside the Italian National Olympic Committee player development program, such as tournaments or winter futsal leagues, are not included in academy tuition. Tournament and winter futsal league participation are highly encouraged with each team's coaches deciding tournaments and team managers collecting tournament fees from team members and paying tournament sponsors directly. This allows all teams greater flexibility in choosing from a wide range of  tournaments throughout the country with varying registration fee as well as allows teams to determine number of teams to enter in 5v5  futsal leagues. It also expedites tournament registration and assists parents with budgeting throughout the program year.


  • Note: AC Cugini works with all families on an individual basis to afford the program fees.


For additional registration details, please contact the Roma Academy Maryland registration department at

The AC Cugini club membership fee 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 all 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)
  • 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
  • Marketing - including paid advertising on team tryouts; writing and managing the AC Cugini website, Facebook page, and twitter account; writing and publishing AC Cugini'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 a scholarship program and reviewing and approving all scholarships, including notifying all scholarship applicants
  • Communicating with AC Cugini team officials and members and submitting team league and referee fees.
  • Communicating with all travel league officials (EDP, NCSL, WAGS, ODSL), state associations (VYSA, MSYSA), and state and local government officials (Frederick County Park Authority, Frederick County Public Schools, etc.)
  • Submitting field usage applications
  • Maintaining and 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
  • Representing the AC Cugini  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.).